No Color and Few Details Needed
In our natural world there are “things” that are recognizable with only the slightest amount of information. The shape of poison ivy leaves, the shadow of a praying mantis, the fragrant aroma of American lotus, the texture of pine cones, the call of a pileated woodpecker, and the outline of whitetail deer to name some some common themes. Tonight I was treated to a composition featuring the last example.
As I studied the image, I realized no color was needed for most viewers to identify with the content of the image. In fact, color seemed to make the picture busy and distracted from the whitetails. Just the shape of the deer will cause most to recognize what this image features.
Whitetail Deer Silhouettes: