“The adventure of composition is a mystery. The muse has her ways, she hides from you, comes for you in the middle of the night, at midday, at dawn. You must believe wholeheartedly in this divine power. Its an elusive gift that can appear at any time, anywhere. Artists are in awe of it.”
Mission 6… Space & Patterns
This week’s G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers had us stalking patterns and making negative space positive. My opportunity to commit a felony on nature and perform visual reverse psychology was focused around my first annual photo safari I host for members of my church… and mother nature was fully compliant to my invasion. Actually, she went so far as to strut her stuff… on the date offered up for auction last fall the convergence of perfect weather and a wildflower extravaganza lie in wait for my fellow stalkees, so we went on a Wildflower Safari in Mount Rainier National Park.
My mission was to maximize the space around and supporting the main subject in the image, to fill the space with dramatic contrasts, to comply with one ‘rule’ of leaving space for an insect to take off into, and find patterns (Ron promised they’d be ‘everywhere’). At first the patterns seemed elusive, then BAM, I began seeing them lurking in my space… they were there waiting to be made positive, so I was more than happy to comply.
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