03 September, 2019

The Missing Couple

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Looking Up Black and White Minimalist "Photograph of Two Missing Pipes from a Pipe Arrangement.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Looking Up Black and White Minimalist "Photograph of Two Missing Pipes from a Pipe Arrangement.


What I found interesting here was, The Two Missing Pipes, that I call The Missing Couple. These were my starting point in the frame.

I placed them on the extreme right and on the top hand of the frame, following the Rule of Thirds.

Another highlight of the composition is, that we have One Horizontal Line in the Frame, and in contrast, Multiple Diagonal Lines.

Also, the holders of the Two Missing Pipes are actually Two Circles. So, a lot going on in terms of Simple Geometry here.

If you too want to learn to see everything in terms of Shape/Geometry, maybe have a look at this Article Train Your Eyes for Minimalist Photography 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the The Missing Couple  Minimalist Photograph.



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23 August, 2019

Line Window Shadow

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Picture of a Window with a Pipe on one side(line) and shadow on the other.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Picture of a Window with a Pipe on one side(line) and shadow on the other.


This is another shot that was taken at the 1st Floor at Jawahar Kala Kendra.

I spotted the Shadow and how it was partly clipping the Window. I moved to the left of the Window to give the frame some perspective. Moving to the side also helped me to include the Vertical Line aka the Pipe in the frame as another Simple Geometric element, other than the Window.

The Color Palette is also fairly Minimal here. Some Negative Space is also left at the bottom on purpose, which could have been easily cropped out during editing or left out during composition.

I must also disclose, that I really enjoy shooting Minimalist Photos using Light and Shadows. 

Have you taken some Light and Shadow shots too?

If yes, then do send me a link to your pictures/profile on my Instagram https://www.instagram.com/prakashghai/ 

I would love to have a look.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-800

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Line Window Shadow  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

22 August, 2019

Bird Vs Simple Geometry

Minimalism as Less Elements

 

A Black and White Looking-Up Minimalist Photograph of a Flying Bird Vs Simple Geometric Shapes and the Clouds.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Looking-Up Minimalist Photograph of a Flying Bird Vs Simple Geometric Shapes and the Clouds.

 

This shot was taken today with my new Samsung Galaxy S10 Phone. The place is Raj Mandir Cinema Hall (Jaipur). 
 
This is a Look Up / Looking-up Minimalist Shot. 

My starting point of the frame was placing the Simple Geometric Shapes (Line & Rectangle) right. 

I first placed the Rectangle at the bottom of the frame and then aligned the Horizontal Line according to the Rule of Thirds. I then waited for a bird to fly in the frame. 

Usually at the side of Raj Mandir, one can find a lot of Pigeons and they keep flying around every now and then. The time that I was there, I was getting a bird to fly across my frame every 45 seconds or so. I got this one nicely with its wings spread wide enough. 

Not sharing the EXIF Data here, as this Picture has been taken through a cell phone. What I usually do while shooting with a phone is that I shoot a bit under exposed(manual setting) and I always use the 3x3 grid for alignment. 
 
This shot was taken in Color and later transformed into Black and White. I edited this on the laptop though.


Hope you enjoyed the Bird Vs Simple Geometry  Minimalist Photograph.


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18 August, 2019

White Bow Red Square

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Photograph of a White Bow on a Red Wall (Square) at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photograph of a White Bow on a Red Wall (Square) at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


This shot was taken from the 1st floor. I have not taken a shot from this place before. I had to take special permission to access this area and I was allotted only 5 minutes. I made sure that I made the best of the little time available.

I was on my 50 mm lens and I adjusted myself to get the White Bow inside the Square. But, I needed a supporting subject as the frame looked bland, therefore, I moved back a little more and included the window on the right, thereby leaving empty space between the two geometric objects.

My primary subject of course is the White Bow, and that was the sole starting point. All else has been done to enhance the composition. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-800

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the White Bow Red Square  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

11 August, 2019

Covered Terrace

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Look Up Minimal Art Photograph of the Side of a Covered Terrace, shot with Canon 6D Mark II Camera and 100 mm lens.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Look Up Minimal Art Photograph of the Side of a Covered Terrace, shot with Canon 6D Mark II Camera and 100 mm lens.


This shot was captured near Chaisa Cafe behind Mahaveer School, MI Road. I was on the 100 mm Macro Lens.

What motivated mere here was the Clear Blue Sky and the Brown/Yellow Part of the Covered Terrace. These two colors we contrasting well and the Squares(simple geometry) in the Acrylic Roof added further interest.

