Lens-Artists Challenge: Negative Space

Inspired by Lens-Artists Challenge #114: Negative Space

This week we will explore negative space in photography. Negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. This space is empty or unoccupied. 

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Negative space shows up in many of my photographs.

I like to use it to accent flowers as they wait for the afternoon sun to make an entrance in the dining room.

And then…many shots later…the fun with editing begins. Sometimes by altering the surrounding space around the image.

I will attempt to use one of the (sliding) block editor features to compare two different versions.


Well, that’s the magic “before and after” block for what it’s worth! (never mind how long it took to get that to work, but there it is)

Negative space also shows up when I am taking pictures looking down:

…when I’m looking up:

And when I’m looking out the window of an airplane (hard to remember those anymore)…looking forward to Christmas with my family.

December 2019
Logan Airport, Boston MA

21 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge: Negative Space

    1. Thanks Tina! It is the “image compare” block choice under “image” as an “add block” option. It’s the only specialty image block I’ve figured out how to use so far. You add 2 images to the block and then it switches back and forth with the slider. I thought it was a cool effect. Glad you liked it πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes, there are other challenges I have yet to conquer with it – which can become quite time consuming. I am making a list of questions for the WP happiness helper people or whoever they are.

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    1. Thank you! I couldn’t make up my mind which view I liked the best, so I put both of them in. I have only learned a few of the block features so far. If the aggravation factor rises to the top, I leave it alone LOL.

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      1. Well, I was unable to deal with the frustration of the new Block editor, so to me, you truly are Brilliant…and perhaps you’ll inspire me to put on my big-girl panties and try the Block again…one day πŸ™‚

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