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Recent Vertical Composition Examples
Old 08-31-2010   #1
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Recent Vertical Composition Examples

Yesterday, I posted a poll to see how many vertical pictures members are taking: http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...light=Vertical Thought I might post a few recent samples of this neglected aspect ratio. Feel free to join in...







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Old 08-31-2010   #2
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Old 08-31-2010   #3
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... at risk of being a hog... (I don't post pics often - but when I do..., I guess)









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Old 08-31-2010   #4
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Photos taken with "the mighty" Fuji Finepix F20 and/or ( - er, I guess that would just be "or") - the Nikon D5000 with 35mm f1.8 DX.
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@ampguy - neat!
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Old 08-31-2010   #7
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Old 08-31-2010   #8
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great idea for a thread! I shoot vert/portrait probably most of the time. here are a couple:

M2 & DR 'Cron

and OM2 w/ 50/1.4
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* from my newest photo-book "Cityscape ASIA"

PS: Nick, good idea for a thread
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Vertical compositions are a bit of a hit and miss with me.

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Wow - some pretty shots (especially shadowfox's - ! Tellin' ya, mahn - diggin the V way.
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All with OM2. Color with 35/f2.8. B/W conversion 50/f1.8 mij
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Wow - some pretty shots (especially shadowfox's - ! Tellin' ya, mahn - diggin the V way.
Thanks, Nick.

Although, do you mind educating me what V way is??
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Kzim56, love the lines in this pic!

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Old 10-07-2010   #35
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I think vertical works better here:


than this:


and here:


or here:


works better than this:


or this:


Wide Angle (21mm)
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The stealth street shooting thread, discussing use of long lenses, had me thinking.. It was mid 2008 in Venice that I last used a long lens (>90mm) to shoot street. Took a look at images from one rainy morning, and all but a couple of the images uploaded to a gallery were vertical! Many were similarly composed (not much variety, hopefully would be more diverse today).

I think with a long zoom, I have a natural a tendency to zoom to fill the subject, but not to crop them for the most part. When wider and closer, I tend to gravitate to a landscape format.

Here are some examples, all shot with 5D and a 70-300 DO lens (pretty compact telephoto). I did not "hide" for these, but shot in plain view, working quickly.








Even the Leica shooters didn't notice me shooting over their shoulder!
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This guy's backpack said "Warning: Comunista Militarizad", he was wearing fatigues and had a determined walk. So, figured shooting from this perspective would be a bit safer!


Sharing maps; determining directions:


Some with a religious flavor


The canals call out for vertical


few more random street shots..
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Here be some, though I still have to find my M8 to proper use in this orientation... I hope the thumbs up will help to hold it more comfortably in the "V-way".







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