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

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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.

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