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Pretty cool shot.
But it not only places the subject around the 1.618:1 spot, but it equally well sits on 3:2, 4:3 and loads of other ratios, because it is so big starting 585 and ending at 857 of 1024. The placement on the golden cut is pretty approximate at best. These rules are just guidelines and there are so many great shots which ignore them that in the end one cannot take them too seriously.
As Martin says, I feel how I want my composition, I don't measure anything.
Yeah, the pic follows all of the rules. And also ignores all rules, depending on your interpretation
I have the "rules" in the back of my head as guidelines when shooting. In post, if I'm cropping, I always use grids or other overlay tools to guide me. So what? Guides are for losers now?
I say let everyone do whatever they like, follow rules, don't follow rules, crop without guides, crop using guides, never crop... who cares? As Martin said, if it looks good it's good.
There is too much text and too few pics in this thread.