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Breaking the thirds

Breaking the thirds
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Copyright: Paras Bhalla (parasbhalla) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 438 N: 9280] (38525)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-16
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Nikkor 18-105mm VR
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/5 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/08/24 "Breaking the thirds" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-24 0:47
Viewed: 1634
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear All,

Today, a different kind of subject (from my side), a kind of photography I seldom do :-)

We got beautiful artistic wine glasses as a gift and I had always in my mind to capture their artwork and that I finally did last year.

Just experimented how the picture turned out I went for a focus on the centered green colored wine glass and keeping others blurred, thereby, breaking the rule of thirds to my knowledge. This is my contribution to Friday's (today's) theme: " Breaking the thirds".

For your kind information, these colorful crystal wine glasses are manufactured in a small factory in Poland and they are famous for that handicraft. As mentioned, they are hand made and can be bought in several different patterns.

Conditions during the picture:

The shot was taken in the living room of my apartment and the light was natural and coming from the large glass doors.

Hope you enjoy the mood created by the color gradation!

Have a nice weekend.

Best greetings,



ISO=400, Focal length=52 mm, played with contrast and gamma correction levels, cropped and finally resized for TL.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-08-24 1:22]

Hi Paras.

Elegant colours, texture and depth, I like the thought put into this and the presentation. The focal point still pleases, the patterns and depth hold the eye well. tfs, have a family fun weekend.

stv ;o))

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-08-24 2:30]

Hi Paras,
Good choice of shallow DOF. I hardly look at this as breaking the law of thirds because of its diagonal composition. A very interesting geometrical composition adorned with lovely colors. Excellent light management.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Paras,

The line of wine glass is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the wine glasses. A good contribution to the Friday's theme where the glasses are flling almost the whole frame. Have a nice day.


Bom dia Paras,
You were smart, put the main focus in the center of the image, but took advantage from distribution diagonal, creating a "fake" breaking the rule of thirds.
But no matters, it's that still a beautiful photo worthy of you with broken rules or not.
a hug,


These colors are a feast for the eyes!!
Awesome impact on the white bg, reflections in the glasses are a very interesting bonus.
Very design work.
Clever focus on the green glass makes a central placement that catches my eyes.
Excellent use of shallow Dof.
Beautiful !

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-08-24 5:44]


fantastique vue sur ces verres colorés sueprbe alignement des verres avec du brillant à la surface, très belle iamge.

Bravo et amitié


Bonjour Paras
I didn't find them but I am sure one day you have shown these glasses in another composition.Good study of the focal length and dof , and good result with these different colours
Nice W-e too

Hellow Paras,
I dont really believe in rules for photography, becides the basics.Well thought out image with an artistic approach.I like the colour combination as well as the angle and you have created a solid BG.

Hi, Paras. This is a lovely composition , colorful with a nice point of view to show the details of the wine glass and the artwork. Nice contrasts and DOF is excellent. The tones look very natural and I am glad you chose natural light for this indoor shot. Cheers.

Hi Paras

Breaking the thirds...ok but be careful for the glasses! It's would be a pity to break them ;)
Anyway, it's a very luxurious and elegant picture with very strong colors

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-08-24 18:51]

Dear Paras,
I like your arrangement of the wine glasses and their colors. The selective focus is well done, Thanks for sharing

Hi Paras,
Very nice use of 'breaking the thirds' of this composition,
Nice focus of the center of the wine glasse and sharpness,
good presentation and light management,
Nicely done.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-08-24 21:25]

Hi Paras,
A nice set piece with a nice and appropriate shallow DOF. May be a darker background would have brought out the colours even better.

The depth of field and focus.
The colors, the green highlighted and the "grinding" in shimmering glass.

...I like the perspective that makes a big difference on this capture, and with whites it really stands out...
the 'rule of thirds' perspective with selective sharpening...make this a superb presentation...
David Amarjeet

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