I doubt this is going to become a regular thing here, but I rather enjoyed seeing everybody's Texas pictures a while back. So, since we've been talking about Eliot Porter and Charlie Cramer, both of whom often shoot "horizonless" photos, I thought I'd ask to see if anybody has what they think is a cool picture with no horizon. (Mike Chisholm, you'd better send something!)
If you'd like to play, send me 1–3 JPEGs, 800 pixels wide, saved in the sRGB colorspace, and I'll pick a baker's dozen of them and post them below. Don't forget to tell me what you want your byline to be, or I'll just use the sender name on the email. The only condition is that it has to be horizonless.
[UPDATE: Could be I'm just being selfish. Wanted to look at some pictures today; got my wish. I've gotten about 200 pictures so far and I could post almost any of them. I should mention that this is not a contest and the ones I'll throw up for public delectation are just things that grabbed me for some reason or looked good together, or provided variety, and aren't necessarily the "best" ones, whatever that means. Thanks to everyone for sending!]
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Potomac. Photo by Sandy Rothberg.
By Tim Parkin
Vosges Mountains, France. Photo by Arne Croell.
By Tyler Wescott
By Kazi Ushioda
By John Krumm
By Gus Ginge
By Rob Atkins
By Ken Rahaim
By Bronislaus Janulis
Václavské Place, Prague, 2006. Photo by Zoltán Istvánffy.
By Michael Trupiano
By Ed Cornachio
By Jon Shiu
By Michael Frye
By S. William Bishop
By Peter Pflasterer (Polaroid transfer)
By Brendan M. Devlin (Palladium contact print)
Tippecanoe Riverbank, Indiana, 2005. Photo by Karl Knize.
(Shot with a Graflex Series C with a 165mm ƒ/2.5 Cooke lens.
Karl says, "I look at this shot and it does/doesn't have a horizon
depending upon how much I've been drinking....")
[Are we up to a dozen yet? Well, there are still more to come....]