In any image with an unbroken and clear horizon the frame can be divided in a multitude of ways, but there are probably 5 or 6 obvious positions within the frame to place the horizon. Top, middle, bottom and half way between each.
When there are no other obvious points of interest in a scene where to place the horizon becomes even more important and can even become the most important element within a scene. This exercise explores alternative positions for the horizon and the following images represent what I feel are the most distinct positions.
|Horizon very low in frame. |
|Centrally placed horizon.|
In the image above, the sky is interesting again because of the cloud formation and colour but the foreground lacks any interest. Where the horizon is placed in an image obviously depends on the scene being viewed and the elements within the composition. Some thought should be given to this at the time the image is taken. What works in one scene may not work in another.
For me the image that works best for this scene is the "normal " placement of the horizon that conforms to the "golden ratio", purely because the foreground needs to be minimised to allow the interest in the sky to dominate the image.
|Most appealing horizon placement for this particular scene today.|