Ward House

Sunday Stills – Rule of Thirds

Yes, you read it correctly; it is the Rule of Thirds and is not related to the Charmed ones. =) Anyway, Ed sums it up nicely here:

As any good photographer can tell you the subject, unless macro should be in the top or bottom third of your viewfinder or the right or left third. so this weeks challenge is to use the rule of thirds. Any subject will do, just make sure it is either in the top or bottom or left or right of the picture.

Example: if shooting the sky have the horizon at the bottom of the pic, if shooting a horse pic have it off to the right or left with a pasture filling the screen. It just takes practice since we all tend to center the subject.

Based on this direction, I would like to submit this praying mantis that was peering in on a little family get together we had a few weekends ago.

For more thirds, please visit here.


September 6, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Very cool, you will have good luck ..:-)

    Comment by Ed | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  2. nice photo for s.stills 🙂

    Comment by moresecretwhispers | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  3. Great picture Ann! What a moment 😀

    Comment by WildBlack | September 7, 2009 | Reply

  4. Love the Mantis Ann. Welcome to Sunday Stills. 🙂

    Comment by dibear | September 8, 2009 | Reply

  5. Cool pic! I love to see praying mantises…I always catch them in a brown state…rarely see green ones any more for some reason…

    Comment by warren | September 9, 2009 | Reply

  6. Thank you, all, for visiting. Warren, I wish I had some praying mantis here, even brown ones. This little guy was a real treat to behold. =)

    Comment by Annette | September 9, 2009 | Reply

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