22 June, 2016

Hanging Iron Chain On A Rusty Textured Background

Minimalism as Less Elements

Minimalist Photo of Hanging Iron Chain On A Rusty Textured Background
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Sometimes, you are in a phase of life, where you feel very low on self esteem and confidence. Also you begin to think that, all is very gloomy and life is kind of over. You draw conclusions way too early and talk of completely giving up without realizing, that this is just a phase of life. I have met many people who talk or assume the same, most of them in their mid-thirties. I would say such phases of life come and go. Life overall, is a combination of ups and downs and in the long run everyone experiences roughly the same joys and sorrow, only the form of in which they occur or are experienced might be different and therefore people do not realize it. When some people face difficult times, they tend to forget about their strong and positive points. There is a saying which goes "This too shall pass" and trust me it eventually does, all that one need to do is to have patience and some hope to sail through.

The photo above depicts a similar sort of a phase, where the un-rusted iron chain (which believes it too has got rusted) or that mid-thirties person, has forgotten that he is capable enough to sail through bad times. The rust in the background or the negative circumstances has overwhelmed him.

Well, lets get back with the composition now. It is fairly easy to comprehend that this is Minimalism as Less Elements with just two main elements in the frame. One being the chain and the other, the textured rusty metal background. For the ones interested in the technicals, here is the EXIF data.

  • Camera Make: Canon 
  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D
  • ISO speed: ISO-100
  • F-stop: f/4.5
  • Exposure Time: 1/125 sec
  • Exposure bias: 0 step

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  1. Absolutely...every peak has a trough and the journey of life is of ebbs and lows...loved the contrast of iron against the rusted background and the way you have gloriously related to the ups and downs..great work..