Thursday, September 3, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

August Photo Blogging Challenge


I really enjoy participating in the monthly photo blogging challenge hosted by a 'lilhoohaa.  This month's challenge was "Rule of Thirds."  Apparently this is a basic rule in photography composition.  It was different for me to think about a rule, rather than just eyeballing the photograph.  I'm still not sure I followed the rule precisely, but here are five photos that might at least partially comply: 

Photo:  The St. George Temple, between two trees
Photo:  The front of the St. George Temple 
This next photo could have followed the rule of thirds better, but I still liked the shot:
Photo:  A sunset appears to be just above the road.
Another shot that should have been more off-center:
Photo:  Sunset in smoky skies, with fir trees in bottom third of photo.

Photo:  A tree forms an arch over a path in the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington state.
Be sure to go visit a 'lilhoohaa to see the other photos in the link-up!  

Do you use the Rule of Thirds in your photos?

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Thanks for photography, and learning new things.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Time for an Oil Change Edition

Two weeks ago, the minivan had an oil change.  Today, it's due for another one.  The past two weeks have been a massive western states road trip:  California, Nevada, Arizona (just a few miles), Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Oregon again, and back to California.  I already told you about the first week, which I spent in Utah for Education Week.  That accounted for the California, Nevada, Arizona (just a few miles), and Utah part of the trip.  This week's thankfuls will cover the second half of the trip, the leaving Utah, then Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Oregon again, and back to California part.  So grab a seat and enjoy (?) the 2015 version of the vacation slide-show of yesteryear!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: BYU Education Week 2015

The challenge for this post:  to limit myself to ten things.  The only way I will succeed will be to not count each thing individually, but instead combine my observations into broad categories, and count the groups.


Photo:  Buildings at Brigham Young University, with a painted Y on the mountain behind


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Ten Things of Thankful: Very Short, Hopefully Sweet Edition

I'm writing this from a hotel in St. George, Utah.  Tomorrow I arrive in Provo for Education Week at Brigham Young University.