“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” (Leonardo Da Vinci)
What’s important for photographers is that simplicity can provide a very clear path for the eye to follow.
As such, it is the cornerstone of Visual Order.
This image contains at least two other tasty ingredients: good placement of the line of rocks and combination of two complementary colours. It also has a calming emotional effect.
Sony ILCE-7R, ISO 80, F22, 1/60th sec, Zeiss Vario-Tessar 24-70 mm zoom lens, tripod.