This project required that I go out and take a number of images of the horizon and place them in different positions in the frame.
I went out on two different days to capture the images that I wanted. The first day it was misty but I like the images so I carried on taking them.
I took the different images from the top of Box Hill over looking the Surrey Countryside.
Here are the first set of photographs.
Of the 3 above images I like the image with the horizon in the middle.
There is not enough sky in the first image in my view.
Here are two further images that I took of the surrey Hills
The placing of the horizon, in my view, depends on what I have in the foreground or in the sky. Again there are rules that should be followed, rules that I have heard off by people at the camera club. But as I have said before rules can be broken. The rule of thirds is often quoted and this has been taught as a good method to follow.
Digital Photography Techniques stated in July 2010 that ” Placing the subject of your image or one of the strongest elements , ie the horizon on one of these lines (1/3rd lines) will give it the maximum impact.”
The view that the horizon should not be placed right in the centre of the frame is probably good advice, but I would have to check each of my images one by one before I decided to delete an image where I had placed the horizon in the centre just because it may be against a rule. There may still be a picture in there somewhere as we have seen in one of the previous exercises-cropping.