Ok, I going to put a few on here to see what you think. I tried to take shots where there were a bunch of elements but then focus on, or blow out a specific element or color. Let me know if I am off base with simplifying the photo.
You’ve certainly proven that you know how to shoot an uncluttered frame but keep in mind it’s not that hard to simplify a scene that is already inherently simple.
This is a bit complicated to explain but taking something chaotic and add some semblance of simplicity to it is one of the keys to good photography.
The world is a messy and frantic place. There is so much visual information that our brains throw away and disregard most of it as non essential. Ideally you can duplicate that automatic process in your work too. By composing your frame and using certain photographic techniques you can isolate the essential elements and disregard others.
Reducing complexity is very difficult in chaotic environments. For example this is a lovely image of a very busy city environment and yet the photographer has used a variety of techniques to make a pleasing a simpler image:
photo by VinothChandar
Your images are quite nice and you’ve done well to create simple frames. Although I would challenge you to simplify a more chaotic environment if you really want to grasp the full meaning of this lesson!
I like graveyards. Especially old ones. I was visting one and took this real fast shot. Obviously there were a ton of graves so I blurred those I wasn’t interested in out. Is this more in line with the assignment? I know the shot is nothing special, I just took it to make sure I got what you were looking for in assignment 6.