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.


  1. First to be alert to such features around oneself, then appreciating their aesthetic appeal, and then implementing idea into action immediately. One has to be very quick in body as well as mind to accomplish such a work of art. Hats off to you!

  2. Fascinating.

  3. enjoyed the thought prior to ur click..good one