52 Week Challenge

52 Weeks of Susan's Life

Week 13 – #20 Negative Space


Chalk Festival, Venice FLYesterday I visited the Chalk Festival in Venice.  One of the first things I noticed was the long line of “PortaPotties” and how they stood out in the field against the blue sky.  I took several different perspectives of them but this one caught my eye as a great example of negative space.  This was the first day for the festival and the artists were just getting underway with their projects.  Although I didn’t get to see any finished art work it was still amazing to see the process and how they develop their vision for their space.  There were so many artists from all over the world and quite interesting to talk to them.  I hope to go back this week to see the finished creations.


Author: susanbeausang

What inspires a photographer?  My journey began taking product photos for my business.  I had a company that provided fashionable headscarves to women and girls with medical hair loss. Photos needed to be updated constantly and the expense of a photographer led me to my first camera about 5 years ago.  I’ve since sold the company but my love for photography has continued to grow.   I’m constantly looking for new places, people, food, new colors – just about anything and everything appeals to me through my lens.   Suddenly light shapes, colors, textures, people, buildings, trees, flowers…. everything around me looks different when I start to see the world as a photographer. For me, an image captures more emotion than your native eye or a written word.  Lingering on images that I have taken and reliving the scene, person or thing is like reading my favorite story over and over again only with the benefit of a visual companion.  I love to study the light and the composition and see how I can tell the story through the lens.  Everyday objects can be exciting when I think of them as capturing a moment in time. Once I started to notice details I realized there was beauty all around me.   My photography allows me to share my perspective with others; it allows me to tell my story and for that I am grateful.  As the lens opens to capture an image, so do my eyes. Susan M. Beausang- susan@smbphotos.com - www.smbphotos.com 8049 Tybee Court, University Park, FL 34201 215-421-9668

3 thoughts on “Week 13 – #20 Negative Space

  1. Nice example of the theme — incidentally, you might take a small ladder to get a better perspective of the chalk festival pictures — I kid you not —


  2. Well spotted and presented.


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