A place to think about composition in photography

Which of these two landscapes do you prefer?

I was prompted to go out and take these pictures this weekend partly because the weather had improved and the skies were more interesting than the dull grey cloud we have had for the last few weeks.

The other reason was one of my friends suggested I try comparing photographs that I thought worked well with those that didn’t work quite so well.  I’d like to see if your opinion is the same as mine.

So, here are two photographs taken within seconds of each other

The Landscape format

Path near Burnsall February  (Landscape Format)

Path near Burnsall February (Landscape Format)

The Portrait format

 

Path near Burnsall in February

Path near Burnsall in February (Portrait Format)

Please feel free to leave comments as well as add to the poll

 

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One response

  1. I prefer the landscape orientation because I think the composition in the frame is more balanced and harmonious. There is a momentum – perhaps a drama? – about the portrait orientation. Something to do with the halfway horizon, the longer path that is going uphill, and the incentive to walk further before stopping to feel at ease with the landscape format.

    😉

    February 28, 2011 at 10:09 pm

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