This picture breaks the Rule of Thirds by placing my nephew in within the box formed by the four lines, as opposed to placing him at the intersections of the lines as dictated by the Rule of Thirds. I think its interesting how all of his neighbors (the stuff animal gang) also lie primarily in the squares as opposed to the intersections. It’s clear that the center focus of this picture is baby Gus, and Rule of Thirds or not, it’s a great picture!
This shot was taken at the Baldhead Island off the coast of North Carolina (just outside Wilmington). This shot plays with perspective as the plant material is actually only 1-2 inches high, and the cliffs in the background are actually only a foot high, at most.
(Note: I did not actually go to Baldhead this weekend, but had actually taken this shot memorial day last year, however, it was too hard NOT to use this as the play perspective is pretty awesome.)
This shot plays with lighting and perspective. The close up shot makes the hippo seem larger than it actually is. If I had removed the background and the removed the view of the flame, the hippo could have been taken to full-scale, or at least something larger than a 2-inch figurine.