50mm – You don’t always have to keep your horizon straight

especially if there’s no horizon…

Angled Lettuce Plants : : Lonsdale Hydroponics : : Victoria, Australia 1/2000 sec at f4.0, ISO 200
Edited in Lightroom 3

Please don’t forget to respond to the 50mm Challenge Poll – even if you’re new to this blog!

This week’s posts will be dedicated to another blog I’ve been working on: 31 Ways.

Clearly these plants are not acutally arranged and grown on this angle – it is impractical. However, using diagonal lines can be very useful to your photography. Humans are used to having most line be either vertical or horizontal. Diagonal lines do not occur as often in nature and therefore an inherently more interesting to the eye. Here the angle and the fall off in focus leads the eye into the frame from bottom left (front) to top right (back). Next time you’re fresh out of ideas for a subject, tilt your camera and see what happens!

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