Most of the time, photographers are told to frame their subject or subjects using the rule of thirds, and there’s a very good reason for that. Our eyes love asymmetry. We prefer looking at things that are things grouped into odd numbers. However, like most rules, there are times when you need to break it, so it’s important to know and understand the rule so that you can explain why you broke it. For this image, the colors and intricacies of the petals give the image so much life and vibrancy that, for me, the eye doesn’t mind that the flower is in the middle of the image. I didn’t even need to touch it post-processing (that’s what shooting during the golden hour will do for you many times).
IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE PHOTOS WITH CENTERED SUBJECTS.
Everyone is welcome to participate, even if your blog isn’t about photography.
Here’s how it works:
- Each week, I’ll come up with a theme and post a photo that I think fits. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Thursday, when the next photo theme will be announced.
- To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ and “Photo a Week” tags.
- Come back here and post a link to your image in the comments for this challenge.
- Follow nancy merrill photography so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements.
49 thoughts on “A Photo a Week Challenge: Dead Center”
A beautiful shot..! Love the interesting idea 🙂 🙂
too beautiful for words:) and a very interesting idea:) Thanks.
Beautiful! I appreciate you took time to explain why you broke the rule. It’s helpful to know.
Beautiful lighting and colours.
Hi Merrill, it’s fascinating how you caused me to trace in reviewing my photo archive, here is my entry.
I have always found roses a particular challenge. Yours is perfect!
Thanks, Marilyn. I love photographing flowers, particularly roses. This one was a lucky find.
Yep rules are meant to be broken. Here is my submission for this challenge.
A few birds for you 🙂
Such a beautiful rose. Thanks for hosting this challenge.
Here is my entry this week.
not so long ago I wasn’t even aware of that rule 🙂
here is my contribution:
What a gorgeous photo. Thanks for the explanation and rationale, it is good for me to learn about the rules, and when they can be broken!
Here is my entry http://debbestillandlisten.com/2015/03/24/a-photo-a-week-challenge-dead-center/
I am fond of roses, your picture reminded me of similar photo from my terrace garden. https://atulsrivastava24.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/dead-center/
Hope you guys like it 🙂
Here is my entry:
Thank you 🙂
Lovely image Nancy, really rich colour, here is my entry: http://wp.me/p4GSTl-Td
You can never lose with any red flower! Great picture.
My entry for the challenge takes us to the world of insects: http://wp.me/p3CFsE-1hZ
Here is a second entry for the challenge. I literally stumbled across this flower bed while searching for pictures on a totally different post I was composing: http://wp.me/p3CFsE-1ib