Make It Square

Challenge #2 in the Eye of the Beholder series. Hosted by wrosenthal.
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For this challenge, photograph a person, pet, portrait, plant, object, or pattern, and fit it expertly into a square format. A single subject should dominate the frame. Please read the following to fully understand the nature of the challenge. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The aesthetic of the square format in photography is regularly debated, although important photographers like Richard Avedon, Robert Doisneau, and Irving Penn have used it with great success. Those of us who learned photography using square format cameras (Rollei, Hasselblad) were taught to compose in the viewfinder either vertically or horizontally in the expectation that our prints and enlargements would be in the preferred rectangular format. Today, with few digital cameras offering a square format option, the problem is to compose in a rectangular frame with the expectation of cropping to a square.
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Torii gates at Fushimi Inari shrine create mazes in mazes through the forests of Kyoto. The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. As many as 40,000 gates line the mountain for miles.
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Submitted: Sunday, 26th July, 2009 13:07 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 24th July, 2009
Focal length: 20 mm
Shutter speed: 1/4 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 1600
Notes: Polarizer
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