Seeing as I just left you in Kilmore Quay, gazing at the horizon, I thought that might be an interesting theme for this week because horizons are fun to play with. Putting the horizon high up in the frame of your photograph draws attention to the foreground like in this shot of Yellowstone Park
… and this shot of the Far Rockaways.
A high horizon also enhances the sense of distance in this photo taken from Alki Beach.
Placing the horizon low in the picture frame is great for dramatic sunsets.
It’s supposed to be against “the rules” to put the horizon in the centre of the frame, but it can work if you’ve got a reflection going on like this shot of the Roman Forum…
..and anyway, sometimes it’s just fun to break the rules because you feel like it.
Are you ready to get horizontal? 😉 If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome) here’s what to do:
- Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Horizons
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- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Life rarely presents fully finished photographs. An image evolves, often from a single strand of visual interest – a distant horizon, a moment of light, a held expression. – Sam Abell
Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, on the horizon’s verge. – Lord Byron
I will play with the horizons though mostly here in Ireland they are close… no big country scene!! 😉
Ah but there’s the lovely sunsets, AJ. 🙂
Such a creative selection of shots to inspire us, Ailsa.
Thanks Tish, hope you enjoy this week’s challenge! 🙂
breathtaking photos of horizons! Great theme you picked. 🙂 Thank you, Ailsa!
Thanks Amy, glad you like this week’s theme 🙂
Love your photo – shows so much.
Thanks Colline. xxx
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I like your topic. Here is my entry for this week: http://wp.me/p24idL-2lV
I love all those layers, Allan, what a perfect moon set. x
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Ailsa, that is a stunning photo of Yellowstone Park! I almost couldn’t look at the other pictures… but I’m glad I did anyway. 😉 Lovely challenge.
Here are my horizons: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizons/
Oh Marion, I was mesmerized by that particular area of Yellowstone, it was otherworldly. I didn’t want to leave. 🙂 I love each and every one of your horizons, tell me, where were they taken? One of them looks a little like Monument Valley (the one with the three great rocky outcrops)…
That one is indeed Monument Valley, Ailsa. The header is a photo of Lake Malawi, the others are all shot in National Parks of US south-west. 🙂
That picture at Yellowstone is astonishing.
Thanks, it’s the most amazing place, it feels almost alien – as you can imagine, I couldn’t stop taking photos, I was in snap happy heaven 😉 I love your horizons, especially the foggy Buffalo ‘Crick’ and my favourite, that windy, rainy Christmas tree shot.
Sure, I know the snap-happy feeling, LOL. George got me my good camera as a Christmas present and I remember, during a snap-happy moment (where he was a little exasperated by my clicking), that I turned to him and said, “I never said, oh, honey, don’t get me a camera, I don’t know when I’ll ever use it.” I know you understand. Thanks for the feedback; for the record, I also *LOVE* that Christmas tree shot. It’s one of my favorites, ever. I’m so glad you agree.
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Wow, Ileana, that’s stunning, where was it taken? Fabulous photo! xxx
It’s all about travel, isn’t it?
It’s the Black Sea, but not in Romania, in Bulgaria. It’s not so far from the Romanian border, 28 km, in a small city called Shabla/Tyulenovo. 🙂
It’s absolutely gorgeous, Ileana, thanks for shedding light on its location. 🙂
With pleasure Ailsa. That place is wonderful indeed.
You can find on the internet pictures and details about it.
Horizons of Manhattan (NYC): http://chava61.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizons/
Ah, you can’t beat a good old Manhattan skyline for drama, lovely shots, chava! 🙂
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All of your photos are really beautiful, Ailsa but I am a true admirer of that mysterious shot of Yellowstone Park as well as the dramatic sunset, of course 🙂
Here’s my contribution this week: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizons/
Oh and I love your photos too, Ese, those boats are marvellous. 🙂
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I call this my very own Austrian horizon! http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-themehorizon
You’re surrounded by mountains, how idyllic. Lovely photos, Anna. xxx
Great pics for the theme, Ailsa, and you’ve just gotta love those open-toed ‘hiking boots’. 🙂
Haha, I know, they’re not the most practical of footwear for rock climbing, are they? 🙂
Yellowstone holds a special place in my heart. Here’s an Alaskan horizon and a gentle reminder to let nature sooth whatever ails you. Namaste, Tracey
Gorgeous, Tracey, I’m feeling more relaxed already. It’s always a good time to follow the breath. xxx
Great photos. I love the Yellowstone one!
Thanks Marcy. xxx
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My favourite of your shorts this week has to be the one taken in Yellowstone, with Roman Reflections a close second. I’ve gone for cranes on the horizon… https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/the-cranes-of-pula/
Oh these are so much fun, the nighttime ones really do look like neon pterodactyls!
Or saxophones, or cranes (the birds), or even carnival rides, depending on the observer. According to the comments posted, at least!
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Love it, Pat, and nice to find a fellow Freya Stark admirer. 🙂
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As always, your travel theme was loads of fun to put together. http://beyondpaisley.net/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizons/
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Gorgeous photos Ailsa. Here is my entry this week. http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/08/15/10-best-locations-in-the-world-to-watch-a-sunset/
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Loved your Horizon photos Ailsa! Here’s my post –https://deepdishlife.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/travel-theme-horizon/
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Great shots! The first one is my favorite. I would love to hike there. Here is my horizon picture: http://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/horizon-between-greek-islands/
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Hi Ailsa…Back from holidays…I hope you like my horizon….
Big hugs from Spain to everybody…
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Ailsa, awesome pictures!
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Attempt the first.
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Hi Ailsa, I love your shots, but especially the one of the lone yacht. It looks like a painting.
Here are mine, taken in New Zealand.
And inspiring post.
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Nice photos as always Ailsa. Mine are of Port Phillip Bay
These are all such great shots, Ailsa but that one of Yellowstone is stunning.