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    Meadfoot Cafe - I can't decide

    Here's a couple of shots I took yesterday of a cafe on Meadfoot Beach (Torquay).

    Part of me says that the landscape version should be the better of the two as it shows all the cafe:
    Meadfoot Cafe by John Leah, on Flickr

    While this portrait version emphasises the nice double curve of the prom:
    Meadfoot Cafe - 02 by John Leah, on Flickr

    What do you think?

    Cheers,
    John

    #2
    Portrait one for me - nice curves, and more interaction with the diners - but they both have their merits
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      #3
      Two good shots John, but my money goes on the first one. - Had many an ice cream down there!
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        #4
        It's No 1 for me John. There is more happening in the scene.
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          #5
          I suspect the first one really wants to be in a low-contrast B+W, perhaps with a tint.
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            #6
            I like the curves of number 2 , agree with Iron Man
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              #7
              Portrait version for me John, the curvature of the waterfront gives a more pleasing composition in my opinion.
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                #8
                Portrait for me too. The curves in it say compositional concept.

                The first one would make a nice postcard for the owners though.
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                  #9
                  Thanks guys, I also think the portrait but that may be due to the slightly elevated position so I'll return soon for another shot with a wide lens to recreate the same view but in landscape.

                  Cheers,
                  John

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                    #10
                    I like both, it looks a lovely spot but my vote goes for the landscape version which for me tells more of a story.
                    i love the curves in the portrait one but for me the roof of the cafe is just a little distracting.
                    Rose

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                      #11
                      I like them both but my favourite is the first one.
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                        #12
                        It’s another vote for the Portrait from me, a good shot and composition.

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                          #13
                          Thanks folks

                          Cheers,
                          John

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                            #14
                            Portrait for me, the lead-in curve adds so much. I like the landscape, but in comparison with the portrait the blue and white awning dominates and takes away from the more subtle colouring of the beach huts.
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                              #15
                              Thanks Alex

                              Cheers,
                              John

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