Patterns and Space

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:02+00:00 November 6th, 2012|14 Comments

Canon 5DMkIII, Canon 100mm Macro lens, 1/250 sec at f/11, ISO 1250
Processed using onOne Software‘s Perfect Effects 4

One thing I’m noticing in my travels to Cambodia is how much I’m looking for and finding patterns and graphical images with lots of empty space. I’m still photographing plenty of editorial and people, but I’m extremely interested in the tiny details, the beauty-in-simplicity type of images.

It’s actually quite a fun process, like a treasure hunt for small tokens of beauty. And it’s also fun hearing the Cambodian women at the market smile and laugh at me while photographing dead fish. :)

More to come …

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Brycia James Kiewlak November 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    Love detail shots and negative space… need to do more of that myself!  Not sure about dead fish though!  LOL!

    Hope you are having a great trip, +Nicole S. Young !

  2. rayhan uddin November 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Bangladeshi Fish

  3. Andres Trujillo November 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Beautiful contrast of colors, Nicole

  4. Rodrigo Camacho November 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm - Reply


  5. Michael Riffle November 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Mmm. Breakfast.  Love the contrast of shapes and colors.

  6. Mardi Michels November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Simply gorgeous!

  7. Lars Gustafson November 6, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love this shot. Can't wait to see more.

  8. Michael Preston November 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Who knew that dead fish could be so attractive? Great composition.

  9. chloe muse November 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    so true

  10. Karolina Jadczak November 6, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    biedne rybki :'(

  11. Pauline Zhang November 7, 2012 at 7:27 am - Reply

    the blue is stunning.

  12. Aaron Hockley November 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Pretty sure you've posted more dead fish photos in the last few days than I've seen in all of my previous time on Google+.  Hm…

  13. Fantasticno!

  14. Faisal Alraeesi November 8, 2012 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    هلا مرحبا

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