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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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