Our lives seem to be governed by our iPhones or equivalents. They cause us to grind to a halt anywhere and everywhere. Even on a staircase – plenty long enough for me to take this and a number of other pictures. NOT with an iPhone, I hasten to add, but with my Lumix 100. But, naturally there was an iPhone in my pocket.
I was visiting the Royal Academy in Central London for the first time since it reopened following a major re-development. Well worth visiting purely to see what a recent article described as: “a masterpiece ten years in the making.”
The image above is a significant crop from the original vertical image shown below.
I remain in two minds as to which I prefer. The vertical shot has the benefits of its height and the way the stairs lead the eye around the image to the figure. The horizontal one focuses more on the figure and accentuates his position in the frame.
Which do you prefer?