Great composition is one of those things that you almost can't define - it's either there, or it isn't. Almost anyone - even a non-photographer - can spot outstanding composition, though it's not always obvious what specific qualities actually made that photo a great one. That's why the so-called "rules" of composition are really just guidelines - once you've mastered them, you can feel free to ignore or use them where you see fit. Here are some examples of images with outstanding composition - see if you can pinpoint the reasons why.
[ Top image Stripes... by Flickr user Julian E...]
Que miras? / What are you looking at? by Flickr user *atrium09
In the Neighborhood by Flickr user CiaoChessa
MARIAGE / WEDDING : The Gate ! :o) by Flickr user Sebastien LABAN
On the Red Carpet by Flickr user angus clyne
Dreaming............. by Flickr user Nicolas Valentin
Growin' up by Flickr user Sator Arepo
There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice by Flickr user sharaff
A cultural trip to the heart of the nobility by Flickr user B℮n
Passeggiata by Flickr user Massimo Feliziani
yellow hill (a.k.a. find the bee) by Flickr user Sara Heinrichs (awfulsara)
How sharp is your blue ? by Flickr user Teo Morabito
Congratulations Manny Pacquiao ~ the Philippines' Pride!!! M a b u h a y !!! by Flickr user .I Travel East.
Untitled by Flickr user kelly.marie
i didn't know you meant forever by Flickr user Love, Loren
Lake Louise Canoes by Flickr user Panorama Paul
Waiting For Spring by Flickr user Loren Zemlicka
Faultlines - Mt. Tamalpais, Marin County, California by Flickr user PatrickSmithPhotography
Vineyard Rotenberg by Flickr user Habub3
'8' by Flickr user Chrissie64
Red Wall by Flickr user pvanhala
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