Rose Balsam and The Rule of Thirds

The Rule of Thirds is a photography concept that puts the subject of the photograph off-center, which usually results in blank space in the rest of the image.

I took these pictures on our daily afternoon walk with my daughter around the neighborhood.

Back when I was a child, I like to play around the neighborhood, looking for unique and playable things such as rocks, and plants of any kind. Thank God, I never got the poisonous ones.

This plant below is called Impatiens balsamina or rose balsam or garden balsam.

It’s a plant common in southern Asia, like Jakarta, Indonesia, my home city.


What’s unique about this plant is that the ripe seeds capsules can go pop! with just a little poke.. I never knew what this process called until I read the wikipedia, this seeding process is called explosive dehiscence..


It comes in many colors… The ones grown in my neighborhood area are pink and white… Pretty flowers, I always took the ripe seeds capsules for play with my daughter, and eventually plant them in our garden…