Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge
Rule of Thirds Introduction.
I have been painting some verandah posts
during the past couple of week
and today realised that I have missed
walk across Sydney Harbour Bridge.
While the Bridge is in the left third and
the tower (or whatever) solely in the right third,
I don’t like this shot from a photographic point of view.
I’m sure experts with Photoshop would pick up the rough editing
I have done…however, I think this version is more pleasing to the eye.
There was lack of balance in the first short even though each third,
except the centre column, contained something.
My eye runs along the concrete (handrail), to the pylon
and then is drawn to the buildings on the other side.
While not a true thirds shot I think it works
because it is more balanced.
The left third contains mostly trees and bridge pylons
and half the right third is filled with the modern building
which is also reflecting the left side of the photo.
Again the bridge acts as a leading line (I think) drawing
the viewer’s eye to the other side of the Harbour
and away from the messy bottom third.
on the major sail of the Opera House,
leaving the wake of the ferries to add
some interest in the middle third.
there is still too much empty space
adds more interest although
perhaps not a true thirds photo