Pigeon and its Shadow

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Photo of a Pigeon sitting high up on a Red wall with his shadow being casted behind hime. Shot Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur, India
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Minimalism Type: Minimalism as Less Element

  • Photography Style: Looking up

  • Color Palette: Red and Blue


  • Camera Used: Canon 600D

  • Shot Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur


Aesthetic Elements: 

a) Red Wall
b) Blue Sky
c) Light and Shadow aka Natures Art at Play
d) Real World vs Shadow World comparison

e) Lines

f) Negative Space

Major Reason to Shoot:

I wanted to show the Comparison between the Real world being i.e. The Pigeon Versus its Shadow,  being casted right behind it.

To achieve this,

I moved to my left so that I could place the shadow on the bottom left of the frame and the Pigeon on the Top right.

This movement also helped me to place Negative Space correctly and to put both my Primary Subject ie. the Pigeon and my Secondary or Complimentary subject aka the Pigeons shadow, on the Rule of Thirds quadrant in the 3x3 Grid camera grid overlay.

Hope that you enjoyed the Shot.

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Dried Arborvitae Plant

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Photo of Dried Arborvitae Plant, shot via Canon 600D and 100mm Price Macro L Series Canon Lens at Central Park Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Theme: Minimalism and Nature

I spotted the above Minimalist Photograph of a Dried Arborvitae Plant, at Central Park - Jaipur.

I Shot this via my Canon 600D Camera, with the 100mm Price Macro L Series Canon Lens attached.

I chose a Low Aperture Value here to throw the Background out of Focus and kept my focus on only a part of the Plant.

This helped me to make the Photograph Less Cluttered and more Simplistic in Nature. 

For Technical Details, please refer to the EXIF Data Below:

  • Aperture: F 2.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

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Have a Great Day ! ! !

Water Ripple Waves

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Photo of a Water Ripple and its Circular Waves in Water.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Photographs of Water Ripples are usually found in Zen Books

The photo above titled "Water Ripple Waves", has a very calming and soothing effect.

The reason for that is, because here the primary focus is "Stillness".

Since Zen is more about keeping quiet than elaborating, I would like to cut short on further details and simply provide the EXIF Data.

EXIF Data:

  • F-Stop: F/5.6

  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 1/400

Related Shots:

A) Ripples in Water

B) Spiral Water Ripples

The Partial Window

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole

White Window partially visible behind the Red Zig Zag Side Rail of a Staircase at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Art Center in Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Good Evening !

The above Minimalist Photo has been categorized as Minimalism as Parts of the Whole.

The reason being because I have shown you a Part of the White Window above, rather than the whole of it, Leaving room for Imagination

This shot was taken Yesterday i.e. on 6th of August 2017 with my Canon 600D Camera and 100mm Prime Macro L series F 2.8 Lens.

One thing to note here is the EXIF Data aka Camera Settings. 

The focus point in the Photograph was on The Partial Window.

I had to choose a High Aperture Value, so that the lines of the side rails of the staircase in the foreground, stayed sharp. 

If on the other hand, I had used a Low Aperture value like F2.8, then the foreground lines would have got blurred, spoiling the feel of the shot. 

Below is the EXIF Data for more clarity:
  • Camera Mode: Full Manual
  • ISO: 400
  • F-stop: F/11
  • Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.

Hope you enjoyed the Shot.  

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