Rule of Thirds (2)
To be honest, finding ‘ready-made’ images that occupy two-thirds of the picture was a bit of a challenge. That probably just goes to show that I am (or was) too wedded to sticking the subject in the middle of the photograph as a matter of course. Still, a bit of creative cropping did the job.
This week, I have three pairs of similar images illustrating the 2/3rds theme (hover over the image and caption for a fuller description).
To begin with, a couple of archways:
Here, the rock formation is clearly the subject, but has to be seen to be in the sea, so 2/3rds is the logical choice. Taken on a boat trip off Muscat, in Oman.
This is the Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi. The lights cycle through a change of colours, but I think this purple is the most dramatic.
And here are two water-based scenes:
The empty bottom third of the frame leads the eye in to this image of boats and flections on the island of Burano
The top third of the frame provides a context for this image of the weir on the River Vienne in Confolens
And finally (appropriately) two sunsets:
Another view from the balcony of my old apartment in Abu Dhabi, as the sun goes down behind it, reflecting off the plate glass of the office buildings. Note the traffic jam.
This sunset – in Beverley, Yorkshire – was all about the sinking sun reflecting off the bottom of the clouds. On this occasion, 2/3rds of the frame seemed the only sensible option.
Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Using 2/3rds of your photo frame