29 August, 2017

Water Outlet Vs The Pigeon

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Simple Minimalistic Picture of a Pigeon Sitting on a Red Wall Versus the Long Shadow of a Water Outlet.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This Photograph comes from an old Album, that has a lot of Pictures shot at JKK or Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.

I was checking that folder to see how the walls used to look back then, as they were Red in Color.

But Now, most of the walls at this place have been painted to a dull brown-beige kind of a color. 

I really do not like the new paint color at all. 

Anyways, lets leave aside that color talk and take a look at the some the highlight of the photograph below.

Photo Highlights


  • Minimalism Type: Less Elements


  • Style: Looking Up


  • Subject: Water Outlet and the Pigeon


  • Color Palette: Red / Blacks 

  •  Aesthetic Elements: 


    a) Long Shadow of Water Outlet

    b) A Right Angled Triangle formed on the right by Shadows

    c) Out of Focus Bird contrasting with the In-Focus Water Outlet


  • Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur


  • Camera Used: Canon 600D


  • Lens Used: Canon 55-250 Zoom Telephoto Kit Lens


Hope that you enjoyed my little effort via my blog post that I keep doing to promote the right Minimalist Photography

Your comments will keep me motivated. 

Thank you

Have a Good Day !

If you have any comments to make, please do !!!

27 August, 2017

Window With Long Shadow

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Minimal Style Picture of a Window with Long Shadow against an Orange Wall. Shot at Jaipur- India
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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  • Photography Style: Looking Up


  • Subject: Brown Window

  • Aesthetic Elements

  1. Long Shadow
  2. Orange Wall
  3. Window is a Rectangle (therefore Simple Geometry Classification)
  4. Negative Space on the Left
  5. Application of the Rule of Thirds

  • Location: Old City, Jaipur (India)

  • Camera Used: Canon 600D

  • Lens Used: Canon 55-250 mm Kit Lens

  • Year Taken: 2014

25 August, 2017

The Rusted Curl Colored Version

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Minimalistic Photograph of Curved Rusted Metal shot via Canon 600D DSLR Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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The Above Minimalist Photograph The Rusted Curl Colored Version is actually the Colored Version of an earlier posted Black and White Minimalist Photograph titled The Rusted Curl.

I wouldn't talk much about it as the composition is fairly simple and I have talked a little about already in the earlier Black and White post The Rusted Curl.

Also please excuse me for my writing style in that earlier post. I was new to blogging back then. That post was made in 2014..... it was a very "long time back''

I have learned blogging over the years, and my writing style is OK now. 


Also do let me know:


(A) If you too like Rust?

 (B) and which of the two versions of the Photograph did you like? Black and White OR Colored?

Thank you !

22 August, 2017

Staircase Minimal

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Minimalistic Photograph of a Staircase at Hawa Mahal Jaipur, India
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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I clicked this Minimalist Photograph at Hawa Mahal, Jaipur (India). If you have not been to this Place, then you must visit it. It is one of the Main Tourist Attractions of the City.

You will find lots of intriguing architecture here. The Ddoors, Windows and the Staircases are just a treat for the eyes. Not to forget the subtle decay and texture on the walls and of course the very beautiful colors. 

Lets quickly take a look at the Highlights of the Shot

  • Minimalism Type: Simple Geometry (primarily the lines)
  • Theme: Minimalism and Architecture
  • Style: Shooting flat from the front.
  • Aesthetic Elements:

    • The mysterious Left Turn
    • Subtle Texture on the Walls
    • Lines: Leading lines on the right and that of the steps
    • Decay on the Steps
  • Camera Used: Canon 600D
  • Lens Used: Canon 50mm F 1.4 Prime Lens

More Information:

Other than that I would like to mention that, these kind of composition is all about which part of the staircase are you taking the photo from. And how far and close you want to show that in the frame..

Another choice is the decide what kind of depth you want to show..

Consider all these factors when shooting Staircase Minimalism

Hope that you enjoyed the shot.

Take Care !

