I absolutely love minimalism, and I often find myself working to simplify an image as much as possible in camera. I try to keep distracting elements to an absolute minimum – so I look for subtle light, simple compositions, a clean color scheme, and a clear point of interest to draw the eye. I use a variety of camera techniques to achieve the look I want – a wide aperture for a narrow depth of field… or a long shutter speed to blur out unwanted details.

Here’s a small collection of my minimalist images. Take a few deep breaths and find a little bit of peace in your own soul. That’s what it’s all about.

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4 replies
  1. Betty Manousos
    Betty Manousos says:

    excellent work, varina! i too love soft tones and colours in images, particularly i adore the vintage polaroid look.

    have a great day!


    p.s. found your site via jay patel on G+

  2. Mansura
    Mansura says:

    Beautiful shots! I especially liked the Utah picture. Where was it exactly? Also enjoyed the Joby gorilla pod reviews. Glad to have found your blog through G+ via jay patel.

    • Varina Patel
      Varina Patel says:

      A few of these shots are from Utah, Mansura. There’s a shot from Peekaboo Canyon in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, one from a tiny stream we found near Route 12, and a shot from Bentonite Hills in Capitol Reef National Park. Thanks for your kind words!


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