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This is a discussion on Autumn in Nelson within the Critiques forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; The photography assignment this month is: landscape photography in portrait orientation. I actually took this set last month, but wanted ...

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    The photography assignment this month is: landscape photography in portrait orientation. I actually took this set last month, but wanted some feedback on it. The point of this picture is the color and setting. I took the shots because I enjoyed what I saw - apparently others like it, too. I appreciate and understand the points you have made, but the sky was ugly, this was the time of day that I had available to do the shots, I was using the lens I had with me, and I just wanted to try something new. I have read all of the rules many times, but most photographers accept them more as guidelines than hard-and-fast rules. Even the two most important rules - focus and exposure - can be ignored in the right situation. I'm sure you've ignored the rules several times yourself. Subject dead centre in the shot, pictures taken mid-day, or maybe a composition of a pile of colourful fruit or vegetables with no particular focus.
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    I looked at your Flickr staff. Youhave some great landscape shots there. I made a comment.

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    Thanks Vladimir, I appreciate it. I know this particular shot is not super, and it's a little different, but I am trying to see how to improve the shot I have already. I know for sure that I could go back and re-do it and get something better (well, not now- most of the leaves have fallen), but I still think this one has some merit.

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    I agree that OFTEN landscapes are better in landscape orientation. But I disagree that taking a landscape photo in portrait should be considered a mistake. However, I personally usually only portrait orientation if something that is my focal point in the photo seems to run vertically and demands this.

    I also don't agree that a photo must have a focal point that is easily identified. Sometimes the whole scene IS the focal point as is this case.

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    Have to agree. If you go through my photos...more often then not..I'm portrait. I love shooting that way with my landscape shots. Guess that is why I love this months assignment..

    But some are definitely better landscaped.


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