Positioning the horizon
For this exercise I chose an outdoor location looking across from Nairn west beach towards the Black Isle – fortunately it was a clear and sunny day so a distinct horizon could be seen. Different positions were selected to have the horizon at the top of the picture to right at the bottom. For each photo the same settings were used: 90mm focal length at f9.0 and 1/400 sec.
In this final photo the foreground is lost and the eyes are drawn towards the tanker which is the centre of focus. Again the ‘big sky’ is a dominant feature.
I was surprised by the effect with the positioning of the horizon. With this particular scene you could probably get away with all the images as they portray different effects which is helped by having the tanker present. My preference would be for the first image with the horizon at the top of the photo.