WP Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Rule of Thirds


The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image.

Well … my chosen photograph for this challenge, doesn’t have that lovely bokeh, they talk about in their post, but I can never resist a lonely tree. This particular tree was shot at the southernmost tip of Sweden …. on the other side of those waters, would be Denmark.

25 Replies to “WP Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Rule of Thirds”

  1. After having watched Wallander, The Killing, Borgen, and The Bridge, I feel I know the countryside and the feeling of places like this – and this photo is a great evocation of that mood. Great photo.

    1. The Bridge was one of the best TV series I’ve ever seen … and I don’t say that just because I’m Swedish or anything!

      This landscape certainly makes me think of Wallander too . The Killing, Borgen … I don’t know them.

      1. The Killing, and Borgen are Danish. They did a version of The Killing on American TV that was also shown here in the UK. The Danish version (and to some extent the US version also) was very popular here because it was a slow burn and delved into human psychology in an adult way. Borgen is a political drama with a Danish prime minister with principles – also a popular series.

        1. We didn’t get those. Will check in Netflix, that’s where we found The Bridge.
          I’ve seen both Swedish and British versions of Wallander. I think they did a great job on the British one, I loved it … perhaps because I like Kenneth Branagh so much.

          1. Agreed. It’s one of the few times I liked both the Swedish and the English characterisations. There’s a third version – also Swedish I think, with a heavier man. Do you know that one?

            1. That must be Rolf Lassgård, and that’s the one I’ve seen. Don’t know the other one.

              I appreciated how the Brits had managed to capture the mood/atmosphere of the whole thing.

                1. Yes, I think so too — especially compared to the US. Krister Henriksson is a very good actor, I just can’t see him as Wallander … it’s personal LOL. I’d read so many of those books before I saw them, and he just didn’t match the character I had in my ‘inner vision’.

        2. We found the US version of The Killing on Netflix. Already watched four or five episodes. Netflix is really good for binge watching. It’s really good ..

            1. Since I wrote that, I’ve watched more episodes 😀 They’ve actually done a great job on it, it’s dark … the characters show emotions that you wouldn’t normally see in an American production. Guess Seattle was aptly chosen … it’s raining all the time 🙂

              Would love to see the Danish version some time, but need to have a subtitled one. I hope Netflix will add season 2 of The Bridge soon.

  2. The Sentinel… I LOVE it!
    So vigilant, yet ever-hopeful of company on such a diamond-sparkling day: )
    And, by their very nature, the “bokeh” of distant clouds in your photo is much more subtle… ; )

  3. I seem to have trouble with the rule of thirds, and have only got the bokeh right on very few occasions.
    Nevertheless, despite your photo not having that ‘bokeh’, it stirs something in me, the loneliness of that tree perhaps, or it could be the expanse of sky and water. Whatever it is, the photograph works!

    1. I don’t know either … the times I get it, I feel it’s more by chance. But I think it’s very much about what kind of light is behind the object … I experimented once with it, with a little Christmas tree with those small LED-lights. I put something in the foreground, focused on that and then I really got those circles good..

  4. I always love those shots too and I think after you have used photography for some time you automatically think in rules of third. That would also look great in black and white. I love the desolate look. I would like to do a wall of things like this.

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