A little more minimalism..

Here are a couple more pictures from my recent visit to Iceland.  These vast empty spaces I find so energising, restorative, beautiful, of course, and the need to photograph them quite profound.

Let it Snow - Winter in Iceland by Adrian Theze35mm f/9 1/200 sec. ISO-100

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70 responses

  1. top one is beautiful

    April 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    • Thank you Simon!

      April 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm

  2. Beautiful. I look at these and I think ‘Those are wonderful. How much he must love doing this considering just how cold it looks!!!’ I’d give up and hide next to a space heater somewhere!

    April 11, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    • Thank you very much. You’re right, I do love what I do! Driving around Iceland, seeing a photograph, stopping the car, getting out and setting up my tripod, I’ve had to reminded on numerous occasions by friends that I’m out there without a coat. Stopping to put a coat on, despite the cold, being the last thing on my mind when there’s a photograph to be had. Once I’m behind the lens I feel little else but the photograph I’m taking and this includes the cold :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm

  3. pzf

    A wonderful series of photographs. The first image is stunning!

    April 11, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    • Thank you so much! I really appreciate you comment!

      April 11, 2016 at 4:44 pm

  4. Those landscapes must given a lovely feeling of freedom.

    April 11, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    • They really do Lou! Thank you. :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 4:52 pm

  5. Absolutely beautiful!

    April 11, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    • Thank you so much! :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 4:52 pm

  6. Harold Rhenisch

    Beautiful maximalism!

    April 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    • Thank you Harold!

      April 11, 2016 at 5:05 pm

  7. They could easily grace the wall of any gallery!!

    April 11, 2016 at 5:04 pm

  8. Beautiful simplicity

    April 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    • Thank you Mark! :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  9. I’m a big fan of minimalist images and these are both beautiful.

    April 11, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    • Thank you very much Edith. Much appreciated!

      April 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm

  10. hmunro

    I think it’s a testament to your eye that you saw anything at all, in such an austere landscape — and it’s a testament to your artistry that you can take such an austere subject and create these gorgeous, evocative images. Beautiful, beautiful work!

    April 11, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Really appreciated! :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 5:38 pm

  11. I love these photos! Look so simple and peaceful…. :)

    April 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    • Thank you Mercedes! I really appreciate your comments! :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 7:11 pm

  12. Sue

    I second hmunro’s comment! Fabulous artistic minimalism

    April 11, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    • Thank you so much Sue!

      April 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      • Sue

        You are most welcome!

        April 11, 2016 at 7:30 pm

      • :-)

        April 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm

  13. I like this minimalist bit you’re dipping into. Forgive me if I go missing for awhile. I’m off to the American SW, exploring Pueblo lands. Taking an internet breather for a couple of weeks. O_o

    April 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    • Thank you Gunta! How lovely, an Internet breather. I hope you have a fantastic trip! :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 7:10 pm

  14. I agree with Sarah. These images are very artistic indeed. I love the minimalism of the first one especially. Thanks for braving the cold to show me this amazing landscape. :)

    April 11, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    • Aww Sylvia, thank you! :-)

      April 11, 2016 at 7:34 pm

  15. These are stunningly beautiful. The first photo is very powerful, I can almost feel it, it’s like peace and power and silence and noise all rolled into one…well, to me anyway! ;-) Seriously one of my favourite images that I’ve seen a while!

    April 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    • Thank you Scottie! Really appreciate that! :-)

      April 12, 2016 at 6:34 am

  16. Stunning!

    April 11, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    • Thank you Sherril! :-)

      April 12, 2016 at 6:34 am

  17. Sally

    Beautiful. They bring to mind the work of the artist Rothko. Sally

    April 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    • Thank you very much Sally, really appreciated!

      April 12, 2016 at 6:34 am

  18. Simply wonderful! Congratulations on your talent!

    April 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    • That’s kind of you to say Isabel, thank you! :-)

      April 12, 2016 at 6:35 am

  19. leecleland

    Stark and stunning, thank you for posting these Adrian. If you could take the heat, the Australian outback gives scope for a different type of minimualistic image.

    April 12, 2016 at 3:39 am

    • Thank you Lee! I would love to photograph the outback. I can imagine it’s very beautiful!

      April 12, 2016 at 6:36 am

  20. I can see how you would be captivated by this landscape….it is profound.

    April 12, 2016 at 5:47 am

    • Thank you very much Trees! :-)

      April 12, 2016 at 6:36 am

  21. The tones in your images are just so perfect. So simple but yet absolutely stunning. Thank you Adrian :)

    April 12, 2016 at 10:42 am

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed these photographs Sóla, thank you! :-)

      April 12, 2016 at 10:54 am

  22. Magnificent! As with so many things: less is more :)

    April 12, 2016 at 10:55 am

    • Thank you very much Miss Gentileschi! :-)

      April 12, 2016 at 11:29 am

  23. I can not tell which one is more beautiful…great photos…

    April 12, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    • Thank you so much! :-)

      April 12, 2016 at 4:45 pm

  24. Excellent, from a world that is familiar to me, although from a different country.

    April 12, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    • Thank you very much Bente! I can imagine that Norway in winter would have scenes like these. I would love to visit! :-)

      April 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm

  25. lindywhitton

    These images make me want to visit – they speak to me on an elemental level. You have a great talent for capturing the landscape in a unique and artful way. Thanks for sharing – I enjoy dropping by.

    April 13, 2016 at 11:54 am

    • Thank you so much Lindy. I really appreciate your visits and your comments. I’m glad you enjoy my work!

      April 13, 2016 at 8:23 pm

  26. The simpler the better. I was back at the coast yesterday staring out at the glittering sea. We seem drawn to the horizon.

    April 14, 2016 at 8:10 am

    • Thank you very much Andy! I am enjoying processing these minimalist images from Iceland. I’m hoping to get a panel together. I’ve an application in for FRPS at the end of the year. Thought I’d give it a shot.

      April 15, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      • Good luck with that and if you ever want to run a panel past me for an opinion on how it looks I would be delighted to help

        April 15, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      • Thank you very much Andy! I will definitely send you my ideas. I really appreciate that! :-)

        April 16, 2016 at 6:07 am

  27. Once again you demonstrate that rules are to be broken. Beautiful minimalistic photos. What an eye you have!

    April 14, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    • Thank you so much Otto! I was very much inspired by these wide open, stark and very beautiful landscapes. :-)

      April 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm

  28. I find the simplicity of minimalism to be incredibly compelling – maybe because it makes you think a little more …. ? These are lovely but the first is far and away my favourite. Beautifully done :)

    April 16, 2016 at 10:03 am

    • Thank you very much Noeline. I prefer the first one also. The simpler the better I think with this kind of photograph. I think you’re right, minimalistic pictures do make you think a little more making them that little bit more engaging perhaps as a result. :-)

      April 16, 2016 at 11:10 am

  29. Brilliant composition, Adrian! The sober beauty gives us goose pimples. What a cool serenity.
    Best regards from Norfolk,
    Dina and the rest of the gang

    April 16, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    • Thank you Dina! I’m so glad you were all moved by the photographs. :-)

      April 16, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      • Me too! :-)

        April 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      • :-)

        April 16, 2016 at 6:45 pm

  30. Minimalistic and artistic. Love your composition and colors, Adrian.

    April 18, 2016 at 12:38 am

    • Thank you very much Jane! Much appreciated! :-)

      April 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

  31. Wow this is incredible

    October 5, 2016 at 12:24 am

    • Thank you Karleen! :-)

      October 5, 2016 at 10:15 am