It’s that time of the month, isn’t it?
I’m not sure about all of you, but this theme really gave me fits. I am not sure why as it was one I was looking forward to doing.
It might be because I tend to break most photography “rules.” It could also be because I was traveling a bit this month and when I was taking photos, I didn’t think “rule of thirds!”
Either way, I ended up with five that I like.
I know I am really interested in seeing what everybody else came up with for this theme!
On another note, the fall is coming up and I’m hoping we can get the participation up in the group again. It was going well for a while, then it kind of slowed. Is it the themes? Something else? If you all have any ideas for themes, please shoot me an e-mail and I can add the themes to ones I am considering for the future!
Anyway, back to the rule of thirds. My five are below!
1. King of the jungle
This is an interpretation of the rule, as I am using the lion’s head as the part that counts. Yes, his body is across most of the image, but you get the idea. This was from the Pittsburgh Zoo.
2. Here fishy fishy …
During the trip to Seattle, I had the chance to visit Pike Market. And, the famous fish tossing was one of those things I got to see. This is the one guy making a catch as it came from the right.
This summer has been a season of baseball for me. I’ve been to more than 25 games in 22 (professional) different stadiums. It’s been a hell of a lot of fun. So I kind of set this photo up as part of it. I might make this my computer wallpaper!
4. Gone fishing
A lot of our streams and rivers in our area have public access areas to fish.
5. Road of caution
Also in my area are many roads like this — seasonal access. The issue is that many of them may not get worked on in the winter, but they also aren’t really worked on in the other months. This road wouldn’t be fun to travel on in most vehicles!
OK, this isn’t the rule of thirds … but far be it from me to not include a shot of Cameron for my monthly post! This was at a family dinner celebrating my one brother hitting the big 5-0. Cam is growing up fast!
That’s my five and now it’s your turn!
If you took part in this month’s challenge, make sure to link up below. And for those of you who participated, make sure you try and get to other people’s blogs and comment (here, too!). Let’s continue to grow this challenge and have a strong community. Come back and check out the others who link later on, too!
Also, don’t forget to get back here tomorrow, September 1, to see the theme for September!
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Denise / Mrs. GeoK says
Good to see some of your passions as the subjects, like geocaching and baseball. The baseball equipment would make a great desktop wallpaper! You should definitely use it.
Great timing on the fish throwing and the lion. Just curious to know if you use back button focusing. I’ve seen several references to back button focusing lately and have been thinking about setting that up on my camera.
Thanks for the bonus Cameron shot! I know you think he’s growing up fast, but with those giant-sized crayons beside him, he still looks tiny to me!
I’m not sure why participation has dropped off. Maybe it’s partly because it’s summer time and people are busy with vacations and playing outside. It’ll be interesting to see whether participation picks up again in September.
I am not sure about the back button focus. I have never done it, to be honest. I just looked it up, though, and will have to see about it. When there’s action, I used A1 Servo on my Canon. It’s what I’ve always used for sports etc.
I might see what I can do about trying to reach out to some others who used to participate and see if we can get them back into it. It’s always nice to have people being involved. I notice there’s a drop off in comments, too, which is too bad. I might be late for some months, but I think I usually get to them all!
As long as there are a few of us, I’ll make sure the challenge keeps going!
I loved the theme this month. You nailed it so I’m not sure why you were so worried. And if you hadn’t included a Cameron capture, we’d all probably revolt. 🙂 I believe summer is a light blogging season. I know I’ve been MIA with my posts and comments. Too much to do outside! Thanks for hosting this bloggy get-together. I look forward to it every month.
I always have issues with “photo rules,” so I never know if I am following them right! Haha. I’m glad things turned out as they did though. And Cameron fits most challenges, so I’ll always try and keep him in the photos.
Danielle Kempe says
The theme was the reason I didn’t participate this month, but I’ll be back in September.
(I just don’t understand the rule of thirds, even after reading explanations online.)
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That’s too bad that the theme kept you away, Danielle. I like when the themes are a little off as it challenges me more in an overall scheme. This one was tough for me, too.
Clare Barton says
I think alot of people are on away on holiday right now or visiting relatives and friends. Maybe thats why they’re too busy to join in this month.
I like all your images and I can see your self portrait in your still life image no. 3.
Nice shot of the man catching a tossed fish! Well caught.
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Summer is definitely a harder time, that’s for sure. So we’ll see with the fall!
Amaryllis T says
After seeing your pictures, I realize that I am not sure what “Rule of Thirds” was supposed to mean, so my pictures are really abstract in relation to the theme.
Oh well. I tried.
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The rule of thirds isn’t an easy one, that’s for sure. But it’s the beauty of this challenge — interpret it. There’s no right or wrong — and there never should be in photography!
I feel like I choked this month on what I feel was a fairly easy challenge.
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Hey man, you are back to school! I think you have an excuse!
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I must admit, even though it’s a basic rule, the rule of thirds was new to me. I appreciated your interpretation of the rule in that first photo, because I’m pretty sure I stretched the rule a bit myself. Thanks for a fun challenge!
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It’s one of the reasons I went with this one for the month. As more and more people get cameras or use phones or whatever else — sometimes they just snap away. Sometimes it’s really good to go back and visit the “basics” as maybe somebody will see something they like!
Kathy M. says
What a great collection for this month. 🙂
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Thanks so much!
I wanted to join this one but was actually not sure I could pull it off… I was afraid I would get it all wrong so I didn’t do it! I love your pictures… they make me happy…and speaking of… I can DEFINITELY do happy in September!
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Katherine — you should know by now that you’ll never be wrong with this challenge. Interpret (some others did) and have fun with it! 😀