Tuesday, October 13, 2009

So Many Decisions

There are so many decisions to make when deciding the angle from which to take your photo. Is it a horizontal or vertical image?

Sable Falls, Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Do you want a fast or slow shutter speed? This means, do you want to show texture and action, or smooth, veil-like water?

Do you take the photo of the falls in it's entirety, or just a portion of it?

What is your message? What do you want people to know about your subject?

These are all photos of Sable Falls, taken from different postitions and angles.

You be the judge. Which of these photos strikes you, and why?


Char said...

for me, I always like the slow shutter and the vertical for taller falls.

beautiful shots

ols1 said...

I know it is not very original but when I am taking portraits - whether animals or people I generally use portrait and when I am taking landscapes I take a wider view. Having said that I love the bottom photo the best - the wider angle shows so much more - it is a really lovely photo.

Kamana said...

good questions... which i must consider more thoroughly next time i have a camera in my hand.

Chris said...

I think the last two touch me most. But they are all beautiful!

I notice that it's almost never the first photos I take of something that I like, but those that come after I've been running around, trying out angles and speed and different effects.

Meredith said...

Hmmm... not having a camera where I can consider shutter speed, I never thought about it before. Loved the images in the post, though -- especially that last one. I have to agree with ols1, it's a lovely shot. I could see it framed in my living room ;)

kendalee said...

I think I like the second one best, but I don't really know why. I feel like I'm standing right there on the bank...