Firstly, Craig, I have thank you for your visit on my photo! Verticals are really my dish of tea! They are difficult. Difficult to make, difficult to see, difficult to hang in an exhibition.
I think that new paths are also difficult to find in the art of photography and I am sure that the vertical panorama is one of them and it is really very interresting to explore this way.
In addition, as horizontal panoramas are often natural for the eye, vertical are not. When I am in front of a scene, I always wonder : "what`s on for a vertical?", as a discipline, you see?
As you are living in Japan, I`m sure that your eye is different because the vertical reading is a part of the oriental visual culture and as you are also a musician, you are sensitive for the harmonic sense of the writing.
To end this little theory, I must say that you really have an eye from the last generation, because I had not seen this blue spot on the middle top of my photo. Fortunately, my transparency is unspotted!
C`est une image tres belles. La composition est originelle, une cadre mince se montre tres interessant, mais je croix que l`eglise doit etre en peu plus bas. Pour moi, un variant ideale - ce quand la proportion de la separations est 1:2 (La terre doit occuper 33 percent et le ciel - 67).
Hello Frip! Very kind to you to write in french. Merci beaucoup! I believe that the rules are made to be...transgressed! Your proportions are ideal for an interresting sky with beautiful clouds for example. With this very blue and empty sky, I have preferred to show more of the earth! But in theory, you are right!