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Old Oct 17, 2015, 4:09 PM   #1
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I took this shot to evaluate the bokay of my new 70-100 G but can't decide on which framing would look best in 8x10.
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Old Oct 17, 2015, 7:54 PM   #2
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Your images are too large for me to see all at once. But Id say since a plant grows upwards it would be more natural to see it in portrait mode. There are lots of exceptions to this but thats my take on it.
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for this image, the portrait orientation works best, IMHO.
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Old Oct 18, 2015, 6:24 AM   #4
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Portrait would be my choice too.

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Old Oct 18, 2015, 7:53 AM   #5
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Thanks my friends, portrait 3 landscape 0. I agree as well. I forgot to mention that this was shot at 300mm fl. and wide open, then cropped.
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I vote for the portrait too.

Note to Bynx : Use the Control key and the - key and you can shrink the shot down to fit your screen so you can see the whole image.
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Old Oct 18, 2015, 3:13 PM   #7
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Thanks for that donP.

Streets if you are using tripod close your lens down and get more in focus. Just a suggestion.
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Old Oct 18, 2015, 8:59 PM   #8
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Bynx, hand held @ 1/400th.
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I prefer the horizontal. Humans like flowering plants for the flowers. In the vertical shot, the plant is the subject. In the horizontal one the flowers are the star with the leaves playing the supporting role.

Note to Bynx: opening up the aperture blured the foreground. Photos with blurred fore and back grounds make the subject stand out and lessen the 2D nature of a photo.
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