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Looking for improvement This is the e-group critique board. If you post a picture here it will be assumed that you are looking for comprehensive technical feedback - both good and bad, but always respectful. Only post pictures here if you can deal with potentially negative constructive criticism. Anyone is qualified to comment and post feedback, and everyone is encouraged to do so. NB: "Looking for Improvement" is the place to post any pictures you would like advice on improving, no matter how bad you might think they are.

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Re: Landscape ? must Horizon be straight ?

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interesting discussion. In the end, it all depends on the effect/emotion you want to create. As someone who suffers with inner ear problems from time to time I can genuinely say that the first picture makes me feel nauseous if I stare at it for more than a few seconds - presumably this is because my brain is trying (and failing) to reconcile the horizon.
The cropped shot has almost the same effect on me because of the slanted top wave. HOWEVER, cropping that wave out creates a completely different feel - tranquillity, relaxation and equilibrium. It goes to show just how important that crop tool is.
Ceri you have brought to my attention aome very different comments with amazing value ! I have gone back to look again at these images, bearing in mind, your comments about each! Amazing thoughts and feelings. Thanks for these deep thoughts !
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Re: Landscape ? must Horizon be straight ?

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Now Chevvy, any of those is exactly how a washed up coconut oughta look!

Love it!

Thanks for taking the time to look and comment Mark, much valued ! I think I shall get the last one printed BIG !
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Re: Landscape ? must Horizon be straight ?

I would say that normally your horizon should be level in a pure landscape image. However, if it is a non-landscape image that includes the horizon and you are trying something different then make it obviously off level otherwise you will get the usual comments..........................
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Re: Landscape ? must Horizon be straight ?

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I would say that normally your horizon should be level in a pure landscape image. However, if it is a non-landscape image that includes the horizon and you are trying something different then make it obviously off level otherwise you will get the usual comments..........................
That's a good point -

slightly skewed looks like a mistake that will inevitably be judged using the "horizons must be straight" rule.

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