Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci
Ah the challenge for this week's shoot-out is a mighty one.
|Rhododendrons are finally on their way out. The dark background here is a window in our house.|
Not only should our pictures reflect the uniqueness of our town, they should also show that we learned something from reading Rebecca's suggestions on simplicity of composition.
Last weekend John and I attended the nearby Inavale Horse Trials, which attracts several hundred amazing riders to our town every year.
It was tricky to get pictures that weren't too far away and didn't have fences, posts, or spectators complicating the background.
Last week we also had a wonderful canoe ride on the Siletz river. This is somebody's swimming hole rope, resting on the surface of a pool.
Part of an old-style fuel tank on a nearby farm.
But black and white is the simplest thing I can think of, and the daisy still looks like a daisy.
All photos shot in Corvallis, Oregon
Exercise your photography skills and show off your town; join us next week:
Friday My Town Shoot-Out