28 April, 2019

Two Windows One Chair

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Chair and Two Windows inside Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur. (India)
Photo By © Prakash Ghai


A Black and White Minimalist Photograph of a Chair and Two Windows inside Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur (India).


This Minimalist Photograph is the 2nd shot from the same location. The first shot was this one:
  Chair against the Window

In the first shot, I included just the chair on the left and the window above it. Then, for this Photograph, I moved further back, so that I could include the window on the right as well, aka get both the windows in the same frame.

Moving back was my only option as I was on a 50mm prime lens. I was standing and this shot was captured at eye-level.

Now, lets also take a look at the Technical Data of the Photograph.

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/6.3

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-10000

  • Focal Length: 50mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Two Windows One Chair  Minimalist Photograph.



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26 April, 2019

Spiral Tendril

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimal Art Picture of a Spiral shaped Tendril.
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A Minimal Art Picture of a Spiral shaped Tendril.


There are a few Creeper plants in my backyard. This Spiral Tendril belongs to one of them. I had the Macro Lens mounted on my Canon 6D Mark II Camera for this. 

Initially, I was composing a close-up shot of just the Spiral Tendril, but soon I realized that, this kind of shot is very common. 

So, I moved back a little and included a Diagonal Line in the frame, right below the Spiral Tendril. 

This Minimalist Photograph falls under Minimalism as Less Elements category of Minimalist Photography. 

Theme here is my all time favorite: Nature Minimalism


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/2.8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-500

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Spiral Tendril  Minimalist Photograph.



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

25 April, 2019

Wandering Cloud

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Look Up Minimal Art Image of a Wandering Cloud travelling across the Sky.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Look Up Minimal Art Image of a Wandering Cloud travelling across the Sky.


This Minimalist Photograph was shot near Central Park Jaipur. I was on my way to JKK - Jawahar Kala Kendra and near Central Park, I spotted this Big Wandering Cloud. I stopped on the main road, and I was still on my Activa Scooter. I captured 2 pictures of this Wandering Cloud and settled for the 1st one. 

There were 2 other smaller clouds nearby, but I was not able to make sense out of their shapes and needed a supporting element in the frame with them.

This Wandering Cloud was good enough for me, as it covered nearly the entire frame in the center, and despite that I was able to leave some Negative Space in the frame.

There is always a challenge with these kind of Simple Photographs. Like for example, I was thinking about deleting this picture from my folder yesterday.

Yesterday, I felt that, the Wandering Cloud, is too simple a subject for Minimalism and I should not post this picture on my blog or even click this as a subject the next time.

But, then today, I realized that, this Minimalist Photograph deserves a place on my blog for that very same reason, aka for being too simple and hence being ignored forever.

This indecision is a big challenge for me as a Minimalist Photographer and this has happened with me on other Photographs as well.

That said, now let's take a look at the technical details of the Minimalist Photograph.

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/5.6

  • Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-200

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Wandering Cloud  Minimalist Photograph.



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

24 April, 2019

Lone Dove

Minimalism as in Small Objects


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Lone Dove sitting on the Walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra building.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art photograph of a Lone Dove sitting on the Walls of Jawahar Kala Kendra building. 

So, Minimalism as in Small Objects is back and I also did a similar shot long time ago at the same place. Here is that shot "Bird Vs Lines"

As you can see, I have placed the Bird in the bottom left corner of the frame and used Leading Lines to point at my subject. (Leading Lines aka made the wall edges.)

Negative Space is also a key element here. Right before shooting this shot, I captured the photograph of a Cat I spotted at JKK.

When I turned back, I spotted this Lone Dove sitting on the wall.

From shooting a Cat to shooting a Dove in a few seconds. That's what is fun in Photography :)

Also, I had to make sure to shoot the Lone Dove quick enough, or else it would just fly away. 

This shot was composed on the LCD Screen to get all the alignments right. Thanks to my Canon EOS 6D Mark II Camera that comes with a fast focusing LCD Screen due to its Dual Pixel focus technology.

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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/6.3

  • Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-400

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Lone Dove  Minimalist Photograph.



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

22 April, 2019

Park Bench Handle

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photo of the Curved Handle of a Green Park Bench, at Central Park, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photo of the Curved Handle of a Green Park Bench, at Central Park, Jaipur.


It was very hot today in Jaipur and I was out at Central Park at 4.00 pm in the afternoon, hunting for Minimalist Photography subjects, 

It was 38 degrees. Well, I have also taken pictures in 46 degrees but since summers have just arrived and I am not used to the heat yet, so it felt really hot today.

This Green Bench was spotted near the Park's gate which is bang opposite Tapri Central Tea House
I went down on my knees to capture this which helped me to bring the subject to eye-level.

A fairly low aperture was used here to play with the depth of the field and to increase the attention on the subject.

Later, I realized that the lines in the bench might work well as Leading Lines, so I even tried a few shots on Apertures as high as F/22 - F/32.

But those shots did not turn out well, therefore, I settled for the lower aperture shot. 

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/2.8

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Park Bench Handle  Minimalist Photograph.



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

21 April, 2019

Blue Sky Brown Walls

Minimalism as Less Elements


A looking up Minimalist Photograph of Blue Sky and Brown Walls with lots of Negative/Empty Space, shot at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A looking up Minimalist Photograph of Blue Sky and Brown Walls with lots of negative/empty Space. Photo captured at Jawahar Kala Kendra Jaipur (JKK), Rajasthan, India.


