I shouldn’t say cream of the crop should I? Now who will want to see other ma after I have identified this as cream of the crop ma?
I remind you, or tell you in the event that you haven’t looked at shutter ma, that “ma” is a Japanese word for space, negative space – and that I may well be using the word incorrectly. However I am using it, I am not using it as in Ma and Pa Kettle and their math – which you have to see if you haven’t. Ma = space, got it?
These photos show gates and fences and other structures where spaces, negative spaces, define the image. The first, these penguins, is unusually representational:
Penguins! “Wow” is what I said to myself when I saw these. Wow indeed. More swirls:
Moving from swirls to above-average negative spaces, let’s start with this gem from a Julian Hodges gate. Hodges is as cool and excellent as you get with gates:
That’s the best. The rest aren’t bad:
End of short first essay on ma. They are great fun to look for. Train your eye. Look for the negative space.