19 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Minimalist”

    1. Thanks, Noortje.
      There was already a discussion on image size a few weeks ago. You can find it here: https://solaner.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/weekly-photo-challenge-dreamy/

      There are several reasons for the current size: first of all, I want the photos to be loaded quickly even on devices with small bandwidth and mobile devices. Each photo is between 400 kb and 600 kb and the bigger, the more they grow in size and need longer to load. Next there is a limitation of space, when showing many photos, as I usually do. WordPress itself has an overhead for storing and managing the photos. Thus the size is a relevant impact. And finally it’s my weapon against photo theft.
      I know, some thieves use certain software tools to enlarge the theft photos afterwards and use them for prints, poster and other products, but they are luckily of bad quality. Some friends of mine have huge problems because of these photo thieves and thus financial problems (a loss of income), although the print quality of the enlarged photos is so bad.

    2. I forgot to mention: do you know, each photo becomes bigger, just by clicking on it.
      The gallery size is a limitation by WordPress.

    1. Thanks, Cybele.
      All three are trees in the forest. Young, thin trees in a forest flooded by sun light on a wonderful sunny late fall afternoon.

      1. I am confused?? You say this is three trees in a forest whilst I am seeing a bicycle chain.
        Did you light this shot? If so how?

        1. Sorry, Alan, I guess, you mixed up two different posts.
          The chain, part of a mining machine, is illuminated by two flashes with gels attached. The flashes were positioned on the opposite sides, on different levels and aren’t of the same power.

          1. I guess a comment got mixed up somewhere along the line πŸ™‚

            I love the chain shot, its very interesting and the colours make it by adding a layer of complexity and encouraging the eye to drift. its a very creative shot. Thanks for sharing it πŸ™‚

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