14 June, 2018

Flying Crow Vs Street Lamp

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Bird Flying across a Street Lamp near Albert Hall Museum Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This is a Look-Up / Looking-Up Minimal Shot of a Bird Flying across a Street Lamp near Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur. 


This is the third shot from the same spot/location/set-up. 

An earlier shot that was posted in the blog-post The Black Crow, had a similar setup but a different editing style.

I have mentioned in my earlier post that its not that difficult getting bird in your picture intentionally. 

As you can see in the earlier photograph The Black Crow, this crow is the same as the Crow that you see sitting on top of the street lamp.

This was Shot one frame earlier, while the Crow was still Mid-air, trying to make its journey to the lamp.

Minimalism Category 


I mostly categorize such photos under the Minimalism as Less Elements category which is quite apparently visible here as to why I did so. 

This photograph took a lot of editing to be frank and the key here was the right amount and style of cropping, or else I would have spoiled the picture. 

I also corrected a small tilt in the photograph which I identified by the tilted lamp pole (not any longer visible). 

Also, since I already posted two shots from the same place, it was a tough call to post another one here, as I try to post different shots every post. 

But, since I love Street Lamps and Birds, so I posted this and do not feel guilty for doing so :)

Have you clicked any similar shots?

If so, do share them with me !


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Prakash Ghai

07 June, 2018

Five of a Kind

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Photo of Five Clay Pots lying on the Streets right in Front of Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

This is Looking-Down Style Minimal Shot.


What we have here are Five Claypots kept for birds to drink water from, in front of Albert Hall Museum Jaipur.


Therefore I named this Five of a Kind

I liked the arrangement of the Claypots, so I decided to click as few shots. 

I originally shot this in the Color Mode and I turned this into Black and White during post-processing.

As you can see, the Claypot on the Top left is a bit titled and that is the Key Attraction of the photograph.

To get the composition right, I began with placing the nearpost Claypot in the center of the frame and then later adjusted my feet movement.

Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Take Care and Have a Good Day !

03 June, 2018

10 Squares 2 Triangles

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A looking-up Minimal Art Photograph of 10 Squares and 2 Triangles shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
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A looking-up Minimal Art Photograph of 10 Squares and 2 Triangles shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur


I was at the exact same place earlier as well and what I clicked that day was this shot Two Triangles Vs Lines

So, this is the second shot from the same place, similar angle. 


They say "Make the best use of the available resources"


Since my Photography is just a hobby albeit a very passionate one

I go to the places I can, be it the same places, with different lenses, on different days, different time and capture different shots. 

Someday, I will be doing full-time photography... waiting for that day...

Till that day comes and I redo, revamp the entire blog and posting style, enjoy these simple expressions of mine :D

Thank you 

Have a Good Day !

28 May, 2018

Side Rail Zig Zag Pattern

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimalist Photo of the Side Rail Zig Zag Pattern of a Staircase at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India
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I am back with Minimalism as Simple Geometry and what we have above is a Black and White Minimalist Photograph of the Side Rail Zig Zag Pattern of a Staircase located at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India


I have clicked this structure earlier as well but from a different angle and different lens. 

You can check out the earlier shot here: --> Synchronized Geometry

The earlier shot was click in the Landscape Mode and this one as you can see is shot in the Portrait Mode.

Also note that my editing style has changed over time. 

The earlier picture was posted in October 2014 and you can see the difference in editing now in May 2018... In fact I am now OK to even post lightly edited JPEGs. 

If you have any questions about the photograph or my style then send me a message on Facebook / Instagram or Twitter Profile




Thank you 

Have a Good Day.

13 May, 2018

Metal Spiral

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimalist Photo of a Metal Spiral or a Fibonacci Spiral
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This Metal Spiral or Fibonacci Spiral Photograph that falls under "Minimalism as Simple Geometry" category, was clicked at Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur, during the Annual Literature Festival. 


Among-st all the Festivities, Celebrations, Celebrities, Authors and the Literature enthusiast that attend the festival, I chose to click this stuff.

