The purpose of this exercise is to experience that most subjects can also be shot vertically, even though the natural inclination is to shoot horizontally. Looking through the photographs I have taken over the years, I see that this counts for me.
I thought it would be good to see the effects with different types of photographs there are a few scenes of the ocean and others of objects that are more close up. I also wanted to find out how the framing works when there are obvious vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines in the image. It was a very insightful exercise!
I noticed when shooting vertically, I sometimes had more trouble framing the subject right. As mentioned in the book, the position of the main weight does end up lower, and a few times I had to adjust the frame, so that the horizon wouldn't be to dominant in the picture. I took all of the pictures, horizontally and vertically at the same time, since at this time of the day the light is by far the best for this place. The difference in pictures are still quite obvious. Through this exercise I have become more aware of the effects of framing in different ways and how the format of a picture can really benefit the subject and design of an image.