21 February, 2015

The Big Gamble

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Minimalist Photo of Long shadow of a wall mounted light bulb.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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At times what you do is "put all your eggs in one basket". You place a very big bet on something despite being fully aware that the odds could be 50:50. The long shadow of the light bulb is the big bet or "The Big Gamble" I am talking about. It falls right on the line created by the light and shadow differential, hinting that the bet could go either way. The bet could be a big home loan, a bet in the stock markets, or even a marriage based on blind faith in your partner.


The photo falls under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry category. How I spotted this was fairly simple. Look-up whenever you see slanting sunlight coming in from an opening. What made me click this, was of course the elongated shadow of the bulb and the yellow wall. I mostly have my Canon zoom lens on, but here I did not need zoom that much. I was fairly close to the subject. The challenge here was the elevated angle of the shot and attaining the right exposure. It is suggested to use exposure bracketing in such shots.

Note: Avoid center placement of subjects.

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