“The Rule of Nine-Tenths”

“The Rule of Nine-Tenths”
 
You often hear about “rules” of composition, the most often cited is the “Rule of Thirds”, and I agree, it is always good to know rules but better to know when to break them. In this image, there is not enough interest, in my opinion in the foreground to fill one third of the frame, so minimize the foreground, add more sky since the clouds and the blue area are more interesting. This again is an image where an asymmetrical composition is the way to go and to allow the “negative space” of the clouds and sky to simply compliment the minimal area with the tree. A key to composition is to look for less, never more, don’t confuse the viewer. This is the famous tree that everyone photographs in Cades Cove. I am glad to see it survived the high winds that damaged so much of the Park this past week, keeping it closed for several days. The iconic image that everyone gets on Sparks Lane is very different today than it was a week ago.
 
Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 Di VC USD lens on a Canon 5Diii, Manual Mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed 1/30th of a second, Sirui W2204X tripod and K20X ballhead, MindShift Gear FirstLight 20L, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronLensesUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MindShiftGear
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