This structure is near the main two Art Galleries at JKK. My intention here was, to capture the walls of the structure in such a way that it forms/represents Lines aka some simple geometry, and to show the Clear Blue Sky in the background as negative space. 

Also note, I tilted the camera in my hand (a little bit) to get the right kind of balance between the lines and wall structure, and the overall frame.

A plus one here was the Shadow Triangle. 


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: 1/1250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Blue Sky Brown Walls  Minimalist Photograph.



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

14 April, 2019

Three Lamps Three Birds

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Three Lamps and Three Birds, shot at a beautiful evening near Statue Circle, Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Three Lamps and Three Birds, shot at a beautiful evening near Statue Circle, Jaipur.


This was captured today evening, while I was on my way to Curious Life Cafe. I stopped at Statue Circle as I noticed that it was getting dark and the lights were just getting turned on. 

The lights attracted me and I stopped at the circle holding the camera in my hand, waiting for birds to enter my frame. 

After about 6-7 minutes of wait, a few birds flew across my frame :)

Also, I kept some distance from the Street Lamps intentionally, as I wanted to show some distance in the frame, primarily in an attempt to make them look small.

And, I kept the image on the darker side during editing as I wanted the lights to stand out. 


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/10

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-2000

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Three Lamps Three Birds  Minimalist Photograph.



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

13 April, 2019

Birds on Wires

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Lookup Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Birds Sitting on Electricity Wires at MI Road, Jaipur - India.  Shot captured via SamsungS6 Mobile Phone Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai


A Lookup Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Birds Sitting on Electricity Wires, outside Bake Hut, at MI Road, Jaipur. Shot captured via SamsungS6 Mobile Phone Camera.


This Shot was captured using my cellphone. I would barely post Cellphone shots on my blog, but since this photograph got a very good response on my facebook and twitter, I decided to post it here and also make it available for sale as a framed print. 

Some people on Facebook told me that this photograph resembles "Music Notes". It is alwasy interesting to hear about people's interpretation of photographs.

I edited this picture in my Samsung Galaxy S6 Mobile Phone using the default editor. I also edited this a bit in the Snapseed Android App. 

This picture was captured in the Auto-Mode, but still it would be worthwhile to look at the EXIF Data break-up to understand what the phone's algorithm does.

The aperture was F/9, the Shutter Speed 1/2000 and the ISO was 100. What I did manually here, was to reduce the Exposure. 

Hope you enjoyed the Birds on Wires  Minimalist Photograph.



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Lookup Minimalism At Jawahar Kala Kendra

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Look up Minimal Art Photograph of the Architecture at Jawahar Kala Kendra/ JKK Jaipur, shot with Canon EOS 6D Mark II full frame Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Look up Minimal Art Photograph of the Architecture at Jawahar Kala Kendra/ JKK Jaipur, shot with Canon EOS 6D Mark II full frame Camera.


I Mostly do not shoot Minimalism at Wide-Angle, but this time I tried, and for once the results are pretty OK. 

I was on the 24-105 mm Lens and this frame was captured looking straight up, exactly at 24 mm. 
It was peak afternoon and what I liked here was Light and shadows, and the fact that I could make the frame look a bit symmetric. 

The elements were near perfect. Two Water outlets, one having a long shadow. Then some Lines and then a Rectangle right in the center. 


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: 1/200 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 24 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Lookup Minimalism at Jawahar Kala Kendra  Minimalist Photograph.



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

12 April, 2019

Lamp Through the Fence

Minimalism as in Small Objects


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Distant Lamp as seen through the metal fence at Masala Chowk, Jaipur, India. Shot Captured with Canon 6D Mark II Camera.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai

A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of a Distant Lamp as seen through the metal fence at Masala Chowk, Jaipur, India. Shot Captured with Canon 6D Mark II Camera.


How I composed this shot?


I started by focusing on the Distant Lamp, then I looked for the right aperture value to shoot this shot at. I did not want the fence in the foreground to appear blurry. Therefore, I shot this at a very high Aperture value of F/22. 

Since, I was shooting from the side and at an angle, this helped me to make the repeating fence bars create a kind of downward sloping diagonal line. 

That is pretty much all I want to say about the composition here. Also, have a look at the EXIF Data of the photo 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/22

  • Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-320

  • Focal Length: 70 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Lamp Through the Fence  Minimalist Photograph.


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

08 April, 2019

Old Plastic Mesh Chair

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of an Old Plastic Mesh Chair found at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of an Old Plastic Mesh Chair found at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India.  


This Shot was captured near Art Gallery 1 at JKK. A security guard usually sits at the chair right in front of its entrance gate. When I was shooting, the guard had gone for a stroll.

As you can see in the shot, the wall has been used as foreground and that is the negative space here as well. To keep the wall and the elements on it in focus, I used a pretty high Aperture value i.e F/18.

By keeping the wall in the foreground and by cornering the Old Plastic Mesh Chair, I visually increased  the focus on it.

Also, I captured the shot from a distance, so as to show the size of the chair relatively small. 

That is pretty much about the shot and the composition in a few words. If you have any queries about the picture, send me an email.  I don't promise to answer back all of the mails but I will try my best. 


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/18

  • Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-3200

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Old Plastic Mesh Chair  Minimalist Photograph.


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