Less is more

Recently I have been very interested in simplifying, decluttering and even minimalism. I started with my working space, continued with my wardrobe and flat, and now it hit also this blog :) I will maybe write about it more sometimes later, but today I want to mention the blog part.

So as you may have noticed if you have been here before, there are few changes here :) My goal is to simplify and make the whole blog more cleaner. I want to remove all unnecessary stuff an make the visit to the blog more straight forward.

So first thing I did was to get rid of the sidebar. Like this it does not distract anymore from the blog content. I also merged the two menus into one, that is always present on the top. There you can find all the parts of the blog now. Additionally, without the sidebar, the images from now will be about 10% bigger. I’m not going any bigger, as that just does not look great on widescreen monitors.

Then I removed all (all probably almost all) unneeded page elements, like lines, dividers and similar. I plan to only use negative white space from now on. Also the full screen slideshows are gone, replaced with much more smaller ones, that once I also replace the images, should help with the loading screen of the whole blog.

I’m still tweaking the blog, so there will be more small changes here and there over the next days.

Dubai Marina in blue

Let’s go back to Dubai Marina in today’s daily photo. This one is from one of my favorite spots there, from the Palm Jumeirah. I of course had to use a longer lens to zoom in, as the city is not that close as it seems.

I also used the NISI natural night filter here. It made for some really nice colors in the city. If you are curious about it, check out this first impressions post about it.

This is a single exposure, edited in Lightroom and Photoshop.

Dubai Marina in blue, Dubai, UAE
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