From Clicking to Creating
Week 11 in the Dogwood 52 challenge is negative space, in the category of composition. The description for this prompt is, “Minimize the composition to isolate your subject. The composition should be simple, thereby drawing your viewer to the subject.”
I made a couple of images with this week in mind, and I had a hard time deciding which to use. In the end, I chose this most recent photo of buzzards in a tree. Making it black and white was perfect.
I took this image at the same time, but with the mountain in the background it wasn’t as good for negative space.
I think negative space images can be very dramatic, and they certainly make you focus on just one thing. They tell a story all their own that way. This windmill was originally my choice for this week. I like the shape, and the silhouette it creates against the sky.
All my hummingbird shots are about negative space, bringing all the focus onto them.
This is another shot of buzzards that was in the running for this week.
Experiment, and practice with this composition, and lets see what you create.
The 2 Lil Owls prompt is walking path. I must be indecisive this week, because again I have several shots I liked for this.
I took this photo Sunday evening on our walk. We have traveled to a different place, and I liked the outline of the footpath in this. So I decided to make this the photo for the week.
This was going to be my photo for the week. Walking on a burro path. They know the easiest route to take, so we follow them sometimes too.
This was my first idea. You can’t see the path very good, but I really like those two cute dog butts.
Probably the best part of photography, is that it’s all subjective. It’s your own personal journey, and you can create what you like to create.