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Photography 101 – day eighteen {Edge & Alignment}

Today’s Tip: To make sure your edge packs a punch, use a photo editing tool to check the alignment and adjust the image, if needed, so that your edge is perfectly straight.

My biggest pet peeve in photos is a crooked horizon! …especially on water shots!

Below are two collections where I checked that the horizons are level. I usually use Photoshop Elements on my laptop, but will also edit shots on my iPad/iPhone with a couple of great apps; my current favorites being Snapseed, Repix & Enlight. What is your favorite editing software?

First a series of big, 15 foot waves on the north shore of Kaua’i, near Princeville {click on any photo to see full size or scroll through slide show}:

Second a sunset series on the Pacific Ocean, this time on the south shore of Kaua’i off of the Na Pali Coast {click on any photo to see full size or scroll through slide show}:

Thank you for visiting.

Until next time, Connie 🙂


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

4 thoughts on “Photography 101 – day eighteen {Edge & Alignment}

  1. I’m irked by crooked horizons too! I use the tool in the iPhoto that came with my laptop or the editing tool on the phone (my camera) and just eyeball it. I figure when it stops bugging me, it’s straight enough 😉
    I’ve seen some photos that people posted online that would be quite lovely if they just took a quick moment to adjust them…Believe me, I’m as prone to anyone to shoot crooked! I LOVE digital and the ways we can fix our mistakes. No excuses!
    That being said, hopefully I’m not driving anyone else nuts with my errors I haven’t discovered yet…

    1. Thanks – I don’t have a lot of building shots since I moved out of a metropolitan area to the beautiful, quiet countryside….but I think this fits the assignment.
      I’m so glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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