Black & White Sunday: Negative Space

Negative Space – a space that is not there or the space that you don’t like?

It can be either, but speaking in terms of photography it is a space that isolates the subject of a photo, or complements it, or draws attention to it. To see more examples of negative space in photography please see my guest’s post.


This is my interpretation of negative space.




This is Black & White Sunday photo challenge with the theme β€œnegative space”. If you decide to join in, make sure to leave your pingbacks and links in the comment section. Please, check out the list of forthcoming events and challenges on Scheduled challenges page.





My earlier post in colour with the same theme: Bleak Beak

Here are the entries:

81 Comments on “Black & White Sunday: Negative Space

  1. Pingback: Black & White Sunday: Negative Space | The New 3 Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect

    • They are mind-blowing, you know. All three of your examples. Yesterday I was crazy about the second and now about the third (I wonder why). The third one looks like infrared.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Yes – you’re right – the third is infrared. I really like your affirmation about the photos – it’s great to get such positive feedback. Thank you very much.


        • Your work deserves to be “studied”. I don’t have a chance to this often cause of my busy schedule and I am often sidetracked responding to bloggers that are really persistent in commenting. Did you capture it as infrared or you managed the look in the post processing?

          Liked by 1 person

          • I processed the image in Photoshop. Unfortunately I no longer have that program – it was on my old computer that crashed last year.


  2. Pingback: Black and White Sunday: Negative Space | Middleton Road

  3. Great picture, Paula. I always try to consider negative space in its own right, creating an own form or shape. And I must say I find the black (“background”) shape in your picture very pleasing. Good one!


  4. Starting Sunday in mellow mood! πŸ™‚ That piano is so plaintive and lovely. Off to see Sue’s post. Have a good day and not too many sniffles!


  5. Pingback: Black & White Sunday: Negative Space | Colline's Blog


  7. Pingback: Negative Space | Beyond the Brush Photography

  8. Pingback: garden photography: monochrome – the earth laughs in flowers

    • Me too. Yes, on both posts. I’ll see yours tommorrow, I’m not near my computer now. For me it’a a lot work to compile guest posts, and I will suspend them soon.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I agree with that Paula. I did a top 5 on my bench challenge, but it does take a lot of time so I haven’t done that this time round. I always browse the comments anyway and visit blogs that way and I am sure others do the same. Hope you are keeping well πŸ™‚


  9. Pingback: BW Sunday: Portrait of Pamela – artishorseshit

  10. Pingback: Chiaroscuro | El Bueno, El Feo y El Malo

  11. Hi P! I enjoyed this music – so relaxing and went well with the negative space. Sometimes in art class when the students learn about negative space in painting we connect it to moods and energy–and that flame photo of yours had a nice relaxing mood with the dark negative space -!☺️❀️


  12. Pingback: Black & White Sunday: Negative Space | A Day In The Life

  13. Pingback: The sum of all and nothing – Br Andrew's Muses

This box is reserved for sharing positive vibes.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: