Sticking to the Rules | 35:Chronicle

35mm, autumn / fall, close-up, colour, nature, photography

Thirds: in Three Different Directions.

Crikey – a non infrared post; my first in a while, I’ll admit. It feels a bit strange posting shots taken in colour too, seeing as B&W is my much preferred output but, here goes. 

After summer and early autumn, I usually feel a little photographically-directionless for a while which, probably explains my silence over the past seven days – well, that, work  and hospital appointments, however – it takes me a while to get into a different rhythm, so to speak. It’s almost as if I spend so much brain energy (over an almost six-month period) on IR shooting that I forget how to shoot anything else for a while. Of course, that’s not actually the case, I just have to adjust. Insosaying, I have been out, doing my best to see a little differently and, no pun intended, these few are just some of the fruits of my labours. Not wonderful, but – it’s a (re)start. From composition and tone, to colour and balance – I feel like I have to start over, whenever I switch format or output. Now, I don’t know if that makes any sense but, it’s my excuse and, I’m sticking to it. 

Okay – so, also sticking to one particular rule, that of thirds, here are a few frames composed vertically, diagonally and horizontally – just to make a point. See? I haven’t forgotten everything.  Here, I’m shooting with an entirely new camera setup – one not familiar to me, so, more on that another time. (I’m not so happy with frame two but, I like the shot so, it’s here to remind me to pull my socks up!)

Enjoy, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!


Swallows  on a Wire | 35mm.

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On the Turn | 35mm.

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Pick Meee! | 35mm.

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4 thoughts on “Sticking to the Rules | 35:Chronicle

  1. I don’t know why you are not happy with the frame two, but I like it. Cool bokeh. No joking, really beautiful mix of colours there!
    I’m happy to see your new post! My congratulations on your new equipment!

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    1. Aww thank you, Alena. I like the composition of it, just not the finish. Mono would have cured the ills but I just fancied posting in colour for once, back in the deep end and right out of my current comfort-zone, so to speak. As for the new equipment, I’ll reveal soon, but I need to work a little more with it for familiarity before I jump right in – I sense a small review in the offing. We shall see. 😂 Suffice to say, I’m enjoying it. So glad you like the post, and thank you! 🙏

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