How badly is this photo breaking the rules?

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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The Jacal
The Jacal OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,268
Re: How badly is this photo breaking the rules?

Cliff Reiter wrote:

I think the photo is beautiful and I assume your broken "rule" is the rule of two thirds.

Thanks, and yes, I ' broke' the rules of thirds;

It seems to me that 2/3 is to provide a subject with relationship or context. Your photo coveys isolation and symmetry beautifully with the ever so slight asymmetries conveying progression of time. Is the focal plane in the foreground? Is that intentional?

Having the subject in the dead centre can sometimes sap the life out of an image, but i think it works here.

I was with my wife (see reply above), the weather had just changed, summer shower which led to a bright spell, I saw this guy walking along, i got off a few shots quickly, and  I think I missed focus, so to answer your question, it was unintentional.

I think having the subject unfocussed works here. Well done.

Thanks, it kind of leads into it.

Best, Cliff

Thanks agian,


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