Of course, because I am a Minimalist Photographer. 

Although I tried clicking a few pictures of some celebrities / authors and eminent personalities but I did not get any high after capturing them. So I always give that part a skip every year. 

Now, this Metal Spiral was a part of a Chair kept near the Front Lawn and right near the inquiry counter/ kiosk

I bent down on my knees to shoot this only to find everyone around staring at me, wondering as to what unique thing had I found in the Metal Chair that I could not find in the eminent personalities present there. 

I was on my 50mm prime lens and as always I was shooting Raw + Jpeg mode

If the Jpeg turns out to be good, which mostly does, I save a lot of time in editing. 

But if I screw the Jpeg then I have the Raw file as a backup and that requires a lot of editing.

I always end up spending more time editing the Raw file over Jpegs. 

I took about 5 shots from different angles and this photo had been lying around in my PC since January 2018. 

The thing is that I tried editing this series many a times, but I could not get the kind of result that I wanted. 

I started with colored photos and they were fully edited and were ready to publish. 

Somehow, something stopped me from publishing the colored photo. 

Last week, I opened the series of  5 shots of the same subject ie the Metal Spiral and converted one of them to Black and White. 

I got a feeling that this Spiral Shape would look better in Black and White rather than color. 

I edited two shots from the series and finalized this one. I kept the contrast a little low here and kept the photo a little dull. 

Let me know of your feedback about the photo in the comments. 

Hope to see you soon.

Bye ! Take Care

11 May, 2018

Geometric Lines Of A Building

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Image of Geometric Lines of a Building shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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The intention here is to show Lines as a primary elements aka Minimalism as Simple Geometry

These Geometric Lines were captured at Jawahar Kala Kendra, with my Canon 6D Mark II Camera. 

I have titled so many photos for my blog and today I ran out of ideas to title this photograph (PS: I ran out of ideas to title my photos 2 years ago) therefore I simply titled this as Geometric Lines of a Building.


I have taken similar shots before but this time I tilted the camera in my hand a bit to get a different outcome. As you can see, I am also a bit to the right of the subject rather than being right in the front. 

When it comes to Minimalism as Simple Geometry

Lines is a subject that can be easily found almost anywhere. 

If you want to practice Simple Geometric shots, start with Lines. 

Later, you can shoot Doors or Windows ( ie Rectangles or Squares) and then look for other shapes.

OR create some Geometry via Camera Tilt or Your Movement or by Using Shadows to your advantage by cropping some geometry out of it. (not cropping in the computer but by your physical movement, like creating shadow triangles etc)

Again, Like on one of my recent posts, I edited this to keep things more on the Gray side. I did not want more contrast than what we have here.

I don't know why but maybe something in my mind made me do that. 

Its always better to follow your mind and not overrule it in art I believe. 

Let it have its own freedom and see where it takes you.

With that its a wrap..

See you later.

Good Day !

10 May, 2018

Chair against the Window

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photo of an Empty Chair against an Open Window with light coming through it. Shot taken at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur - India
Photo by © Prakash Ghai 

What we have here a Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of an Empty Chair against an Open Window with light coming through it. 


This Shot was taken at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, and this is probably the first time I have got a Chair and a Window together in any of my photographs as far as I can remember.

One of my blog followers Steve, would probably now scream and yell responding to me via email, wondering as to how am I able to get so many shots from the same place i.e Jawahar Kala Kendra most of the time. 

You know Steve, you got to be as lazy as me for it ;) My laziness stops me from travelling and exploring newer places. I mostly work in a radius of 15 Kms.

A little about how and where I found the Chair against the Window.


Well, I was there at JKK (Jawahar Kala Kendra) with a co-photographer Yatin Bhalla and we were sitting at Indian Coffee House. (in-house cafe)

I told him lets go upstairs, there is a new Cafe that has opened up called Cafe Quaint

Yatin quickly agreed and we headed out from Indian Coffee House towards the new Cafe. 

We did not know the way, so we asked the security guard sitting outside the main area near the exhibition gallery.

The guard told us that the cafe was on the first floor. 

