The difference between a landscape and a landscape can be remarkable. By this I mean a landscape; a photograph of the land infront of our camera as opposed to a landscape infront of our camera, BUT shot in portrait. Confused? Me too!
Last week I passed a location with all the elements of an iconic Wales in it. A chapel, houses, a waste/spoil heap (slate) and rugby posts.
I took shot 1 as a landscape, and shot 2 as a portrait. To me the portrait is the more telling landscape. Why? The slate spoil is more evident, more prominent. It tells the story louder than the landscape.
What do you think? My view is that the portrait shot is more powerful. Why? Well, to me it shows more of the spoil, making it dominate the buildings beneath – a stronger story.
Do you agree?
Landscape 1 – shot in Landscape in Blaenau Ffestiniog
Landscape 2 – in portrait!
Maybe needs a bit of thought? Or simply remember to always check both options before moving on.