A Hungry Critter and a Romantic Moment, for WPC: Minimalist

Jen H. has asked us for ‘Minimalist’ photos. She defines them thus, “An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time, or an artistic perspective, with simplicity and grace. Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion ofΒ negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette with good contrast, and an interesting subject that is able to stand on its own to capture the interest of the viewer. At first thought, it may seem like it would be easy to shoot an engaging minimalist photograph, when indeed it can often be the opposite. A minimalist photo can also effectively tell a story, in spite of its relative simplicity, and it is anything but β€œplain”.

Today, I saw a tenacious little lizard clinging to the bug screen outside our lanai, waiting for insects to land there, so he could gobble them all up. It inspired me to enter Jen’s challenge. I think this image does tell a story of a small creature doing what it has to do to survive.


Out to dinner with the man who has been by my side for almost half a century, I looked down at our hands joined across the table, and decided to record the moment.


The restaurant was right next to one of my favourite landmarks in Umhlanga, where we lived until we recently moved to Florida.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos for the challenge. To join in, just click on the badge below.




61 comments on “A Hungry Critter and a Romantic Moment, for WPC: Minimalist

  1. Beautiful minimalist of the Lizard- I especially love the curl in his tail. Tenacious and feisty, indeed! Stunning capture of the Umhlanga landmark, there. I especially love the bird on the rail. And of course, the hand-holding is spectacularly beautiful, indeed. Smiling cheers, what a beautiful post.

    Autumn Jade

  2. My favorite is the holding hands. Simple yet very meaningful . A gesture of love that goes beyond time and space. Beautiful! Love the lighthouse too. Florida is truly a place to find bits of paradise everyday. A blessed day up you.

  3. Wonderful pictures for the challenge and Oh I love the Two of you holding hands πŸ™‚ this photo says it all, Sylvia. Half a century of love and joy! Cheers to many more πŸ™‚

  4. Oh Sylvia, that lizard is so real that I can almost touch him. A cute thing! But your joined hands moved me. Thank you for letting us in on that intimate moment. May the light of the beautiful lighthouse shine upon you for many years to come.

  5. Three lovely images each portraying a story. I find I’ve been taking more and more photos of my hubby and of both of us in selfies. I wonder if reaching that pinnacle in a marriage makes you aware of it’s fragility because of age. Obviously, your 2nd photo is thought provoking, Sylvia. Nice entries ….!!! 🌺

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