For a long time I've wanted to try my hand at minimalism in photography, but never quite got around to doing it. That's not a style that comes to me naturally, so it needed to be thought through beginning to end. I wanted to get as close to the final look in camera as I could and painting in a solid background was absolutely out of the question.
A recipe for this photo happened to be: an interesting, naturally standing out subject, a heavily overcast evening, a long exposure of around one minute to blow out just enough of the background, and an ND-grad to even out sky-to-water exposure (not completely, but close).
I'm quite pleased with this one, and this is a rare thing. (2015-06-05 Vatnsnes, Iceland)