Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 114: Negative Space

This week’s Lens-Artists challenge “negative space” got me to thinking, and helped me to see a few photos differently. I went through some of my old photos and also took a second look at my recent photos.

Amy is our host for this week’s challenge (thank you Amy!). Check out her post here.

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This one from yesterday is tucked in the shadows so the white flower really stands out. This one is surrounded by a lot of black negative space.

I took this photo early in the year, the background is blurred and not a key area of focus, drawing your eyes to the flower. In this one the negative space is more vivid, but blurred.

Another spring photo below. This is a very tiny ground cover flower. I took this with my macro lens close to the ground, surrounded by very dark negative space.

This photo is from last week and we see these birds all over. I looked it up and he is a Great-tailed Grackle. Although he is sometimes referred to as a blackbird, he is not of the blackbird genus. He really is quite beautiful and you can see all the negative space around him in the blue sky.

I took this one this morning and because the background is blurred and not real vivid, the bee is highlighted and it clearly draws focus to the bee and flower.

This one is also from this morning. The background is very blurred, directing the eyes to the bees and flowers.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    Wonderful set of images! These are great examples of negative space. The white flower with the black background Is striking, the details of the second image is truly beautiful. I love
    all of them. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. Thank you Amy! I don’t know if I’ve heard this term before, so now I have a new way to look at photos. I liked this challenge! And also thank you for the compliments. When I took that white flower photo yesterday I knew I had to do this challenge ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. Amy says:

        Iโ€™m learning more about negative space from your series. Thanks to you, Lisa! ๐Ÿ’–

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  2. lolaWi says:

    beautiful images for the prompt, Lisa! and lovely quote, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Lola! I liked this photo challenge ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. JohnRH says:

    Excellent. The contrasts in the Grackle shot are superb. Well done.

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    1. Thanks John! I really did like how that Grackle photo came out, usually I don’t pay them too much attention! (bad me, they are all beautiful!)

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  4. Fabulous photos, Lisa! What a talent you have. Thanks for sharing them with us. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Awwwwww, thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Beautiful selections for the theme

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  6. Tina Schell says:

    These are terrific Lisa – I loved your flower images, especially the first. My favorite tho was the blackbird. SO clear and sharp!

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    1. Thank you Tina! I tend to ignore those black birds, but he was just so shiny and beautiful!

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  7. gr8ful_collette says:

    Amazing, beautiful photos! You have such a talent for capturing nature!! ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Awwwww, thank you Collette! …an outlet for my artistic side ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Rupali says:

    Wonderful choices.

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    1. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š Sometimes I’m not always sure if I’m on track, I always appreciate feedback!

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  9. Teresa says:

    The lighting of your second photo is just perfect ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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    1. Thank you Teresa! Low to the ground with my macro lens. Those flowers are very tiny, but beautiful!

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      1. Teresa says:

        The sacrifices we do to take good photos, right?

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  10. Naomi says:

    It was interesting to consider “negative space”. I learned from this post, too. I really liked those first two flowers.

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