I sort of knew what ‘negative space’ was before it came up as the theme for Week 20 of the 52 Week Smartphone Challenge. However, I had to look it up to be sure.
And I’m not entirely convinced that this image – taking advantage of that special light you get when the low sun breaks through the clouds after heavy rain – is fully on point, but it is quite dramatic.
It’s good to have The Girl That Dreams Awake back and resuming her 52 Weeks Photo Challenge with the theme of ‘Empty Space’.
I do believe that sometimes less is more, and it isn’t always necessary to fill the frame with your subject.
And I particularly enjoy photographing fireworks: like snowflakes, every one is different. Some are best viewed in ‘full frame’, but with some thoughtful cropping a lot of empty space can enhance an image, as in this example.
It’s a rocket that was part of last year’s Fête Nationale display in our local village. However, with a little imagination you could also see it as a picture of a sunrise, taken from outer (and therefore empty) space.