So me and Yatin went up the stairs only to find out later that we had climbed up the wrong way to a big wide empty hall, where usually big art exhibitions are put up. And Cafe Quaint was on the other side of the building.

That Exhibition Hall was closed that day and I saw some open windows around the huge empty spaces. I took out my camera and told Yatin that I wanted to take a few shots before we corrected our course. 

Yatin smiled and replied "You are totally addicted to Minimalism and you don't want any corner of JKK to escape your camera. Go ahead, but please make it fast because I am feeling really hungry".

I began by taking a few look-up shots and some straight from the front flat window shots. 

Somehow my shots mostly work from the sides. So I knew I did not have a worthwhile shot yet.

I told Yatin "I am not getting anything good here, lets go".

While I Was on my way back I casually clicked this shot. And I told Yatin "Hold on brother for two more minutes, I think I am getting some ideas now."

There were Two Windows right next to each other on two walls and my starting shot was that I got both the windows in my frame, one on the left and one on the right with the corner or joining point of the walls right in the center . The empty chair was on the bottom left under one of the windows. 

Next, I took this shot.

This shot was simpler & I preferred it more, so I took one more shot just to make sure that the focus/settings were correct at least in one of the two shots. 

I took all my shots in the Black and White mode of my Canon EOS 6D Mark II Full Frame Camera

I was on the 50mm Lens, it was dark so I bumped up my ISO to 10,000 thanks to my Full-frame camera's ability to give me decent pictures even at that high an ISO.

I used to get a lot of grains on my earlier Crop-Senor Canon EOS 600D Camera even at 800 ISO.

Alright, now quickly also take a look at the Minimalism Type Classicifation



The Photo falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements category. The less elments being just the Chair and the Window.

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Thank you 

Have a Nice Day ! 

08 May, 2018

Triangle Vs Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Look-up Minimalist Photo of Lines and Triangle shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
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Minimalism as Simple Geometry. Yes I am back to that here. 


I was able to carve out a Triangle between the Lines being formed by the light passing through the piped roof at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. 

therefore, I named this post Triangle Vs Lines and its a kind of Juxtaposition of geometric forms being shown here. 

I remember, I was on my Crop-Sensor Canon EOS 600 D camera and the Canon 100mm Prime F/2.8 Macro L Series Lens

The shot was taken at about 4.15 pm.

I was there at Jawahar Kala Kendra that day to attend Jaipur Photographer's Club Annual Photography awards function. 

This area was right next to the place. I went in late of course as I was busy shooting.

I shot this in Black and White? NO, but yes I did manage to edit it just OK for it. 

I still wanted the Center area or the Triangle to be more bright. 

I tried raising the brightness. Then,I realized, I must leave it as near to the original as possible as I want some photos to be a little gray and dull in black and white, rather than all being high contrast with tonality. 

That said, I need to rush downstairs for some late night Tea + Snacking :)

Mind you its 33 minutes past Midnight and I am really hungry.

See you !

03 May, 2018

Light Rays Through A Window

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photo of Light Rays coming through a Window, lightning a Dark Isolated Hall of a Building in Jaipur.
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Sometimes it is better to take the staircase rather than the Lift in a high rise building.

I did the same while getting down from the top floor of a high rise building at M.I. Road - Jaipur.

I was at a Cafe / Bar and I had taken my camera along with me.

I was there to have a hot Cup of Coffee.

After I placed the order, I took my Camera out of my hand and started taking some pictures.

Soon enough the waiter appeared and told me the one thing that I hate hearing the most...

he said "Excuse me Sir, photography is not allowed".

I hate these words... a lot. ( I guess any photographer would).

Well, once I knew I won't be able to click pictures while having coffee, I planned to leave in the next 5 minutes.

No point wasting time on a Sunday. I could go out elsewhere. The day was still young.

I took stairs instead of the lift to get down.

Because, Stairs was a healthy option.

Also I had another objective and that was to scan the areas for any possible pictures.

The Cafe was at the 9th Floor and about half way down I Came across this large and dark isolated deserted hall.

