06 September, 2014

Awaiting Prosperity

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

A Black and white Minimalist Photo of Big shadow of a house gate on street.
Photo by © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimalist Photo of Big shadow of a house gate on street.

We all want a prosperous life, don't we? 

Also, there are some, who want success the easy way. Well, success never comes easy and a lot of hard-work is required. But, beware, life is life. It is not guaranteed, that on working hard success is a surety. That is the unpredictable nature of life. It hands over fruits to the ones who are not even worthy of peanuts and vice-versa. Despite all this, the common man's job is to work hard. That is the  only way for him to improve upon his chances of success.

The Big Shadow of the gate here, indicates the preview of probable success which lies behind the closed gate. One needs to keep toiling each day of the month/year, for the rest of his life to try and reach beyond. For most, the wait is really long, therefore the title Awaiting Prosperity.

The question still remains, will Life ever be fair in handing over success to people?

A word on the Composition of the Photograph

The photograph is a little maximally minimal in nature. The subject is the shadow of lines in repetition and hence I have categorized the photograph under Minimalism as in Repeating shapes category of Minimalist Photography

I clipped a part of the gate and let the shadow cover the majority of the frame. The downward sloping angle adds more interest and flow. I could have moved the stone away but I like to keep scenes more on the natural side so I decided against it. 

Hope you enjoyed the Photograph. Stay tuned for many more are to follow.

Pro Tip: never miss entrance gates, they are great subjects for Minimalist Compositions

Would love to hear your feedback!


  1. Yes, I agree very much with this post. The nature of life is unpredictable.
    While it favors some hard-workers, it ignores some.
    It shows partiality sometimes and favours some who are very lazy and unworthy..!

    1. Exactly. Thank you for going through. Greetings from Jaipur City.