16 October, 2016

Abandoned Car

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole

A Minimalist Photo of a part of an Abandoned Car, parked against a textured Indian Wall in Jaipur City.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Abandoned Car Location: Near Jaleb Chowk, Jaipur City.

I had not clicked Parts of the Whole Minimalism in a long while. Therefore, I decided to give it a try on my Last Photography Outing. 

As you can see, I have taken the front portion of the Abandoned Car and used it to cut the frame diagonally. The blue and white textured wall adds to the Visual. The shadows, you see on the wall, as well as on the car, are coming from the metal fence on the left.

Please Note: The photo is a bit "Maximally Minimal" rather than being Minimally Minimal. But, it is still Minimal :)

Abstract Photographers might like to call this an Abstract Photograph, but we, The Minimalists call it Minimal till the time it represents real world objects (or when the real world is identifiable) and as long as it falls under one of the 8 Types of Minimalism in Photography.

02 October, 2016

The Cloud Split

Minimalism as Less Elements

A black and white Minimalist Photo of two street lamps curved in the opposite direction split by a Minimalist White Cloud
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

I always wanted to shoot these lamps. I cross them every Sunday and the opposite direction of the two lamps, always used to intrigue me.

But, somehow I never clicked them. Today, was different. It was different because, today these lamps were Split by a White Minimalist Cloud and of course that's why I titled this post as "The Cloud Split".

The moment I spotted the cloud, I knew I had to take this shot. I dint have much time, as I was on my scooter and I had stopped right in the middle of the traffic. The cloud too was moving fast. I spent about 4 minutes on the shot and the cloud happened to move off-center twice in that time period.

Turning to black and white wasn't easy and I took me quite a bit of editing to get the grays and whites right. And that resulted in a bit of grains in the shot, but I do not mind them, especially because in Black and White Photography/Minimalism "All is OK".

The Minimalist Classification

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

The Number of Elements being just two:

a) The Lamps
b) The Cloud

Cant get simpler than this.

Hope you enjoyed this Minimalist Composition. I had posted a Similar Photo earlier:

"Cloud Vs Lamp"

Don't forget to check that out.