Dutch Tilt at Cosy Corner

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.

Take this shot for example I deliberately shot this photo with a dutch tilt to enhance the motion of the oncoming wave. If I had photographed this image with a straight horizon the motion of the wave wouldn’t have the same effect. What do you think? Do you think it works without having the horizon straight?

A Dutch tilt technique applied to a photograph of Cosy Corner


Until next time – Happy Shooting.


10 comments on “Dutch Tilt at Cosy Corner

  1. mervfrench says:


  2. Do you have a reason why it should be straight Merv?

  3. i like it the way it is, adds the the sense of motion,and i like the grittiness in the clouds and water as well

  4. Thanks Ben. I added some film grain to add the grittiness in the image. I’m impressed you picked it up. Thanks for commenting.

  5. K C Towers says:

    Ah, the dreaded horizon tilt. Sorry, but no excuse in the world will ever make me see this as having artistic licence. Nice image other than that though.

  6. adrianpym says:

    I agree with KC and merv. The tilt is too distracting. Can you post a version with a straight horizon as the shot has drama and energy – would be great to see the straight version.

  7. mervfrench says:

    I think the others have said it for me. It’s just plain wrong. Rules can be tampered with or even broken, but not when it comes to water.

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