Starts with T
This is one of our two new guinea pigs - his name is Toffee. I'll be doing a blog about our guinea pigs later this week!
I really like this picture I took of a cat-tail rush that has gone to seed. It definitely has a feeling of fall and the end of the growing season about it, but it also suggests at warm fuzzy sweaters and cozy mittens soon to be worn.
I was also really pleased with this picture I managed to take of the ring-necked pheasant under the bird feeder earlier this week. Usually I only manage to take pictures of him through the window, but this time I was outside and the shot is much clearer than usual.
Rule of Thirds
I didn't actually know what the rule of thirds was when I saw it on the Eden Hills prompts. I had to look it up online. I learned that it's a rule of photograph composition, and I found it quite interesting. If you don't know about the rule of thirds, you can read about it here.
I took some photographs at the Sackville Waterfowl Park this week in which I tried to follow the rule of thirds.
This is a duck - I think it's a female Gadwall. She's in the intersection point of the bottom third and the right-most third. The darker water with the leaves in the foreground is also the bottom third of the picture. The brighter leaves, which are not in focus, but still provide some interest, are close to that upper left intersection point.
This one was another attempt, although it's not quite as clear on the rules. The boardwalk is in the bottom third and the sky with some leaves in the top third. The left and right thirds are less defined, although I was aiming to get some of the white birch trunks to line up correctly. I think I still need to work on my rule of thirds!