Of course, my brain went a little far of field...
"May the odds be ever in your favor. The odds are never in your favor." -- Hunger Games
"Against all odds." -- Movie title
"Never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds." -- Jesse Jackson
"Never tell me the odds." -- Hans Solo, Star Wars.Getting back on track, and consulting the Google Oracle, I found the following definition for ...
It's suggested that the odd number is always three. A Ted Forbes' video tutorial and a website called Composition Study (links at the bottom of this blog) both suggest that three is the ideal odd number.
Rule of odds – The rule of odds states that images are more visually appealing when there is an odd number of subjects. For example, if you are going to place more than one person in a photograph, don’t use two, use 3 or 5 or 7, etc. ...Studies have shown that people are actually more at ease and comfort when viewing imagery with an odd number of subjects. -- Four Rules of Photographic Composition - Elizabeth Halford
Going through my older photos I found I am mostly drawn to the number 4 or 1 or crowds. Go figure. Anyway, here are some photos that fit the rule of odds. You can decide whether these are more pleasing and comfortable and interesting -- odd number out. [Click on the first photo to start a slideshow of larger images.]
- Composition: Rule of Odds - created for and presented to the October gathering of the Calgary Shutterbugs.
The Odds... a Canadian rock band.
Coming soon ... ZOMBIES!!!
- Composition: Visual Arts - Wikipedia
- Four Rules of Photographic Composition - Elizabeth Halford
- Rule of Odds: Three's Company - Composition Study
- Photography Composition: Rule of Odds - Ted Forbes, YouTube video (13:41, advance to timeline 6:54 to skip the opening monolog)