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.
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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