Tuesday, February 2, 2010


At Digital Photo School (DPS), this week's assignment is to take photos with the subject centered in the frame.

Usually, to create a more dynamic and interesting photo, the advice from DPS is to follow the rule of thirds, or position your subject somewhere other than the exact center of the photo.

When I was taking pictures of streets in Portsmouth, NH, I was also on the lookout for subjects that it wouldn't be incredibly foreign for me to center in my photos.

Island reflection

Little Island, Portsmouth, NH (Hat tip: MikeinNH for telling me the name of this island)

Awesome icicle




~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Back to Strawbery Banke. You can't go wrong there. The icicle picture is cool (literally too).

ladyoftheloom said...

The icicle is tremendous!

Delighted Hands said...

I would love to hang Island Reflection on the wall......beautiful!

Marsel said...

Regardless of the subject, your photos are always eye candy!!!

Synnøve. said...

Just love your pictures.

Mike said...

Great pictures Sue. The island in your shot is named "Little Island". Pretty creative, huh? It looks like you were near Fish Pier State Park for that shot.

Be well!

Julie said...

I love the pictures! You are just getting so good, maybe I need a class.

Jennifer said...

Ah - now I understand the rule of thirds comment! Did you enjoy this assignment better than the streets??? It looks like it!

Janet said...

Sue - your photos give me so many ideas - maybe I'll copy you and do streets of Seattle.
The photo of the beautiful house reminds me of the Wentworth Gardner House where one of my nieces was the caretaker for a few years.

Annie said...

What more can I add: beautiful! I just love the island reflection and the cupolas. What a nice blue sky!

bspinner said...

I love the Island Reflection. Your photos are amazing.

Life Looms Large said...

Thanks for all the photo kudos!! I really appreciate it! (I'll have to make sure Jim reads these comments....we walked around for over an hour in the snow with Bailey while I took photos. Jim didn't have his camera along, so it might not have been quite as fun for him as it was for me!)

In answer to Jennifer's question about whether I enjoyed this assignment, it was easier for me than "Streets". With the streets assignment, I expected to be able to find scenes and capture their essence and it didn't quite work out.

With Centered, I expected the photos to be dull, so I was pleasantly surprised with what came out of the camera.

I love that photography lets me try so many things so quickly. It would be wonderful if weaving was anywhere near as fast for me!!!


cyndy said...

Beautiful...all of them!
thank you ♥