Rule of Thirds

by George Kunschman October. 03, 2018 226 views

I looked up what the objective is to follow the Rule of Thirds. I hope my thinking is correct with 1 of the 2 I posted.

Heritage park Trails, Friendswood, Texas

Heritage park Trails, Friendswood, Texas

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Camellia Staab 2 years ago

I love #1 the colors are beautiful, its. peaceful. I believe you have covered the rule of thirds in both, but I can't tell you what it is but #2 is not grabbing me. I scrolled up and down several times trying to figure out what it is....maybe the flatness of the sky? Maybe a little washed out as far as colors? Not sure. Hope you take my comments with a grain of salt, I am not by any means an expert :)

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George Kunschman Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years ago

I enjoy taking sunrises and sunsets. The colors get me.
My thoughts; #1 the light pole off to the side. I focused on that. #2 I wished no structures were visible in the background. I was making sure the fountain on the left was focused on. I too do not like the composition of the photo.
I like salt in my Modelo +1
Thanks Camellia!

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Camellia Staab Replied to George Kunschman 2 years ago

blush+1

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Joe Zink 2 years ago

For #2, I think I would have focused a little deeper , maybe on the bridge. (Every one has a different perspective grinning )
I like #1, beautiful colors.

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George Kunschman Replied to Joe Zink 2 years ago

Joe, deeper meaning a tighter shot on the bridge? Thanks Joe, I appreciate your input.

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Joe Zink Replied to George Kunschman 2 years ago

Hi, George.
While I like the fountain,focus is a little soft (no single point on the picture is completely in focus).

I am assuming you use the autofocus on your camera (the camera chooses the points to focus on).
I would have switched to manual focus and got a sharp focus on the bridge. A that point, most of the foreground would also have been in sharp focus, and the fountain would have been pretty close.
 
As far as composition, I probably would have moved closer to the bridge ,and got some of the water on each side, but that's just me. I have a hard time sometimes picking one single part of a scene to make the central subject of the photo....I'm still learning grinning

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George Kunschman Replied to Joe Zink 2 years ago

Hi Joe,
I used another option than Manual or Auto. I was fixated with what I thought the Rule was. To have focal point anywhere but center. Thus the fountain on the left.
A learning phase for me. Correct, I should have moved in closer rather than rely on the lens.
Thanks for sharing what you do know. Much appreciated.

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