Quote Originally Posted by John_Reed
I think it's a good photo of the lighthouse, if you were taking a photo for a newspaper. And I agree that it would probably print fine at any normal print size. But, and this is my opinion, I don't like compositions where the center of interest is in the center of the photo, with nothing else around to grab the eye. This reflects my learning of the "Golden Mean" principle, which says that your subject should be at a point 1/3 in from one of the sides of the photo, both vertically and horizontally. If you ever watch a movie, you may notice that they apply this principle liberally with subjects; unless you're looking at a real closeup of someone's eyeball, you'll generally see subjects tending to the "Golden Mean." I think your lighthouse photo would really be cool if the light itself was more obscured by fog, and the light was beaming out through the mist...
Golden mean = rule of third right? Just wanna make sure