A landscape looks great in a ‘landscape’ or Horizontal format but sometimes looks much more interesting in a vertical or ‘portrait’ format. Here are a series of landscapes of River Yamuna shot from the new Naini bridge in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, in horizontal and vertical format for the Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways. And some useful tips on shooting vertical aspect landscapes.
Allahabad also known as Prayag, is a city in the state of Uttar Pradesh in North India. Prayag which means ‘a place for offerings’, is a sacred place for Hindus as it is the confluence of the three rivers Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarasvati, also called the ‘Triveni Sangam‘.
The famous Kumbh Mela, World’s largest religious congregation, is held once every 12 years at the Triveni sangam at Prayag, Allahabad, where millions of Hindu pilgrims gather to bathe in the sacred river. A few portraits I took at the Kumbh Mela in my earlier post – Faces of India.