by cheri block
I tend to see the world horizontally (like Tolstoy), rather than vertically (like Dostoyevsky).
This vantage point has gotten me into trouble, even recently.
When I hold my camera, equipped with a wide-angle lens, intending to replicate the grand scheme (a panoramic shot of the sky, and thus the power and scope of creation), it seems right to place my elbows down, in a symmetry, and take the photograph.
A vertical shot forces me to reposition the camera, sticking my right elbow up, in an uncomfortable position. I must change my wide-angle to a zoom lens which affords a deep and close look at the subject.