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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17 comments:

  1. Love the pictures, rules or no rules.... Especially the last one! That's a place we really need the visit! Wow.
    Mostly I try to make a nice composition, but the rule of thirds is new to me.... Good tip though, and will try to remember.

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    1. That tree was in the Olympic National Park in Washington State, in the Hoh Rain Forest.

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  2. I love all your shots, I can see you have used your rule of thirds in your images, i especially like the sunset at the end of the road.

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    1. Thank you. It was a really stunning sight, and I just had to get a photo.

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  3. Your pictures are always beautiful, Kristi.

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  4. Yes, I try to think about the grid when I snap photos, but usually, I will crop them afterwards so I don't obsess about it.

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    1. You know, when I read your comment, I thought, "That's right--there is a setting on the camera that places a grid on the screen!" I don't know why I didn't make the connection sooner.

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  5. If I have a lot of time to compose a shot, I try and use the rule. But cropping in post production is my best friend! I like your take on the theme and your shots are lovely!

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    1. Aha! Cropping for the rule of thirds! I'm learning new things every day.

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  6. That tree is amazing, nice photos for this month.

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    1. Thanks. I knew I had to get a photo of that tree!

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  7. Like the Tired Teacher above I tend to think about it more when I am cropping something but I am often aware of it and try. I love the picture of the arched tree!

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    1. I think I'll be more aware of it now.

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  8. I love learning from the comments of others. I don't know if there is a grid on my old camera or not. I'll check on that. For now if necessary I crop.
    I really like that last photo a lot.

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    1. Thanks. I really like that last photo, too. That tree was amazing!

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  9. The beauty of our challenge is so you hopefully think differently or a little more in-depth about the "theme" and I think you did that wonderfully. You have a nice set of images for the month! Great work!

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Thanks for making this a conversation. I love to hear your comments!