father and daughter, on the rocks

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Some folks say you shouldn’t put the horizon line in the center of the frame.  I suppose I could have cropped this differently to comply with that but I sort of like this composition.  Even if the horizon intersects with the man’s head.

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28 thoughts on “father and daughter, on the rocks

    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Nelson. I wanted the reflection in the water and this was the widest I could shoot. Sometimes other factors play a large part in the composition.

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  1. TomDills

    This is great, Ken. The horizon is not a critical component of this photograph, so even if it was in the middle it wouldn’t matter. If wasn’t level, however…. 😉

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Tom. It’s not level and it also shows the greatest fault of this lens, that being the distortion at the widest settings. Lightroom can correct it easily enough, though, but you may notice this distortion in other lake photos. In some cases I’ve emphasized the distortion.

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  2. Linda Grashoff

    I don’t think I ever would have thought of the horizon line if you hadn’t brought it up. The photo is so successful that such a detail is irrelevant here. One detail that I love is the color.

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, Linda. I have to admit there is a slight color adjustment here. My camera/lens combo tend to over saturate some scenes and it can sometimes be a distraction.

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  3. Jimi Jones (@JimiJones)

    Nothing wrong with the horizon line here, Ken. There are times when the rules can and should be ignored. The Father and Daughter are nearly silhouetted, which are really the stars of this story. I like it as-is. Nice work, man.

    By the way, that “rule”, like many others are really guidelines. No horizon police will be showing up at your door. LOL

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    1. oneowner Post author

      Thanks, ehpem. I seldom have any people in the shots and that’s for a reason. But I allowed this one because I don’t think anyone would recognize either one of these folks.

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