St. Mary's Church, Altus Arkansas

© Patricia A. Cale

St. Mary's Church, Altus Arkansas

Uploaded: June 29, 2009


Taken at sunset.

Exif: F Number: 32, Exposure Bias Value: -0.50, ExposureTime: 1/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 83.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D


Susan M. Reynolds level-addict July 01, 2009

Normally a centered photo like this would draw a lot of comments on the rule of thirds...But I like it! It is so intense and the tinier cross to the right adds to it suggesting depth to the photo.
Your colors are beautiful and that sky...just want to be out there lying underneath it gazing up! Stunning
~S~ #1148805

Patricia A. Cale July 01, 2009

Thank you, Susan. About the rule of thirds... I tend to ignore it and put my subjects where they look the best. #7698893

Susan M. Reynolds level-addict July 01, 2009

I agree with you on placing the subjects to the best advantage in the frame...and after all, rules are made to be broken-right? Nothing...absolutely nothing is set in concrete when it comes to photography which is art and besides, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What appeals to some may not appeal to all. Love your shot!
~S~ #7699232

Patricia A. Cale July 01, 2009

Instructors that I have taken classes from in Illinois, don't call it the Rule of Thirds. They call it the Tool of Thirds! #7699303

Meghan Gonski July 04, 2009

The colors are so vibrant and I guess I will have to look up the Rule (tool very cool) of Thirds again because I thought this was a great example of thirds, color and depth of field...hmm
Oh and Pat I love taking things in sunset too when everything turns golden! #7704588

Patricia A. Cale July 04, 2009

Thank you, Meghan. I forgot to add that I used a circular polarizer on this shot... one reason the sky is so blue. And, if I had followed the Tool of Thirds, I would have placed the big cross on a point where the horizontal and vertical lines cross. But, I wanted the photo to have more symmetry (think that's the word), so I placed the cross in the middle part of the frame. #7705398

Meghan Gonski July 05, 2009

Ah ha! I thought you used a polarizer. I have the same kind.
I looked up the rule of thirds in my Joy of Photography book. I still think you used the rule of thirds for it. I wish I could show you the example in the book. But I can't. So I will try my best to describe it.
THere is a train in the center of the photo with mist in the empty space around it. the caption says "An old steam locomative looming out of the mist like a ghostly spectre also conforms to the rule of thirds. As shown by the grid-marked version of the picture, nearly all of the train's bulk is confined to the lower and the right two-thirds of the image area." So even though the train inself was centered both horizontally and vertically, the bulk of the train (circle part down to wheels) was in the lower two thirds of the image. I think your photo is the same thing. The image is centered but the bulk is in the lower third of the image. #7705989

Meghan Gonski July 05, 2009

Ah ha! I found a way to show you the photo I'm talking about. I took a photo of the photo. :) haha
Here it is. On the second one the red arrows represent where the lines for thirds are. #7706060

Sonya L. Hatfield-Hall July 18, 2009

Beautiful, peaceful, this image is stunning. #7751869

Patricia A. Cale July 18, 2009

Thank you, Sonya. #7752393

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