Beautiful Landscapes Ruined by Crooked Horizons! WHY?!

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by Tim_Lookingbill, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. I'm having a moment where I just have to vent just coming out of the No Words forum. I keep seeing just gorgeous landscapes mainly beach and sky scenes, some with sunsets. And the freakin' horizon where sea meets sky is on an angle.

    HAAAAAA! I just want to scream! It would be no problem to fix this even if it crops some elements out. What is it with people who take these nice looking photos and don't fix this?

    Am I the only one that's bothered by this? I don't even get the opportunity to go to some of these exotic places so there's no excuse to get at least one of the shots of what amounts to a still, no movement scene and get the horizon lined up or at least fix it in post.

    There! I'm done. I feel better now.

    Post anything for or against and I welcome any other venting about other photo faux pas and just lazy photographing.
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  2. You're not the only one who feels that way, Tim! It bugs the snot out of me also. I don't always shoot level, but I try. I do correct horizons in Lightroom if I have to.
  3. “Ruined”?

    Tilt your head.
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  4. I'm going to the movies where I know the picture is going to be level unless the character in the plot of the movie is on drugs. I'm going to see "Hereditary". Looks good.

    After "Liking" these types of images which I'm frustrated after doing so, (the impetus behind posting this thread) I now wish we had a "Shameful" button. Or maybe prevention on the upload would be more effective where a script could detect the image is crooked within the frame and an admonishment dialog box flashes on the screen belittling the poster and cancels the upload on reasons of violating photography common sense.

    mmh, "Photo Shaming", mmh sounds like a plan.
  5. A little disingenuous to “Like” it there and rant on it here.
    Why don’t you simply send her a PM with a little praise and tactful opinion?
    We call that other stuff “two faced” around here....

    Or just go back and remove the “like”.....
    Seems a bit over the top.
  6. I am with Tom. Back in the "Good? old Days", it was very common, and EZ, to turn the easel under the enlarger to get the horizon "right". . .I would never think of handing a client his work with a list. About two days after the first Photoshop program, or it's clone, came on market, the horizon correcting feature was praised to the hills !
    So those who have awoken to their misdeeds, have another intimate moment, or two, with your editor ! Aloha, Bill
  7. OMG! The crap keeps coming! Here's another gripe I have I just saw right now. Some folks think taking pictures of posts is an interesting subject to photograph. What would make someone think while out and about looking for a subject to shoot..."Hey! There's a post! I have to photograph it!"

    I predict I'm going to get a massive reduction in "Likes" in the No Words forum from those who read this. I don't care! I have to vent! Besides I'm laughing my a$$ off.
  8. Who is this “Tom” ?
    Am I the only one here who hates it when a person replies to a post and can’t get the name right?
    I mean one little letter and ya don’t even need Photoshop.....
  9. I also take issue with posting a wonderful picture in any forum that has a gazillion dust & other lockness monsters in it. The same editor that contains the horizon correcting feature should also contain the program which enables one to "spot" their photo. Perhaps several hours using the "cloning" tool, or whatever it is called, will motivate said person to figure out how the hell all the nessy's got there to begin with. I have used my shower stall for ages & seldom see more than two dust or fiber nessy's. Aloha, Bill
  10. Kinda like endless selfies in one’s portfolio eh “Tom”......LMAO.
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  11. My bad...s/b Tim
  12. “Massive reduction in likes”.
    The math does not support the premise....
  13. I have a problem shooting level (eye problem), but I do correct the resulting images as it bugs me to have a tilted horizon or walls or anything that should be horizontal or vertical. I am a bit OCD.
  14. How do you feel about photographing Bollards and sink drains.....;)
  15. I remember the first time I showed a print at a photo group and was informed by an old timer that it is never EVER acceptable to show an unmounted print!
  16. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    If you weren't there, how can you know what the horizon looked like from the position where the photog was taking the shot? It is a good photo or not, not an individual's "rules" WFCares?
  17. Vincent Peri

    Vincent Peri Metairie, LA

    Hmm... bollards are okay...
    Sink drains, depends on
    whether they're clogged up
    or not...
  18. I understand the point.
    Over the top making it.

  19. Take solice Gary & others... there is a real physical aliment that some people have. . name escapes me. . . 90% us that have it, drop the horizon to the right. Ages ago I wonder about this in me & was happy to find it in Ansel Adams "The Camera". . . He was "cursed" as well. Aloha, Bill
  20. Straight is overrated . . . :eek:
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