14. TILT THE HORIZON

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JUST BECAUSE MOTHER NATURE made the horizon, well . . . horizontal, doesn’t mean you have to keep it that way. It sounds like a great way to ruin an otherwise lovely photo, but when done well, and in the right circumstances, less than perfectly horizontal horizons can add energy and a sense of movement to your images.

Figures 14.114.3 are good examples where the technique is effective but subtle, and adds a hint of motion in an otherwise still scene. In Figure 14.1, the tilted camera angle raises the angle of the fishing pole, drawing attention to its height and adding to the playful feel of the image.

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