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11-14-2019, 02:33 PM   #1
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Landscape or Portrait?
Lens: SMC DA 35mm f/2.4 Camera: K10D Photo Location: Johns Creek, GA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F8 

I'm not sure which one I like best...

And yes I know the horizon isn't really level in the first one. The 2nd one is more accurate.

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Lovely shot accentuating the tranquility of the setting.
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The first one includes more of the fullness of the tree bases and branches.
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I would do Landscape. The portrait makes a nice curve, but has too much of the concrete path in the picture. Landscape minimizes the Path and give more of a focus to the nature....just my impression

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Hard to judge when the examples are so large that they fill the screen. Smaller examples that can be compared in the same screen view would help. Generally I find landscape more suitable for landscapes.
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I like the landscape version better.

Those trees really tricks your mind.
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More sense of motion in the 2nd with the vaulted ceiling of the tree branches and the curving path.
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Landscape without hesitation. Too much uninteresting foreground in the portrait one and yes, the landscape image has to be levelled.

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Thank you for all the kind comments!

While I agree that usually landscape works better for, well, landscapes - there's also aspects of the portrait shot that I like. Even though it seems there is a consensus that there's uninteresting elements in the portrait shot, to me it is a bit less "busy" than the landscape shot. I'll do a version with the horizon more leveled, and see if I like that best.
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Landscape for landscape and portrait for portrait, most of the time. Landscape for this one.
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Landscape as well. It's better in general for landscapes, and it's better for this case in particular, even if portrait orientation does make some sense.
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I really enjoyed hearing all of your opinions! I hope I"m learning something
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Id say portrait only of the pathway is your focus. Otherwise Landscape
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I like landscape too. Like Ginny said, it shows more of the trees and makes a nicer photo. I usually use landscape for landscapes, portrait for portraits. Nice photo!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChristianRock Quote
Landscape or Portrait?
Another vote for landscape... for me the curves just work better.

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