Weekend Photography Challenge #420 Break the Rule of Thirds!

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  • #388366

    Tersha
    Keymaster
  • #388382

    Michael
    Participant

    Here is an image I captured in Charlestown, SC. Symmetry between the two doors and center image? I did some PP to give it a watercolor look. Mike

    • #388823

      Gray B
      Participant

      Something about doors Michael, especially old ones such as this beauty, that get me thinking about its history and who and when people walked through it.  Your red is particularly interesting and intriguing.  Charlestown here in the US is an old American historical site.  The door has seen much.  Thank you

      • #388874

        Michael
        Participant

        Thanks, Gray for your comments. I have the same fascination with old doors and windows. As with so many other things, modern, mass produced ones have no soul. Mike

    • #389001

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Doors always make for a good subject Michael!

    • #389309

      Bill Green
      Participant

      Trees along the Dordogne River, Trémolat, France

  • #388386

    Click
    Participant

    Escape from Cartesia

    Spiral

    • #389002

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Quite mesmerising Click!

    • #389090

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Have no idea what is going on here! Looking kinda trippy.

  • #388394

    Tom M
    Participant

    Wow Click, almost makes me dizzy…

     

  • #388443

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Not sure whether I’ve posted this before….

    narrow-winged damselfly

    • #388516

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Wow, Diane, you certainly captured the detail, except a bit at the rear of the insect!  The bokeh works very well too.

    • #388651

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Best seen large, Very cool Diane.

      • #388766

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Robert!

    • #388717

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Magical as ever Diane. The contrasting colors and the composition are perfect for making the subject the center of attention.

      • #388767

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thank you Bobbie!

    • #388824

      Gray B
      Participant

      and you asked her to pose just for our viewing, thank you for the treat.

  • #388454

    beth
    Participant

    a local beach that attracts tourists by the thousands.  the structure used to have boards covering it.  the boards hid the pipe that runs umm…storm drain water (among other things)..out to the ocean.  locals don’t swim in the ocean.

    • #388718

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Nice Beth. The boards seem suspended in air like a diving board (which I understand you don’t recommend diving from …)

    • #388770

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very nice Beth, it looks like it’s levitating!

    • #388825

      Gray B
      Participant

      Like Bobbie, my tired eyes first saw clouds below this skeleton bridge.  Long exposure?

    • #389089

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Kinda mystical centered composition. I like its minimalist vibe.

    • #389260

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Nice picture. I like this kind of fluidity and softness

  • #388455

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Front and centre ducky!

    • #388652

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      What the duck do you think your doing.

    • #389107

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      I like how the “curvy” dark lines in the BG are similar to the curves of the duck. They work nicely together.

  • #388467

    Batman

    P1070575

     

    • #388653

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Wow

      Bruce Wayne must be having a rough go of it, the Bat Cycle looks like my grandmother’s bike.

  • #388473

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    A burst of Allium.

    • #388659

      Tania Burger
      Participant

      Here is another one to try for the weekend challenge

      Breaking the rules

    • #389003

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful Dave!

      • #389109

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        This was a great challenge for me Diane. Searching my photos for one that fit the theme I found that I have followed the rule of thirds almost religiously. Made me realize I need to shake things up occasionally. Thank you.

  • #388515

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    I think this falls within the criteria (and also breaks quite a few other rules!

    • #388904

      Gray B
      Participant

      Keep breaking rules Misty, this is awesome.

    • #389004

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      I remember this one from before Jim, cool shot!

  • #388519

    Tom M
    Participant

    One I’ve shown before…

    • #388962

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      That reminds me of Cades Cove. Very nice image!

      • #389209

        Tom M
        Participant

        It is Bruce. Good eye…

         

  • #388596

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    • #388664

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Looks Very Peaceful Rob

    • #388719

      Bobbie
      Participant

      For me, this image portrays a very inviting place Rob. As Robert said, it’s very peaceful. Now if only that gull could figure out where his towel disappeared to 🙂

    • #388963

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Very nice Rob! I love the reflection as lead-in line.

    • #389005

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Beautiful light Rob!

