Orientation matters- back to Winter Tulips

Short photography tip

Sometimes you can use an old photo for a complete new look just by flipping and\or rotating it.

The landscape version of my FEATURED IMAGE, Bowing down, 2022 is part of my Winter Tulip series. I would have to find a different name for the portrait version.


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9 thoughts on “Orientation matters- back to Winter Tulips

  1. Steve Schwartzman says:

    One can argue that we should appreciate an image equally regardless of its orientation. That may well hold for completely abstract images. For representational images, however, physical realities and long-established cultural traditions play into our perceptions of an image. Tulips normally grow upward; one that’s growing sideways may connote weakness or approaching death. More generally we take upward to be good, downward to be bad, so in some sense we probably see the vertical version as positive and the flipped-and-rotated version as negative.

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  2. shoreacres says:

    It would be fun to see four photos, each showing the tulip in a different orientation: up, down, and to each side. I think I’d arrange them left, up, down, and right. It would make a great display.

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