Solo Water Droplet

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Macro Photo of Solo Water Droplet on a Plants leaf post rain in Jaipur, India.
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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 ;)

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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.
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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
 

EXIF Data

- 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.
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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 !  

Lady In Blue Saree Crossing The Street With An Umbrella

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Lady in Blue Saree crossing the street with an Umbrella to protect herself from the Summer Heat in Jaipur, India
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Greetings once again. Today, I have a Street Shot to share with you all. I guess it was about time that I posted something different. So I flexed my creative muscle. 

This shot was taken today at about 4.45 pm. I stopped over a bridge/flyover with nothing in mind actually. There are two railway tracks under it, so trains keep passing by from there. I just stopped to have a look. I knew I would not be shooting the trains of course. Then, while I was observing the railways tracks below, I saw a few people passing by the street. I had a good look at the shadows being casted by them while crossing the street. 

I became pretty interested to find a subject and tried shooting different subjects that passed by the street from various angles. I missed a long shadow shot of an old man, another one of a bicycle's shadow (but that would not have been minimalist).

I also missed quite a few other people who passed by. By missed I mean, I missed the shots and I  deleted them on the spot, for I was not happy with the compositions. I could neither get the Street Photography shots right (that I shoot and keep for myself and not post them here) nor the Minimalism Shots right.

I told myself, never mind this happens. Then I spotted this Lady in Blue Saree with an Umbrella in her hand walking towards my frame. She was a little far, so I had to wait about 30 seconds. 30 Seconds is too long a wait for me, ha ha, I have less of patience and even lesser in summers when it is 45 degrees. Yes, today was hot as well. 


In the initial few shots that I took, The Lady in the Blue Saree, was just walking downwards towards me, from North to South and that was giving me a lot of clutter in the frame. I had the lady, the bus next to her in the parking, a car passing by and what not in the frame.

But, I kept following her movement and kept on clicking her. Then, surprise surprise, she just chose to change sides and cross the street. :)

Yes, this was my moment to de-clutter and I knew it.

Finally, I could now remove the unwanted elements from the frame. She moved from left to the right of the frame, while crossing the street, while her earlier movement was from north to south.

I wasted 3 more clicks, but in the 4th one, I was finally able to avoid the street traffic completely in the frame. I had to be fast but at the same time, I had to leave negative space on the left following The Rule of Thirds.

The Rule of Motion is also followed here. That rule says that one should leave space in front of the moving subject from where he/she/it is traveling to, to create a sense of motion in the minds of the viewer. Like here, when you see The Lady, you know she is going to travel from right of the frame to the left and there is physical empty space in front of her to do so. 

Also note that here. The Rule of thirds and The Rule of Motion, actually Overlaps.   

Minimalism Categorization.


The Photo falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements Category of Minimalist Photography. The primary element here being, the Lady In Blue Saree with carrying an Umbrella. The Street and Shadows acts a tiny supporting elements.

Hope that you enjoyed this street shot and my little explanation. 

And Wait, did you notice that the Lady has a cool sense of Fashion. She is wearing Blue and that is very soothing and ideal to wear in Peak Summer. :)

Unlatched Door

Minimalism as Less Elements


Unlatched Yellow Door adjacent to Green and Pink Wall.
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Hello and Welcome to my New Blog Post :)

Last Sunday was quite hot. About 45 Degrees. That's how hot it is in India in May.

I took this photograph roughly at about 4.30 pm and the temperature was 42 Degrees then. I was on my bike as usual roaming around taking random turns, entering different streets every-time. That is how I hunt my shots.

This was my first shot that day. After this I took about 10 more shots but I was done for the day. I got dehydrated due to the maddening heat and got a headache as well. I was hoping for a longer time out, but well, one should not complain. There is always another day to look forward to for great photos.


OK, now lets have a look at the Composition of the Photo

 

The photo above of the Unlatched Door, falls under the Minimalism Category of Less Elements. I want to make one thing clear here, that there should be no confusion regarding the Minimalism Categorization here.


No, This photo does not fit under the Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors Category, because its pretty evident that the Open Latch is my primary subject and that's what I want to show to the viewer first. 

The green and pink bars are added just to support the main subject. They add variety as the viewers eye travels from the left of the frame to right, after having a good look at the latch. 

So, that explains it. Hope you like the photograph. 

Feedback is welcomed.

Thank you for your time today. 

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The Water Sprinkler

Minimalism as Less Elements


 Black and White Minimalist Photography using Water Sprinkler and Empty Garden field as a Subjects.
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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.
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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.
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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. :)

The Yellow Rectangle

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


Minimalist Photo of a Yellow Rectangle.
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Good Evening.

Time and again I get back to basics i.e Basic Shapes and Simple Minimalism.

This is the most fun part, for this is what we used to learn in childhood. Basic Shapes and Colors.

Such Minimalist Photos are exciting to shoot and mind you, they might bring in a feeling of nostalgia.

