52 Week Photography Challenge - Week 11

Week 11

Composition: Negative Space

Minimize the composition to isolate your subject. The composition should be simple, thereby drawing your viewer to the subject.

Canon 6D with the 24-70 f/2.8 again!


  • Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
  • Aperture: f/2.8
  • ISO: 100
  • Focal length: 70mm

This week I had all sorts of architecture and Americana ideas. You know, like a barn in the middle of field. My very first thought upon reading the prompt was a dilapidated barn. But then, I didn't know where to find one! We had our own photos taken this week in a place that happened to be in the middle of nowhere and there were all sorts of dilapidated barns in the middle of an empty field. Obviously I didn't choose any of those photos for this week. The best camera is the one you have with you. I had one, but drive by pictures from the passenger's side window aren't very good. 

We were told this week that spring was coming and to turn our clocks forward. Then...it snowed...7 stupid inches of it. It melted during the day and then froze at night, so it stuck around for a few days. Daniel loves to play outside and he loves the snow, so of course we played in it! Like any good photography parent, we don't play outside unless I have my camera. At home, the camera of choice is the big ol' DSLR. 

For some reason Daniel really liked walking up to the snow and throwing Buzz Lightyear into it. I don't know what it was, but Buzz was going to infinity and beyond right into the ground. I thought about this prompt and quickly took this shot. I know, I know, I clipped his arm in the frame, but I had to take it fast before he got picked back up. 

I like the bright colors of Buzz against the white nothingness of the white snow. What's not shown in this photo is all of the other green poking out of the snow! Signs of spring after the last snow (hopefully)!

Photos from the week

He really really loves being outside.

"Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!" He has recently become a big fan of Toy Story and his pal Buzz Lightyear.

He loved walking through all of the snow in the yard. I nearly lost my mind when he walked that direction and I saw the light of the sunset.