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Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Shoot Out--- theme---The Rule of Thirds

April 20: Rule of Thirds Post shots from town that use the Rule of Thirds as a compositional tool.

To test my understanding of the rule of thirds I am noting what I have done in my photos and ask for the adm group for their critique.
That is if you have time.

St. Francis is my subject.
I took this with the idea that the statue is in the left third vertically.

Correct or not folks?

The subject in this shot is the bird nest.
My idea is that the item is either in the left third vertically or the left third horizontally.

This shot depends on what my subject was.
If the grouping on the shelf, it is in the top third vertically.
Now if it is of the antique desk top, it is in the lower 2 thirds.
Does this shot, if in the 2/3 of the photo count in the rule of thirds?

The rose buds being the subject on the left vertical side and the leaves being in the lower third.

The bloom at the intersection of the grid.

The subject in this one is one of the Ten Commandments on the side of this building.
But also the sky is interesting here.

My understand of landscape shots if the sky has no interesting features keep the landscape in the lower two thirds but if the sky has interesting activity keep the landscape in the lower third.
That was my plan here.

That's my story for FSO

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Vee said...

I think I fail that rule of thirds daily. =D Your photos are great!

Bagman and Butler said...

Actually, I think you've got a really good handle on it and I love the simplicity of the building with one of the ten commandments on it. But I also try to be a bit more critical when someone specifically asks - and when time permits will write you later.

Cheryl said...

Sounds like this if your first time trying to apply the rule of thirds, correct?

I think you've got a fairly good understanding of how it works. You definitely nailed it (as well as the cloud/landscape balance) in that last shot.

Really nicely done.

Anvilcloud said...

I think you've pretty well got it. To me, the main idea is to get the focal point away from the center even if you don't precisely have the thirds worked out. In your first photo, it would be better if St Francis were at the third to the right looking into the majority of the photo so we could see what he is looking at.

Libby Rodriguez said...

Yep, I think that you have nailed it! The one that really does it for me is the pop of red in the form of the rose right where the vertical and horizontal 1/3 lines meet. That seems like a classic!

Karin said...

My daughter has been telling me about this - but I'm not sure it's sinking in! I love your photos and your eye for these interesting things! For some reason I LOVE the last photo - it looks like a musical staff across the sky - EGBDF! It would be fun to have blackbirds sitting on there as musical notes!

MizzKay said...

I think you have a better idea of the thirds rule than I. Some very interesting photos and thanks for being able to explain them so well. The tree bark is beautiful.

Rebecca said...

I think you flower shots best capture the effect!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Yes John I agree about St. Francis. I knew it was out of kelter for some reason.

Karin what a great idea. There is definitely 5 lines and 4 spaces. I will be looking for that shot.

Kim, USA said...

Clever and beautiful sets of photos. Thanks for sharing!


Jama said...

I enjoy looking at all your photos!

Ann said...

I crop my photos to make it better as 1/3

do you have trouble loading the photos?

Kerry said...

Good selection of photos QMM. I think the rose nails it, and wonder how it would look if you played with getting in a little closer to that beautiful flower?

You've obviously thought about creating compositions here and that's how you learn. (Me too)

~JarieLyn~ said...

I think you have a clear understanding of the rule and you have a good eye. I especially like your rosebud & leaves photo.

Pauline Woodcock said...

I think your flower shots perfectly exhibit the thirds rule. They are stunning.

GingerV said...

good job missy, learning new things is fun isn't it. I think along the way I have seen you naturally used the 'thirds' you just didn't realize that you knew it. Now forget to focus on the rull and let it aid you, not dominate....