Rule of Thirds
I have strategically used the rule of thirds in the following three pictures. The first picture uses the rule of thirds through the dock and the sunset. The dock is in the bottom third of the picture with the sunset is in the top third. The bright sunset and the dock balance each other out by being in the top and bottom thirds. The calm water in the middle third divides the other two points of focus. Between the sun in the top third and the dock in the bottom third, the picture is balanced evenly without being boring. The second picture uses the rule of thirds through the trees. The trees that line the bottom of the picture fall in the bottom third of the picture. Due to the intense colors of the sky filling the picture, the contrast of dark trees on the bottom and right third of the photo make the picture more interesting. The third picture follows the rule of thirds through the sky and the bikes. The bikes fall on the left and bottom third of the picture. The sunset is on the top third of the picture. With the greenery in between the bikes and the sunset the two subjects make the picture more interesting. The fact that they are spaced out and not centered in the picture as a main focus make the photo extra appealing. As for how I feel about the photos, I love each of them. My favorite photo based on how I utilized the rule of thirds would be the first photo. I love how the sky and the dock contrast one another so that the water in the middle third can calm the photo down. The dock and the sunset are focal points of the picture but the mirroring water in the middle third makes the photo calm and cool.