Wednesday, 7 July 2010

The power of 3

Some may say it's a bit of a cheat to use a photo taken last year for today's challenge but the use of 3 things and thirds in photography was something that I learnt last year.
When we were staying at Lake Maggiore in Italy I was let loose with my new camera and keen to snap anything that took my eye. After a little while, my husband suggested that I started to look more at the composition of my photos. Back in the day he was a mega keen photographer (long before digital!) and used to take part in photography competitions at the local camera club so I begrudgingly accepted that he probably knew what he was talking about. However after my lesson on 'Threes' I became obsessed with looking for 3 objects, it's probably time for me to learn something new ;-)
So I am using this picture that I took last year as I like the view of the three trees through the archway with just a bit of colour in the foreground. Having been out for lunch with a friend today, I now have to tackle some ironing, and the only group of threes I will be seeing is 3 crumpled shirts, on top of 3 crumpled t shirts next to 3 crumpled skirts and none of us want to see that!
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8 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

It's a great photo,Deb....I love the way it frames the view.

Rachel said...

Great photo, definitely not cheating.

Scrappi Sandi said...

We'll let you off this time!!! But only because it's a stunning photo & is ultimately preferable to a photo of ironing!! LOL!!!

elinjanne said...

No matter have many times I learn the rules of three - I keep forgetting:)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this! I had not heard of this rule before, and I've had a lot of fun with it today.
Rinda

Sian said...

This is a great photo Deb. You're way ahead of us on this one then :)

humel said...

Love the pic and love the new blog look :-) Don't love ironing.... xx

jillconyers said...

Cheating or not it's a great shot that clearly represents the composition we're trying to accomplish with the prompt.