Not many words in this blog but, now and then, a few of my photographs--
Light is amazing isn't it.
I have told my husband that my tombstone can say simply, "She loved the light."
Hi Pamela...I hope these are the three you wanted me to look at. First, they are all great shots of beyond the fence. My favorite, though, is the top one. It's a perfect meld of foreground and middle ground against a beautiful blue sky, the background. The shadows nicely point to the trees, the main subject of the image. It's also a wonderful example of why the rule of thirds doesn't always work. As for the other two, they are great shots also and I'd give them a tie for second. I didn't rate them first because there is a lot of foreground in each, which I think confuses the viewer as to what the subject is. What are your thoughts about this? How would you rate them? Karen
So interesting to get this response, Karen, as everyone on Facebook liked the middle image best except for two who preferred the third. Now you choose the first and give reasons for your choice. One thing that confuses me is that you say this is an example of the "rule of thirds" not working, but the first image seems composed in thirds to my eye -- maybe 1/3, 2/3. Or ???
Interesting! The Rule of Thirds is about not centering pictures in the middle of the image. Your trees are centered in that middle third, but I actually like the symmetry of that placement. If you were strictly following the rule of thirds, I think you'd move the trees to the left a bit so the big tree is on the rule of thirds left line. And as for the FB group liking the middle image, it just shows that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. (Sorry for the cliche). We all have our individual preferences, which is what makes art so interesting. Karen
Okay, I was mentally dividing from top to bottom, and you were doing it from side to side. That explains that. I also like the second image because it makes me feel more as if I'm IN the scene, rather than looking at a picture of it.