Often it’s the best.
No digital devices, no plastic toys, simplicity is the key! This is one fine kid! Would that more of us follow his example.
I wouldn’t call this photograph much of a landscape and it certainly isn’t a conventional abstract either but somehow there’s a bit of both in it and together they give it a rather other worldly look.
We took a trip with some friends to Death Valley a few years ago. This photograph is at sunrise of my old college roommate on a rocky rise looking across the valley at a beautiful sunrise. I like it better in black and white as the simplicity of the composition isn’t overwhelmed by color.
Sometimes the simplest things make terrific subjects.
The sky, the sea and the prow of an abandoned house perched on a hill near the shore.
Not even color is needed.
Sometimes we need just simple beauty. No visual gimmicks, no excess verbiage. Pare it down to the essence and let it be.