04 February, 2020

Arc Vs Curve At Jantar Mantar

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Arc versus Curve shot at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Black and White Minimal Art Photograph of Arc versus Curve shot at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, India.


Picking out simple shots from large spaces is challenging, as while you are viewing something busy, it gets very difficult carving out something simple purely from vision. 

I have visited Jantar Mantar Jaipur a few times. The place is full of geometric shapes but it looks very busy to the eyes. Therefore, I haven't got too many shots from there like I have from Jawahar Kala Kendra. 

In the Shot above, I kept the camera setting in the portrait mode or took a vertical shot, to remove the distracting elements from the side. 

I was on the 50mm Lens on my old crop sensor Canon 600D Camera. 

As you would know by now, that I like Juxtapositions a lot and this is another attempt at it, using Simple Geometric shapes aka the "Curve" and the "Arc".

Although it is tough shooting in the afternoon under direct sunlight, but one benefit is that you get your Light and Shadow combination shots mostly right. Especially here, the shot would have been "Too Vanilla" without the shadow within the Arc. 

As far as my position in front of the subject goes, I am not too far and not very close to the subject and the shot is take at around the eye level. 

The shot of course, would have come out different if I had put my 50mm lens on my full frame camera 6D Mark II, instead of the crop sensor 600D, on which I captured this shot. 

To be honest, I shot this in color and later turned into black and white. 

Sometimes, I prefer shooting in the color mode during harsh sunlight, as I get a better on field review on it on the LCD screen, as compared to the black and white photo preview. 

Hope you enjoyed the shot. This is my first post on the blog in 2020. I am having a ball this Year. Hope your year shall be as good as mine. 

Also, please take precautions from the deadly Corona Virus. Stay Safe people.

Now, let's look at the technical details of the Minimalist Photograph below. If you have any questions or you need to get in touch with me for anything, then please visit the Contact Page


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the ARC Vs Curve At Jantar Mantar  Minimalist Photograph.



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