Negative space is a good thing

Simple compositions seem to work the best but within the simple composition some drama can make it better. A clear blue sky can be boring at times when it encompasses a majority of the frame. It is often referred to as “negative space”. Negative space is an area void of interest but can compliment the subject and make it a necessity. In this image the negative space is filled with nice clouds and a warm layer of the sky beneath the clouds on the horizon. I also think the same is true in life. Negative space in your life does no good if it isn’t something that compliments your strengths. In other words, there can be a part of you that many may consider boring but if it is important for you to escape or relax from life it is great. I am lucky that photography for me is my positive space and my negative space as well. Sometimes the business of photography can be almost overwhelming, but then I go out and photograph for me and just for my relaxation.

Tamron 16-300mm Di-II VC PZD Macro lens on a Canon 7D, Aperture Priority, f16, Two exposures blended together 2 stops apart, ISO 100, Vanguard Abeo Pro tripod and BBH-200 head, blended in Photoshop CC, processed in Lightroom 5.

Sunset 080614c copy


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