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Old Feb 27, 2004, 9:28 AM   #1
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I was at a county fair shooting 4H live stock when I decided the smells waifting over from the main concourse deserved attention. Oh boy, Elephant ears,fried veggies,corn dogs,cotton candy,fried chicken,Gyros,lemonade and Leroy's Sausage Stand. My mind was made up and I started to peruse the menu, this wonderful sight filled my eyes. Instinctivly I raised my camera but the sight more than filled my view finder, yup you guessed it ,still had a 200mm lens on from shooting at the judging ring. I back peddled across the street, A helpful man noticed my camera at the ready and halted foot traffic for a few seconds as I focused I saw the glare on the glasses, the stand upright on the left, but I mustn't clip his hat, the overexposed counter and the cluttered background. But as you must at times I released the shutter, people were released to walk in front of me, the salesman was bussied helping customers and the magic moment was gone! It will not be forgotten because I have the picture and have brought the moment to share with you. So as you view this scene, don't judge it by rules, Just drink it in, enhale the smells and have a good laugh with me.

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Old Feb 27, 2004, 9:45 AM   #2
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I wonder if that hat breaks some rule of taste

Quite funny though :lol:
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 10:01 AM   #3
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I know my comments on that hat would break the rules of decency
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 10:05 AM   #4
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You did it! You broke the rule and stomped it right into the ground, then came out of all that mayhem with a great photo.

I wonder, is it easier to break the rules when photographing the human face? Anyone have thoughts on this?
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 4:52 PM   #5
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technically the lines created by his hat and shoulders keep the rule of thirds alive and well from a horizontal stand point. IMHO

then again maybe this just helps establish symmetry.
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 5:00 PM   #6
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I still contend the rule got trounced. :P
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 9:15 PM   #7
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No no the hat creates a double negative negating any potentially correct rule that may have accidently been implemented.

It is sort of like does two goods undo the effects of a double ungood? (sorry someone has been up to long )
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Old Feb 27, 2004, 10:28 PM   #8
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hmm? :? :?: :? :?: :?

i think it breaks the rules too
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Old Feb 28, 2004, 12:57 AM   #9
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Sorry but I don't see the guys face as the focal point but rather the HATwhich is in the upper 1/3.

I think having people in photographs makes the rule breaking more acceptable.

The picture on the following site makes breaking the rules 'effectively' a goal.

http://asp.photo.free.fr/Composition...pClass67.shtml

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Old Feb 28, 2004, 11:26 AM   #10
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Great link Suzan
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