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This week the prompt was Rule of Thirds. I knew it would be a challenging one but I was also hopeful that it would help people to explore something new with regards to photography. From reading all the posts that does seem to have been the case for many, so I am really pleased with that. For the round-up I have picked 5 images that I feel really nailed the rules of thirds well.
Molly’s Top 5 pics of the Week
There is something so very expressive about Jade’s beautiful back in this shot. The way the light is showing of the muscles in her back which speaks to her physical strength and the juxtaposition of that with her submissive pose is really powerful. As for the rule of thirds if you imagine the grid over this Jade sits in the centre of the right hand line and the rise of her bottom fits perfectly at the intersection of the grid in the top right hand corner all of which makes this is a visually pleasing image.
Damn this is so sexy, that curve of her waist and the dark pink blush of her nipple through the lace is beautiful. It seems like such a simple image and in many ways it is, but the placement of herself perfectly along the outer line of the rule of thirds grid is spot on.
The shadows, the light, the curves and form of her body; this image is truly stunning and an almost perfect use of the rule of thirds. All the areas of interest run along the bottom line of the grid and her beautiful pert nipple sits where the grid intersects on the bottom left of the image.
The way the knot of the thread falls perfectly at the top right intersection of the rule of thirds grid is brilliant. I have no idea if the image was shot like that or cropped to that view, but it doesn’t matter either way because the result is a perfect example of how simplicity can make for a very strong photograph.
I am happy to admit that I find this image captivating. She looks beautiful and also magical, like she might be some sort of fairy or good witch. I really hope Kat gets this printed out as I think it would look amazing on printed on pure white paper. And do I really need to say that the image works so well because her eye looks out at you from that perfect spot on the image where the rule of third grid intersects in the Top right?