In this landscape orientation, even though the gate fills more of the frame, it is not dominant as it is in the portrait orientation. In fact, I think the out of focus door in the background is playing a much bigger role in this image. Additionally, this image has a slower pace for me. By pace, I mean that I consider each detail a bit more...the lack of a definite emphasis on the gate (as is created by the portrait orientation) leads me to look a little deeper. This is not to say that portrait orientations aren't useful...they just have a different effect.