11 March, 2019

Six Steps

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


Six Steps of one of the two Entrance Staircases at Hawa Mahal Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Six Steps of one of the two Entrance Staircases at Hawa Mahal Jaipur.


This Minimal Art shot is an improvement over the earlier picture I took at the same place, of the same staircase "A Call from the Unknown". 

In the earlier shot, there was a lot of Negative Space and was a very low angle shot. But here, you see that I am shooting somewhat top-down and the amount of Negative Space is less. 

Also, by adding the 2 Steps turning towards the left and making them disappear after that, I have tried to create some sort of Mystery in the frame to engage the viewer. 

Also here, I am showing Pure/Simple Geometry as a base, therefore I classified this under the Minimalism as Less Elements 

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/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-500

  • Focal Length: 35 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Six Steps  Minimalist Photograph.


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

08 March, 2019

Vertical Vs Diagonal Lines

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimal Art Photo of a Black Wire running across Diagonally against an Orange textured wall with Vertical Sections.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photo of a Black Wire running across Diagonally against an Orange textured wall with Vertical Sections.


What I liked here was the Shadow of the Diagonal Black Wire, being casted in parts on the Vertical Sections of the Orange wall, almost giving a surrealistic feel to the entire Photograph. 

Sure, since this Image is all about Lines, therefore once can easily classify this under the Minimalism as Simple Geometry category of Minimalism

I thought a long while on whether this image would look good in Black and White or Color. I am usually biased towards Black and White, but this time I kept the photo colored.

Maybe because other than the Red Color, I like Orange as the second best. What is your favorite color by the way?


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/8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Vertical Vs Diagonal Lines  Minimalist Photograph.


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

07 March, 2019

Red Pipe Vs The Wire

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Picture of A Red Industrial Pipe versus the Black wire on a textured wall near Jaleb Chowk Old Jaipur City.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Picture of A Red Industrial Pipe versus the Black wire on a textured wall near Jaleb Chowk Old Jaipur City.


I first placed the Red Industrial Pipe aka the Water Outlet, on the bottom right of the frame with the Black Pipe towards its left. 

I later included a Red Orange Vertical Bar of the wall right next to the Black Wire (towards its left).

I placed this Minimalist Photograph under the Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalism for there is not much clutter here. 

This is the best part in Minimalist Photography.

You have to keep it Simple despite sometimes the elements being more in the frame. 

Some bit of Empty/ Negative Space to the right of the Red Pipe is intentionally kept.


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: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-4000

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Red Pipe Vs the Wire  Minimalist Photograph.


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

03 March, 2019

Blue Chair Versus White Arrow

Minimalism as Less Elements


Blue Chair versus the White Arrow at the Amphitheater area at  Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Blue Chair versus the White Arrow, Minimalist Photography shot at the Amphitheater area,  Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.


I spotted this isolated Blue Chair and placed it in the bottom left of the frame, leaving the red walls behind it, as a starting shot.

To add more interest in the frame, I moved back a bit and also to my left. This helped me place the big White Arrow behind it the Blue Chair.

It was conscious choice to place the Blue Chair and the White Arrow on the opposite ends of the frame. 

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/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Focal Length: 35 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Blue Chair Versus White Arrow Minimalist Photograph.


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

24 February, 2019

Missing Pipe Vs The Plant

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Picture of the Missing Pipe in the Pipe Roof at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Versus the Plant.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Picture of the Missing Pipe in the Pipe Roof at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, Versus the Plant.


This area is located to the right, just before the Indian Coffee House entrance hall way. I have crossed this area many a times before and but time around, the Missing Pipe made me stop here. 

I have tried to click the Missing Pipe earlier as well, but I was not successful in creating a decent composition. I ended up clicking just the roof with diagonal lines and the missing pipe, resulting in a fairly vanilla composition.

This time, somehow I got the idea of placing the Green Plant right under the Pipe  Roof (with the missing pipe) as a complimentary subject, to add more interest in the frame. 

The only challenge was getting the Camera Settings right, as the light was all over the place.

After 3-4 edits, 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/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/50 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-10000

  • Focal Length: 30 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Missing Pipe Vs The Plant Minimalist Photograph.


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

Chairs In Repetition

Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes


A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Chairs placed in repetition at the Front Lawns of Diggi Palace, during Jaipur Literature Festival 2019. Picture captured with Canon EOS 6D Mark II Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of Chairs placed in repetition at the Front Lawns of Diggi Palace, during Jaipur Literature Festival 2019


I attended one session at Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 and it was in Hindi Language for a change.

While I was sitting on the Chair listening carefully to the author, I spotted these Chairs in Repetition. 

I created 3 Rows of color here, that alternated between green and blue.

I could have added more rows but 3 is a special number, so I limited it to that. 

This is Minimal of Repetition or Minimalism as in Repeating Shapes category of Minimalism. Please refer to the EXIF Date of the Photograph below.


