Crossing the Horizon

 Too often I hear photographers regurgitate the old phrase; "Don't put your horizon line in the center of the frame."  They claim it will result in a static composition, or a less dramatic scene. I'm here to state otherwise.

When you arrive at a beautiful location there is absolutely no need to limit your compositional options. Frame the shot every which way. This includes centered, rule of thirds, ten & ninety, horizontal, and vertical.

Photography is about expressing your inner vision through a photograph. Do not let tired rules cloud your eyes.

The images in this post would not exist had I followed the recommended guidelines.  Don't let another great shot pass you by.  Break the rules and create the scene as you see fit.  Afterall, it's your art!

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