Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge – Centerpoint – Breaking the Rule of Thirds

I am participating in Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge Week #11 Centerpoint – Breaking the Rule of Thirds.

This was the most difficult Rule of Thirds challenge for me. Possibly because I’m not a ‘rule breaker’ by nature. One of the first things I learned when I started photography was to follow the traditional Rule of Thirds. Therefore, while searching my archives I found that I take very few shots with the subject in the center.

So…I went outside and took some photos. (That’s what I love about Cee’s challenges. It forces me to get out there and put her lessons into practice).

Here are a few centerpoint shots I took this weekend.

Here are a few from my archives.

And one more to celebrate the Holidays.


I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas week!



Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

A Christmas Gathering:


“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger.” Luke 2:15-16

“When the wise men saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.” Matthew 2:10-11