Life seems so precarious.
I took about 50 photos of this rock sculpture in a variety of different angles and from different distances. Eventually, I decided it looked best in portrait orientation; viewing it in landscape made it fade into the surrounding landscape, too much.
Instagram doesn’t handle portrait mode very well, unless you shoot it from your phone, in which case it’s great. Then you get into the issue of having to crop the image to post it to IG, which I did. That, of course, changes the image from the artist’s (i.e. me) original intent. Which sucks, which is why IG isn’t a good platform for photographer to present their work.
Instagram is fine for promoting your work, but don’t take photos just to jam them into IG’s format so maybe you’ll be more popular.