That said, Lets quickly have a look at the Composition.


By moving to my left and bending down a little on my knees, I was able to carve out a small yellow rectangle from a big yellow sign board, that I found at an art exhibition. 

Placing it in the top right corner was my first instinct.

Since this is a part clipped from the whole, this Photograph falls under the Parts of the Whole Minimalism

One thing to remember here is that, It should be obvious to the viewer at first glance, that your intention is to show a part of the whole subject. 

That is all I have to say today. 

See you next time :)

Chao !   

Dark Violet Green And Blues

Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors


 A Minimalist Picture of Colorful walls of a Kids School with Dark Violet, Green and Blue Wall Paint Colors
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Dark Violet Green And Blues, is a shot that comes from the same building, where I shot Colorful Rectangles


As I had mentioned in that post, that I would soon be sharing a Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors Shot, so here it is. 

In Colorful Rectangles, there was one color too many to categorize that photo in Few Colors Category, but here the setup is ideal with just 3 main colors. 

Therefore this Minimalist Photo falls nicely under the Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors Category of Minimalism

Other noteworthy elements of the photo that make it Minimal and more Balanced Composition-wise are:


- Simple Geometric Shapes i.e mostly lines and partitions

- Measured Alignment

- Lots of Empty Space

- Rule of Thirds i.e the Blue partition at the bottom

- Subtle Textures that uplift the artistic aspect

- Minimal Editing

- Visual Clarity / Non-complexity

Alright, that's pretty much about the photograph.

See you, next post.


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Decayed Stairs

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Minimal Art Photography using Decayed Stairs as a Minimalist Subject.
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Hello Everyone, Its Saturday :) 

Here's wishing you all a great happy Weekend.

I would be going on a Photo-walk tomorrow and would need to sleep early for that. I thought it would be a good idea to publish a Blog Post on Weekend. Therefore, here I am. 

Well, What I do at times , I edit 10 photos in one go. This gives me room to do blog posts more often.

The old method is to Edit one photo at a time and then make a blog post on it.

So this come right from my buffer stock :)

OK,  lets quickly get to the Composition now.


  • This is Minimalism as Simple Geometry
     
  • The Simple Geometry being the Lines in Repetition.
     
  • The Decay Adds to the Art Quotient of the Photograph.
     
  • This is an Abandoned Staircase Located at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
     
  • Lens used again is Canon 100mm Prime Macro L Series.
     
  • Because I was using a 100mm Lens, I shot this from a distance. You can also use a 50mm prime lens or even 35mm and shoot this up close. Going too wide, may distort the lines, mind you.

  • This time I dint shoot this from the Side, because Shooting this from the front, makes the image Flat, but at the same time, it creates a weird kind of depth and mystery in the photograph, for the steps are ascending.

Light Shadow Lines Architecture

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Minimal Architecture Photograph using Light, Shadow, Lines and Architecture as Core Elements.
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Light Shadow Lines Architecture, is not a Minimalist Title, I agree :)


But, the Photo Definitely is. I chose such a title, so that it becomes easier for the blog followers to immediately comprehend the elements within the Minimalist Photograph.

The Photograph falls under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry Category. The Subject being, primarily just the Lines. That's the Simple Geometry here.

And again this a Look-up Minimal Shot here, taken from my 100mm Canon Prime Macro L Lens.

I'd keep it short today, as I have other thoughts to ponder on after this. 

Hope you liked the Minimalist Explanation :)

Have a great day ahead.

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Colorful Rectangles

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

 

Minimalism using Colorful Rectangles Painted on the Walls of a Kindergarten School as a Subject.
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What we have here is a Lookup Minimal Shot of Colorful Rectangles


This is a colorful building of a Kindergarten School I spotted in Bani Park, Jaipur. This is probably one of the best Kindergarten Schools in terms of its exterior wall paint, design and aesthetics. I took about 7-8 shots of this place. More of which I shall post in my future updates. 

Remember: for a Minimalist Photographer, a Kindergarten School is a Great Great Subject. Go find them !

 

- More On the Minimalist Composition


I actually stopped by this school, to shoot "Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors", but here there are way too many colors to classify this image under that category. This is a bit Maximal.

So this one goes under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry Category , because of the symmetry and geometrical alignment in the composition and the sheer presence of Simple Geometric Shapes.

The Simple Geometry being:


a) Lines

b) Colorful Rectangles.


Hope you enjoyed the shot. I am eager to post the other shots I have from this outing. 

See you next time. !


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Reflection of Electricity Tower on Glass Building

Minimalism as Less Elements


Reflection of Electricity Tower on Glass Building used as a Minimalist Photography Subject
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The above Photo Falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements Category. The Picture a little Maximal, as the coverage area of the Reflection of the Electricity Tower on Glass Building, is quite large. But, Still the elements in the Photo are just three. Namely:-

1) The Glass Building
2) The Reflection of the Electricity Tower
3) The Street Lamp on the Left.

and therefore the Photo is Minimalist :)

Another take on The Photo is, that it is more of Minimalist Visual Art Play, than just being a Simplistically Minimal Photograph. I hope you get what I am trying to say. 

