Long cold lonely winter

by Molly Moore
Molly in wheat field wearing a straw hat
“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.

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silverdomuk March 3, 2018 - 6:40 pm

What a lovely image to stir memories of warmer weather.

missy March 3, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Oh I can feel the heat off that picture – it is gorgeous πŸ™‚

Cara Thereon March 3, 2018 - 7:17 pm

This photo makes me want summer sooo badly. Just a gorgeous shot, absolutely breezy

Missy March 3, 2018 - 7:35 pm

What a fabulous sunny image!
Missy x

May More March 3, 2018 - 8:06 pm

Gorgeous colours x

LittleSwitchBitch March 3, 2018 - 9:53 pm

This image makes me long for the sun even more <3 It's beautiful x

Julie March 3, 2018 - 10:03 pm

I need to be there, underneath that hat. Love this photo xx

Aurora Glory March 3, 2018 - 10:12 pm

Such a beautiful location! I love how this photo makes me so curious of the story behind it.
Aurora x

Mrs Fever March 3, 2018 - 10:49 pm

The golden field reminds me of the sun-drenched days of early autumn — it’s my favorite time of year.

curiousclitty March 3, 2018 - 10:57 pm

Lovely shot. Really really like that hat too. ?

Violet March 4, 2018 - 3:03 am

such a warm and comforting shot – also i love the advise to take the shot anyway and compare …. and I agree … often a rule made to be broken

Indigo Byrd March 4, 2018 - 7:03 am

I’m guessing this is not the time to brag about the sunny day down here today! Love the photo, I couldn’t imagine getting away with being in someones field of wheat and not getting into big trouble. But then you’d probably melt any grumpy farmers heart wearing that outfit!
Indie x

Posy Churchgate March 4, 2018 - 10:28 am

Like everyone else has said, this fabulous image screams summer and it actually warms me to look at it! Looking forward to the right weather for more flesh on show!

kat March 4, 2018 - 3:19 pm

What a gorgeous shot to remind us that this winter will pass!

Lea March 4, 2018 - 5:22 pm

I love the use of the hat with the wheat!

Marie Rebelle March 4, 2018 - 6:11 pm

A gorgeous image that definitely makes me long for summer!

Rebel xox

Modesty Ablaze March 4, 2018 - 9:23 pm

I’ve always loved this location series of yours and this is just such an amazing image.
Wonderful in every way !!!
Xxx – K

Victoria Blisse March 5, 2018 - 2:44 pm

Beautiful, thoughtful picture. Summer day inspiration.

Victoria Blisse March 5, 2018 - 2:44 pm

Beautiful, thoughtful picture. Summer day inspiration.

Cousin Pons March 5, 2018 - 10:30 pm

When you are about Molly it’s not just Here comes the Sun but more a case of Here comes the Fun. A wonderful phot, full of life and vitality. The wheat to be turned into flour and then to bread. The staff of life.

Domina Jen March 6, 2018 - 8:00 am

Such a beautiful picture! I remember first learning about the Rule of Thirds, and being surprised at how much of a difference it made in the majority of my photos. Even just cropping an old image from a smartphone to make it fit the Rule of Thirds can have a big effect.

As you say, it’s not a hard and fast rule, but it’s definitely helpful for people who want to up their smartphone picture game.

Kilted Wookie March 6, 2018 - 7:23 pm

After the week I’ve had, this image does really brighten everything up.


Bee March 11, 2018 - 3:30 pm

I am yearning for summer now, I’m done with cold and gray!

Tsiazetry March 16, 2018 - 7:55 pm

Thanks for sharing this. Great old snapshots.


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