More of That Minimalist Esthetic in Ojai

From the WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge prompt for the week (which, alas, self only decided to read after she’d already selected this particular trio of photographs):

Minimalist photography is characterized by a large portion of negative space, a fairly monochromatic color palette . . .

Bedding, Motel Room, Ojai

Bedding, Motel Room, Ojai

Motel Room Curtains

Motel Room Curtains

The Motel Room Esthetic, Rule # 1:  ALWAYS put a jacuzzi next to the bed.

The Motel Room Esthetic, Rule # 1: ALWAYS put a jacuzzi next to the bed.

Self was able to catch four movies at the 15th Annual Ojai Film Festival. And she even got to sit in on the Q & A with the directors of two of the films, Bis Gleich and Care.

She watched a really cool science fiction animated short called Abiogenesis.  The art was beautiful.

There was a movie from Spain (Democracia) she really wished she could have seen. And a Swedish film about space travel (Into the Silent Sea) that sounded a lot like Gravity only with a man playing the Sandra Bullock role. And a movie about “one of the first same-sex couples in the world to be legally married,” a Filipino-American and an Australian (Limited Partnership).

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Minimalist in Ojai

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is MINIMALIST:

“An artfully executed minimalist photograph is anything but mundane. It illustrates a moment in time . . .  with simplicity and grace.”

Since self is in Ojai, she looked through the pictures she took today and picked the three that she thinks are most MINIMALIST:

Ojai: Blending Halloween & Dia de los Muertos w/ Plastic Lawn Chairs = Super Minimalist!

Ojai: Blending Halloween & Dia de los Muertos w/ Plastic Lawn Chairs = Super Minimalist!

Cactus on Black Gravel = Of Course Minimalist!

Cactus on Black Gravel = Of Course Minimalist!

Screened Porch, Ojai Rancho Inn:  What, You Don't Think This Is Minimalist?

Screened Porch, Ojai Rancho Inn: What, You Don’t Think This Is Minimalist?

Love Ojai: the rough blend of counter-culture with Boho, the laid-back bumping against the ultra-cool.

Stay tuned.

 

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