Lens-Artists Challenge #197 – The Rule of Thirds

This week, Tina leads “The Rule of Thirds” challenge.

Many photographers agree that the rule of the thirds is perhaps the most well-known “rule” of photographic composition.

Sunset scene in San Diego is one of the examples I selected.

Why Is The Rule Of Thirds Important? This article explains.

The horse was walking toward me, so I was able to capture him with the rule. I spotted this beauty when we were looking for wildflower fields in the Texas countryside.

A young deer was standing behind the tree while I was taking a morning walking at the park. This may be one of “the third of rules” images captured by accident.

The image below was taken years ago when I knew nothing about this rule, and my camera was in the auto mode.

Here is an example of break the rule.

Special thanks to John’s Humor theme. His photos and stories inspired us to share our fun images. Your images have brought lots of laughter to us.

This week, Tina encouraged us to “share some rule-of-thirds examples and explain how and why you chose to compose them.” She gives us beautiful photo examples. Hope you’ll join us. Be sure to link to Tina’s original site, and to use the Lens-Artists Tag to help us find you.

Next week, Patti will lead our challenge with a Light and Shadow theme.

60 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #197 – The Rule of Thirds

  1. Your nature shots are wonderful, as always, Amy. Just beautiful. It’s so interesting how you used the rule of thirds by intuition years ago and later learned about it. 😀


  2. Maybe I should have a canned comment for each week saying, “Beautiful examples, Amy.” 🙂 I’m nonetheless sincere when I say it, in any different words. I agree that the bottom photo requires centering. I regret that I’m still on auto with my camera and say all the time that I need to work at getting off of it but I have yet to do it. Sad but true. 😦

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    • I’m flattered by your compliment. Always admire your photography skills.
      I sometimes use aperture priority, set shutter speed high when shoot birds. Auto works for me. 🙂


  3. Such dreamy, lovely photos, Amy. The deer capture is perfect, because that’s just how one comes upon them in the wilderness, and for a second you are not sure if they are real or not. Magical!


    • Thank you, Tina. Sunlight was gentle in the early morning, I didn’t add the sunlight, but darked the image a little bit. I really need to pay more attention to the rule.


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