A Flower For Every Petal

Minimalism as Less Elements


Black and White Minimalist Photo of a Curve at a wall near Jantar Mantar Jaipur. India
Photo by © Prakash Ghai
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Have faith in yourself and the universe, you are not just a petal. You hold the potential to be a blossoming flower. Many a times people think that their life is over and all their efforts have gone to vain. Later, their state of mind deteriorates and they start missing any opportunities that come their way. They either don't believe in them or think that they are just a trap to make them meet failure once again. But, NO. Do not commit such a mistake. Your job in life is to keep trying till you die, or until you get old. Someday you will click and be successful. You hold the potential, yes you do. One day surely you will shine and stand upright like a flower blossoming in the sun. Nature rewards those who keep working hard. If it does not reward you for your hard work, mind you it shall be messing up with its own rules. Success will be yours eventually. Only those who give up half-way shall not be rewarded. Believe in yourself and your abilities. And not to forget, most importantly "Believe in Nature". For once trust it. It shall not disappoint you, ever.


Composition


Shot during broad daylight at about 10 in the morning with my Canon 50mm 1.4 prime lens. This is Minimalism as Less Elements.The abstract flower sort of a feel the structure was giving me caught my attention. The light and shadow combination instantly reminded me of the leaves of a lotus flower (inverted). I kept it really simple and avoided center placement of the subject. Yes that was the trap here. Converting to monochrome was an active choice as some areas were blown out due to excessive light and because I was bored of the regular yellow that's spread all across my city, Jaipur.

17 comments:

  1. I am wondering what I am looking at. Is this a partly painted archway. Is there a connection for us between image and your encouraging message?

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    1. No, this is not partly painted, its just an arc cut out right at the edge of where two walls that go on the either side meet. The dark area is the shadow and not paint.

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  2. Hi Prakash, I came across your photos while looking for sample photos on minimalism photography for my class tomorrow. While looking at the pile of minimalism photos, yours always caught my eye due to their excellent quality and size of the file, so I came here to check out your work and I realized that besides excellent photos you have excellent words. So inspiring! Thank you so much for your work, it is great what you are doing. Keep up the good work!
    P.s. You can see the blog of my class here, unfortunately all in a strange language for you: fotoring.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Kerly :) I went through your blog too. Some great photos there. I send you greetings from India.

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  3. Thanks for replying! As a matter of fact, after yesterday's class, I was so moved by your photos and words, I decided to give my students a closer look on your work and introduce them your website. I hope it is okay with you? Your minimalism is excellent! Greetings from Estonia!

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  4. Thank You once again. I am very happy to see the genre being spread and taught. I am sure your students will come up with great images. I hope somehow I can have a look at them.

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  5. this is not real flower., nice photos with words to ponder., keep it up ;)

    ps. greeting from Malaysia

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  6. Beautiful photo! Beautiful words!
    All best for you,
    Liliana

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