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Storehouse, Late Afternoon

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 1 October 2008 in Architecture.

This month's challenge to myself is to take as many horizontal photos as I can. As I wrote for an earlier post, I instantly favor the vertical format when I'm composing so I am trying to see compositions in horizontal as well. Not, perhaps, the most difficult challenge to give myself, but still something I want to try. We shall see how I do, but this is a start.

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 48 mm (35mm equiv.)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Great project, I love how you enhanced the horizontal by taking it next to a perpendicular-type have a good eye ;)

1 Oct 2008 6:35am

KIJI from valenciennes, France

Good contrast between deep blue sky and warm wall
Nice framing too :)

1 Oct 2008 7:29am

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Yeah, I am noticing you favor portrait more than landscape format. Both have its rule of thumb and challenges. This is a well-framed shot with layers of color, contrast, and depth.

1 Oct 2008 9:11am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

if it goes against what you are most comfortable doing than it is a challenge indeed.

I like the simple lines and geometric shapes here.

1 Oct 2008 5:01pm

Jasp from Plymouth, United Kingdom

Interesting as I tend to want to Landscape landscapes..I'm intrigued as to why you feel more cofortable in Portrait mode for non-portrait photographs.

1 Oct 2008 6:27pm

beanow from Poland

Composition reminds me nut cake :)
Very pretty colours!

1 Oct 2008 10:54pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

i like these lines.
i used to almost automatically favor a horizontal orientation. then i got a camera (fuji gs645) where the view was vertical unless the camera was turned. i started taking lots more vertical shots...i think it's good to switch things around every now and then.

1 Oct 2008 11:02pm

farmermarn from Baltimore, United States

Just curious, is the slight curve in the reveal (at the bottom) from lens or is it actually there?

I love the blue of this sky- did you push the saturation at all?

1 Oct 2008 11:57pm

bisha from Saitama, Japan

Lovely composition and contrast of colours. A good idea for a personal challenge. I tend to focus on the horizontal, I'll have to try to take a few more vertical shots.

2 Oct 2008 2:12pm

Anita from West Nottingham, United States

This is a classic GJC image. Simple, strong shapes and lines, superb graphic design. Setting little goals for ourselves as photographers is a great way to grow.

4 Oct 2008 10:57am

1/250 second
ISO 200
48 mm (35mm equiv.)