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I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Thirds~Sunday Stills Challenge September 6, 2009




This is a VERY difficult challenge for me. I have always put my subject in the middle of my photos until hubby told me to STOP doing that and put it off to one side and either above or below the mid line. Hmmmm....thirds. Then he sat me down and made me look at my photos versus his. His were much more interesting and, believe it or not, balanced. Thirds really works! He is a much better photographer than I am (and I only post MY photos on my blogs, unless I give him credit for a photo)...so over the last 37 years, I've TRIED to learn how to shoot photos in thirds. Not easy. As a visual learner, I'm visual, like he is, but my second strength is kinesthetic (being a pianist)...while he is spatial...being a graphics artist. So, we do have different "views" of things even while standing 3 feet away from each other, like the two photos here. Here are 2 samples, one from hubby, and one from me. Mine is the bottom photo, his is on top. While I may not always get my photos in thirds (and I still don't), I'm the one who got the photo of Half Dome, with the afternoon sunlight hitting it, nearly surrounded by clouds that HE DIDN'T! (He's still envious of THAT one!) Guess that one was pure luck. It is a photo that he is STILL trying to get (...snicker...) Sunday Stills Challenge for September 6, 2009.

10 comments:

Sherri said...

Yes, YOURS is perfect! LOL Love the pic.

dibear said...

Great job. I like yours as well. :):)

theegggather said...

Love your photo - his is nice too, but we have to stick together. LOL
I think we all see things differently - it would be boring if we did.

Holly said...

I like yours better too. I think you did use the rule of thirds, just used up 2/3 of the frame instead of 1/3.

Jen Mo said...

Great job! I had some problems with this challenge as well!

morephotosplease said...

Great shots. I like your story too.

Far Side of Fifty said...

You did great:)

Dorothy said...

Both are good, but I like the one at the bottom the best!

Ann said...

So are you sold now to the idea of thirds? At least you and your husband ahare the same interest even if you differ in techniques.

I used to think I must line my objects in the middle. How wrong I am.

CTG Ponies said...

Very pretty!