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    Is there a nice name for the line in this figure?

    Help!

    I am trying to write an article about photography tips.
    In the following figure, there is a line (the horizon) cutting across the model's neck (it is a common mistake in photography).

    http://chang-home.myweb.hinet.net/Cl...odel2/6-12.jpg

    Is there a nice term to call this line?
    I can come up with something like "head-cutting horizon line" ....

    thanks

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    Re: Is there a nice name for the line in this figure?

    There is a horizontal line across the model's neck

    or

    (what I think you mean)

    The line of the horizon coincides with the neck of the model

    (making the head appear above ground and the rest of the body below - the eye continues along the horizon and 'through' the neck)

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    Re: Is there a nice name for the line in this figure?

    Quote Originally Posted by jshongtw View Post
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    Is there a nice term to call this line?I can come up with something like "head-cutting horizon line" ....

    thanks
    That sounds rather Germanic! Generally, a clump of nouns like this is a bad idea. As Dave suggests, you need to say what the horizon does - something like 'in your pictures, make sure the horizon doesn't cut off the model's head', or you could use a participle: 'In this picture, the model appears to be beheaded by the horizon.'

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    Smile Re: Is there a nice name for the line in this figure?

    Or if you wanted something snappier, what about 'unintentional dissection'.


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    Re: Is there a nice name for the line in this figure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare's brother View Post
    Or if you wanted something snappier, what about 'unintentional dissection'.
    "unintentional dissection" sounds like the term I am looking for. So, I guess I can phrase the title of my academic paper like

    "Automatic detection of unintentional dissection line in environmental portrait photos".

    Any suggestion will be highly appreciated!

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