    • #389041

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Love it Rob. They say that to calm down when angry, go to a happy place in your mind. This would be one of them for sure 🙂

  • #388609

    Preston
    Participant

    1940s Ford/Willy’s Jeep 

    • #388965

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Nice image, Preston. Reminds me of the 4077! 😉 I always wanted one of those when I was a kid. They advertised them in the back of comic books, unassembled, for $100. Lol

      • #389030

        Preston
        Participant

        I’ve been looking for one in halfway decent shape and they’re hard to find, so I’d take an unassembled one for $100 any day!!  The amazing thing is the way they sound.  Just like on MASH.

    • #389032

      Preston
      Participant

      I found this one hiding in my files…

    • #389394

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Strange thing Preston, I had just been watching ‘Wheeler Dealer’, where they did up a Willys jeep, then looked on here and you had just posted this shot. 🙂
      I’ve never owned a jeep, but used to have a landrover.

      • #389449

        Preston
        Participant

        I love the way those “old off-road vehicles” were.  They had such a nice look and could take a beating.

  • #388640

    Robert Apple
    Moderator

    The Great Cottonwood Mountains

    The Great Cottonwood Mountains

    and
    Winter Thistle
    Winter Thistle
    Both From a Walk on the prairie this weekend.

    • #388721

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Interesting use of the shadow Robert (looks like it crosses the split in the log at about a third but that’s fine with me)

    • #389395

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Robert the first shot is growing on me, the second one I love.

  • #388658

    Tania Burger
    Participant

    This is an attempt at showing the textures of the lemon.

    B&W Lemon Textures

  • #388662

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    A Secret Path

  • #388764

    Bruce Gordon
    Participant

    • #388771

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Interesting lines, curves and reflections Bruce!

  • #388780

    Miriam Moreno
    Participant

    Thank you Dahlia! It’s so nice to hear from fellow photographers!!! I went for a walk on a pier that juts out into the Hudson River.  The structure is a partial view of the pier!

  • #388800

    Gray B
    Participant

    Into the eye of the crater.  Playing with LR black/white and Nik.

    Into the eye of the crater

    • #388966

      Bruce Gordon
      Participant

      Nice shot! I use Nik in PS for most of my monochrome, and like the result.

      • #388994

        Gray B
        Participant

        Thanks Bruce, ya it is fun to fiddle with.

  • #388828

    Holly K
    Participant

    Dana Point, Calif.

  • #388884

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “Bunching up”

    • #388893

      Preston
      Participant

      Great lines Bobbie! I don’t know if you planned it this way, but I love how the backpacks and trees walk you through this photo.

      • #389071

        Bobbie
        Participant

        Thanks Preston. I’d love to say I planned it that way but unfortunately I know that at least 60-70% of the time I shoot something and only afterwards know why it interested me or caught my eye. I’ve been trying change my approach for a long time with very limited success.

    • #388926

      Gray B
      Participant

      As a retired elementary school teacher, I was always intrigued with images of student backpacks hanging from hooks in the classroom and strewned about on the floors.  All with their own personal happy touch.  Maybe there’s a photo project us Bobbie. ?

      • #389072

        Bobbie
        Participant

        You’d be a great person to do a project with Gray but walking into a school with a camera here requires all kinds of permissions. This was taken (with the teacher’s permission) during a visit to a kindergarten run totally outdoors. Apparently that’s how they lay their backpacks out every day.

    • #389038

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      All I can hear is John Wayne saying “Awright now, let’s get those backpacks in a circle!”

  • #388885

    Bobbie
    Participant

    “Spreading out”

  • #388992

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    This is one of my favorite WaterDrop photography images … fits the challenge this week …

    Elegance in H2O

    Elegance in H2o

  • #389006

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    A favourite of mine …

    twins?

    • #389034

      Preston
      Participant

      Please tell me these buggers are casually clinging to a window.  Fun picture!

      • #389150

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Hi Preston, I was rearing frogs from frogspawn, these tiny froglets were on the inside of a tank …… soon afterwards they were set free. 🙂

        • #389448

          Preston
          Participant

          My friend raised frogs once.  They were so much fun to watch bounce around the terrarium.

