weekly photo challenge: one shot, two ways

Sunday, August 11: The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is One Shot, Two Ways.

Cheri Lucas of WordPress writes: This week, photographer Jeff Sinon talked about his process of finding the best shot. Before taking a picture, he studies his scene — looking at a shot horizontally (as a landscape) and vertically (as a portrait). With this honed, critical eye, he decides what orientation works best for his photograph.

For this challenge, capture two images — a horizontal and a vertical version — of the same scene or subject. There are no concrete “rules” here, but a) it should be evident that both shots are of the same place/location or person/thing, and b) your photographs should ideally have been taken during the same shoot.

Here are mine from Europe, from the beautiful town of Sintra in Portugal, one of my favorite places so far in the world!  The first set is the Chapel at Quinta da Regaleira.

Click on any of the photos for a larger view and mini-slideshow.

Here are two shots inside the Main House at Quinta da Regaleira.  This is from the Hunting Room, where the theme of the “cycle of life” is evident throughout the room.

Finally, also in Sintra, is the Palace of Monserrate.

28 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: one shot, two ways

  1. I prefer the landscape shots best I think. I didn’t get to either of these places in Sintra so it is obvious that I need another visit. How long did you spend there Cathy? Not just one day surely?

    1. I like the landscape shots best too, Jude. Sintra is wonderful and I felt most “at home” there. I honestly could live there. I stayed 3 nights but because I got there so early the first day, I had 3 1/2 days there. I absolutely adored it and wish I had stayed even longer. 🙂

  2. Lovely shots, Cathy. Lucky to have the jacaranda out while you were there.
    Monserrate looks fabulous and I’ll definitely visit when we get up that way next. (scheme! scheme!) 🙂

    1. Yes, you should definitely scheme on that one. Not only are the places themselves beautiful, but so are the grounds (on all but Pena)…… You’ll love it for sure!! Drop by and see Manuel at Cafe Pielas. He’s the nicest guy ever!

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