I stopped by, for I saw some Light Rays on the floor, coming through the Open Window in the Balcony.


Aha, I had my subject right in front of me.

I got all excited but I also heard the noise of some other people coming.

The place had cameras ie cctvs installed and I did not want to bump into the security guards.

I now knew, I did not have much time to take the shot.

Therefore, I switched over to the LCD screen view of the camera, so that I could quickly adjust the exposure and other settings and compose the shot faster viewing every angle LIVE on the screen.

I took two shots and this was one of them.

As far as the Minimalism Categorization goes, This shot falls under Minimalism as Less Elements.


Not much to talk about composition here. Its pretty straight forward.

Hope you enjoyed the shot. See you soon.

Take Care. Bye

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02 May, 2018

Old House Bell

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photograph of an Old House Door Bell with Long Shadow on Textured White Wall
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What we have here is a Minimalist Photograph of an Old House Door Bell with Long Shadow on Textured White Wall


I captured this shot somewhere near Nandpuri Jaipur.

I remember I was on my Scooter and I had my helmet on while I snapped this. 

Actually, its a little risky clicking pictures of houses in broad daylight. People spot you easily and then they turn up to fight with you. 

So, I have devised this strategy to hang the camera in my neck while I ride the scooter with the helmet on, so that no one recognizes me when I snap a picture right outside their house.

Even If they spot me sometimes, because I am on my scooter, I quickly disappear ;)

I think I had talked about this shooting style in my earlier posts. 

Its Peak summer in Jaipur now and I like summer months to click such shots.

During hot summer afternoons, I can click these shots more easily as everyone is indoors protecting themselves from the heat. Mind you, the temperatures here go up-to 45 degrees. 

I don't mind the temperatures as such. Anything for Photography ;)

I decided to snap this Old House Bell because this invokes an emotional response as a subject. You know what I mean.

Other motivating elements were:

a) the White Textured Wall and 

b) the Long Shadow Underneath.

Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Thank You

24 April, 2018

Sitting Vs Flying Bird

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Looking Up / Look-up Black and White Minimalism Photo of Two Birds, one sitting on one of the street lamps and the other flying across the sky.
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The above Minimalist Photograph of the Sitting Vs Flying Bird was shot near Ravindra Manch, Jaipur - India.


I was there in the parking lot. I had just parked my scooter and I was supposed to proceed for  the Jaipur Art Summit.

I looked over my right shoulder and I saw some birds flying across the sky, especially over the street lamps.

Then, one of the birds aka a Pigeon came and sat on top of one of the Street Lamps. I got interested, right away.

But, I did not want to shoot the Vanilla shot of just the bird sitting on the lamp and nothing else in the scene. Therefore, as a first step I included another Street Lamp in the shot.

OK, so now I had two Street lamps in my frame and a pigeon sitting on one of them.

About 6 months ago I had taken a Mobile Photograph of a group of birds sitting on the wire Vs a group of birds flying across the sky (opposites). That was not a timed shot, rather it was a gift from mother nature. But, I wasn't happy with myself as I wanted a similar shot from a DSLR Camera.

So, this was my chance, and this time I waited for the right moment to create the shot.

I switched my view from the View Finder of the camera to the LCD Screen. Then I moved the focus point on the pigeon sitting on the first street lamp, pressed the shutter button half-way and then waited for more birds to come into my frame.

Initially, a group of birds flew in, but the shape of each bird flying past did not came out the way I wanted, so I disregarded those shots.

I knew I did not have much time as the resting pigeon might fly away any moment.

I waited 30 more seconds and this time I got this lone Black Bird enter my frame and this time I was happy with the shape of her open wings.


So now We know how I created this composition in a Step-wise, Staggered manner. 

First one Street Lamp, Later that lamp with a Bird sitting on it, and then another Street Lamp and finally a Black Bird flying across.

Now that we have talked about the composition part, lets also quickly check the Minimalism Classification. 


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


The Only elements being, just the Birds and the Lamps.

Hope you enjoyed the shot.

