Ripples in Water

Minimalism as in Less Elements


Ripples formed in Water surround Jaipur's famous lamdmark Jal Mahal Palace.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Today, I would like to keep it really Simple :) 

EXIF Data.


  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Exposure Time: 1/1250 sec
  • F-Stop: 5.6

A Word on the Composition


The Photo falls under Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography. The only element here being the Ripples in Water though, the Photography is a bit Maximal in Nature.

We would not call it Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes because the Shapes, although look similar from a distance, but in fact each Water Ripple has its own unique shape. 

I Hope you enjoyed the Shot. 

Have a Nice Day 

Solo Water Droplet

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Macro Photo of Solo Water Droplet on a Plants leaf post rain in Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Good Evening All !

Today, I wanted to share this photograph of a Solo Water Droplet.


The reason why I am sharing this photograph today is that It goes with my current mood.

I feel pretty lonely, sad isolated today. (of course this is just a mood swing)

This Photograph completely goes with that mood. And Hey ! 

This is the purpose of Art is. Isn't it?

When people can relate their mood, life events, feelings etc to artworks/photographs, their connection to the piece of art goes to another level.

Minimalist Photography is not about Flat Photographs. We need to make the photos Artsy too, as often as we can. And that is a big challenge.

Now, you may tell me that hey, you are relating this photograph to a mood after taking the shot. So this is not the shot that you initially planned capturing. 

My answer to this is simple !

What does a photographer shoot? 

Well.. He either shoots his conscious mind or his subconscious mind. So there must have been an hidden emotion/thought/feeling at the back of my mind, while I was capturing this shot.

And, its only now, that I have discovered that as to why I clicked this Photograph in the first place.

So basically, if one studies his own shots closely, he may able to understand what goes on deep down within one's subconscious mind. 

Now, Lets take a look at the Simplistic Composition.


All that I tried to do here, was to create a curve with the violet leaf and get the background blurred. 

Other than that, just as usual I left negative space. 

Of course you need a Macro Lens for this. The one that I used here, is the Canon 100mm Prime Macro 2.8 L Series.

I really love shooting Water Droplets, that are formed post rain. I do not like to recreate them in a controlled environment, because the feel is completely lost then.

I did a Macro Water Droplet series earlier. In case you missed it, then please check the link below.

7 Macro Minimalist Photos featuring Water Droplets


Thank you for your time. 

Have a nice Day/Evening

Windows in Repetition Vs The Green Tree

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes


Windows of a building in Jaipur in repetition, creating a nice pattern that gets broken by the placement of the Green Tree on the bottom left corner of the Minimalist frame.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This shot falls under the Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes Category. What we have here, is a repetition pattern created by the Windows of the rooms of a hotel in Jaipur. 

I have purposefully placed the Green Tree on the bottom left corner of the frame, so as to break the Pattern of Repetition. Without the Green Tree, the shot would be too vanilla, at least for me.

I shot this from an over-bridge, in-case you were wondering from where I got the height in the frame. Its the result of the over-bridge elevation, that I am looking-up but yet my view is kind of flattish or parallel to the ground. 

Other than the height, the 100 mm Macro Lens helped me to shoot this comfortably from a distance.

Hope that you enjoyed the shot and the Minimalist explanation ;)

Stay tuned for more.  

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Bird Vs Street Lamp

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Bird Flying across the sky contrasting well to the stationary Street Lamp.
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Composition Details:


Black and White Minimalist Photography using Less Elements. A Bird Flying across the sky contrasting well to the stationary Street Lamp.

Location: Near Albert Hall, Jaipur (India)

Camera Used: Canon 600 D

Lens Used: Canon 100mm Prime Macro, L-series

Date Taken: 11 June 2017
 

EXIF Data

- ISO speed: ISO-100

- Exposure time: 1/800 sec.

- F-stop: f/5.6

- Exposure bias: 0 step