“Minimalistic Mum”

I am not really up on my art terms, but when I shot this I was trying to reduce this mum bloom down to it’s bare essentials,  stripping it of any noticeable semblance of it’s former self.  I was hoping that the only thing left was a little form and color,  it was shot at f/2.8 at 1/15 sec. iso 125, I focused on the stamens just past the petals in the fg.

Am I right about this being minimalistic,  if not please correct me,  I was just wondering what your thoughts on this image were and if it meets the criteria for being minimalistic.



22 thoughts on ““Minimalistic Mum”

  1. montucky

    Fantastic color as usual! You have the knack of making color tell the story. I also very much appreciate your notes on how you set up for it!

  2. 6project

    Yes, I like the effect very much. It looks as though you have posterised it in photoshop, or did it come off the camera like that?

  3. HeyJules

    You know what I love about this one? It’s that one back petal on the upper right side that curls…it pulls your eye right past the perfectly focused yellow and right up the side of its curve.


  4. ankush

    awesome shot Bernie. i am not sure if i would call it minimalistic though, either way, it is a fabulous photo, i love the selective focus, and the colors are just amazing, i seem to have a special connect with the purple/magenta family of colors. very nicely done!

  5. Betty

    Google’s Personalized Homepage allows you to add all kinds of Gadgets. I Think you should consider making one for your images. I included an exsample of a image gadget in the Website url.

  6. Bernie Kasper Post author

    Nate…I set my white balance to a cool temp so it would give it a more blueish tone and then used a cooling filter, I know what you mean about the purples they are hard to show very accurately sometimes.


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