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Old January 19th, 2012, 03:41 PM
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This has a centered horizon, though it's not immediately apparent. But, it is far from symmetrical.

I think some of the sky could have been cropped, but not enough to bring the horizon up to the "thirds" line. A certain amount of the gray sky is necessary for the feeling.



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Charles,

As soon as you include a path, it can demand more than it's share as it owns the master metaphor of all human existence, "life as a journey". Then the sky cannot be cropped, as it is doing the work needed for bringing to the picture "mood" and a feeling of "heavens above the earth" that are both so valuable to this picture. Cropping should be governed by meaning and how you want the picture to be read. folk will have to catch up and relax their rules if need be, but the experience will always be richer.

So here, I'd crop nothing!

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Old January 19th, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Another centered horizon, this one taken a couple months ago in Eastern Iowa:


Bales by the Moquoketa

The inspiration for the centered horizon is the same as that for the previous photo. The land has evidence of lines created by man, while the sky has striations created by nature. In between the two is the Moquoketa River and a hint of the river road following the Mississippi River. I love this area.

This aint the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls, but there is something about the place...

Tom,

Here, you could add as much sky as you like as the land is richly layered with horizontal lines and trees that traverse from so agreeably from one zone of the picture to another in an irregular, staggered set of groupings. So, if there are other pictures with more sky, consider stitching on a little more! With
a strong landscape like this, it can take it easily.

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