Travel Theme – Off-centre

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is “Off-Centre” where the focus of your photo is not dead centre.  A general rule of  thumb for composing photos is to avoid dead centre when framing a subject. The “Rule of Thirds” is one of the general photography rules that will give you a fairly well composed photo most of the time. A lot of digital cameras even have the guidelines on the screen as an option you can turn on. Sometimes, of course, dead centre works very well. Rules are made to be broken. But in this post, here are some of my “off centre” photos from my travels.

The Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls

Viking ship replicas in Roskilde Harbour, near the Viking Ship Museum

Mawgan Porth beach, Cornwall, England

On the job in New York City

9 thoughts on “Travel Theme – Off-centre

  1. sustainabilitea says:

    I love the perspective in your first shot, showing how small the boat really is in comparison to the falls. I also like the photo of the beach. It looks much better than if the people were smack dab in the middle.


    • Tvor says:

      Thanks. It was a rainy day and we decided not to go on the boat in the end. I don’t suppose the rain would have made us any more wet but i’d rather do the boat trip on a sunny day for the photos!

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