This week Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge has picked up on what I consider to be my worst failing as a photographer. I have a huge amount of trouble keeping horizontal lines level. This is just not a problem in photography, hanging pictures is a problem and I always find myself questioning whether something is level or not. I just don’t have the “straight line” gene if there is such a thing.
As this is a problem for me I use photo editing software a lot. The main one that I use is Picasa which is free and very easy to use. I also have Adobe Photoshop Elements but I am still really learning my way around this so I tend to edit in Picasa and save Adobe Photoshop Elements for experimenting with particular photos. Occasionally I will use the Microsoft software to do quick adjustments but even once I’ve edited a picture I am often still doubtful about if I got it right.
So with that warning here are a few photos with horizontal lines. All of them are older photos so I honestly can’t remember which were edited but I think I would have used Picasa’s “Straighten” feature on all of them.
The first and third ones were taken on boats so keeping lines straight was especially challenging.