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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Fireworks

Fireworks

It’s Chinese New Year now and I happen to be in China for a work assignment. Fireworks and firecrackers everywhere for the past few nights! I have a good view from my window and so it’s a good opportunity for me to practice fireworks photography in the comfort of my apartment … and that means avoiding the crowd! After several attempts, I could already predict the exact spot of the next burst and so I was able to frame it off-center and obey the Rule of Thirds.

This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Serenity

Serenity

Moon over the calm waters of Charleston Lake, Canada. In fact, this happened to be the so-called Supermoon. We were camping in the backcountry and enjoyed the peace.

This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Tuscany

Tuscany by claudio naboni

Tuscany by claudio naboni

No landscape photo is complete without a main subject. Every photo needs a focal point to hold the viewer’s interest. In this case, it is a lone tree but it can be anything … for example, in my previous blog post, I have a canoe against a serene background.

The photographer also made use of 3 leading lines (the dividing line and the 2 slopes) to converge towards the main subject.

For large version of this photo, please go to PhotoExtract Photography Magazine.

The End Of The Waterfall

The End Of The Waterfall by Lillian Molstad Andresen

The End Of The Waterfall by Lillian Molstad Andresen

This is a unique composition for a waterfall. What’s so special?

Most of us will shoot the entire waterfall, from top to bottom. If it’s a really tall one, then we shoot in portrait (vertical) mode, just to include the whole thing into the frame. It’s our instinct and a no-brainer. Not that it’s wrong, of course.

This photographer, however, cleverly excluded the top portion of the waterfall so that its height is left to our imagination! The vertical drop can be as grand as you can imagine. I think it’s an awesome idea. But before I have my next chance to shoot a waterfall again, I shall browse through my old photos and see if I can crop them to simulate this effect.

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After the rain

After the rain by Martin Sprusansky

After the rain by Martin Sprusansky

We always read or hear about the Rule of Thirds and here is an obvious example! Such composition is usually pleasing to the eye. The lack of light or maybe the deliberate under-exposure adds to the mood. And remember, there is no bad or good weather for shooting photographs, as each weather has got its own beauty 😛

For large version of this photo, please go to PhotoExtract Photography Magazine.