The Water Sprinkler

Minimalism as Less Elements

 Black and White Minimalist Photography using Water Sprinkler and Empty Garden field as a Subjects.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Hello All !

I am back with a Minimalist Photograph. This time I chose Black and White Photograph over Colored one, for I haven't posted a decent Black and White Minimalist Photo in a while. 

So lets quickly get to the Photograph.

The Photo above of The Water Sprinkler, falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements Category. The Elements being the Grass, the Fence, and The Water Sprinkler playing a small little guest appearance :)

I clicked this photograph from an over-bridge, looking down from the top. The angle was a unique one indeed. This place is a garden maintained at the back-side of a famous Hotel in Jaipur.

One usually doesn't get access to such places, so an Over-bridge is a nice idea.

OK, So while I was taking the shot, I spotted a guard walking around the open garden. I was planning initially, to take a Minimalism as in Small Objects photograph by showing the guard small in size relative to the vast open garden. But, that didn't happen, as in the shots that I took, the placement and the shape of the guard dint come out the way I wanted to. 

So, I switched to Plan B, ie. Shooting this shot under the Minimalism as Less Elements, without the guard.

I took a Colored Shot of the above Garden field to begin with but that came out pretty flat

The Water Sprinkler firing, also wasn't visible in that shot. 

In my next try, I tried to time the spray of The Water Sprinkler. I wanted to place it nicely according to the rule of thirds on the right of the frame. A couple of shots down I placed it right where I wanted to. I let it move a little towards the center for the frame. That's it, I was happy then and I moved on to my next location.

Today, I was just a different mood, so instead of sharing the work in Colored, I converted the Photograph into Black and White and I liked that more so I Posted that. Hope you enjoyed the little behind the scenes action.

See you all next post. 

Colorful Squares

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

 A Minimalist Picture of Colorful Squares in Repetition and a Small Flying Bird in the Bottom Right Corner.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This photo was taken on Sunday 23.04.2017. I quoted the date because I had been going out in the hunt for Minimalist Photos from the past 5 Sundays and I found a few Minimalist Shots only Last Sunday i.e the 23rd of April 2017. This never happened with me before, in the 4 years of Photography career. For 4 Sundays in a row, I dint find anything worthwhile. I spent 1 hour roaming around on my bike every single time, only to return empty handed. 

If I do some Number Crunching or some Numerology sort of Calculation, the only logic that comes to my mind is this. If I add up all the numbers in the date 23.04.2017  the total comes to Number 19 or 2+3+4+2+1+7 = 19 And guess what, 19 is my birth number, I was born on 19th June. Aha. Well I can only wonder what just happened. 

Anyways lets get back to the Photo :)

I went to a new Place this Sunday. Its a place where there are a few Shopping Malls very close to each other. Its called Gaurav Towers or GT in short. I found nothing around to main complex, but right behind it I found this beautiful textured wall with Colorful Squares in Repetition. 

This is a Lookup Minimal Shot, as I was looking up and pointing my camera at the Subject. The Lens I used was the 100mm prime Macro Lens by Canon. I had to crop this photo from the top and the bottom as well to balance the aesthetics. In the photo above, you can see 8 Squares. 4 Red ones and 4 Yellow ones. Actually, there were many more of them but to de-clutter the shot, I chose this Set of 8 and moved closer to the subject, till they fitted nicely till the side edges of the frame. 

Also note the Small little flying bird on the Bottom right Corner. I posted this Photo under the Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes category of Minimalist Photography because the Squares are in repetition.

You can also Post this under Minimalism as in Small Objects, claiming that the Flying bird on the bottom right as your main subject, if that you did intentionally. 

But wait, don't wonder and say that it is impossible to time the bird. It is possible, as usually you would find a lot of birds sitting on high rise buildings with these box or square kind of openings in them. To get a bird in your frame, you can simply compose your frame, press half shutter button and take your eyes off the camera and look directly at the movement of the birds. The moment you see one of the birds fly across, press the shutter down completely. And there you have it.

Today, I dint expect to write such a long post, but I hope you liked the long explanation. :)

Thank you for your time here.  

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The Tilted Black Mug

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

Minimalist Photograph of a Titled  Black Mug lying on top of other Black Mugs in repetition, breaking the pattern.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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So I went to an Exhibition of Household Items and to my surprise I spotted this :)

The Titled Black Mug you see, is the one that a customer returned to the seller and the seller kept it on top of the repeating black mugs temporarily, before keeping it back in the stack. 

A regular shot of Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes would have been, the Black Mugs in Repetition but without the Tilted Black Mug

The Titled Black Mug drastically increasing the Art Appeal of the Minimalist Photograph. Also note, that it has been carefully placed in the bottom left corner, following the rule of thirds. 

Hope you enjoyed this Minimalist Photograph made using some Kitchenware. :)