15-02-25 The Oyster House

“Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Those days of soda and pretzels and beer
Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer
Dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer”

TOBIAS/BRADTKE/CARSTE

I’m in a summer mood today. This is probably because the temperature skyrocketed to above freezing. I actually found myself taking off my coat and walking in shirt sleeves (long sleeves but still). I also recently did an iPhone dump of photos, many of which were from last summer.

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15-02-23 Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule Of Thirds (3/3) (Golden)

 “To the sculptors of classical Greece and Rome, the Divine Proportion was recognized as ideal for the human anatomy.”

Bulent Atalay, Math and The Mona Lisa

The Challenge this week is The Rule of Thirds. If you are not familiar with the concept the description given in the weekly challenge is as follows:
“The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image. If you focus closely on your subject and use a wide aperture, your photograph’s background will also be beautifully blurred in that blank space. The blurred area behind your focal point is referred to as bokeh, and when executed well, it adds depth and artistry to an otherwise simplistic photograph.”

More simplistically – as you compose your picture envision a tic-tac-toe board in your viewfinder. Place your main subject at any of the four intersections of the horizontal and vertical lines and viola – Rule of Thirds accomplished.

More complexly, the rule of thirds is a simplification of The Golden Ratio. (Alternate description from The Wiki)

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Here are today’s choices (one even has bokeh.)

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“If the Golden Ratio makes the front of a building look fantastic, imagine what it can do for the backside of a woman.”

      The Proportion of Blu (Designer Jean Company, whose fit is based on the Golden Ratio). Vogue April ’07

http://glassmanifestations.com/2015/02/23/can-the-muse-come-out-to-play/

https://perspectivepixels.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/rule-of-thirds-improving-plant-photos/

https://mymessyworldhere.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

http://www.jcollettphotography.com/view-from-claddach-islay/

https://throughthelensofmylife.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

http://medicinalmeadows.com/2015/02/23/birds/

https://lexklein.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/the-rule-of-thirds-goes-on-safari/

https://touchofinsanity.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://sddpblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/a-roll-of-the-dice/

https://awakeariseablaze.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/life-is-a-dream-2/

15-02-22 Weekly Photo Challenge : Rule Of Thirds (2/3)

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer there are for a player to break.
John Madden

The challenge is The Rule of Thirds.

My first third is here.

Here are two answers for my second third…

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Other views:

https://pictureworthy.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/feb-22-2015-sunday-wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

http://thedailysnap365.com/2015/02/22/photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

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https://chrisdipetro.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/sunsets-rules-of-thirds/

https://theliteside.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge/

http://cartoslogbook.com/2015/02/22/on-the-road-to-glacier-national-park/

http://wanderingdawgs.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://artphotopoem.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds-2/

https://toweararainbow.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/before-after/

https://sreejithpnair.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

15-02-20 Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule Of Thirds

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.

Katherine Hepburn

This weeks photo challenge is Rule of Thirds.

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Other views:

http://rebekahmcnulty.com/2015/02/20/wp-weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://cambodianbeginnings.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/thirds-after-morning-coffee/

http://joliepetitemaison.com/2015/02/20/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://southernseamuse.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/weekly-photo-challenge-rule-of-thirds/

https://barneyvision.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/moon-mars-venus/

http://pajarigirls.com/2015/02/20/rule-of-thirds-challenge/

https://laughagain.wordpress.com/

http://brokenlightcollective.com/2015/02/20/dilapidated/

http://humanrightswarrior.com/2015/02/20/rule-of-thirds/

15-02-17 Ice Ice Baby

My mind can play tricks on me sometimes and lead me down some mighty odd paths and call up some truly terrifying stuff.

For instance, I saw these sculptures in Central Park yesterday…

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RSJohnson_150216_9901Then today I read that Patty Hearst, the media princess, SLA kidnapping victim, SLA member, convict, actress, wife, mother, widow is now co-owner of a champion Shih Tzu after it won its group yesterday at The Westminster Kennel Club Show at Madison Square Garden.

This is where my wandering mind enters. Why this popped into my head as I looked at the images after reading the article I can’t say but…

enjoy?