Blue Mesa Cottonwoods
It may work better when one sees the image bigger. For me, in the present size, it would need more of the grass in front of it to detach it from the frame. But I can see that there is already a thin strip of grass left in front of it. That may be sufficient in a bigger print.Personally I like the fence and that's why I left it in there. I did quite a bit of digital work on the composition of this image and I could easily have taken out the fence.
Hear, hear,I use whatever ratio, or format, necessary for the image.
Mission and Ladder, Northern New Mexico
I too - in general - prefer uniformity of frame sizes and orientations (but not always). That does not stop me from using different image proportions though. I use the frame mat to provide the consistency. I many times place horizontal images in vertical frames if that is what is pleasing to my eye with regards to the configuration of the frame. I absolutely love using very small 4x5 to maybe 6x8 prints matted out to quite large frames - and love using square format prints or proportions that are longer than normal to suit a crop that enhances the image.On a wall you like as much as I do - I am sure - to see the frames aligned and not all at random.
I know that when I started in the professional portrait business back in the late 1970's and 1980's - this was the common sentiment. However, I soon found works by photographers I admired that did not follow that ritual. Of course I had a strong inclination toward square prints at that time and sold much of my portrait work that way. Nothing stopped me from shooting and selling horizontal portraits and photographing landscapes in vertical format.However, when I make a portrait I photograph vertically with some exceptions of course.
Accordingly, landscaps are predominantly horizontal...
It was a good idea to make the video while working on the spot. Perhaps I will do the same next time I expose if I get someone to make it for meI too - in general - prefer ... That said - we each have out own preferences and those need to be respected. I do respect your viewpoint.