To make the frame look simple, I very conveniently left Negative Space on the Top and to the Right side of the frame. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-800

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Covered Terrace  Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

05 August, 2019

Albert Hall Museum Reflection

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Reflection of Albert Hall Museum - Jaipur, in a Water Puddle.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Reflection of Albert Hall Museum - Jaipur, in a Water Puddle.


Thanks to Post-Rain Photowalks, one gets to find many a Water Puddles on the streets of Jaipur.

This Water Puddle was spotted right in front Albert Hall Museum.

One usually finds a lot of birds near Albert Hall and I took multiple shots to get this one right.

I  waited for about 15 minutes to get these Flying Birds within the Reflection. I got 2 captures and then my patience ran off.

When I reviewed the 2nd shot, I was convinced I got what I wanted.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Focal Length: 85 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Albert Hall Museum Reflection  Minimalist Photograph.




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31 July, 2019

Textured Wall and The Pipe

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Picture of a Water Pipe running across a Textured Wall.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Picture of a Water Pipe running across a Textured Wall. 


This shot was captured outside a Telephone Booth. The walls outside were painted Red, Orange and White. I caught hold of the Orange and White Patch here.

I shot the intersection of the two colors, Orange and White. I kept the White Section on the right, fitting it into the Rule of Thirds area and the larger orange section to the left. Then, during editing, I converted the picture into Black and White.

This Minimalist Photo falls under Minimalism as Simple Geometry. Simple Geometry here being the Lines, namely: a) The Line formed by the Water Pipe running across the wall and b) The Vertical Line formed where the intersection of the different colored walls happen.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-800

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Textured Wall and The Pipe Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

28 July, 2019

Raindrops

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Raindrops on a Wall
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Raindrops on a Wall.


As they say, make the best of whats available, I captured this Minimalist Photograph in my house. Last Sunday, I was all set to go out for a photowalk, but it started drizzling and therefore I decided to stay back. 

Since I only shoot in Sundays, I decided to switch to Plan B and that plan was to mount my Camera with the Macro Lens that I have and shoot Macro Minimalist Photography in my home/garden.

So What's different in the Composition? 

What I did here was to add that White Horizontal Bar on the Top of the frame, according to the Rule of Thirds. And all the Water drops are rolling downwards forming Vertical Lines.

The Art here is, that all the Lines formed by Raindrops (Water Drops) are Vertical and there is only one Horizontal Line, and that on is going across.

This wall is from the Car Parking Passage. EXIF Data of the photo is below.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/4.5

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-800

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Raindrops Minimalist Photograph.



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27 July, 2019

White Lines Black Square

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of White Paint Lines and a Black Square at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of White Paint Lines and a Black Square at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


This is near the Main Entrance Door at Jawahar Kala Kendra. Actually, I have cropped the shot a lot here to redo the frame composition.

To be honest, I transformed it from a Landscape Photograph to a Portrait one via cropping. I realized that cropping the frame this way, improved the composition and balance of the elements within the frame.

I had shot this Photograph in both Black and White and Colored Mode, but I chose the Black and White Photograph to edit because, if I were to edit the colored picture, I would have been tempted to keep that one. Also because lately, I am trying to publish as many Black and White Minimal Art Photographs as I can.

To get back to the Composition of the Photograph, this Minimalist Photograph falls under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry category under Minimalist Photography Types as explained HERE (link)

The Simple Geometric Elements being:

a) Lines

b) The Black Square (that looks more like a Rhombus from the side)


Also, now let's check the Technical Specifications or the EXIF Data of the Photograph Below.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 100 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the White Lines Black Square Minimalist Photograph.



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22 July, 2019

Metal Chain Reflection

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Reflection of a Metal Chain in Water.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Reflection of a Metal Chain in Water.


This Minimalist Photograph was captured today evening at about 6.30 pm, near Vidhan Sabha Jaipur.
I went out a bit late today, as there was slight drizzle at around 5.00 pm. But, since the drizzle came with an assurance of  Water Puddles, I was OK with it.

Its not easy to find reflections of appropriate subjects in Puddles of Water, as it takes a lot of bending, looking, staring at them in public and getting all the attention and questions from strangers.

Before finding this, I looked at about 15-18 water puddles. 

So why did I choose this Water Puddle?

/i did so because,

a) here the subject aka the Metal Chain's reflection in water was very clear

b) Subject was at an appropriate height.

c) Because the chain was making a curve.

Well, what else I could have asked for? 

I originally shot this in Monochrome. I did not elevate the Photograph much during editing because I wanted to keep the photograph a touch less bright.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/13

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 320 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2500

  • Focal Length: 80 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Metal Chain Reflection Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day.

