West Virginia Reflections
One of my favorite shoots on our Canaan Valley trip was to a small lake just in time to capture morning’s first light. The sunlight, autumn foliage and reflection came together to create a stunning scene. I couldn’t stop shooting! Aside from the big picture there were many abstracts available in the still reflection. I was amazed at how much ‘Autumn Tapestry I’ looks like woven cloth. I flipped the reflection upright to see how it changed things while leaving ‘Autumn Tapestry II’ as was. To flip or not to flip … what do you think? My favorite of the series is ‘Autumn Morning Reflection’. Yes … the horizon line is right through the center. I’m breaking the so-called ‘rule of thirds’ but not only do I think that ‘rules are meant to be broken’ but I also believe that ‘sometimes centered works!’ I think it works here while the grass in the foreground throws the equilibrium off. A centered subject can be part of a successful composition when other elements come into play. There are many times when a centered composition can work including situations when a sense of order or uniformity or are desired. Every composition does not have to follow the ‘rule of thirds’. Have some fun and break the ‘rule’!
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