simply berries

BlueberryPicking_EllsFarm_Collage.jpg
Three rules of work:
out of clutter find simplicity.
From discord find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
— Albert Einstein

I came across this quote on The Contact Sheet, by David duChemin, and it summed up my approach to photography beautifully.

I don’t always succeed but I aim toward the power and elegance of simplicity. 

BlueberryPicking_EllsFarm_0029.jpg

We ventured to Ells Farm in Madison, Virginia to pick blueberries. While Dave picked, I took photographs.

These were my challenges.

How do I see this berry farm, one I’ve visited and photographed before, in a fresh way?

Even though the rows of bushes, lush with berries, are beautiful, taken in all at once they appear overwhelming. If I am not careful, the picture will simply be a documentary photograph of a berry farm.

BlueberryPicking_EllsFarm_0030.jpg

How will I convey my vision? 

BlueberryPicking_EllsFarm_0038.jpg

The abundance of less.