Understanding the Rule of Thirds in Photography - simple as that Sometimes you may take your photo, have amazing composition and not even realize it, you just know it looks good. This is the whole point. Good composition is pleasing to the eye. It looks balanced. Herein lies the rule of thirds.
Tips for Taking Great Photos: Rule of Thirds & Angle of View
This picture is simple, yet shows a lot. There are 3 horizontal layers, from sky, ocean, and sand, while the vertical sections consist of different objects. The image is not too busy, and is easy to take in with plenty of detail to be taken in.