I found this subject on a Red Light Crossing. I was on my bike Crossing it and The Big Reflection of the Electricity Tower, made me stop right after the crossing. 

Yes, a Lot of people started staring at me, as the street was a busy one. Some people even started calling me, to come take a photo of something that they think I could publish in the newspaper. They all consider me a Media Reporter, for the way I look with my rimless specs. And also because of The Big Big Long 100mm Canon Prime Lens, that I took this shot with. 

I have made it a rule now, that no matter who calls me, I will ignore all the voices. Its just a waste of time and it creates an immediate disconnect with my sub-conscious mind that generally takes over, when I shoot Minimalist Photos

I would advise you as well, to not to get into any kind of chatter with people on the street while shooting. I have had incidents, therefore I am suggesting you this. 

Well, with that little advice, I would like to close this post. 

Hope you enjoyed my find. :)

See you, next shot. 

The Hollow Square

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimalist Photo of a Hollow Square on a Textured Brown Indian Wall.
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I have a fascination for Squares and they are my favorite Minimalism Subject. Whenever I find them, I shoot them, no matter what. :)

The Hollow Square that you see above, is from a fest that I went to. This is a wall just outside the main building. They were doing some last minute touch-ups before the fest. I was lucky enough to visit the place just 2 days before the inauguration, otherwise this wall would have been a multi-colored one. 


If you notice, I did not edit the photograph that much. I kept it a little Dull and Flat on purpose, as that is what I wanted to communicate here. 

Dull and Flat is sometimes the Mood that I am into, when I sit down and think about Life. 

Only yesterday, I had posted a status on my Facebook Timeline,  "Life is a square, with unequal sides." 
 
Haha, well that is about Life, but the Square above has equal sides. 

Maybe, those equal sides is what I am searching for in my life. 


With that honest thought, lets take a quick look at the Minimalism Classification


  • The photo falls under Minimalism as Simple Geometry Category of Minimalism.

     
  • The basic geometry shape obviously being the Square.

     
  • The Texture on the wall, pulls up dramatically the aesthetics of the Photograph.

     
  • Also note, that the color palette is monochromatic, i.e. just the browns. 


All in all, great ingredients for a Simple Minimalist Photograph !

Two Entangled Dry White Twigs

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Macro Minimalist Picture of Two Entangled Dry White Twigs.
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Two Entangled Dry White Twigs. Well that's some title. Took me a long time to think that. Why? because 'Simplicity is obvious, but because there is so much clutter around us, we fail to spot it".


This is Macro Minimalism / Macro Photography and of course the theme here is "Nature".

I generally don't shoot such subjects, but since I have my New Canon 100mm Macro Lens with me now, I am exploring Macro Nature as a Minimalism Subject. To be frank, I am enjoying it. 

Good Lenses and Camera Power does help. I am planning to buy the upcoming Canon 6D Mark II full-frame Camera in the next couple of months. It's yet to be announced by the way ;)

OK, so lets get to the Composition Highlights now.


This is Minimalism as in Less Elements. The only Elements here being,

a) The Two Entangled Dry White Twigs and 

b) The Smooth Creamy Bokeh Background. 


I actually found this at Smriti Van (forest) in Jaipur. I was there for an Instagram Meet. This Twig pair was spotted at the Centerpiece Decoration of the Yoga Garden at Smriti Van, which had a lot of creeper plants on it.

I was having a discussion with my friend and was telling him how eager I was to spot and shoot a Spider Web. I initially spotted a few Strands of the Spiders Web but I wasn't happy with that. 

When I looked around the entire Centerpiece Decoration, I actually failed to spot any worthwhile Spider Webs. With a sad, dull mood, I decided to make these Two Entangled Dry White Twigs as my stop-gap subject. 

I clicked this very casually and took just 2 shots. Later, I discarded one of it, but kept this one.

I did one mistake here, which I later corrected in post processing/editing. It is very difficult to get sharp focus in handheld Macro Shots. And my Camera provides only 1 Cross-Point Focus option. That is the Center Focus Point, out of the 9 in total available in the view-finder to focus.

So, to get this sharp, I used that center focus point and clicked this image. But, I ended up center-placing my subject and that was looking awful, just awful. 

I did not use the other focus points as they would not have given me this clear and sharp picture. Also, I did not Compose-Recompose by physically moving the camera after locking focus, to get the rule of thirds right, because in Macro Lenses, you tend to lose focus with the slightest of movement. 

Therefore, I simply cropped the Image from the left and Bang ! Rule of thirds was applied :)

OK, that a long chatter.

Hope you liked my effort. Stay tuned for more.

Regards

Prakash Ghai 

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