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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 224

Life has been getting in the way a little lately to do these Wrap Up tbh...
And submissions has slowed down significantly. Maybe it is because it is summer time. Here is the stuff that caught my eye last month (May 9 - May 31)

+Martin Rak ...West Pier #1...

+Steve Blackwell Chesterman Beach #1

+Grant Murray Chesterman Beach 1

+Šárka Svobodová X

+Johan Peijnenburg Tranquil dawn at Bow Lake

+Frank Hoefs untitled
...West Pier #1... Remains of the West Pier in Brighton, which unfortunately burned down completely in 2003. #minimalmonday | +Olivier… - Martin Rak - Google+
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How's it going pussycat chatting with anyone's wife's or girlfriends lately your like a rat in a dark corner when hard working men are doing the best for there families your online chatting with their wife's+girlfriends your activities destroy families head your head in shame pussycat every dog has his day your day might just be tomorrow
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 222

Two in one wrap up this week. Last week I ran out of time and behold I am running out of time again this week. So quick and dirty. Here goes.

Gold Award
+Travis Rhoads Stepping Stones

+Martin Rak ...Vineyard...

Silver Award
+Šárka Svobodová Struktury zimy  ---  Winter structures

+Steve Blackwell Palouse Falls

+Grant Murray Rathtrevor Park Beach 5

Bronze Award
+Michael Zieschang Rocksounds
Stepping Stones For #minimalmonday hosted and curated by +Olivier Du Tré  - Travis Rhoads - Google+
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 220

Hello everybody! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. I know I sure did. This was one amazing week for #MinimalMonday . Some beautiful work was submitted by you and I had a tough time choosing my favourite.

Gold Award
+Steve Blackwell Irrigation Pipes in Snowy Field near Strathmore, AB
Subtlety at it's best! Incredible photograph Steve. Beautifully balanced composition.

Silver Award
+Dominique Dubied The Visit
I love that fencepost in the foreground!

+Grant Murray Long Beach 3
_You seriously need to stop posting these beauties. Or I need to come out and photograph some of these scenes myself. ;) _

Bronze Award
+Martin Rak ...Winter Line...
This reminds me of a musical score. A decrescendo to be precise.

+Christof Teuscher Uphill
Love stuff like this.

+Alex Bihlo Somewhere in Saskatchewan
I am super attracted to scenes like these. I find immense beauty in the Prairie landscape. Well composed and spotlighted.

Irrigation Pipes in Snowy Field near Strathmore, AB #MinimalMonday for +Olivier Du Tré  - Steve Blackwell - Google+
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 218

Wow what a week of awesome contributions yet again guys. Superb work by all of you.

Gold Award
+Simon Williamson untitled
The moment I saw this photo I knew this was going to be the winner. Period. Top work Simon!

Silver Award
+Marina Pérez Sanz Fusion
A wonderful impressionistic approach to your over photographed seascape. Beautiful subtle colours.

Bronze Award
+Martin Rak ...Lone Pine...
Minimalism at its finest.

+Steve Blackwell Winter Windbreak

+John Dusseault landmark

+Grant Murray Kennedy Lake 2

+Björn Kleemann Untitled

+Šárka Svobodová Zasněná zima --- Dreamy winter
For #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré  - Simon Williamson - Google+
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Wow, thank you very much for you comment +Olivier Du Tré I'm so glad you liked it!
Good work everyone! ^^ 
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 216

Wrap up 216. Still can't believe I keep doing these :) SO awesome.

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+Simon Williamson untitled
Superb photograph Simon. Absolutely love the dark tone separation. Very tastefully done.

Silver Award
+Sandra Jordan Trees, Austria
Very interesting off-balance photograph that works. Well seen Sandra.

Bronze Award
+Šárka Svobodová Ztraceno ve snech --- Lost in dreams
Subtle work Sarka. As usual. I wish I could see your work in print.

