15 November, 2014

Rusty Entrance Gate

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes

A Minimalist Photo of A Rusty Entrance gate at an Exhibition at Diggi Marpura Fair
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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I went to the Diggi Malpura Fair with few of my friends. This, was the entrance gate for the Dainik Bhaskar exhibition held right next to the religious temple. We went in all excited and were expecting some great food and beverages, but we forgot to take a clue from the entrance gate. The Entrace Gate was full of rust. Rust also means unkempt, deserted and that too was the case with the exhibition. Only a handful of people inside, nothing to eat, very messy and not even water to drink. The learning that we got that day was that Entrance Gates also tell a lot about people around and how well taken care of the place could be.

A word on the Composition of the Rusty Entrance Gate

To take this shot I moved a little to the left of the rusty gate. Some empty space has been left both on the top and on the right of the frame. That is the only way I could ad negative space here since I needed a close shot of the gate to show rust and yet keep the frame Minimalistic. Therefore I ended up in a way using, double rule of thirds but in reverse. In reverse, as instead of the Negative Space taking up 2/3rd of the space in the frame, the subject took it.

This shot had everything I could ask for, the primitive spade design, repetition, harsh sunlight, yellow wall and to top it all RUST. Hope you enjoyed the shot. Stay tuned. More Minimalistic Photos to follow.

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