Paddy field, high or wide?

Sometimes an image (from Nepal or elsewhere) hesitates on the better orientation to give to the photographer. Which one of these two Nepalese paddy fields would you choose?

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Copyright (C) 2009 Yves Roumazeilles - All rights reserved - Click on the thumbnail to enlarge it

Copyright (C) 2009 Yves Roumazeilles - All rights reserved - Click on the thumbnail to enlarge it

Copyright (C) 2009 Yves Roumazeilles - All rights reserved - Click on the thumbnail to enlarge it

3 comments for “Paddy field, high or wide?

  1. November 1, 2009 at 17:55

    The more I think about it, the more I like the horizontal one.

  2. Xtian
    November 5, 2009 at 21:13

    High!

  3. November 5, 2009 at 22:23

    Third proposal suggested on the French side of the web site :

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    Actually, I think that the choice depends on the intent of the photographer or the impact that the picture should have.

    The third one (horizontal) brings out the essence of most paddy fields. It’s calm and quiet. But the vertical picture gives more opportunities to sequence a story and to render the verticality that is everywhere in the deep Nepal valleys.

    I shot the image for the wider horizontal result. But I like the vertical one.

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