Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Week #6

Horizontal lines and horizons with a dash of diagonal.

Getting horizontal lines isn’t always easy. The first photo contest I entered one of the panel told me to use a level to get the horizon straight, since then I developed an abhorrence for crooked horizons, unless it intentional. It’s a simple fix that will make your photos better.

I did learn to use the level on my tripod and if I’m “freestyling” it I am at least aware so I work to make the horizon straight. If it’s not possible I leave extra room for cropping which is what happens when you straighten. If I do need to do post editing I usually use the straighten tool in Picasa (a free edit program) or the rotate canvas tool in Photoshop. With rotate canvas you can get a more precise adjustment.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Night

Sun setting, night rising, over Cave Run Lake 10.8.15 night

Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

 

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Monochrome Monday: Peaceful Beach

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Blind Pass Beach, Florida

One Word Photo Challenge: Wildfire

This photo was taken on my second trip to Grand Teton National Park. After four months of travel I couldn’t wait to see those shooting peaks that changed my geographic focus. But when I got there I could barely see them from the smoke of a wildfire. I was so disappointed but the colors of sunset brightened my outlook. Without the smoke this sunset would have been much different.

9.10.15 wildfire 9:00 PM, Mountain Time

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9:40 PM, Mountain Time

 

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Sence of Sight

These are a few of my favorite things…to look at: Mountains, Sunsets & waterfalls.

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 Cascade Falls, Minnesota’s Senic Rt 61

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Grand Teton’s National Park, Wyoming

 

 

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Monochrome Monday: Sepia Sunset

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Blind Pass Beach, Englewood Florida

Muse

What is my photographic muse? As a big fan of waterfalls you’d think that would be my answer but they’re “few and far between” in the flatlands of Florida. A close second is the sky and this you can find anywhere. I love the sky, clouds, changes in color. I will even get up at crazy hours to photograph a beautiful sunset.

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Blind Pass Beach, Florida

 

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Monochrome Monday: Cloudy Skies

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Cee’s Fun Foto: Purple

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Shades of Purple

 

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Travel Theme: Outdoors

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Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

 

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