13 August, 2018

Stairs and Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry

A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a part of a Staircase at Orbit Mall, Jaipur, Shot on Canon EOS 6D Mark II with 100 mm Lens
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This Sunday I went to Orbit Mall to snap some photographs. This Mall is very near to my house. Well, I would say about 300 meters away. 

I have always gone far away from my house to shoot pictures, so this time I thought why not try a place that is nearby. 

So this mall is almost abandoned now. I remember that a long time ago, I used to go to this place to buy groceries and household items and also to have some nice Chinese food. 

But now, most of the Shops are shut and the only highlight is the Passport Office they shifted here. 

Since I am not the "In your face Photographer", I always ask permission from the mall guard before snapping any pictures. 

The mall guard granted me permission without much resistance. He probably thought I would click some pictures with my cellphone. 

So, I walked inside and took my Canon EOS 6D Mark II out of my Camera Bag. It had the long bulky Canon EOS 100 mm L Series Macro Lens attached to it. 

I took some 5 minutes to take a few test shots. At minute 6, the mall guard approached me and told me its enough for the day.

He probably got scared looking at the Large DSLR that I was shooting with. He thought I was probably a press reporter. 

I told him honestly, I am hobby photographer and I shoot art and that too for myself. 

He kind of went a little soft listening to this. Then I showed him what pictures I actually shot inside the mall aka the test shots.

He was OK then. He said, "Carry on" and left. 

Well, I knew I had hit the jackpot. 

Not because I could take 1000's of pictures, but because there were some fantastic frames that could be crafted. 

I came back with 50 odd shots and about 5 were pretty good to my liking. 

The 10% ratio is decent ;)

I have been shooting monochrome recently and my Instagram Feed is mostly Black and White as of now. 

Therefore, this shot is also in Black and White. 

But, I think that I must post some colored shots soon as well. Stay tuned for them to be posted. 

More on the Shot

As far as this shot goes. This Picture titled "Stairs and Lines" is basically Minimalism as Simple Geometry.

You can see, I used Lines as the only element here and with them I tried to create a unique frame

I shot only a part of the Staircase and placed it on the top left of the frame and then placed extra lines (one of which is created by paint on the wall) on the right side. 

The EXIF Data for the Photo is as follows:

  • Camera Maker: Canon

  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Macro L Series Lens

  • F-stop: f/32

  • Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-8000

  • Exposure bias: 0 step

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Flash mode: No flash

  • Exposure program: Manual

  • White Balance: Auto

Hope you enjoyed the Stairs and Lines Minimalist Photograph.

Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. !

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