“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right”
~ Here comes the sun by The Beatles
Clearly I didn’t take this image recently but I decided to use it this week as it is an almost perfect representation of the Rule of Thirds which is the prompt on Sinful Sunday this week. If you imagine the grid overlaid on the image the intersect would fall exactly where the centre of my hat is and as that is clearly the focus point of the image it therefore fits the brief perfectly.
A note about the Rule of Thirds. Despite it being called a rule it is viewed by many to be more a guideline but it is something worth familarising yourself with and always having in the back of your mind when you are taking a shot. Always ask yourself, does my shot fit the Rule of Thirds, if it doesn’t take, it anyway because rules are often best when broken but then if you have time see if you can take a second shot that does fit the rule. It is a great way to learn what effect it has on an image and will help you decide when to use it and when not.