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That Focal Point

When I see a potential picture I get excited and snap away-seem to forget to think about composition. For instance, using the “law of thirds” and getting a focal point in the cross section of the imaginary  lines that divide a photo into thirds. Got feedback on the barn that it would be so much more powerful if I cropped it and got the back window(focal point) in the part of the photo at the cross section of the lines that divide the photo into thirds. That is why I am taking a course-because I want to turn my ideas into better, even great shots.Today’s shot was a spur of the moment shot taken last night when I was excited by the beauty of the sunset and clouds. I did make the choice to get the trees in ther but then the focus is on the trees, not the sky. And where would the focal point be? Hmmm, something to explore.

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

Comparing this with yesterday’s photos, what do you think?

One response

  1. Well, I know that “law of thirds”, but I never remember it when photographing. Some this rule, some not. The first photo is stunning.

    April 3, 2011 at 5:24 am

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