+Michael B. Stuart Rockscape

+Grant Murray Vulcan County Grain Silos 2

+Frank Hoefs untitled
For #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré ! - Simon Williamson - Google+
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Thanks a lot Olivier!
I'm happy that MM is always here!
You make great work whit..., Told you...
... and beautiful new profile photo ;-)

Beautiful work friends!
Nice to see them!
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Smrčky --- Small spruces © Šárka Svobodová for my love #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré and for #monochromemonday #MadeInCzech - Šárka Svobodová - Google+
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Thanks so much +Olivier Du Tré !!! And well done everyone!!! (a bit late I know... sorry)
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Fading Memories #minimalmonday +Olivier Du Tré  - Björn Kleemann - Google+
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Wow thanks so much +Olivier Du Tré !!!! I've hardly had a chance to shoot these last couple of months... but got out one weekend and I'm happy I did!
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 221

Hi everyone. Last week I only got 6 entries so I decided to include those submissions into this week's wrap up. Some incredible art was once again entered. You guys are really getting it. LOVE seeing some of you grow so much.

Gold Award
+Šárka Svobodová Ztraceno ve snech 2  ---  Lost in dreams 2
Subtle, quiet and intimate photograph. Well done.

+Martin Rak ...Block...
Symmetrical, geometrical, quiet work Martin.

+Sandra Jordan Lone Mountain, Svalbard
Fantastic photograph. Beautiful detail in the right side of the hill.

+Daniel Schwabe Abstract pattern
Really enjoyed this Daniel. Very 'inward looking' photograph.

Silver Award
+Steve Blackwell Death Valley Dunes
Beautiful s-curve Steve!

+Grant Murray Lions Bay Main Beach Park 3
Typical Murray work. Love it. That bird!

+Michael Zieschang ripples
Such a great photograph. Very personal. Love the break in the verticals created by the branch.

Bronze Award
+Luke Ravitch Southeast Alaska. June, 2015.
Good tonal depth.

+George Marquardt Lonely
Great diagonal.

+Alex Bihlo MIddle Cove Beach, Newfoundland

+John Dusseault witness to sunset
Ztraceno ve snech 2 --- Lost in dreams 2 © Šárka Svobodová zase jednou jedna hodně zasněná :-) ... so one a lot of dreamy :-) for my love… - Šárka Svobodová - Google+
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Thank you so kindly Olivier!!!
Nice section:-)
Beautiful works friends!
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 219

Here's this week's wrap up for the #MinimalMonday theme. If you wish to participate, please consider these wide guidelines. This is a landscape only theme. But I like to see your definition of what a landscape means to you. And the theme is all about simplification of form. Just share your photograph on mondays with the correct hashtag and tag me. Awesome! Oh and tell your friends about this theme. ;)

Gold Award
+Björn Kleemann Where Aliens feel at home.örnKleemann/posts/X6yFowFUZW6
Love this photograph Bjorn. Beautiful contrasts and just a great scene overall. Well seen.

Silver Award
+Alex Bihlo Cape Spear, Newfoundland
Superb photograph. As if a dragon is sleeping in the water.

Bronze Award
+Martin Rak ...Sound of Silence...
Singular simplicity. And congrats on the Sony World Award Martin. Well deserved.

+John Dusseault sand in the snow

+Steve Blackwell Joshua Tree #2

Where Aliens feel at home. #minimalmonday +Olivier Du Tré  - Björn Kleemann - Google+
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Thanks a lot, Olivier! Much appreciated :)
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 217

I hope everybody had a great weekend. I sure know I did. I was able to guide university students around in the cut blocks I've been photographing for the last year. The more I dive into this series, the more personal and the more meaningful this series is becoming for me.
Anyway on to this week's #MinimalMonday wrap-up.

Gold Award
+Michael B. Stuart The Edge
What a beautiful sinister and dark rendition of your cover photo this is Michael!

Silver Award
+Šárka Svobodová Smrčky --- Small spruces
As usual, very tasteful work Sarka. Love it.

Bronze Award
+Grant Murray Chesterman Beach, Tofino
Another killer photograph Grant. Well done on the subtle toning and simple composition.

+Björn Kleemann Whiteout
I had Bjorn on the Minimalist Winter workshop a few weeks back. Good to see this photo up. ;)

+Dermot Russell Solitude
Poor lonely stick.

