What did you see first? The white die on the black marker? or the black die on the white marker?
Most people will view from top to bottom then from left to right. The percentage of people who view a particular quadrant first*:
- 41% - upper left quadrant
- 25% - lower left quadrant
- 20% - upper right quadrant
- 14% - lower right quadrant
The most important composition aspect is to avoid having a "ping-pong" which causes the eye to go back-and-forth between two points of interest.
Photo #2 illustrates the counterpoint composition in the rule of thirds. The image's primary focal point is at the third's position and the secondary focal point is at the diagonally opposite thirds position. The downward facing flower allows your eye to "finish" and exit the photo.
*Source: https://designmodo.com/rule-thirds-grid-outline/ Unfortunately this source does not site the research behind the % distribution.