I added some contrast to this photo so that the waves and sand are a little darker. This allows the children to be the focus of the photo as the light is on them.
2-How did the photo meet the requirements?
This photo was composed with the Rule of Thirds in mind. The horizon is towards the top with only 1/3 of it showing and 2/3 of the ocean can be seen. The children are also positioned in 1/3 of the photo.
3-What was the value of this assignment to you?
While I have known about the Rule of Thirds from previous classes, I don't always remember to follow the rule. We are on vacation right now and this assignment helped me to capture this amazing photo. When I first went to take this shot, I put the kids in the middle. A little reminder popped into my head and I quickly recomposed the shot and I am so glad I did. My kids haven't been to the beach since they were toddlers and just the joy and excitement I feel like I was able to capture will be one to remember. I plan to blow this photo up and put it in our house.