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?

15-02-16 Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetrical Symmetry

“We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey! teachers! leave the kids alone!
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.”

Pink Floyd

  1. “radial symmetry. a basic body plan in which the organism can be divided into similar halves by passing a plane at any angle along a central axis, characteristic of sessile and bottom-dwelling animals, as the sea anemone and starfish.”

The weekly photo challenge is Symmetry

My first pass is Here. However, I feel it wouldn’t be very symmetrical to only do one.

This image has nothing to do with the definition and lyrics above…

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Other views:

https://thisartfuljourney.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

https://orourkesite.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

https://julialewisblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/symmetry/

http://eatswritesshoots.com/2015/02/16/symmetrys-scimitar/

https://nonijaz.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/symmetry-a-response/

https://adsilaphotographer.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/symmetry-at-the-arboretum/

https://beautyintheordinary500d.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

https://krystalvation.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/photo-challenge-symmetry/

http://still-times.com/2015/02/16/symmetry-weekly-photo-challenge/

https://natsukashii55.wordpress.com/2015/02/16/weekly-photo-challenge-symmetry/

15-02-15 Fashion Week

‘Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.’

Betsey Johnson

Three images from yesterday.

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15-02-14 Travel Theme: Transformation (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Style)

Ailsa’s theme this week is Transformation.

Katherine and I were walking home after seeing Two Days, One Night, which is a truly good film with a wonderful performance by Marion Cotillard. It is a “small” film which points out some real truths about late stage capitalism.

But that’s not why I called you together. As we walked by Lincoln Center I realized it is Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Irony of ironies.

I am not a fashion photographer. I’m not a paparazzi, but I had my camera with me so…

I think I got some very good shots of the crowds and some models exiting the show but we are here to show transformation. I believe these three photographs fit the bill.

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et voilà!

 Other transformations:

http://elizabatz.com/2015/02/13/travel-theme-transformation-of-a-muddy-field-into-noodle-soup/

http://lessywannagohome.blogspot.be/2015/02/travel-theme-transformation.html

https://aquamarineeyes.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/transformation/

https://pommepal.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/travel-theme-transformation/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/why-negative-waves-so-early/

http://browsingtheatlas.com/2015/02/14/absinth-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder/

https://almostitalian.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/did-the-earth-move-for-you-too-transformation/

https://travelleronamission.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/travel-theme-transformation-of-warsaw/

https://patchworkponderings.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/travel-theme-transformation/