That's it for this week boys and girls. See you again next week for another edition of #MinimalMonday
The Edge For #minimalmonday by +Olivier Du Tré  - Michael B. Stuart - Google+
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+Michael B. Stuart fantastic image
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 215

Another week, another wrap. FINALLY have time to do this thing. It's been a busy week. Wrapped up a 3-day workshop on Sunday with +Marc Koegel which went awesome. Had a day off on Monday where I did absolutely nothing. And then work exploded like crazy. And I did a photoshoot on Wednesday. Busy busy.
Hope you are all well and keeping busy too.

Gold Award
+Steve Blackwell Windmill in Snowy Field
So beautiful Steve. Not a ton of these stand alone windmills left around Calgary. I think I know this one very well.

Silver Award
+Šárka Svobodová Ostrov --- Island
_Killer photograph Sarka! Those clouds.... _

Bronze Award
+Grant Murray Alouette Lake 7 _I've never been a fan of toning and split toning but you are making me reconsider this opinion Grant. Very fond of the work you've been producing over the last few months._

+Martin Rak ...Orchard...
Great photo Martin.

+Daniel Schwabe The lonely cloud
I have no clue what I am looking at. It hurts my brain. But that's why it makes it a good photo. Well seen.

+Michael B. Stuart Moments in the Breeze
I wish more people would see subtleties like these.

+John Dusseault peaking through the mist
Putting nothing in this photograph that can ground it scale wise is a smart way of keeping your viewer engaged.

Great week again guys and girls. I feel very fortunate you are all still playing along. Thank you!

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Thanks a lot Olivier!
And thanks for words about selected photos, I like it so much.
Beautiful works you all friend!
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Minimal Monday Wrap up no 213

As promised last week, here's a twofer! Two weeks of submissions rolled into one wrap up. 

Gold Award
+Grant Murray Sasamat Lake in Port Moody
Moody work just as I like it Grant!

Silver Award
+Martin Rak ...Tree Wall...
Superb winter scene

Bronze Award
+Tom Tran In TIme
_The theme is definitely NOT on a hiatus ;) _

+Steve Blackwell Prairie Geometry
Great to see you again on Saturday Steve!

Thank you all for submitting your work to the #MinimalMonday  theme. I really appreciate it a lot these days. 
See you all submitting again next week. 
Sasamat Lake in Port Moody #minimalmonday +Olivier Du Tré #squaresaresassy +Nathan Wirth Happy Monday everyone.  - Grant Murray - Google+
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Olivier Du Tré (˚1977, Ghent, Belgium) is a traditional fine art photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta.

Olivier Du Tré (˚1977, Ghent, Belgium) is a fine art photographer based out of Calgary, Alberta.

“Zo vader, zo zoon” the dutch equivalent for “Like father, like son” holds true for photographer Olivier Du Tré, who credits his father as his inspiration.

“He’s a fantastic painter and a gifted photographer. As a child, I marveled at his uncanny ability to ‘dial-in’ his Leica M3 and produce the most beautiful shots without the aid of a light meter. I don’t ever recall thinking ‘I want to become a photographer’ at that time, but because of him, I definitely knew I wanted to be an artist.”

After graduating as a graphic designer in 1998, Du Tré found his passion after enrolling in a three-year photography program at KISP in Ghent. During this time, Olivier immersed himself in film cameras, darkroom printing techniques and black and white photography, all of which continue to play a huge role in his work today.

After seven years of travelling back and forth, Olivierdecided to make Canada his permanent home in 2009. He settled first just west of Calgary in the small town of Cochrane. But now has moved back to the city.

“The move was a product of passion. I wanted to be closer to the subject matter that I found so intriguing, the open spaces and the compliment/contradiction of man and nature, there’s a unique symmetry to it all.”

Olivier’s work has been published in multiple online magazines (ƒ11 Magazine no. 19, Stark Magazine no. 7, Landscape Photography Magazine no. 18, ...) on numerous photography blogs and in print in Lenswork Magazine no. 103.

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