I’ve been aware of this technique of thirds with a blurry bokeh background for maybe a year or two, and I’ve been working on it. “Working” is a term I use loosely, because I don’t take pictures on any regular basis. But it’s nice when I’m composing a shot that now I have some guidelines in my head to apply. I would love to be able to say that I practice photography with some discipline. I would love to be able to say that I practice meditation and exercise with discipline. Sadly, I don’t. But I really admire people who do. Like Pablo Casals. Here’s my favorite anecdote about him:
When Casals (then age 93) was asked why he continued to practice the cello three hours a day, he replied, “I’m beginning to notice some improvement.”
I suppose that his practice has something to do with him being alive at 93 as well. Ya think? Follow your bliss, photographers, and practice for your own well-being!
That candle looks beautiful, lovely pictures.
Thank you! Glad to have you visit!
No problem, I love the weekly challenges, it really allows the community to get together for a little bit of fun.
Always nice to stop by and see what you’ve done, Scilla.
Thank you! I hope you saw something you like.
I did…all of them.
Besides the photos being beautiful – you nailed the rule of thirds – your words are enticing. I loved every single one of them. Thanks for sharing this reflection, which I very much relate to.
You’re very welcome! Thanks for visiting and introducing yourself.
Beautiful collection, Scilla.