Crude Dhow

The sun had just set and the sky was blood red, then from nowhere a dhow popped out. I had to quickly set my tripod and in the fading light photographed this rusty red panorama.
When framing a photograph like there it is a tendency in many to centre the boat and make the horizon divide the photograph into half. If you have been doing this then next time, photograph the scene, with sky occupying 2/3rd of the frame and land or water 1/3rd of it or vice versa.
I am sure the photograph looks much better if framed this way.
This is actually a thumb rule is photography and called the rule of thirds.According to the rule an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points formed by the intersections of these lines can be used to align features in the photograph. In the above photograph the horizon sits at the horizontal line dividing the lower third of the photo from the upper two-thirds. The dhow sits at the intersection of two lines i.e. The Lower horizontal and the right side vertical. Photographs clicked this way have a aesthetic appeal to them.

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