    • #389087

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      That’s really sweet 🙂

    • #389111

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      A big grin every time I look at this. Thanks for sharing it.  🙂

    • #389262

      Andre P.
      Participant

      Ho ho, I like these twins …

    • #389577

      Holly K
      Participant

      “I thought you were going to make the coffee.”

  • #389007

    chris pook
    Participant

    No thirds were harmed in the making of this photograph; Mrs P, Geneva, cold:

    Wifey

    • #389213

      Tom M
      Participant

      Very elegant Lady,Chris…

      • #389559

        chris pook
        Participant

        Thanks Tom.  She’s been an uprotesting model for not quite 30 years, and a good wife for 25.

  • #389047

    Miriam Moreno
    Participant

    Thanks Trisha for the suggestions of other editing apps , always happy to expand my repertoire…and yes I took the shot with my iPhone X!

  • #389074

    Agapanthus

    PC260005

  • #389172

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Tie-dyed Primrose. Groovy man, groovy.

  • #389218

    Tom M
    Participant

    The Grandson…

  • #389263

    Andre P.
    Participant

    • #389271

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Very dramatic Andre.

      • #389292

        Andre P.
        Participant

        Normally, I try to apply the rule of thirds when shooting, or afterwards with a cropping. Here, if I had placed the pylon on the left (vertical) third, I would have lost the sun in the tree; on the right, there would have been the intrusion of a fence (which can be seen a little to the left of the image). So there was almost no choice but to place this pylon in the middle. The photo was taken a month ago, without me knowing that there would be this ‘challenge’ of non-compliance with the Rule of Thirds.

  • #389306

    Paulabr
    Participant

    • #389509

      Holly K
      Participant

      It’s the rule of triangles!

  • #389307

    Paulabr
    Participant

    It is fixed! 🙂

  • #389315

    Teresa
    Participant

    One of my favorite fire escapes I’ve called “The Flying Vs”. The only way to capture it is as a symmetrical shot.

  • #389331

    Bradley
    Participant

    "Terminator"

  • #389344

    Kishore Jothady
    Participant

    ‘Rule of Thirds’ is simply flowing in my blood like drugs. Can’t get rid of it even after trying desperately. But here is one subject I was happy to throw it to winds. I do hope I have succeeded.Sparkling glasses at a cocktail party waiting to be filled. Colorful lights all around are reflecting on their surfaces.

  • #389345

    Patrick Bogert
    Participant

    Dock at the Dockside Restaurant, Longboat Key, Florida

  • #389346

    Kishore Jothady
    Participant

    Rule of Thirds? Where is it?I have not only broken the all prevailing 'Rule of Thirds'. I have destroyed it.

  • #389398

    Flowers – often look better without the ‘rule of thirds’ being used. Beauty is its own centerOverhanging pool

  • #389399

    Flowers – often look better without the ‘rule of thirds’ being used. Beauty is its own centerShowy garden beauty

  • #389456

    Suzie Fenton
    Participant

    Center Ice

  • #389489

    Susan
    Participant

    Buttons

    • #389510

      Holly K
      Participant

      Great colors and pattern!

    • #389513

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      Such a great way to fill the frame 🙂

  • #389563

    Jay Ward
    Participant

    Millipede

  • #389623

    Yvonne Nystrom
    Participant

    Here is my Break the rule of Thirds photo. This was the very first photograph I took with my brand new Nikon D7500 camera! I had no idea of what I was doing and, of course, it was on Auto. But I thought it was a cool picture!

     

    Peacock Feather

  • #388731

    Miriam Moreno
    Participant

  • #388758

    Dahlia Ambrose
    Keymaster

    @heretoday123 Hi Miriam, I like the textures from the broken ice in the foreground. What is that structure? This is an interesting image. Thank you for sharing with us 🙂

  • #389266

    Andre P.
    Participant

    I don’t understand what has happened here ???

    I do not intend to put myself in the place of another photo

  • #389274

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Don’t worry Andre, it wasn’t your fault, just a glitch, I’ve sorted it now. ?

  • #389276

    Andre P.
    Participant

    OK, thanks !

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