I deliberately took this picture of a fishing Boat with a wonky horizon. I was experimenting with trying to make the scene look more interesting, I like to call this Photographic technique ‘Wonkying’ :)
I know this will irritate people who like to follow text book Photography to the letter.
Photographer Marie Law
In the past on my other photography site that I set up for my whole family I had people comment on how the horizon was off by a fraction on some other landscape Photographs and how it would have made it a better photo to straighten the horizon, but whats the fun in that :)
I have to admit though this technique should only be used sparingly or you can start to feel seasick when viewing lots of pictures that have a wonky horizon.
Slightly off no one normal will notice, but excessive and it can be like being put on fast spin in a washing machine, so although it’s fun to do occasionally don’t make the mistake of doing it a lot or it looses it’s appeal and will ruin your carpet :).
If every picture is taken with all errors edited out it’s cheating the spirit of photography IMO there’s no such thing as a straight horizon in real life, take it how you see it is my philosophy.
My first rule in Photography is ‘have fun’ break all the rules in photography :)