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It's Tough Growing Up: Children's Stories of Courage Marilyn Dalrymple and Joan Foor www.itstoughgrowingup.com-----Original Message----- From: Lea Murphy
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2011 5:15 PM To: List for Photo/Imaging Educators - Professionals - Students Subject: Re: commentsI think everyone should go out and take pictures of their horizon and send them it to the gallery.
Lea On Aug 12, 2011, at 7:12 PM, Roger Eichhorn wrote:
Take some photos in a hilly country and try to figure out where the "horizon" is. The best bet is to make sure that things that should be vertical are vertical -- usually trees or light or power poles. Or just stand and look. Same problem.Sorry about all the stuff that follows. I've found that deleting blocks of text in an email is very difficult on an iPad.Roger Sent from my iPad On Aug 12, 2011, at 6:55 PM, asharpe@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:I think the crux of the issue is that the *viewer* doesn't know that the terrain is tilted; all they can see is that the horizon in the *picture* is tilted. And if there are no other clues, the visual assumption is that it *should* have been level, but isn't. The "Dutch Tilt" works because it is *so* far off from level that the viewer must conclude either that the photographer intended it, or was drunk. :) Andrew On Fri, August 12, 2011 3:50 pm, Don Roberts wrote:Agreed, if we can resolve the "curved" versus "level" semantic issue. But I stand by my original claim that the horizon does not need to belevel if the terrain is not. Personal preferences I guess. That is justone of the many things that makes photography so compelling. Don On 8/12/11 3:36 PM, MichaelHughes7A@xxxxxxx wrote:In a message dated 12/08/2011 16:47:02 GMT Daylight Time, elf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: There is no point in time or place when the horizon is not level, sorry. Given - both the Oxford English Dictionary and Webster's agree that the visible horizon is the point (or series of Points - my words) where the sea and the sky appear to meet. Many, but not all people, believe that the world is round, thus their perception must be that the horizon curves. Experience - whilst working in Europe for an American company one encounterd the view that some Americans feared that if they crossed the outer borders of their continent they would fall off. Michael
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