I am in the process, even though it is slow and often two steps forward and one step back, of learning how I can minimize and simplify my photography, with respect to cameras, lenses, processing, and compositions. The easiest aspect when going down this path is often to resort to getting fewer and/or smaller cameras and shorter focal length lenses. In the example above, I used the Ricoh WG-60 camera. Those of you who are knowledgeable, will know that particular waterproof pocket camera is one of the smallest, least expensive, rugged cameras available.
With the success I have had with the WG-60, I have decided to keep working with small cameras and have recently ordered the Canon GX5 Mark II camera. It is about the same size as the WG-60, therefore I could take either in a pocket when walking. In the coming week or so I will be mostly using the G5X II camera until I learn the strengths and weaknesses of both of them.
Another aspect of going more minimal is trying to find more simplistic scenes to photograph, either by subject or how I process the scene. One, of several ideas I have is to produce B&W images with various toning such as the one above. Given the weather, the distance, and the camera, this image would have not been possible without Lightroom processing.
Another thing I have done is make fewer images. I use to make around 30 images each day just to test, practice, or enjoy the process as well as post each day. I haven’t been doing that this month and sometimes I go for several days with no pictures or posts.