Travel theme – Horizons

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

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… and this shot of the Far Rockaways.

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A high horizon also enhances the sense of distance in this photo taken from Alki Beach.

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Placing the horizon low in the picture frame is great for dramatic sunsets.

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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

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..and anyway, sometimes it’s just fun to break the rules because you feel like it.

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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
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS!

xxx Ailsa

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

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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173 Responses to Travel theme – Horizons

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  3. goannasnake says:

    Thanks for another set of fabulous photos, Ailsa. Here’s my horizon.

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  7. Sas says:

    Another great theme Ailsa – I didn’t realise how many horizon photos I had 🙂

  8. says:

    The first photo is just amazing! Missed you Ailsa, not intentional !

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  10. says:

    Ok, found your link ! I’m in !

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  13. Jan says:

    great subject, so many opportunities for photos. here is my entry

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  18. Leya says:

    All marvellous – my pick is the first one though. That horizon is special!

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  22. dogear6 says:

    Ailsa – I loved the theme this week and your examples really inspired me to go through my own photos. My favorite is Yellowstone – I love the colors and textures! But they were all good. Thanks!


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  24. Indira says:

    Hi Ailsa, your photos are breathtaking. Nice and inspiring collection. Here is my link-

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  26. Su Leslie says:

    These are fabulous shot; I particularly like the first one. Here’s my contribution:

  27. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    Love your Yellowstone shot. Good choice of theme. I thought it would only be ocean and beach shots but as it usually happens more interpretations appear. Regards Peet
    Here are mine:

  28. Great photos Ailsa! They made me think of the horizon photos I’d taken during my recent trip to Uganda, Turkey and Russia. I’ve collected some together in my latest post.

  29. That picture of Yellowstone looks like it comes from an alien planet.

  30. cocoaupnorth says:

    Hi Ailsa, thank you for sharing such lovely images and for the inspiration. Here’s my take on the theme,

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  35. Alisa, those are some of the most amazing shots I have ever seen –
    how wonderful our natural world is
    (especially when viewed with the help of such a skilled photographer!!)
    Thank you for sharing them –
    Emma 🙂

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  39. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa and everybody friends !
    Here my entries for this week
    Hope you enjoy !

    Ciao ciao

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  41. suej says:

    Love the Yellowstone one, too! Here’s mine:

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