Trains, Tracks and a Goose

30 Day Photography Challenge

Day 1: Rule of Thirds

This rule dictates that photos should be split into nine equal parts, like a Tic Tac Toe board, and the important bits of your subject should intersect with these lines at some point e.g., eyes or heads or the flower bit of a plant. You know what I mean. This rule makes photos more interesting.


I took two photos that focus on the rule of thirds. The first one is a view of the city I always find interesting when I drive by because of the friction between industrial and urban. As you can see, the train light is the main feature I used to intersect. I used f/13, ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 1/30 (I think, but will make make an actual note of what the settings are going forward – it’s Day 1 after all.).

Day 2 - Rule of Thirds.jpg

The second picture is of a goose. I dig geese. I got pretty close to this guy. His eye intersects with the top right line. I used f/1.8, ISO 100 and a shutter speed of 1/60 (ditto on these settings).

Day 2 - Rule-of-Thirds1

I’m doing the Expert Photography 30 Day Photography Challenge. If you want to improve your photography skills, this is the challenge for you. Join me and share your photos.

Note: I skipped Day 1 – self-portrait. I’ll do it later in the challenge.

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