Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sunday Stills Challenge - Rule of Thirds

Well, I hope I'm getting this right. I love the rule of thirds when taking pictures and thought I had about a million pictures that I could use for this challenge in my archives (I had a super busy week this week so I didn't have time to get any new pictures). Of course once I started looking thru my archives I realized that I really do still center most of my pictures. I was a little disappointed in myself. ;)

I did find a few that I think qualify.

I have always loved this picture. It is jrosey and my bff Sarah trail riding down by the river on a beautiful fall day.



This is another one of my faves of the boyfriend. He was taking a walk while they were dragging the arena at a cutting show.


And a snowy branch draping over our hitching post last winter. I think I was trying for the rule of thirds here, but it's kind of right in between being centered and thirds. The snow is mostly in the top third and the vertical post is mostly in the left third. Mostly. I suppose I could have cropped a bit, but I like it just the way it is.



And then we have the ominous cloud picture with the ground and trees in the bottom third. Or bottom quarter. Close enough.



To check out more Rule of Thirds pics go thru the comments here.

16 comments:

VioletSky said...

I know what you mean...

Your snow shot looks like it qualifies to me (I probably would've fiddled with it to straighten the wood bits and ended up centring it in the process!)

That sky shot is magnificent!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Love the trail ride pics. You did good!

~Lisa

Jan's Place USA and Mt Forest Pictures said...

looks like the archives came through in the end.. love the cowboy in the arena..of course any cowboy from the back looks pretty good!

Ebie said...

The first shot is beautiful!

Ed said...

Great set of pics..:-)

WildBlack said...

You definitely qualifies! :D
Great job!

dibear said...

Hey, you really aced this one. :) Loved the last one, beautiful.

Andrea Baker said...

I totally love that last one. Its so beautiful with the purple and reds. Beautiful shot!

Regular Guy said...

That first shot is really nice, great with the riders, water, landscape and blue sky.

flowerweaver said...

The first shot it quite lovely! I can see why it's one of your favorites.

theegggather said...

A nice group of pictures. Great job.

moresecretwhispers said...

the sky photo is perfect
when using the rule of thirds do try to keep your main subject tightly in the 'third'
you did well :) x

Quinn said...

What a spectacular sky! Such a variety of color :)

jrosey said...

Aww...that first pic brings back great memories of a fun day!! Love that one of "the boyfriend" too. Perfect shots...nailed it! :)

CTG Ponies said...

Very nice! I love the colors in the last pic.

Mom said...

Wow doll!!! Those are all yummy pics...that's my girl!!!! Love you, Mom