Rule of Thirds Using Nature

Wikipedia defines rule of thirds as:

an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.

So as part of the WordPress Daily Challenge of Rule of Thirds here are two photos, nature oriented, for the challenge:

snowy leaf focal daisy

Express Yourself!

Expressions – they speak volumes, as they say! I always love that not only do we as humans have expressions but so do our furry companions! And with kiddos this is even more true as they still feel the freedom to express themselves!

Hope you enjoy and maybe chuckle a little!

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Express Yourself.”

Unexpected: Weekly Photo Challenge

The challenge Unexpected is a fun one for me. I take a lot of photos and sometimes after downloading them I find things that I didn’t know that I had taken a photo of. Or I am looking a little more closely at the “things” around me and find unexpected objects or perspectives.


Grasshoppers found at the Jesse Chisholm gravesite outside of Geary, OK.

DSCN0157Visiting Fort Reno in El Reno, OK I stumbled upon a photo shoot for the US Marshall’s Posse taking place at the fort for their 25th anniversary.

us marshalls posse

Habit: Weekly Photo Challenge

Time for the Weekly Photo Challenge and this week is Habit! At first it was hard to think of what my habits are and wondered if I even had photos! But scrolling back thru my photos I found a couple that show one of my daily habits – my hangout with the two dogs and two cats. Now when I’ve been gone from home they are especially fond of wanting to be right next to me or in my lap and often its a race to see who can get there first!

three babies on my lap

three babies on my lap

kitty and dog holding paws

kitty and dog holding paws

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color

I love color!! So this challenge for Weekly Photo Challenge I am trying to be creative about. Usually we think of bold colors. I am very fond of the primary colors: red, blue, green, yellow, orange, purple.

For the nature photos this is one of a woodpecker that I like because of the striking red head.



And for the fun at heart here is one from a hut on the beach at St. Kitts.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

When I think of change in my world of photography I think of the change of the seasons. So today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite “series” or trio from my vast collection of photos of nature. These are especially sentimental to me because it is of a dogwood in our front yard that meant a lot to my late mother-in-law. I hope you enjoy!