One shot – two ways

This week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge is to shoot the same scene in both landscape and portrait orientations. The terms “landscape” and “portrait” imply what we can expect from a shot, and to an extent how we read a series – moving from the establishing landscape shot which provides context – to the portrait which invites us to appreciate detail.

Mostly, that’s what I’ve done – but there are a couple of exceptions!

Sculpture; Te Papa, Wellington

Sculpture; Te Papa, Wellington

Capturing the photographer; reflections in sculpture. Te Papa, Wellington.

Capturing the photographer; reflections in sculpture. Te Papa, Wellington.

Boats; Herald Island wharf. Auckland, NZ

Boats; Herald Island wharf. Auckland, NZ

Detail of boats at Herald Island wharf. Auckland, NZ

Detail of boats at Herald Island wharf. Auckland, NZ

Bar, Aotea Square,  Auckland, NZ

Bar, Aotea Square, Auckland, NZ

Auckland reflected in chair-back. Bar, Aotea Square, Auckland, NZ

Office buildings reflected in chair-back. Bar, Aotea Square, Auckland, NZ

Water feature, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Water feature, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Water feature, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Water feature, Auckland War Memorial Museum.

Weekly Photo Challenge: the golden hour

Silhouette of youth

Silhouette of youth

It’s mid-winter here, and cold. Not a good time to be out in the golden hours taking photographs and I’ve posted so many old sunrise-sunset photos I don’t want to repeat myself.

But I like the irony in this shot. It was a glorious evening, making even the extensive mudflats at Pt. Chevalier look spectacular. My partner and I admired the view; our son remained largely oblivious to everything but the music on his iPod. I love the way he’s turned away from the sunset. It’s not only a nice photo, but a nice comment on our different priorities in life.

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: the golden hour