Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways


Normally if I’m shooting a landscape photograph I’ll orient the camera, err, in landscape mode. Sort of makes sense…..

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

—or does it?

Sometimes, what I’m really after is to show the clouds and now it makes sense to shoot in portrait mode

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

However, the big problem is that I lose some of the interest from the side of the photograph. In this instance I’ve compensated by making the foreground interest considerably larger, but in all honesty I prefer the landscape version.

What about you, landscape or portrait?

 

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24 Comments

  1. Landscape mode is the bes one. There is too much sky in portrait mode but it is still an excellent photo as well. This is a really pretty country and you are doing justice with your superb photography.

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    1. Hy Yvonne, I’ve been photographing far too many churches recently, it’s time to get back out and photograph the beautiful landscape that’s all around me.

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  2. I like both of your photos and I think there are often reasons to shoot landscapes in portrait mode. For one thing, how boring is it to always have one view? I like mixing up the format. Each photo may not be a masterpiece, but going through my photos is much more interesting with directional change.

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  3. You have the Daily Post Digest to thank for me finding your post – had to have a look at that landscape, and landscape wins in this instance I think. But it is always fun to try something different, and great when it works!

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