Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sunday stills, Rule of Thirds....

The rule thirds, I had to do some research to find out about this rule. The basic rule is to break the image down into thirds, horizontally and vertically, (or diagonally) this makes a grid that gives you four different places to put the subject of your photo. OK I think I can do this. I didnt have an opportunity to take a lot of new pictures, so I went through my recent ones to find if I have done this at all. I also learned that my camera has a setting that shows the grid. Here is what I found.

The flowers are centered in the upper left quadrant.

This one was hard, almost halfs, instead of thirds, the deck, Luxor, and the foreground, horizontal composition.


This one goes diagonally, the puppy, and the older dog smelling him. This one I tried to take using the rule, easier said than done.


I like this one with the rule, the sky the mtn and the sunflowers, with the added interest of the ride on the side.



And my last contribution, the bay horse, Mickey, would be about in the upper left quadrant, both of them in the upper third.
I learned a lot and a new way of looking at photos as compositions, I try some of this sometimes, but I never knew what it was called. Thanks for looking, I hope I interpreted this one right!
Here is a link to a good article about rule of thirds.
http//digital-photography-school.com/rule-of-thirds
And to see more Sunday stills,

21 comments:

  1. Very good. I especially liked the picture with the mountain and the ride. Great lines.

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  2. you did great, the puppy photo is super cute! :)

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  3. Well done. love the carnival pic and Luxor..:-)

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  4. Really like the one with the ride in it. Good job.

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  5. These are great photos. Without my daughter coaching me in my early years of photography, I would not know about this composition trick.

    P.S. Did you post your link at Ed's blog? Make sure you write the correct link, I have to look up yours. Thanks.
    Ebie's Rule of Thirds

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  6. I think you've got it - really like the third and fourth shots!

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  7. Looks like you got it figured! Looking through your blog, you must be proud of your daughter. I'd be worried sick if my daughter was going to a war zone. Good post on the saddle cleaning too, that sure is odd about the way the leathers buckle to the outside. I think the problem is in the blevins buckle, if it was turned around, you could bring the stirrup leathers to the inside. I bet if you give it a half twist it'll be right, and was probably built that way to get the stirrups to hang so that you don't have to turn them to get your foot in.

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  8. The first and fourth are my favorites. Nicely done.

    ~Lisa

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  9. They are all so nice , I like the sunflowers and fairgrounds one the best

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  10. They are all really great! I love that puppy.

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  11. Love the two dogs together. Nice job. I couldn't post using wordpress.

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  12. Thanks everyone, I was wondering about this one, it had a good learning curve for me! : )

    Ebie, my link to Ed is at the end of my post, I cant forget him!!! LOL Which link did you have to look up?

    Shirley, Thank you, we are proud of our daughter. There is a way to turn the stirrups but I havnt been able to figure it out, I was always going to go to a saddle maker and ask him to turn the buckles around.

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  13. Ebie, I figured out what was wrong with my links, it posted a double http//. Thanks!

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  14. Hey I really liked the one of the Zipper and the sunflowers and the mountains..great shot:)

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  15. These are all wonderful examples. My favorite is the carnival scene with the mountains in the background. For me these are not usually found together, and I liked the contrast!

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  16. Yes the picture with the ride and the mtn in the background is one of my favorites! We have a beautiful backdrop for our little fair, in the Columbia Gorge.

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  17. OH and I though it would be a great layout for a t-shirt for the fair!

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  18. Great pics! I really like the one of the ride with the sunflowers.

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