Seascape by Steve Forster. A key principle of composition is called the Rule of Thirds. Divide the frame into thirds, both horizontally and vertically. Some cameras have this grid built into the viewfinder. Place your subjects or focal points along those lines or at their intersections. When framing your paintings or photographs, avoid placing your subjects or faces smack in the center. Sometimes using the center is justified, but you have to think about it. This enchanting seascape is not the best example of the Rule of Thirds, but it’s close. I imagine the artist chose to shift the composition lower and to the right to suggest the force of the approaching storm. See that figure out on the sand? That’s where I want to be. I’d be carrying a glass of wine or bourbon, not a flashlight, and holding the hand of a loved one. Rain on us. I wouldn’t care.