Less is more
I've long been interested in minimalism in photography. Unlike a painter who begins with a blank canvas, we photographers often have a scene full of detail and must remove what's unnecessary. Minimalism is an extreme variation of this approach.
During a brief dusting of snow just after Christmas, this scene presented itself in a friend's back garden. It's the kind of image I've had in mind for some ears. The snow didn't last long so it was worth getting a little cold and wet for.
Happy new year - minimal or otherwise.