ArtScience Museum

Mall and Museum - Singapore

Mall and Museum – Singapore

I have two photographs for you today, with nearly the same composition. Except, obviously, one is oriented in landscape and the other in portrait. The exposure settings are exactly the same. I did change my lens to the super-wide from the travel zoom I used in yesterday’s photo. That was so that I can take in as much as I can of the ArtScience architecture while being relatively close. Doing so adds wide-angle distortion for increasing drama to an already dramatic structure.

I’m not fond of the Lilly pad filled water feature, though it does give it texture. With the simple modern lines of the surrounding buildings, I would’ve loved to see an uncluttered reflecting pond for the ultimate in minimalism.

Mall and Museum - Singapore

Nearly all of my urban landscapes used to be in the landscape orientation — it seems natural that way. However, I’ve lost the fear of orientating vertically, and I’m starting to do more. Perhaps, I’m influenced by the vertical orientation of smartphone screens. They also benefit from displaying larger on the blog.

I think it’s a worthwhile exercise to re-frame a horizontal to a vertical — it might stimulate creativity. Seeing scenes differently is one of the key skills of photography.

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