Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce an image with the a Straight Horizons
One of the most common mistakes I see is a simple case of crooked horizons or badly aligned lines. Although most photographers are very well aware of this one, for some reason some people simply fail to see such problems in their images.
Think about the effort people go to, to make sure that a frame is perfectly straight in their house. Equally think about how frustrating it is when the frame tips slightly, it really bothers you doesn’t it.
Humans prefer straight levelled horizons and don’t respond well to things being off-balance. Now it is one thing when an image is tilted intentionally to create an interesting composition, and totally different when the photographer is not paying attention to or is unaware of the surroundings and background elements that are part of their photographs.
Be Mindful not Mind Full
How To Straighten Horizons
- Line it up with the bottom or top of your frame, maybe the sides
- Rule of thirds grid
- Post Production
Save yourself time by getting it straight initially in camera, good idea if you don’t have guidelines use the top or bottom, maybe sides of the finder as a guid. Some cameras & mobiles have a screen with lines (Guid lines) to assist you with a straight Horizon.
Post editing, free software is available to assist with straightening up your lines for your camera or mobile. For most situations straight lines are so much more Visually Pleasing.
The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:
- Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines at all times.
- Don’t leave home without your camera.
- Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
- Post your photo each week to our active communities
- on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo: #trevorcarpenterphotochallenge #2022photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
- Post your photo during the week of Sunday April 3rd and Saturday April 9th.
- Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question why? in your comments. In other words, why do I like (or not like) this photo? or why did this photo catch my eye?