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Old Jan 7, 2005, 5:21 AM   #1
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I may have broken the thirds rule here but I think this composition gets away with it. This is a local jetty in Adelaide Sth Aust. I didnt even notice the peoples reflections near the shore line until I up loaded the photo onto the computer.
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Old Jan 7, 2005, 7:38 AM   #2
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Love the pic and the reflections. I think it gets awaywith the "broken rule" too.
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Old Jan 7, 2005, 1:03 PM   #3
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I agree. It's a great photo -- such interesting sky colors! I think the rule of thirds doesn't apply because the subject is so vertical-- you get an inverse "v" kind of layout that is balanced and not "bullseye" like.

(Is it just me, or is this pic more than a little phallic?)


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Old Jan 7, 2005, 4:13 PM   #4
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Although the tower is centered, the pier at the lower left draws your eyes into it. I think that part fits the 1/3rds rule. It is a compromise that works supurbly!

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Old Jan 7, 2005, 4:43 PM   #5
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Thanks for the positive/ constructive comments. I dont know about it being "phalic" Im sure the designers wanted the tower to look nautical.:lol:
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What is the "thirds rule" if I might ask?
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The rule of thirds says that you should imagine two vertical lines dividing your image into three equal parts. Then imagine two horizontal lines dividing your image into thirds. Where the vertical lines intersect the horizontal lines is where your subject should be located in the image. It is not a hard and fast rule, but a general guideline. You should try to avoid having your subject dead center in the picture. However, in many cases, it works just fine. Do what you think looks best.

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Old Jan 8, 2005, 7:59 PM   #8
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Thank you Cal, I will try to keep that in mind.
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