Procrastination is an art, one that I have mastered. My weekended plan was to investigate Mailchimp and see if it would be useful to me, but I ended up spending all my time shooting the leaf of an Agave plant, then investigating the best way to present its curve.
The orientation of a photograph (portrait or landscape) often impacts the way we perceive it. Flipping also may have an important visual effect. After comparing the possibilities for my subject, I decided to go with the original version, the one showing the leaf upright (portrait orientation), pointing slightly to the left. I chose that because the direction of the light, coming from the left hand side, seems more natural to me. That version is the one I uploaded to my new “Succulent leaf” gallery. However, I can see the appeal of the other versions of my photograph.
What do you think? Out of the possibilities shown below, which orientation do you prefer, and why?
Resources: Digital photography school has an interesting article about choosing between portrait and landscape orientation.
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