BUTLER: "Not that kind of space! Didn't you read the tutorial?!"
Actually, I did read the tutorial and it made perfect sense. In fact, I've known about the Rule of Space for a long time.
BAGMAN: "So what's the problem?"
The problem is that since this is another week when most of my photography was limited to picture taking of kids in bathtubs and stuff like that. So today turned into another archive search and...
...I discovered that I have amazingly few pictures that illustrate the Rule of Space. Hardly any, in fact. I have thousands of pictures on my computer (all of which now get backed up automatically all the time) but I could only find 4 that seemed to fit the theme.
And I recropped this one as well although not so much.
The Fan, 1979
The Fan was taken in 1979...back when I actually practiced, occasionally, the rule of space. I hate it when I browse through my archive and come to the conclusion that I used to be a better photographer than I am now.
This last one is reasonably recent (April) -- and it does help a little because it reminds me that the Rule of Space doesn't need to be overdone. Sometimes you just need a little space.
BUTLER: "Yes. You can combine the Rule of Space with the Rule of Thirds! You probably missed lots of good examples when we went through your archive yesterday. Let's go through your archive again and see if we can find more.
"Sorry, guys," I reply. "But Kay is waking up and I need to practive the Rule of the Diaper."