This week’s photo challenge is Rule of Thirds.
I learned this rule very early but have basically forgotten about it when taking pictures.
I would like to think this is a rule for the novice so as to get them away taking photos with subject of interest exactly at the center.
Composition is a complicated subject, only by taking photos with the subject of interest at the third points rigidly is not a panacea.
The picture here was taken by my wife while travelling in the South West of USA, visiting many national parks.
On this picture, the tree trunks are taken at almost the third points, leaving a lot of “empty” space to show the background – in observance of the rule proposed by the Challenger.
Unfortunately, this is the only one picture I can find right now fitting this week’s theme!
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I have been digressing onto the Lunar New Year.
Here are three photos taken at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom etc in Cambodia.
The first one shows the two sides of a four-faced Buddha, they look symmetrical, don’t they?
The other ones are also taken in the area, they show a lot of symmetry.
I think symmetry is the basis of many designs but many contemporary designs also show asymmetry can also be beautiful too!
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For Chinese, the second day of the Chinese New Year is almost as important as the New Year’s Day.
During this festive period, homes are usually decorated with flowers and fruits.
Peach blossoms symbolize growth, prosperity, long life and romance. Because they are associated with romance, peach blossoms are popular with singles who decorate them in the hope of finding love in the coming year.
Here are two photos, one showing the peach blossom tree while the other the flowers.
Hope you like them :-)
Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year.
I wish everybody a happy and prosperous New Year!
My special thanks go to those who have supported my mum and me during the difficult times December last year.
May the peach blossoms bring you good health and good tidings!
Nature reveals many lines of symmetry; we see things around us which are symmetrical than asymmetrical.
To many architects and engineers, symmetry is the natural way to express in their designs.
Here is a cable-stayed bridge in Switzerland.
The two pairs of towers for anchoring the cables and also the cables themselves are symmetrical in their arrangement.
Please enjoy :-)
Here is a photo with two axes of Symmetry.
The photo was taken in West Lake, China.
The picture is symmetrical about the water line which divides the reflection from the features on land.
The other axis of symmetry is in the middle span of the triple arch bridge.
The bridge is aesthetically pleasing !
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In our travel planning, we thought we were going to the thermal baths of Szechenyi, Budapest.
But in the end, not all of us would like to have spas there and we ended up just visiting the place.
The architecture was marvelous.
I particularly like the interior of the dome structure. There was a lot of symmetry in the design.
Even from the outside, the buildings did look great.
Must be an engineering feat at the time it was built.