Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #197 – Rule of Thirds

“This week our challenge is focused on one of the most well-known and widely-used “rules: of photography, the Rule of Thirds.” – quote from Tina, Travels and Trifles

In his book “Photo Basics” photographer Joel Sartore describes the rule like this: “Imagine drawing a tic-tac-toe board over a photograph and adjusting the placement of your subject to be along any of the lines or their intersections.”

In the header image, the two white pelicans are the focal point of the photo. By placing them in the left of the image our eye is drawn to them and as we look to the right we discover a small bird sharing the sandbar with them.

By placing the little Eastern Bluebird on the right side of the image our eyes follow his eyes up to the left.

In the next image our eyes move from left to right from my husband in the bottom left to the glacier and mountains in the distance.

Many thanks to Tina for the challenge Lens’Artists #197: Rule of Thirds

25 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #197 – Rule of Thirds

  1. That last photo is especially beautiful. The ski tracks rake the snow into patterns almost like a zen garden. The figure at the power point forces your eye to travel right across the full picture.

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