19 July, 2019

Bamboo Stick

Minimalism as Less Elements


 A Photograph of a Bamboo Stick on a Metal Cooler.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of a Bamboo Stick on a the Surface of a Metal Cooler.


This Bamboo Stick Minimal Photograph was captured in the backyard of Jawahar Kala Kendra.
I carefully placed the Bamboo Stick on the Left side of the frame, to make it appear as a Line and left ample Negative Space on the right, to redirect attention back to the subject aka the Bamboo Stick. 

The Perspective is what is different here, and that's what counts the most in Minimalist Photography.

Note: This Photo falls under the Minimalism as Less Elements category and one can also call it Classic Minimalism


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/22

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 160 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-3200

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Bamboo Stick Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day.

12 July, 2019

Wall Texture and The Window

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Corner of a Window on a Textured Wall.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of the Corner of a Window on a Textured Wall.


This Minimalist Photograph was captured at Asteria Cafe, Jaipur. The Blue Window was too tempting not to miss out for a shot.

I did not want to capture a Vanilla Minimalist Shot, therefore I added the bright curved area on the top left corner of the frame. That juxtaposed nicely with the Lines in the window. 

To add some more interest, I converted the Photograph into Black and White and that also popped nicely the Wall Textures. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 800 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-320

  • Focal Length: 78 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Wall Texture and The Window Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day.

09 July, 2019

Burn Stains

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Photograph of Burn Stains on a Wall.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photograph of Burn Stains on a Wall.


This Wall is from the Parking Area of "Jaipur Center Mall". It looks like there was a fire in here. Something burned, maybe some wires, and they were removed timely. Otherwise, there would have been more of these Black Burn Stains spread all over the wall. 

The Composition has been kept very simple, with the Burn Stains placed on the right hand side of the frame, following the rule of thirds and Negative Space being accommodated to the left. 


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/18

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 800 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-500

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Burn Stains Minimalist Photograph.



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04 July, 2019

Streak Of Light Vs Geometry

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Streak of Light on the Facade of a Building with multiple Windows.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Streak of Light on the Facade of a Building with multiple Windows.


This is inside the Mall located at B2 Bypass. On the top Floor, there is this famous Asteria Cafe. 

I was there that day at the Cafe to Shoot a Model "Priya Mathur", along with a friend of mine named Yatin. 

It was his shoot actually and I was there just to chill out :) 

On my way back I took the stairs. Imagine 9 floors of stairs. 

I do this on purpose, as I find interesting stuff to shoot around the staircases.

I spotted this Streak of Light somewhere from the 7 the floor. 

I had to crop this out a bit during editing, as there were too many windows, resulting in a cluttered image. Though, to avoid the same, I experimented shooting this with both the Landscape and the Portrait version. 

I eventually used the Landscape version here and cropped out a portrait shot, thanks to the mis-alignments and clutter in most shots.

Nobody is perfect you see.  The composition is fairly simple and I have on purpose kept the contrast a touch low here.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 85 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Streak of Light Vs Geometry Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day.

01 July, 2019

Red Wall Shadows

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Looking Up, Minimal Art Photograph of Shadows on the Red Walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Looking Up, Minimal Art Photograph of Shadows on the Red Walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


Lines, Edges, Light and Shadow, Red and Blue, Minimal Color Palette. These are the Elements here. Yet, the Photo is not that cluttered and the subject is pretty clear and the frame is easy to comprehend and creative enough.

Also, as a Photographer,  the vision with which I captured this Photograph, and how I want you to see it, is fairly clear too. 

This is what Minimalist Photography is all about. A lot of thought goes into the photographs and most of the times the details are hidden in plain sight. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/11

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 500 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-250

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Green Leaves and Negative Space Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day. 

30 June, 2019

Green Leaves And Negative Space

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Green Leaves on a Colorful Backdrop, with Negative Space on the Side.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Green Leaves on a Colorful Backdrop, with Negative Space on the Side.


This shot, just like the Last one "Colorful Stripes" was taken at Kalaneri Art Gallery. 

After a long time, I have captured some Nature Minimalism. 

The Negative Space that I left on the Side, is very Classic of a Core Minimalist Photograph. (though its not necessary that one uses Negative Space in every shot)

What's different this time around, is that the Negative Space has some well aligned geometrically placed colors. That Pops the Shot out !

I was lucky to find a Green Color Strip along with the Green Leaves, and therefore, the overall Color Palette is also kept fairly Minimal.



The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/9

  • Shutter Speed: 1/ 160 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Green Leaves and Negative Space Minimalist Photograph.



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