Following The Rule

 This photo from my archives is rare in that it follows the Rule of Thirds. Frankly, I tend to ignore the rule; while I value the idea behind it–that off-center compositions tend to be more interesting–I find grids too restrictive and calculated for my shooting style.

Union Station: Before and After

I don’t usually do serious editing for my photos—my philosophy on editing is to keep it as realistic as possible–but every now and then a photo requires post-processing work to compensate for less-than-ideal weather conditions or hasty shooting. This shot was one of them. The photo isn’t terrible, but the backlighting makes the exposure imbalanced. If I’d…