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21 April, 2018

The Minimalism Challenge thrown by a Friend

Image (1) - Minimalism as Less Elements


Title: Open Yellow Door

Two Minimal Art Photographs shot inside Cafe Step Out Jaipur in response to a Minimalism Challenge thrown by a Friend. Common Subject being the Yellow Door for Both Photographs.
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Image (2) - Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Title: Light Triangle on Yellow Door

Two Minimal Art Photographs shot inside Cafe Step Out Jaipur in response to a Minimalism Challenge thrown by a Friend. Common Subject being the Yellow Door for Both Photographs.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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So I was hanging out on a Sunday Afternoon at Cafe Stepout at C-Scheme, Jaipur. 


I had my camera with me and I was planning to go out for a Photo-walk after my Coffee. 

I was there with another Photographer Yatin, and soon an old shop customer cum friend joined in. 

His name was Nauushad and he is a Poet. 

He regularly visits my Stationery Shop but till that day we never knew about each others passion.

He knew me as a businessman and I knew him as a Handicraft Manufacturer and Exporter.

I was surprised to find out that he was a Poet and he actually writes really well. 

He was equally surprised to learn about my Photography Skills and my Niche aka Minimalism / Minimalist Photography. 

While we were having a discussion, I was telling him that this art form occurs naturally to me and I  can shoot Minimalism anywhere and everywhere. 

That, nature was full of thousands of frames for me to capture. 


He wanted to validate my claim, so he threw me a Challenge. 


He asked me to shoot some Minimalist Photos at the Cafe itself. 

I readily agreed and asked him about 15 minutes of time. 

He was OK with the time limit and he granted me the same.

I returned back with these two Images.

His feedback was and I quote " Thank You Prakash Ji for providing such lively pictures, Minimalism is really a tough art, and you make it look so easy that you click a frame “within a frame” at a time when every other photographer just passes by searching for one good shot."

I Later explained to him which category of Minimalist Photography each of the Photo fell under and he was happy to learn about it.

Guess what? Next week, we were out on a Photowalk together, although it was for Street Photography. For he prefers that. 


OK, now lets get back to these two Minimalist Photos. 



The 1st Image above, "Open Yellow Door" falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements Category.

Alternatively one can also categorize it under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry Category. 

I did not categorize it under Simple Geometry because, I was trying to do some dimension play, bringing the depth on the left and the right together, by shooting the corner.

I Wanted to create a unique flat looking image. I hope you understood what I was trying to execute.


Geometry was much obvious in the 2nd Image titled "Light Triangle on Yellow Door"

Therefore, its categorization under Minimalism as Simple Geometry was rather straight forward.

This shot was taken vertically and the primary intention here was only to Show and Shoot the Triangle made by Light on the door. 

I clicked this vertical or in the Portrait mode to do away with the clutter.

In the end, I was happy I completed the Challenge successfully.


After that, I ordered another round of Coffee for all 3 of us.

Hope you liked these Images. 

Please take a moment to leave your feedback in the comments.


Thank You

Have a Great Day !

20 April, 2018

Windows with Red Border

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimal Art Photograph of Two Windows with Red Borders on a White Wall shot by Canon 100 mm prime Macro lens on a Crop Sensor Canon 600D Camera. Picture taken at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur, (Rajasthan)  during Jaipur Art Summit.
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This is a Look Up Minimal Shot that I clicked at Ravindra Manch Jaipur.


I had the 100 mm Prime Macro Canon L Series F/2.8 Lens mounted on my Canon 600D Crop Sensor Camera. 

I went to Ravindra Manch to attend Jaipur Art Summit.


I remember it was very hot and I captured this Minimalist Photograph at about 3 p.m in the afternoon. 


I attend a lot of Art Events for they help me absorb the Art Vibes around. 


Well, I was a little bored tonight and I wanted to post something Very Simple

So, I decided to post these Windows with Red Border i.e. Minimalism as Simple Geometry Minimal.


  • Primarily we have Two Big Rectangles and Two Big Long Lines in the frame.
  • And As I mostly do, I chose a Side Angle. 


