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Landscape or Portrait version ?
Posted By: simonkit, 04-17-2008, 10:15 AM

A couple of shots taken yesterday whilsy hiking around the Snowdonia mountains. I'd appreciate feedback on which version you prefer ?



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04-17-2008, 10:25 AM   #2
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I am equally torn between them. I like the sense of depth of the landscape version, but I also enjoy looking at the second image.

Take your pick.
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Landscape for sure! Way better composition and everything seems to flow much much better.

Brilliant shot and I envy the beautiful place you just captured.
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I've had a hard time trying to decide, I like them both. But if I have to choose, I'd go with the portrait.

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Landscape, as long as you have the room on your wall, or portrait if your attempting to sell it to a magazine
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I prefer the portrait version. It has a more intimate feeling, and I find the shrubs on the left border of the landscape version distracting. Beautiful location. I echo codiacs envy!
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I like them both, but the landscape seems more interesting to me. There is more drawing your eye to the central point and then up to the mountains in the background, it seems to keep your eyes busy longer.

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I prefer the composition of the 2nd personally, but I really like the 1st too, so out of the 2 I would say the 2nd
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Thanks all for the helpful comments/feedback...

Personally I prefer the 2nd one, the main reason being I think it's a stronger composition - my eye starts at the bottom of the falls & works its way up to the mountains in the background, the landscape version doesn't do this quite so well. That said the landscape version also has some appeal - the best thing I can do is keep them both !!


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I think they are both great, but the 2nd one is my favorite. It makes me want to sit down and stay awhile. Beautiful spot.
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Landscape for me. The portrait one is a nice shot too, but there is a 3-dimensional feel in the landscape shot that I don't get from the portrait.
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vertical, emphasizes the waterfall more
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Portrait definitely!

The landscape shot has no focus for me. The foreground is uninteresting and distracting.

the portrait shot shows the waterfall more clearly.
04-17-2008, 08:19 PM   #14
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Nice images... as usual

I think that on their own, the second image is the stronger of the two anc certainly can stand on it's own. However, I generally do not like portrait landscapes... though this particular one is quite nicely executed.

On the horizontal I would probably have done a series of portrait panos and stitched them to cover all that is shown AND do additional images to the right so that I could place the waterfall in a better balanced position.

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Portrait, without hesitation. There is nothing of interest, IMHO on the left side of the landscape shot, and my eye keeps wandering that direction looking for something and missing out on the rest of the photo.

And you're right, the way you "read" the portrait version is great...I scanned from top left to bottom right, and back again.

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