Saturday, June 28, 2014
Skies and Portrait (This week's Photo Hunt themes)
Portrait and landscape orientations of rectangular paper are well named. Think about it: how many landscape shots do you take that are vertical (i.e., portrait) oriented rather than horizontal (i.e., landscape) or, alternatively, landscape (as opposed to portrait)-oriented photos with one specific person in them?
This is something I definitely noticed when looking for portrait-oriented shots where the skies prominently features for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts this week. Still, I think I've found three nice as well as very different photos where beautiful skies are visible: the first, through a canyon of Hong Kong's concrete jungle; the second a more serene -- or, at least, calmer and less cluttered -- looking shot that takes in the three elements of land and sea along as well as sky; and the third taken in a part of Hong Kong which can seem more like tropical idyll than "Asia's World City".
Looking some more at the skies in the photos: I often get happiest at the sight of bright blue skies because I associate them with days of high visibility and less air pollution. But it's also true enough that other bits of color in the skies can make me happier too -- so long as those colors are not dirty grey! ;b