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Saturday, April 7, 2012

All Landscape 3 - Angle it Gold

Today we continue our look at avoiding boredom with horizontal photos in a layout.

For this layout I wanted the energy of the fountain to come through.  This would have been difficult with all horizontal lines.  In fact, I chose vertical lines and enhanced them further with a strongly colored vertical border, because, as I've mentioned before, vertical lines help create energy in a page.

However, despite the energy of the fountains, this park is also a peaceful place so I wanted to strike the right balance between a serene and an energizing feel.   Thus you'll notice that I also placed the title horizontally.

While green can be a very peaceful color, it also can carry the vibrancy of growing plants, and I think it does both here - enhancing the energy I wanted for the page.

A photo at a jaunty angle also adds energy, but notice that all the lines in the photo itself are still horizontal - once again working toward that balance of energies.

Further interest is brought to the page with little touches of gold - which also highlight the metal in the fountain.

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