Hope that you enjoyed the shot. 

Let me know of your feedback. 

Have a Good Evening :)

17 April, 2018

Long Shadow Of a Bicycle

Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


Long Shadow of a Bicycle being Cast on a White Wall. Shot at Jaipur, Rajasthan.
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What we have here is a Picture of the Long Shadow of a Bicycle but the actual Subject is the Front Type.


The Viewer made to imagine the rest of the Bicycle, its Partial Shadow on the White Wall being a Clue.

This is a good Example of Minimalism as Parts of the Whole


You have a part of the Bicycle Shown and the viewer needs to imagine the rest. You may or may not choose to show a hint aka the shadow on the wall.

I kept it Monochromatic here.

Light and Shadow looks way better in monochrome. 


Hope you enjoyed the shot.

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16 April, 2018

Two Lamps

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Looking-up Black and White Minimalist Photo of Two Lamps, one of them being covered with Shadow.
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What we have here is a "Looking-up" / Look-Up, Black and White Minimalist Photo of Two Lamps, one of them being covered with Shadow.


I clicked this shot during Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 at Diggi Palce Jaipur.

The lamp on the lamp promoted me to shoot it as it was beautifully covered in shadows and the lines created by light on it were too good to look at. 

After taking about a couple of shots, I decided to also included the lamp on its side. 

The lamp on the left is exposed to the sun and that gave me a chance to display "Opposites" aka one Lamp in Shadow and the other one in the Sun.


Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Keep that feedback coming !

Thank You - Have a Good Day :)

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- 8 Types of Minimalism in Photography

15 April, 2018

Street Lamp Shadow Minimal

Minimalism as Less Elements

A Black and White Minimalism Picture of a Street Lamp and its Shadow clicked by Canon 6D Mark II on the street of Jaipur City.
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Greetings once again from Jaipur City.


Before I write about this picture, I would like to ask for apology for any editing errors in the Photograph above.

Last week, my Laptop crashed and I bought a new one only 3 days ago. 

It took me sometime but finally I got all the software and editing tools to work.

I will take some time getting used to the new Display Screen and other Settings. 

I did not have much of a problem though with the Black and White effect here, as I had shot the photo in Monochrome settings.


More on the Photograph


I spotted this Street Lamp Shadow right opposite Poppin Cafe, where I usually hang out on Sunday for a Cup of White Tea.

The Shadow of the Street Lamp on the Textured Wall, was the thing that motivated me to click this subject. 

I tilted the camera in my hand a bit to get both the Lamp and its Shadow in the frame. 

I did wait for a while for a bird to fly past, in fact about 20 minutes, but I had no luck this time.

I have categorized this picture under the Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography. 


The elements being the Lamp (and its shadow) and the Wall.


Hope you enjoyed the shot.  Keep that feedback coming :)


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05 April, 2018

8 Red Roses

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Picture of a Set of 8 Red Roses against the backdrop of a textured Wall with negative space on the sides. Shot via Canon EOS 6D Mark II Camera.
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Above is a shot of 8 Red Roses against a Textured Wall. 


This shot was taken at the Entrance gate of "Jal Dhara" Jaipur, a place where young couples go to spend some time with each other. It is basically a garden that is host to a lot of water fountains. 

While I was on my way out of that garden (mind you, I was out there only for a photo-walk) I found these set of roses lying in a plastic bucket that belonged to an old woman. 

That old woman was actually selling red roses right outside the gate to couples. 

While composing the shot, I placed the 8 Red Roses on the bottom left of the frame and left a lot of empty or Negative Space on the sides to make the image look more Minimalistic

The Decayed Textured Wall at the back adds a nice contracts to the fresh Red Roses


The photo falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography. 

Hope that you enjoyed the photograph.

Your feedback is welcomed.

Have a Good Day ! 

03 April, 2018

Clothespin Shadow

Minimalism as Less Elements


 Long Shadow of Clothespin on Textured Wall Shot by Canon 6D Mark II Camera with Canon 100mm Prime F/2.8 L Series Lens
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This is a Shot that I clicked yesterday. Thanks to my neighbors as this is a clothesline used by them. 

