There are 3 unique things about this gallery of Phil Koch images: 1) every image was photographed in Wisconsin, 2) every image is a vertical, and 3) every image has the horizon line almost dead center -- breaking a major rule of composition (but it works great for this series, doesn't it?)! You can see more of Phil's 'Horizons' in his set by the same name. ~Royce Bair What Phil says about his work: "A little over a year ago I bought the Canon 7D with a standard lens. I bought the camera for film [video] making but started shooting rather boring landscapes. I always wanted to try to shoot a good vertical landscape because I have noticed very few do that. So my goal, a little over a year ago now, was to take one good vertical a day, forcing myself to really look at both the sky and what was on the ground in front of me. I call them vertical "Horizons" because I split the photo in half. So many people think I am breaking the basic rule of photography doing this, but if you stand in a field and look at the world in front of you the horizon is always dead center of vision no matter how tall you are. Now blow this image up to say a 20x26 and its as if you are there and can walk into the photo." September 21, 2012 Update: Phil's Canon 7D finally wore out (after 250,000 exposures), so friends are trying to help him raise the funds to replace it in order to start a New Horizons. (Check out the slide show video to see dozens of images that Phil shot after I put up this galley, but before his camera died.)
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