Rule of Thirds:
This is a compositional tool that places the subject of the photo
in an area of intersecting lines
created by dividing the photo in 3rds horizontally and vertically.
Anyone who visits my blog regularly knows I love taking photos of the dairy cows on the farm where I live. One day I will capture their placid nature and gentle eyes. I thought, when I cropped this one according to the rule of thirds, I'd achieved it. Then I notice the crazed eye of the cow in the bottom left of the shot. So I thought I'd have a go at drawing attention to her.
Also on the farm we have crops - and the cursed carrot weed, commonly known as Parsley Dropwort.
To nourish the cows and the crops we need (and usually get) lots of rain. We prefer gentle rain, not storms, but that doesn't stop me loving a good storm and appreciating the beauty of storm clouds.
The Vodofone tower on the top of a peak in the Tangihau Forest is the local landmark we see daily and most of the time it just looks like a drab grey structure but occasionally, when the light is right in the early evening, we can see its true colour. The tramp to the tower is way beyond me and although I've heard about the outbuildings, I've never seen them except through the zoom of the camera.
I'm blessed in that I live close to the forest and not far from the sea.
Once upon a time when I belonged to Toastmasters I learned that one should never say "And finally..." but what the hell, I'm complying with the Rule of Thirds today (I hope) and that's enough conformance for one day. So, and finally, just to prove that I do occasionally see the night lights....
So many terrific photographers take part is Friday My Town Shoot outs, I'm looking forward to seeing how they have applied The Rule to this weeks topcic. They will be here if you'd like to check them out.