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Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

Old 04-21-15, 06:01 PM
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Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

You see a photo with a horizon in it. The horizon is not straight. How far off from 0 does the horizon have to be before it bugs you?














I barely notice 1. If I took a picture and the horizon was 2 off, I'd probably fix it before posting it, but I wouldn't think badly of someone who didn't fix it. 3 starts to get to nails on chalkboard territory.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

I'm guessing you didn't make this up?
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

it's a swelling wave
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

I don't see any rainbows, so what's the issue here?
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

This always bugs me. There used to be a photo forum that I posted to from time to time (but looked every day) and there was one regular poster who consistently had non-level horizons. Bugged me every time he did it, and I'd always bring it to his attention. He'd come back with "I used my camera level" and he could not accept that he did not take a level photo until other posters would agree with me. Kind of funny, he must have had some kind of vision problem so that he could not identify what was level, and apparently did not really understand how to use the camera level.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

Where are all the hypothetical questions???

What if the artist/photographer WANTED it to be a 5 angle?
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight



I barely notice. Who am I to judge?
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

That 1 off from level bothers me every time I see someone do it. Water should be flat.

Photographers who don't pay any attention to the real world.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

guy who bought this for $4+ million got robbed

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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

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guy who bought this for $4+ million got robbed

looks pretty straight to me!
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All you level freaks must really hate movies directed by Kenneth Branagh.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

This didn't bother me until now.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

It would irritate me to be sitting sloped in those chairs.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

The Earth is round, goddamnit. Question is invalid.
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My wife dared frame this sucker and hang it over the fireplace so I fuckin' divorced her. Are you happy now?
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

How far off from straight do you tolerate your horizon?
Honestly, the horizon's sexual preference is none of your fucking business. It's here, it's queer, and it isn't going away!
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

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The funny thing about that movie was when I first saw it as a kid, I thought the buildings were tilted for some reason. Never thought the camera was tilted.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

I am an artist! The horizon is what I want it to be!
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

Oh, it's a sailboat.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

If someone goes to the beach and takes 60 photos and they're not all perfectly straight horizons, I don't really have a problem with them posting the imperfect photos along with the ones with straight horizons.

But when people take one of their photos with a clearly tilted horizon and make that their profile picture, it just bugs me.

I'll accept that photos with clearly tilted horizons (maybe 10 degrees or more) can be artistic choices, but 3, 4, 5 degrees ... that just makes it look like you were trying to take a level photo and couldn't handle it.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

Originally Posted by rexinnih View Post
Oh, it's a sailboat.
It's a schooner!
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

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This didn't bother me until now.
No shit. Now The horizon line is going to be the first thing I fucking look at in every photograph I see.
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Re: Pictures of Horizons that aren't straight

None of the photos in the first post bother me and if anything I find 5 degrees most interesting to look at. Straight horizon lines are boring.

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