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Challenge: Rule of Odds: Nov. 26-28
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Nov 25, 2018 17:44:59   #
katspangle Loc: Santa Fe NM
 
The rule of odds states that images are more appealing when there are an odd number of subjects (I'm not sure what you do when you have 4 grandkids--who do you leave out?). While this is not so easy when shooting "real life" it is easy to do when composing still life photos. I went through my archives and find that I shoot alot of single subjects, but I did find some that seem to fit this rule of composition. I'd like to see your shots and get your ideas on whether this rule of composition really works or not! Have fun.
Sandhill cranes coming in to roost
Sandhill cranes coming in to roost...
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deer on the Animas River, Aztec New Mexico
deer on the Animas River, Aztec New Mexico...
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Canada Geese having a territorial dispute, Animas River
Canada Geese having a territorial dispute, Animas ...
the one on the right is awfully quiet...
the one on the right is awfully quiet......
a three-footed bird came by here
a three-footed bird came by here...
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Nov 25, 2018 17:51:14   #
dyximan
 
I say bah humbug shoot what you like the way you like unless doing so for the likes of another/others

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Nov 25, 2018 17:54:41   #
AndyH Loc: Massachusetts and New Hampshire
 
I have, honestly, not heard of this as a visual rule. But as I look at some of my favorite images, I do find that a lot of them contain an odd number of subjects. Maybe this is because 1 is an odd number....

Andy

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Nov 25, 2018 17:55:57   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
Have you seen this thread here on UHH?

https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-549837-1.html

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Nov 25, 2018 18:00:15   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
katspangle wrote:
The rule of odds states that images are more appealing when there are an odd number of subjects (I'm not sure what you do when you have 4 grandkids--who do you leave out?). While this is not so easy when shooting "real life" it is easy to do when composing still life photos. I went through my archives and find that I shoot alot of single subjects, but I did find some that seem to fit this rule of composition. I'd like to see your shots and get your ideas on whether this rule of composition really works or not! Have fun.
The rule of odds states that images are more appea... (show quote)


Sure it works! Japanese flower arrangers have been using it for centuries! Really like your examples,Kat,

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Nov 25, 2018 18:09:58   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
katspangle wrote:
The rule of odds states that images are more appealing when there are an odd number of subjects (I'm not sure what you do when you have 4 grandkids--who do you leave out?). While this is not so easy when shooting "real life" it is easy to do when composing still life photos. I went through my archives and find that I shoot alot of single subjects, but I did find some that seem to fit this rule of composition. I'd like to see your shots and get your ideas on whether this rule of composition really works or not! Have fun.
The rule of odds states that images are more appea... (show quote)
Kate, Rule of odds works. Think about it. If you had two SandHill Cranes your eyes would ping pong back and forth between the two. If you have three your eye rests to take in the 3. I support the rule of odds.

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Nov 25, 2018 18:12:59   #
Bill Munny Loc: Aurora, Colorado
 
I lost a photo contest because I had a photo of an even number or wagon wheels propped against a rail fence. They said I needed 3 or an odd number to win with this photo. I was very disappointed but will pay attention to the "odd" number rule.

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Nov 25, 2018 18:36:51   #
N9PVW Loc: Louisiana
 
Saw these in a thrift shop, the red also caught my eye.


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Nov 25, 2018 18:44:56   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
Searching through recent photos and came across this one which is 3X3 humm....


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Nov 25, 2018 20:05:26   #
judy juul Loc: Cheshire, Ct.
 
N9PVW wrote:
Saw these in a thrift shop, the red also caught my eye.


Like those-what are they?

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Nov 25, 2018 22:02:31   #
boberic Loc: Quiet Corner, Connecticut. Ex long Islander
 
katspangle wrote:
The rule of odds states that images are more appealing when there are an odd number of subjects (I'm not sure what you do when you have 4 grandkids--who do you leave out?). While this is not so easy when shooting "real life" it is easy to do when composing still life photos. I went through my archives and find that I shoot alot of single subjects, but I did find some that seem to fit this rule of composition. I'd like to see your shots and get your ideas on whether this rule of composition really works or not! Have fun.
The rule of odds states that images are more appea... (show quote)
Rule or not it's still fun
Ba Ba Black Sheep
Ba Ba Black Sheep...

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Nov 26, 2018 00:52:20   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
katspangle wrote:
The rule of odds states that images are more appealing when there are an odd number of subjects (I'm not sure what you do when you have 4 grandkids--who do you leave out?). While this is not so easy when shooting "real life" it is easy to do when composing still life photos. I went through my archives and find that I shoot alot of single subjects, but I did find some that seem to fit this rule of composition. I'd like to see your shots and get your ideas on whether this rule of composition really works or not! Have fun.
The rule of odds states that images are more appea... (show quote)


Great start off Kat and Thanks for Hosting..

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Nov 26, 2018 01:14:09   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
N9PVW wrote:
Saw these in a thrift shop, the red also caught my eye.


Very Eye catching..Pg. 1

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Nov 26, 2018 01:41:49   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
"Rule of Odds"
Three Miners Dwellings
Three Miners Dwellings...
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Thee Arches
Thee Arches...
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Three Soccer Players
Three Soccer Players...
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Nov 26, 2018 01:42:54   #
Photogirl17 Loc: Glenwood, Ark.
 
judy juul wrote:
Searching through recent photos and came across this one which is 3X3 humm....


Nice composition Judy..Pg. 1

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