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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


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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