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I love the idea behind the rule of thirds and thought I would post a few photos I took when I was in Rome .. all adhering to the rule of thirds (more or less).

So here are my “rule of thirds in Rome”:

lamp in a  third

lamp in a third

looking up into a third

looking up into a third

flowerpots hanging in a  third ... except one

flowerpots hanging in a third … except one

a third of water

a third of water

leafy third

leafy third

which third way

which third way

a third way down

a third way down

The basic rule of thirds is quite simple really, place the object of interest away from the center off to the side.This creates an

But the rule of thirds is more than that, there are three thirds both horizontally and vertically, dividing a photo into nine space, so if you place the object (or objects) on or near any of these intersecting space it creates a visually interesting image.

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