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/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Focal Length: 93 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Chairs in Repetition Minimalist Photograph.


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

03 February, 2019

11 Leaflets

Minimalism as in Small Objects


A Minimal Art Picture of a Fallen Leaf with 11 Leaflets
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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This is A Minimal Art Picture of a Fallen Leaf with 11 Leaflets


As you can see, the size of the Leaf is pretty small, and therefore I have categorized this Photograph under the Minimalism as in Small Objects category of Minimalism. 

The Composition is fairly simple. I just placed the Fallen Leaf in the frame according to the Rule of Thirds. Lots of Empty/Negative Space on the left and at the bottom of the frame has been added.

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: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-320

  • Exposure bias: 0 step

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Flash mode: No flash

  • Exposure program: Manual

  • White Balance: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the 11 Leaflets Minimalist Photograph.


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

02 February, 2019

Empty Frames

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimal Art Picture of Empty Black Frames against the Red Walls at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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There was a Apparel Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra this Sunday. I spotted these spare Empty Frames near Parijaat Art Gallery, where the clothes were on display. 


On most of the frames they hung clothes using multiple metal hangers. These Spare Empty Frames provided me with an opportunity to click a Minimalism as Simple Geometry Photograph.

The Minimalist View says, that these are Black Lines (Simple Geometry) against Red Walls. Only 2 elements and therefore very Minimalist.


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/16

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-5000

  • Exposure bias: 0 step

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Flash mode: No flash

  • Exposure program: Manual

  • White Balance: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Empty Frames Minimalist Photograph.


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

30 January, 2019

Light Through The Box

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Light Passing through a Box lit via a Light Bulb.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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OK, so what we have here is A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Light Passing through a Box lit via a Light Bulb at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur.


This Photo is a bit Maximal in Nature aka Maximally Minimal, because of shadow spreading all over the frame.

But, in essence the Photo is Minimal because of Less Elements, i.e The Box and the Shadows created via it. No other elements are here. 

If you look at the Photograph ignoring the shadows, then you will be able to see how I composed my shot. I simply placed the Box in the frame according to rule of thirds, leaving negative space on the side. That negative space is where the shadows are. 


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/4.5

  • Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-1000

  • Exposure bias: 0 step

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Flash mode: No flash

  • Exposure program: Manual

  • White Balance: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Light Through The Box Minimalist Photograph.


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

27 January, 2019

Plant Vs Flying Bird

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Looking-Up Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Plant Versus a Flying Bird. Captured at Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 Diggi Palace Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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So today, I attended the Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 that usually happens at Diggi Palace Jaipur in January every year. 

As usual, I always attend the festival to click pictures rather than for the literature part. The decorations each year are unique and I look forward to checking them out. 

Since a lot of Photographers attend this event too, its a fun outing. Not to forget the numerous food stalls and the celebrities and authors that come from all over the world.

Getting back to the shot, what I always do to avoid clutter at this place, is to either "Look up" at the sky or at the Walls. 

This shot was taken near Darbar Hall, today at around 4.45 pm. This is the Look-up Minimal Photograph.

I was in the Monochrome Camera Settings for this one. Therefore this did not take much time in the editing software. I was initially shooting just the plant but then I saw this Eagle coming near my subject and because I was shooting on the LCD Screen Mode, I could easily wait and time the eagle for my shot. 


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/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-320

  • Exposure bias: 0 step

  • Focal Length: 80 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Flash mode: No flash

  • Exposure program: Manual

  • White Balance: Auto

Hope you enjoyed the Plant Vs Flying Bird Minimalist Photograph.


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

19 January, 2019

Three Windows

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Building with Three Windows
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Hello All !

I would like to keep the blog-post very short today:


Title: Three Windows

Minimalism Type: Less Elements

Style: Looking Up

Color Tones: Black and White

Subject: A Building with Three Windows

Aesthetic Elements: Geometric Elements like lines, squares, rectangles, and the use of Negative Space.


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-400

  • 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 Three Windows Minimalist Photograph.


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

10 January, 2019

Thoughts In Color

Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors


A Colorful Minimal Art Photograph of a Colorful Wall Sections shot near Tea Tradition Cafe Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Happy New Year 2019 !


This is my 1st Post of 2019 and what better way to start the New Year than by posting a Minimalism as Few Distinctive Colors, Photograph?


I found these colorfully painted walls near Cafe Tea Tradition, Jaipur. 
I was passing by on my Honda Activa Scooter. I stopped by for a quick couple of shots.

The Gray Arc/ Curve that you see in the foreground is actually a large cement sewer pipe, that I have used intentionally to break the Colorful Pattern Photograph (that I randomly titled "Thoughts in Color" to be honest) 

and since it is mostly out of focus it also does not disturb the frame.


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/14

  • Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2000

  • Exposure bias: 0 step

  • Focal Length: 105 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Flash mode: No flash

  • Exposure program: Manual

  • White Balance: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Thoughts in Color Minimalist Photograph.


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