Over at Beth’s place today she is hosting You Capture once again. I just love You Capture. If you aren’t playing along you really should. People with all levels of photography skills play along, its really fun! C’mon, you know you want to.
The challenge this week was Macro or Close Up Photography. Now if you have seen my photos its no surprise that I love me a lot of negative space in a photograph.
Now some of you may be wondering what ‘negative space’ is in a photograph. Essentially it is the ‘empty’ space around the subject in a photograph. I think a lot of times I vere away from macro shots just because I think that I can’t have the negative space in the photograph. Not that I have to have negative space. When I compose shots a lot of the time I don’t even think about it, but some of my favorite photos that I have taken, as well as others are ones with more negative space.
When I saw this grasshopper hanging out in the backyard I called for The Chicken to bring me my camera. I moved ever so slowly, as not to disturb the insect so I could get all up close and personal. And you know what? I think he liked it. He let me take so many photos of him that afternoon and would actually move slightly here or there, but never really jumped away. Then when I declared I was done, he hopped off. Just like that.
When I began to edit the photos I was amazed at the fact that I got all up close and personal, but there is still negative space. (Like I said it isn’t crutial to a photograph but I LOVE it) Thank you so much for hosting You Capture, Beth. You have really allowed me to think outside my box and have made me an even better photographer. You totally rock!
So what are you waiting for? Get thee over to I should be folding Laundry to check out the other awesome close up shots!
P.S. Don’t forget to check me out over here as well today-where we wonder about sugar or spice.