Have a Good Day :)

15 August, 2017

Pigeon and its Shadow

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Photo of a Pigeon sitting high up on a Red wall with his shadow being casted behind hime. Shot Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur, India
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Minimalism Type: Minimalism as Less Elements

  • Photography Style: Looking up

  • Color Palette: Red and Blue  

  • Camera Used: Canon 600D

  • Shot Location: Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur


Aesthetic Elements: 

a) Red Wall
b) Blue Sky
c) Light and Shadow aka Natures Art at Play
d) Real World vs Shadow World comparison
e) Lines
f) Negative Space

Major Reason to Shoot:

I wanted to show the Comparison between the Real world being i.e. The Pigeon Versus its Shadow,  being casted right behind it.

To achieve this,

I moved to my left so that I could place the shadow on the bottom left of the frame and the Pigeon on the Top right.

This movement also helped me to place Negative Space correctly and to put both my Primary Subject ie. the Pigeon and my Secondary or Complimentary subject aka the Pigeons shadow, on the Rule of Thirds quadrant in the 3x3 Grid camera grid overlay.

Hope that you enjoyed the Shot.

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13 August, 2017

Dried Arborvitae Plant

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Photo of Dried Arborvitae Plant, shot via Canon 600D and 100mm Price Macro L Series Canon Lens at Central Park Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Theme: Minimalism and Nature

I spotted the above Minimalist Photograph of a Dried Arborvitae Plant, at Central Park - Jaipur.

I Shot this via my Canon 600D Camera, with the 100mm Price Macro L Series Canon Lens attached.

I chose a Low Aperture Value here to throw the Background out of Focus and kept my focus on only a part of the Plant.

This helped me to make the Photograph Less Cluttered and more Simplistic in Nature. 

For Technical Details, please refer to the EXIF Data Below:

  • Aperture: F 2.8
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec

Thank you for your time.

Have a Great Day ! ! !

10 August, 2017

Water Ripple Waves

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Photo of a Water Ripple and its Circular Waves in Water.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Photographs of Water Ripples are usually found in Zen Books

The photo above titled "Water Ripple Waves", has a very calming and soothing effect.

The reason for that is, because here the primary focus is "Stillness".

Since Zen is more about keeping quiet than elaborating, I would like to cut short on further details and simply provide the EXIF Data.

EXIF Data:

  • F-Stop: F/5.6

  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter Speed: 1/400

Related Shots:

A) Ripples in Water

B) Spiral Water Ripples

07 August, 2017

The Partial Window

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole

White Window partially visible behind the Red Zig Zag Side Rail of a Staircase at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Art Center in Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Good Evening !

The above Minimalist Photo has been categorized as Minimalism as Parts of the Whole.

The reason being because I have shown you a Part of the White Window above, rather than the whole of it, Leaving room for Imagination

This shot was taken Yesterday i.e. on 6th of August 2017 with my Canon 600D Camera and 100mm Prime Macro L series F 2.8 Lens.

One thing to note here is the EXIF Data aka Camera Settings. 

The focus point in the Photograph was on The Partial Window.

I had to choose a High Aperture Value, so that the lines of the side rails of the staircase in the foreground, stayed sharp. 

If on the other hand, I had used a Low Aperture value like F2.8, then the foreground lines would have got blurred, spoiling the feel of the shot. 

Below is the EXIF Data for more clarity:
  • Camera Mode: Full Manual
  • ISO: 400
  • F-stop: F/11
  • Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.

Hope you enjoyed the Shot.  

Thank you!

05 August, 2017

Twisted Coffee Glass Straw - Colored Version

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole

A Photograph of an Empty Cold Coffee Glass with a Twisted Blue Straw in it.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Good Evening.

Its been a while since I posted.

I was busy with some regular un-boring but in reality very boring stuff called Life.

Since I got bored of getting bored, I decided top open my Minimalist Photography Folder and post a Minimalist Photograph.

I felt it would be a good idea to bore my blog readers, by posting a Colored Verizon of a Black and White Minimalist Photograph that I had posted earlier. 

Or Maybe Not :)

The Above Minimalist Photograph Titled Twisted Coffee Glass Straw - Colored Version, is the Colored Version of  Twisted Coffee Glass Straw (click on the link to view).

Have a Look at Both the Versions and tell me which Version of the Photograph do you like more.

  • A) Colored Version

  • B) Black and White Version

Leave your choice in the Comments Below.

Thank you :) Have a Nice Day...

Oh wait, I just reminded you of Coffee ;)