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Breaking the Rule of Thirds – Friday’s Pictures

Friday’s Pictures is a recurring topic that features excellent photos by several photo artists and it revolves around a theme each week.

This week the theme is Breaking the Rule of Thirds.
The rule of thirds is one of the first things you became aware as a young photographer or visual artist. It’s a rule that helps you in the composition of your pictures to make them instantly more pleasing to the eye by arranging the elements of the picture along some of the four lines, instead of just centering the subject.
This picture ilustrates this concept very well:

Rule of Thirds

Photo by: Moondigger | License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic

You can read more about it in this Wikipedia article.

These next photos, although not abandoning altogether the concept of rule of thirds, are great examples of beautiful pictures that somewhat break the rule. Enjoy!

Forever Texas

Photo by: John Mueller | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

bay bridge across troubled waters

Photo by: Darwin Bell | License: Attribution 2.0 Generic

IN DESERT

Photo by: A. RB | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic

El Porto, California

Photo by: Pedro Szekely | License: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
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Friday’s Pictures – Foggy Landscape

Friday’s Pictures is a recurring topic that features excellent photos by several photo artists and it revolves around a theme each week.

This week the theme is Foggy Landscape. It’s summer now and the heat is making me crave colder scenery. Take a look at these beautiful photos and dream for a moment of a perfect foggy day.

The Deeper I Go, The More Knowledge I Know

Photo by: Thomas Hawk | License: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Beautiful picture of a California beach. I love the monotone colors and the subtle layers.

Quiet foggy day on the parkway

Photo by: Captjn | License: Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Wonderful photo. Love the warm tones and the way the road guides your eyes to the fog.

london calling

Photo by: greenhem | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Classic winter landscape with naked trees and a cold monotone light. Amazing pic.

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Friday’s Pictures: Fresh Summer

Friday’s Pictures is a recurring topic that features excellent photos by several photo artists and it revolves around a theme each week.

To celebrate the beginning of summer the theme this week is Fresh Summer.

Fresh feet

Photo by: Bernat Casero | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The freshness of this picture is superb. I love the chipped nail polish and the crisp reflection. It evokes summer play and fun.

Beautiful Beach

Photo by: esther** | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Transparency, freshness and calmness are the words that pop in my head when I see this crisp clean photo of a beautiful beach, the sky and the surf.

Felicidad

Photo by: Landahlauts | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

This one reminds me of my childhood in the beach and how fun it was playing with my sister in the surf.
Amazing back lit photo where you can feel the energy and enthusiasm of the children even without seeing their faces.

phiphi don   ☼

Photo by: Paulo Brandão | License: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Love the boats. The turquoise water and the background mountains instantly send me to a tropical island on holidays, even if for just a second. A girl can dream, right?!

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Friday’s Pictures: Moving in a Train Station

Friday’s Pictures is a recurring topic that features excellent photos by several photo artists and it revolves around a theme each week.

This week the theme is Moving in a Train Station, be that a train or a human.

I find trains a fascinating subject. Train stations are one of my favorite places to photograph. Strangers in a hurry, moving trains, tearful rendezvous… You will never run out of subjects.

ghost station

Photo by: Matthias Rhomberg | License: Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)

Beautiful use of light and motion. The hint of the woman makes it for me.

catch the train

Photo by: gato-gato-gato | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This photo is not framed nor in focus, yet it makes use of that to give us the sense of urgency of the stranger trying to catch the train. Love the gloomy overall feel given by the black and white. Perfect example of a good photo breaking many rules.

the dystopian traveller

Photo by: txiribiton | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Another example of a gloomy visual feeling made possible with texture, desaturation and framing. Makes us feel like we are spying the lonely voyage of this stranger. Notice the use of a square frame to emphasize the high ceiling and give the traveler a more fragile look.

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Friday’s Pictures: Macro Abstract

Friday’s Pictures is a recurring topic that features excellent photos by several photo artists and it revolves around a theme each week.

This week the theme is Macro Photography so extreme that it becomes abstract.

UV Light

Photo by: Beo Beyond | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Love the shapes and the neon color contrast with the black background.

Flower Macro at 1:1

Photo by: Douglas Brown | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

It’s part of a flower, that much I can tell. Love the composition and bright colors.

Succulent (Titanopsis) macro

Photo by: Martin Heigan | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The fractal texture does it for me. It’s amazing the things we usually miss with our bare eyes.

Super Macro Eye

Photo by: Felipe Alonso | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This macro photo of the human eye has great colors and light.

Something that we can learn from these photos: attention to detail, awareness of graphic composition and very good lighting make great photos.

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