I wandered about today, camera in hand, even though the sky was mostly uninteresting. The leaves, once colored, are long gone, the crops nearly gone as well. The landscape was brown. And gray. Drab.
But that works for what I was looking for; minimalism in the country.
I honestly think the concept of a minimalistic photograph fits more into an urban setting, at least in my mind, but I wanted to see if I could show you the vast expanses of farm country here in mid-Michigan. And see if I could convince myself that minimalism can have a country side as well.
I found a few interesting things, but so many seemed busy, cluttered. I like filling the frame when I’m on a photo hunt, so it was hard to look for negative spaces, to leave part of the frame empty. I’ll show you some of the shots that didn’t make the minimalist cut, but when I came across this I had to capture it.
It’s the end of the harvest here, and the white truck parked and being filled with shucked corn by the harvester in the middle of nowhere just struck me. The muted colors, the empty field. It all shouted to be noticed.
So I did.
And give it a try yourself. No matter where you are you can find something minimal and interesting if you look.
Even way out in the country.