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Thread: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

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    I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    I took a trip to Anglesey this week and stopped by Parys Mountain for a look.

    This is the best view I found but unusually I cannot decide between the vertical or horizontal shot so I thought I would ask for your help.

    I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    So what do you think, portrait, landscape or why even bother?

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    To me it's an abstract about light, tone, shape, texture and colour. And the portrait format, for me, concentrates attention more on those elements.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    For me, landscape. I can see the image of a sheep looking back at me. Very surreal.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Portrait for me, though I would crop some off the top. I keep wishing there was more space to the left, but of course I have no idea if the stuff to the left might ruin the image.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Hi Gary,

    How about square?

    I am unable to tick the "I don't like either" option, but with the portrait version I want to see more either side and with the Landscape version I want to see the bit you cropped off the lower edge, but I like both

    I accept there may be a reason why you cannot do that framing though.

    It feels a bit like a model mountain range to me and if you had some of those little scenic model rail-road figures (about 1/2" high) in climbing poses (and some cotton thread), you could place a few in shot and make a diorama
    (might need to remove some of the seaweed though)

    Nice light.

    HTH,

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    I think you might have a problem seeing rail road figures as the scene is taken across the quarry and the "seaweed" is actually heather beds.

    I think you may have hit a nail on the head though, it perhaps needs something to give it scale.

    Hmmm.. I have to vote to be able to see the poll. I'll have to put "don't like either" to avoid scewing the results.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    If you are trying to accentuate the "camel head" (that's what it looks like to me!) then vertical. If the shot is about the colours and texture then the horizontal.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Wayland how about a pan taken in portrait you then get the best of both words, if you are not sure.

    Cheers:

    Allan

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Actually I hadn't noticed the "head" until Debs mentioned it.

    Now I can't look at it without seeing it..

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    I prefer the flow of the lines of the elements in the landscape view. Probably just aesthetics, however the large yellow bit doesn't interest me as much as the colour and shapes in the ridgelines, of which there are more in the landscape view.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayland View Post
    Actually I hadn't noticed the "head" until Debs mentioned it.

    Now I can't look at it without seeing it..
    I know... It's sad isn't it - that with suggestion our perception changes.

    I consistently choose the landscape view over the portrait view as there is always more to see in a larger view. But... Now that I've seen the camel... He demands a portrait view.
    Last edited by pasusan; 4th April 2013 at 07:02 PM.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Is there a reason Im not able to see the pictures?
    Is this some elaborate belated April Fools prank?

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    They should be there..

    Have you checked your settings?

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Quote Originally Posted by marstar View Post
    Is there a reason Im not able to see the pictures?
    Is this some elaborate belated April Fools prank?
    No, but if you are using Internet Explorer or Chrome, that can cause some people problems like this - I recommend you try Firefox.

    ... of course, if that's what you're using, I'm gonna look silly

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Landscape. The portrait seems a little cramped/truncated to me

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Great colors. Looks like an interesting spot. I like a square, cropping off the left. Focus shifts to the "waterfall".

    George

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    No, but if you are using Internet Explorer or Chrome, that can cause some people problems like this - I recommend you try Firefox.

    ... of course, if that's what you're using, I'm gonna look silly
    Haha unfortunately I was using Firefox...
    I'm on my phone now and see the pics!
    Not sure what happened, I'll try again later.

    Very nice pics by the way!

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    Portrait. I would crop the top and the left side leading up to the edge of the yellow rock, in the portrait mode.

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    Re: I can't decide, Portrait or Landscape?

    It's interesting that the poll is absolutely level pegging.

    helps me realise why I am having so much trouble making my mind up.

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