Thursday, August 12, 2010

{negative space}

diptych {negative space}

that patty knows how to help me grow!

{like her gorgeous flower up there}

lucky for me, mr. google helped me learn about negative space

{because when patty suggested "negative space" as our theme this week, i thought to myself how am i going to get a picture of a jail cell?}

when i went googling, i discovered that negative space is everything that surrounds the main focal point in a photo...

the negative space often makes a photo better...

{look how proud & full of love my in-laws are in that photo!}

packs a punch...

tells a richer story

see...here's a photo of my father-in-law cooking a turkey

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had i cropped all the basement appliances and supplies out of this photo

you would have started snoring...

"whoop-de-doo" you'd sigh...a man cooking a turkey

but having included all that negative space the photo tells a great story...or at least makes you pause and ask 

"why is that man cooking a turkey on a dryer?"

for me, i love the photo because it illustrates how resourceful and industrious my brilliant (truly) father-in-law is...how down-to-earth and helpful he is...how growing up on a farm in nebraska taught him that it doesn't really matter how something looks (most of the time)

it's about getting a job done well

who would have thought negative space could be so wonderful?

hanging with patty shore do make me smarter!

{and i'm so relieved i didn't have to visit a prison for this week's team-up}

7 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

Just found your blog and love it so I'm now following. I really do love negative space and you capture it so well. You allow the viewer to get a little more perspective. Now I also love filling the frame, but for different reasons of course.

Mrs. C... said...

I think it is funny, that I think most of my comments from the week, have been more about your negative space than the actual photo. That and me joining you one day. I just love a man who can cook a turkey, who cares where!!!

瑋洪洪洪洪洪婷 said...

happy to read~ thank you!............................................................

Kellee said...

You ladies both did a wonderful job. I know that the next time I pick up my camera, I'll be thinking more about this.

翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

More haste, less speed..................................................................

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考,............................................................

Paul said...

"... love the photo because it illustrates ...how growing up on a farm in nebraska taught him that it doesn't really matter how something looks (most of the time)
it's about getting a job done well."
This post is a prize: it informs the visitor of a not-commonly known skill of the very good photographer; and it reminds us of the inherent wisdom present in those folks who till the land and supply us with our so vital food.

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