Wonder inspires delight. How can we combine 'wonderful' with rules? Rules tend to get a lot of flak, but deep down inside, most of us know that rules are designed to make life better. With photography it's no exception. The rules of photography are based on general principles that create great photos. Sometimes though, the composition calls for rules to be broken! How much fun is that? Create a sense of wonder by breaking the rules.
The rules of composition state that your horizon should never be in the middle! But what if it is? How wonderful would that be? Sometimes the rule can be too limiting. It's a useful rule but not a dogma! Go ahead and put your horizon where every you please. Shake up that composition with a little rule breaking. In my example I was so bold as to place mine right in the middle to better show the stripes of colour. I believe this made for a far more wonderful composition. Call me "rebel" and I will answer to it.