Thursday, January 27, 2011

Farmgirl Paints: The Rule of Thirds Photo Contest

Last night I was having trouble falling asleep, so I started reading blogs and behold, I came across the beauty, Farmgirl Paints! She has photo contests and gives very helpful and simply-put advice on how to take strong pictures. Since I pride myself on figuring things out the hard way i.e. not reading manuals, this site is perfect for me! Trial and error is my style, but sometimes a girl needs a little guidance.

This week there is a photo contest (and since this is the first time that I have tried anything like this, I hope it works) on the use of ISO and The Rule of Thirds.

I'm not 100% convinced that this photo fits the Rule of Thirds criteria of the world or not, but in my opinion it does because the lake comes into about 1/3 of the picture. Also, when I look at this picture, I see three lines - sky, trees, grass. While they are not equal thirds, there are three breaks. As I like to say (and practice) "Practice makes perfect!"

By the way, this photo is of my husband's childhood/hometown golf course! I want to say that it is hole #12 or #13, but I am not 100% sure. What I do know is that it is one of the back 9 holes and that I was so stinking close to making par on this hole. Ryan and his dad were totally watching me, probably thinking I bet she doesn't know that if she makes this next shot it will be for par, but little did they know, this firecracker can count! :) Playing 9-holes of golf with Ryan and his dad on such a special course was a special treat. I was so nervous, but those two sweeties are two of the most patient men on the golf course! It was a moment that I will hold dear to my heart for my lifetime! Thanks again, Dad!

Much love.


  1. Oh it totally falls in that rule. What a beautiful picture. Thanks so much for linking up:)

  2. Wonderful! Thank you so much for having the contest! I love your blog and your helpful tips! I have this amazing camera and know that I am not using it to it's full potential, so hopefully with each challenge, I will learn a bit more!

  3. I think it works just great for the rule of thirds! :]

  4. Thank you! Your photos are beautiful!


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