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Reduction and Simplicity


The human brain processes images in a most complex manner that modern computer image analysis doesn't yet approach.  With little detail or color, and few levels of brightness, the brain rapidly processes the image, often creating faces and figures, where perhaps none exist, to generate surprisingly elaborate interpretations.  Here are some photographs that have been reduced to images of simple shapes with a limited number of brightness levels and all simple monochrome.  None the less, these simple shapes convey a great deal to the viewer whether the viewer likes it or not.  To me this is an expression of the essence within any photograph. 


Click image for full size.  All images have been reduced from originals to save space.  As a consequence, some may appear a bit different from the original.