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Old 01-27-2015, 12:20 AM   #25
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And finally, this from a member of the Nikon pantheon:

"Myth 6 — Horizons Should be Horizontal

Much of the time, your horizons probably should be horizontal. After all, we generally view the world by standing perpendicular to the surface, which means our normal view expects a perfectly flat line across the frame. But there's a downside to slavishly practicing flatland rules: horizontal lines build "gravity" into your compositions. Our eyes don't easily flow across horizons, which tend to anchor one portion of an image and remove all sense of motion from it.
Uhh, yeah, mine do.

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But motion is good. Used well, it adds a dynamic to your image that conventional pictures taken at the same place just won't have. So much so, that I'll spend time looking for ways I can effect a diagonal horizon line naturally, without being too obvious about it ."
Blah blah blah. Poppycock. The only people who shoot unlevel horizons intentionally are those trying to be hipsters.
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