Minimalism as Less Elements
|Photo By © Prakash Ghai|
I spotted this One Way Traffic Sign right in front of Jantar Mantar (Jaipur) entrance gate.
I parked my bike under the sign and this was the first shot of my Minimalist Photography photo-walk today. I mostly take photos from my standard Canon DSLR Kit, but this particular shot was taken by my Samsung Galaxy S6 SmartPhone Camera.
The reason why I chose to take this picture via my cellphone and not via the DSLR was simple. I needed a wide angle lens to achieve the kind of composition I had planned in my mind. The subject was way too close and I had my Canon 50mm prime 1.4 lens on, on my DSLR. I do not own a wide angle lens. If I had one, I would have used that.
More on the Minimalist Composition
As you can see, I am right under The One Way Traffic Sign. I was looking at it at an elevation of approximately 70 degrees. I bent down on my knees to begin with, but that wasn't sufficient. So I decided to sit on the road. Trust me, it was fun. More so, because the people around started to observe me. I am sure they were all wondering... What was so special about this Traffic Sign? that they had missed and I did not.
Anyways, lets get back to the Minimalist Photograph. I took about three shots from my Cellphone and finally I was happy with one. Usually, I edit cellphone Minimalist shots with the Phone's default editing app. But, this photo, I transferred from my cellphone to my Laptop and then edited it. I did so to better enhance the contrast and the overall saturation. A hint of sharpness too, was added.
The Classification: The photo falls under Minimalism as Less Elements category.
The Less Elements being the following:-
1st Element: Blue Sky
2nd Element: One Way Traffic Sign
3rd Element: Yellow Wall
Hope you enjoyed the Shot.
Don't forget to follow Traffic Rules !