Today I am linking with Friday My Town Shoot Out! We are sharing pictures that emphasize The Rule of Thirds. I have taken my best shot (LOL - amazing pun - right?) at this. I am not a professional photographer (shocking - I know). So, here goes...
My first shot is of some silted-over stairs-to-nowhere that have long fascinated me. Vertically, the edges of the stairs are at about the 1/3 and 2/3's marks in the foreground. But, of course, they are closer than that in the background because of perspective. Horizontally, I tried to make it 2/3s ground and 1/3 sky.
I read up on The Rule of Thirds, and it is all about horizontal and vertical lines. But, being the wild and crazy rule breaker that I am, I decided to use these OTHER stone stairs (a lot of stairs today) to break the photo into diagonal thirds.
This is my parents' Bradford Pear. It's a cool tree because it has nice spring blossoms (already gone), but also because a lot of the secondary branches grow straight up and down, which is a very interesting look. I tried to shoot this to show three branches on the vertical 1/3 lines, and the bottom branch on the lower horizontal 1/3 line.