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Zen

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It’s not easy maintaining a blog like this. Of the many bookmarks that I have over the years, I have seen many blogs suffer the inevitable death. It been busy days since the last updates, I kinda forgot how time consuming and energy draining it was to be so involved in a cca. Been stressing out over the last position and hopefully it gets settled soon. Honestly for the year ahead the biggest challenge will be time management and the updates over at this place will get lesser and lesser. I promise better quality in exchange thou.

On to the photo, this was taken at Changi Beach morning. Walking along the boardwalk in the morning was amazing as the tide was super low and all the rock formations could be seen. At this spot thou, I was waiting for the sunrise along with others but we were left disappointed as the sun hid beneath the clouds. There was this weird pipe (?) and I saw a good photo opportunity for minimalist. Really pleased with the end result. Hope you this will help bring peace in stressful times as it did for me.

Art of Minimalism

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It been a real good week as I finally got the time over 2 different days to work on my backlog of photos that I was suppose to organise and edit. Usually my workflow of converting RAW to jpeg will take only a few minutes doing automatic lens correction, sharpening, cropping (if necessary), straightening the horizon (if necessary), cloning off dust spots and colours adjustments. I realised that I spent more time on selection and deciding the on final outcome of the image (sometimes I have process 2 versions of the same image). Occasionally the image I had in mind turned out to be less aesthetically pleasing than the initial test shot which resulted in the test shot being selected as the final image. Ironic.

Minimalist images often take me quite a while to finish as the cleaning up process is rather time consuming. The variety of ways to present a minimalist image also contribute to the amount of time required to produce a single minimalist image. However, the beauty of minimalism is so rewarding when you see the final image that you have made. I really enjoying looking at minimalist images (check out my inspirations: Thomas Leong and Michael Levin). Minimalist images are truly beautiful on a different level. Some call it fine art, some call it beauty in simplicity. To me, minimalist images are the best interpretation of the famous Antoine de Saint-Exupery quote “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Minimalist

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There is a quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery-Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. I feel that this quote sums up what minimalist photography is all about. One of my favourite minimalist photographer/artist is Singaporean Thomas Leong. The beauty of his minimalist works is that I feel a strange sense of zen-like peace whenever I look at his pictures. Revealed for the first time: My #1 destressing secret. 😀

I went on a reece trip in the afternoon to Woodlands Waterfront. This place has been open for quite a few months already but I didn’t have the time to check it out until now. It was a very nice place with lots of uncle fishing and great potential for sunset shots. I guess I will be back another day for sunset shoot. I spotted a structure with good potential for minimalist and went back to work on the image in Photoshop and the result is my first minimalist work.

Since this is post on minimalist, I shall keep this post short and end here. 🙂