It's so crisp and clear, I love the minimalistic shapes and the contrast between the straight tree and the curved body of water. Also reminds me of a game I used to play as a kid on PS1, croc...I think it's because they often used a lot of circles in their designs including the water areas haha.
Yes, I like to make picture with a high level of reduction, which often turn into minimalistic pictures (whereas this one I wouldn't consider minimalistic yet ). When using reduction, I try to focus on few elements. In this picture there are two main subjects: the tree and the lake with it's leading line. That's all!