About a month ago, I had posted this image of the lovely young woman greeting the sunrise on Miami Beach (Sun Salute). She looks pretty cool, right?
In that same post, I included my friend in the yoga “Sun Salute.”
However, at my prodding, son #2 offered his advice: Follow the Rule of Thirds, which, in terms I can understand, simply means that we avoid the center (unless purposefully making a statement) and position the object that is intended to be the focal point in upper / lower left or upper / lower right. (There’s more to it and there are excellent sites out there that explain it much better. You could also buy #1 son’s book on Kindle.)
Below are the same image with different cropping. The shot of the young woman tells more of a story; she’s looking out toward the morning, with peace and anticipation (OK, I just made that up). But, even though she’s off to the side, there’s a more balanced feel to the image. My friend in the yoga pose…I like the composition in my new versions much better.