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.
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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.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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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


- ISO speed: ISO-100

- Exposure time: 1/800 sec.

- F-stop: f/5.6

- Exposure bias: 0 step

The Missing Leaves

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Black and White Minimalist Photo of the Stem of a plant with Misssing Leaves.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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My posting schedule seems to be as random as the shape of the clouds in the sky. I believe those who have subscribed to my blog posts via e-mail must be getting my mails when they don't expect and vice-versa. 

Never mind, since I am yet not full-time into photography, my posting schedule is going to be the same. 

So you must be wondering what made me post today, If you were not wondering, still no problem I'd still tell you ;)

I open my laptop less often these days. I just came here today to randomly check my mails and some other social profiles. Usually I am glued to my phone for the same. So, today was different.

Since I was getting bored I got my ear phones on and started listening to a latest Bollywood romantic song "Mai Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga" (in english "I'd still love you",) from the new Bollywood movie Half-Girlfriend. 

While I was doing that, I thought why not open my Minimalist Photography Folder and check the edited pictures in it. The above photograph has been edited about 4 months back but I had still not posted it.

Something stopped me every-time I tried to post.  While I began writing this post, I observed the Photograph carefully and then I realized it actually relates to the song I am listening to. 

So, my sub-conscious mind made me select this photograph by correlating the words of the song to it. The song's lyrics are "I'd still love you" the rest of the assumption in general is "no matter what"... So, "I'd still love you, no matter what".

If we consider the stem of the plant with leaves, as a person who was in love but got heart-broken. The same is represented here by both The Missing Leaves and the Lack of Color in the Photograph ie. it being Black and White. 

And for a moment it appeared to me that this person is singing this song "I'd still love you, no matter what" (despite being broken, despite The Missing Leaves.)

You might think I am crazy but for me this is the plus side of being a Minimalist Photographer. My sense of observation has increased a lot and I am able to now co-relate things. 

Anyways, lets take a look at the Composition:

The Composition is quite Simple. Just place the subject in the right, and leave some empty space. That is all. But wait, this is Gray. Gray is challenging to edit. Make sure to adjust the Highlights and Contrast in the right proportion. This took me a very long time to edit, just to get the gray right. 

The Photo, as most of my Minimalist Photos, Falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography

I found the leaves lying on a plastic chair near a road side kiosk, that sells bangles near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.

The Lens that I used was the Canon, 100 mm prime macro lens.

Thank you for reading this till the end. 

Have a Nice Day !