Earlier they were using a Green Clothesline. They replaced it with a Yellow one only recently. 

I cross this wall daily before going to office so you might see some more shots from this wall in the future.

What prompted me to click this frame was, The shadow of 2 Clothespins being casted under one.


This is the "Stop everything and Shoot Shot", you can't waste much time as the shadows move very fast. So I quickly ran to my room and got back to this wall within 45 seconds.

Also, some people set up their subjects prior to shooting but I do not like doing that.

I like it all natural.

Some Photographers might re-arrange the pins here to get this kind of shot but for me If such a thing is done the "Feel is lost".

What's even more interesting, is that I kept roaming the entire day last Sunday to get a decent enough Minimal Art Photograph but I got my shot yesterday right outside my house.

Thanks to nature for guiding me to it and to my neighbors of course :)

Eager for your feedback on the picture.

By the way this is Minimalism as Less Elements, find more Types here --> Types of Minimalism

Thank You  - Have a nice Day !

30 March, 2018

Railing Shadow

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of the Shadow of a Metal Railing at Jantar Mantar Jaipur, India, shot via Canon 6D Mark II Camera.
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What we have here is a Black and White Minimalist Photograph of the Shadow of a Metal Railing at Jantar Mantar Jaipur, India, shot via Canon 6D Mark II Camera.


This is a special photograph for me as I love long shadows and this one I took by getting downstairs the main Sun Dial at Jantar Mantar. 

I wanted to show the Shadow of the Bar with a Spherical shape on the top left, falling on the right side of the Wall. 

To add more interest into the photo, I also included the Black area on the top right i.e the Zig Zag kind of shape. 

I could have otherwise cropped it or taken the shot more from my right hand side a few minutes earlier to keep it clean...

Black and White was a Choice while shooting and I had my camera in the Monochrome mode.

Would love to hear your Feedback on the choice of my Subject, the Elements and the Composition. 

Thank you

Have a Great Day !

26 March, 2018

Curl Vs Lines

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photograph of a Blue Metal Curl Shown in contrast with Simple Lines of a Window.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photograph of a Blue Metal Curl mounted on a Textured White Indian Wall at a Cafe in Jaipur City, shown in contrast to the Simple Lines of the Blue Wooden Window. 


Camera Settings


Aperture Value: F/22

Shutter Speed: 1/80

ISO 3200

Camera Used: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

Lens Used: Canon 50 mm Prime F/1.4


The above photo fall under the Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography.

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Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Thank you

Have a Nice Day !

21 February, 2018

The Inverted Light Triangle

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


 A Black and White Minimal Art Picture of an Inverted Light Triangle formed by Light on the walls of Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Greetings from Pink City once again. 

Hope this picture finds you in the best of your health and spirit. 

Oh wait a minute, that's how I used to write the opening lines of a letter when I was learning letter writing in my 8th Grade in St Xaviers School Jaipur. 

Anyways, I am pretty sure that you are definitely fine :) for the massively negative Lunar Eclipses have passed and even the very recent Solar Eclipse. 

So with those behind our back, lets smile and be merry for a while :)

OK, so as you can see I am back with a Black and White Minimalism Shot of The Inverted Light Triangle

Yet again, these walls belong to Jawahar Kala Kendra, 

haha well NO.... this time it is Jantar Mantar, Jaipur.

What prompted me to take this shot was the Inverted Light Triangle being formed on the wall high above. All thanks to Sunlight/ Nature.

You see its difficult to find Triangles, and I consider myself lucky if nature hands over one to me :)

The Camera Kit I had that day was my Canon 600D and the 100 mm Prime Macro Lens. 

The composition is pretty simple to comprehend, I just followed the rule of thirds here, on the right, left and at the top of the frame.

and Bam the frame is ready. 

This is Core Minimalism as I like to call it.

For its done using Simple Geometry, of course Black and White and Light and Shadow contributes  nicely to the frame aesthetics.

Hope you enjoyed the shot.

Have a Good Day / Night