Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 17:14:26 -0500
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From: "Sylvia S. Edwards" <sylvia@HIWAAY.NET>
Subject: Re: fAVORITE sHELLS
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What is the rule of thirds in photography? In using color in decorating, I
was taught that a room should have three colors. One color, being 2/3's,
the second 1/3, and a touch of the third.
In floral arrangement, the proportion between container and flowers is in
thirds. The tallest piece should be at least 1 1/2 times the height (or
width, as the case may be) of the container.
Japanese floral arranging is a lesson on life. Each incorporates the rule
of three - heaven, man, and earth. Also, you never use an even number of
flowers - always an odd number.
Maybe its is just that I like triangles as opposed to squares and circles.
Sylvia S. Edwards
----- Original Message -----
From: NORA BRYAN <nora_bryan@TRANSCANADA.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 1999 1:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CONCH-L] fAVORITE sHELLS
> Symmetry is a strange thing. Maybe people are more drawn to symmetrical
> (although few shells are truly symmetrical), as they may be with faces,
but I am
> not sure this extends in all areas. Two other hobbies I dabble in,
> and gardening, assymetry is nearly always the order of the day. Most
> photographers use the "rule of thirds" in standard compositions. The
> rarely dead center.