Rectangle Versus Square Cut Versus Uncut

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Two Simple Geometric Windows, one being a Rectangle and the Other a Square. One of them is cut by a line while the other one not.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This Minimalist Photograph was taken right outside Hawa Mahal, Jaipur. 


(I) What prompted me to to take this shot was:


A) Two Simple Geometric Shapes aka the Windows. One being a Rectangle and the Other one being a Square.

B) The second element was Texture and the Patches on the wall.

C) Finally, the 3rd element was the Lines


(II) Why I named it Rectangle Versus Square, Cut Versus Uncut?  


Because, If you observe closely, you will find that one Line is cutting the Rectangular Window on the left as it runs through it While the Other Line does not cut across the Square on the right.

This creates the ART here and therefore it is the Key Highlight of the Photograph.

(III) Other Details:


Equipment Used: Canon 600 D with Canon 100mm Prime Macro L Series Lens.

Minimalism Type: Simple Geometry, with 3 key Simple Geometric Shapes, namely, Rectangle, Square and Lines


Hope you enjoyed the Shot. Have a Nice Day !

The Partial Chair

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


A partially visible White Chair placed in front of an open brown door at The Village area at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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I had been out of my peak photography form and I had been wondering what was causing it?


Initially I thought either I am just stressed or I need to go to newer places to find subjects again. 

I had my Canon 100mm Macro Lens mounted on my Camera for 10 months in a row. 

And its only last week that I changed my lens to  50mm prime.

As soon as I changed my lens, I got the shot that I was looking for.



The problem was, that I had put on 1 lens (100mm) for way too long and that was costing me. 


- I must change my habit of keeping one lens on for 6 months or so.


  • I should rather alternate the lenses every 15 days or month.


With the 100mm Lens on, I was searching for subjects far away, looking for mostly the look-up style photographs. 

And because of that I stopped searching for subject right in front of my eyes or the near range. 


The switch back to 50mm lens will do two things:


a) Make me see/spot newer subjects at a closer range

b) And also help me "Reset my Vision" at the 100mm range, as I am taking a break from it. 


I hope you got my point :)

Lets get back to the Shot


This Photograph falls under the "Minimalism as Parts of the Whole" category of Minimalist Photography, as here I have only shown a part of the White Chair

Partially visibility engages the mind of the viewer. 

Also, the Pink table cloth on the bottom, is not accidental but included on purpose because it adds contrast to the primarily White and Brown color palette. 

Hope you enjoyed the shot !

Comments and Feedback welcomed.

Have a Nice Day !

Old Staircase at Amber Fort, Jaipur

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimalist Photograph of Old Staircase at Amber Fort, Jaipur  - India shot via Canon 600D © Prakash Ghai
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What we have here is a Staircase, a Side Rail and a Small Rusty Metal Door on the Bottom Right.

But, I titled Old Staircase at Amber Fort, Jaipur it to keep it simple :)

Although the Photograph falls under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry Category, there is also the Parts of the Whole Minimalism visible here in a way. 

I say so because, whats visible is a part of each element, namely the Side Rail, Staircase and The Rusty Metal Door.

The Wall Texture and Decay lifts the Artistic Appeal of the shot. 

I found this setting at the very famous Amber Fort, Jaipur. I took many shots that day and this one comes from one of my old folders. This image is about 2 years old. 

Its interesting, that at that point of time i.e 2 years back, the level of my enthusiasm was pretty high and I used to go to far-off places to shoot. 

Revisiting old photos also help you to see as to how you have evolved as a photographer. 

I guess my editing style has improved now and also the range of the shots that I take. 

With those thoughts, let me close this post.

I have my Hot Tea at my side table that I need to finish and pop a multi-vitamin tablet and head straight to work.

See you all

Have a great day !

Colorful Vertical Lines Minimal

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

Colorful Vertical Lines Pattern
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Minimalist Photography

 

  • Minimalism Type: Minimalism as Simple Geometry (Learn all 8 Types HERE)

     

  • Subject: Lines (multiple walls, shot from the side)

     

  • Style: Looking from the Side

     

  • Colors: Yellow / Brown /White / Black / Pink


Shot HighLights:-

 

a) Geometry in Repetition i.e Lines

 

b) Visual Art - connecting multiple walls to make one frame with colorful lines

 

c) Subtle Texture on the Walls

 

d) Extreme Side Angle


  • Camera Used: Canon 600D

     

  • Lens Used: Canon 50 mm prime lens

     

  • Location: City Palace, Jaipur - India

 

Thank you !