What perspective? Portrait or Landscape?

Close up image of an elephant

Our perspective alters according to our vision. Choosing to view things up close, in portrait format, we might notice details and spot elements which, though minute, provide important input to whatever happens to be at the centre of our attention.

A landscape image of the Vistula River, Krakow, Poland

A landscape view permits us to see the big picture, capture the essence of the situation in front of us.

We are able to look beyond the immediate to take in the vastness of the beyond.

Each perspective, portrait and landscape, has its value and its limitations. So, what perspective? Portrait or landscape? Perhaps the answer should be both. Choosing to work with the two, we may benefit from a greater understanding of the whole than offered by the parts.

Even if we are the type of people who prefer to stick with what we are more comfortable with, our insight can expand through a shift in perspective from time to time.

In the words of the American author and speaker Denis Waitley, “You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.”

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2 Responses to What perspective? Portrait or Landscape?

  1. Ewa says:

    We are able to look beyond the immediate to take in the vastness of the beyond. – Splendid!

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