Saturday, 6 February 2010

Skerries Lighthouse

Please don't adjust your monitors.
The worm have turned.
Yes you are not seeing things.
A portrait Landscape.

If you have being following my blog for a while you will have noticed that I have never posted a portrait style landscape image. The reason for this is well I don't see in portrait. I visualize the final image in me head as a b&w landscape. I know I have missed a good number of images by not taking portrait style but I just can't see them.
The image above of Skerries and the Lighthouse was taken from the same location as the previous post with the G10 on a tripod. However in the Landscape version I have you can see the car park and the children's playground. This did not help in the composition as I wanted the large rock in the foreground to lead you into the image and to the Lighthouse on the horizon. I could not position myself and the elements to suite.
I had to turn the camera & ball head ( even looked up tripod manual to find out how to do this ! ). By doing so the elements and the composition work. Even a bird moved into position in the sky for me. Will it be my last composition this way? Who knows, but I will visit the doctors and see if there are drugs to help me overcome this problem.

Have a good weekend and see you here again next week.


  1. Yes, it works great like that. I remember feeling insulted when told to view a scene through a frame to compose it properly - so I won't suggest it! ;)

  2. Beautiful shot and an awesome B&W.

  3. Fabulous. I love the dramatic clouds!

  4. No reason to feel ashamed - it is a masterpiece!!

  5. Lovely self-deprecating text, Neil. It is entrancing how the eye and brain together work, isn't it? Mostly I shoot in landscape, it soothes me! I too have trouble setting my tripod into the portrait position.

    The resulting image ia spot on.

  6. There's no contradiction here Neil. Your use of wide angle draws the viewer in front to back. The artist decides the appropriate framing. This fine image works so very well in "portrait" orientation.