21 February, 2018

The Inverted Light Triangle

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

 A Black and White Minimal Art Picture of an Inverted Light Triangle formed by Light on the walls of Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Greetings from Pink City once again. 

Hope this picture finds you in the best of your health and spirit. 

Oh wait a minute, that's how I used to write the opening lines of a letter when I was learning letter writing in my 8th Grade in St Xaviers School Jaipur. 

Anyways, I am pretty sure that you are definitely fine :) for the massively negative Lunar Eclipses have passed and even the very recent Solar Eclipse. 

So with those behind our back, lets smile and be merry for a while :)

OK, so as you can see I am back with a Black and White Minimalism Shot of The Inverted Light Triangle

Yet again, these walls belong to Jawahar Kala Kendra, 

haha well NO.... this time it is Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.

What prompted me to take this shot was the Inverted Light Triangle being formed on the wall high above. All thanks to Sunlight/ Nature.

You see its difficult to find Triangles, and I consider myself lucky if nature hands over one to me :)

The Camera Kit I had that day was my Canon 600D and the 100 mm Prime Macro Lens. 

The composition is pretty simple to comprehend, I just followed the rule of thirds here, on the right, left and at the top of the frame.

and Bam the frame is ready. 

This is Core Minimalism as I like to call it.

For its done using Simple Geometry, of course Black and White and Light and Shadow contributes  nicely to the frame aesthetics.

Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Have a Good Day / Night

11 February, 2018

Black and White Lookup Minimalism using Light Shadow and Lines

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Lookup Minimal Shot of a Roof with Lines in Black and White along with the combination of Light and Shadows. Shot taken at Jawahark Kala Kendra Jaipur India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Another LookUp or Looking Up Minimalist Shot taken at Jawahar Kala Kendra.

Whats special here is that I showed the contrast between the Curves on the Front Pillar (on the right) and the Straight Lines in the background ie the Roof. 

To get both the foreground and the background completely in focus I shot this at F/22 aperture value. 

I have recently upgraded to a full-frame camera aka Canon 6D Mark II and I am having fun with it.

I don't know why but these days I am taking more of Monochrome Shots.


Take Care and Good Night

25 January, 2018

Towel Drying On a Clothesline In India

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Minimalist Photograph of a Towel Drying On A Clothesline In India on a Yellow Wall.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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What we have here is a Minimalist Photograph of a Towel Drying On A Clothesline in India on a Yellow Wall.

This was shot at Chandpole Bazaar Jaipur. 

I took prior permission from the Shopkeeper before clicking this.

I never showed him what I clicked by the way. And there is a good reason for it.

Well, If I would have showed him that I was shooting just the walls and not photos of his hardware shop (which he presumed would be published in the next day's newspaper, as I look like a news agency hired photographer), he would have probably not allowed me to shoot, thinking that something is wrong with me. 

I mean who takes pictures of walls? Yes, some people react this way.

Anyways, Talks aside, I kept it very simple yet again.

I left ample negative space to the left of the frame. 

The Yellow Wall is the Highlight here of course.

Also Note: The Colorful Towels contrasts so nicely with the single colored wall. 

Hope you liked the shot.

Thank You.

Pipe Repetition Pattern Minimal

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

A Minimalist Picture of the Curves of a plastic Industrial Pipes forming a Repetitive Pattern, Shot via Canon 100mm Prime Macro L Series Lens mounted on Canon 600D Camera.
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A Shot of the Curves of Plastic Industrial Pipes forming a Repetitive Pattern. Shot taken via Canon 100mm Prime Macro L Series Lens mounted on Canon 600D Camera.

I found this stack of pipes on the outskirts of Shyam Nagar, Jaipur. These were laid near a Construction Site. 

I took about 15 shots in total and some of them were too messy. This one in particular, was very simple and I personally like it for the Diagonal Line I created via moving to the side. 

As you can see, the Curves of the Pipe aka its texture is in Repetition, therefore this Minimalist Photograph falls under Minimalism as Repeating Shapes category of Minimalism.

Hope you enjoyed the photograph.

Feel free to post your feedback.

Have a Good Day.

19 January, 2018

Old Door Handle

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Minimal Art Picture of an Old Metal Door of a Bus against a Blue Background Shot via Canon 600D DSLR Camera near Ravindra Manch, Jaipur - India.
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A Minimal Art Photograph of an Old Door Handle of a Parked Bus that I spotted near Ravindra Manch, Jaipur, India.

Shot taken via Canon 600 D Camera.

I guess I had the 50mm Prime F/1.4 Lens attached that day. 

What prompted me to click this?

The Broken nature of the Handle, as you can see the screws have come off.

Also, the Curve the handle has made by regularly rubbing against the Blue Metal Sheet of the Bus. 


The Photo falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements Category of Minimalist Photography

There are plenty more photographs on my blog. 

Head over to the homepage PrakashGhai.com to explore more :)

Thank you ! Have a great day.

16 January, 2018

Street Lamp and Metal Fence - Black and White Minimalism

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Black and White Minimalist Photo of a Street Lamp as seen through an Iron Spade Shapes Broken Metal Fence.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This Street Lamp and Metal Fence Photograph falls under Minimalism / Minimalist Photography as Less Elements

The Only elements here being a) The Street Lamp and b) The Metal Fence.

Yes, I have kept it real simple. 

To make the Photo stand out , I have created a visual effect that kind of portrays that the Street Lamp is a part of the Broken Metal Fence and the fence doesn't look like its broken.

I did so by bending down on my knees and visually connecting the fence and the lamp by moving left and right.

Its a weird shot or one may call it a trick shot or something else. I clicked this while I was attending the Jaipur Art Summit. 

The creative vibes of the summit bit me hard ;) 

09 January, 2018

Monochrome Staircase

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Monochrome Minimal Art Picture of a Staircase at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur with lines created both by the architecture of the stairs and the Light and Shadow Differential.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018. This is my First Blogpost of 2018 and I am happy that I have been actively blogging since July 2014.


I begin my year with this Monochrome Staircase Minimalist Photograph. This photo falls under Minimalism as Simple Geometry category under Minimalist Photography. 

Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur

Lens used: Canon 100mm Prime Macro / Focal Length 100mm

Aperture: f 5.6

ISO: 100

Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec

A Word on the Composition

I included only a little part of the staircase on the right of the frame.

I left some space on the top to include the multiple lines formed by the light and shadow differential.

Photo was shot in color but converted to Black and White later in an editing software. 

Initially during editing, I increased the contrast and the brightness a lot, but later I realized that I overdid that part.

So, I cut down on the brightness and contrast a bit and increased the highlights.

Some bit of cropping was also done, say about 3-5%

Thank you for taking out time to go through my blog post. 

Wish you a Good Day !