Weekly Photo Challenge–Rule of Thirds

Though winter remains in full force, I was at Litchfield Beach this past weekend and took advantage of the free time to get to know my new camera a bit better with a series of seagull photographs. One goal was to capture a shot to meet this week’s photo challenge, Rule of Thirds.

As noted by WordPress, “The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph.”

Here is the photo I thought best met the challenge…


And here are a couple more I like, just for fun.



13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge–Rule of Thirds

    1. Marian St.Clair Post author

      Susie–Yes, the garden tour season will be here soon and if I don’t get a move on with the new camera, I’ll have no idea what I’m doing. Thankfully, the auto focus is very precise!

  1. Cathy

    Love that last one with the gull paddling and the waves rollong in…all that cold grey water somehow looks enticing. Did you put your feet in the water too? 😉


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