Minimal vistas Learn to love the rain
Digital Camera editor Ben Brain heads to the Welsh mountains for some wet and wild minimalist landscape photography
Stripping back a landscape into bold graphic shapes can be a great way to invigorate your
photography. Applying visual minimalism helps you learn to look at, and engage with, the land and light in exciting new ways.
There are times when the weather can help achieve a simple look even if doesn’t immediately appear to be on your side. In this image, taken in Snowdonia, the inclement weather was frankly bad enough to justify a hasty retreat to the warmth of a roaring fire. However, the appalling conditions also presented an often overlooked photographic opportunity.
By filtering out the descriptive detail of the land’s surface and focusing on shape and subtle tones created by the misty aerial perspective, we were able to achieve a peaceful scene.