# two column, landscape page

I'm writing an article, with 2 columns. Because my picture is too large I want to put it on a new landscape page. So I used the following code:

\newgeometry{left=3.0cm,bottom=30mm,top=20mm}

\afterpage{%
\clearpage% Flush earlier floats (otherwise order might not be correct)
\thispagestyle{empty}% empty page style (?)
\begin{landscape}% Landscape page

\begin{figure} [H]
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=1]{./figures/Figure2.png}
\caption{Xx}
\label{fig:historicaldata}
\end{figure}

\end{landscape}
\clearpage% Flush page
}

\restoregeometry


But then first a white page appears in between and after that the two column layout is gone :(. Does anyone know how to fix this?

• Welcome! Can you please complete your code so we can compile it? But try putting landscape into \newgeometry and remove the landscape environment. \clearpage\newgeometry{...,landscape}\thispagestyle{empty}. Though probably you'd be better advised to use something like sidewaysfigure from the rotating package. – cfr Mar 23 '16 at 0:25

I would use the rotating package's sidewaysfigure* environment. For example:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{article}
\usepackage{geometry,graphicx,kantlipsum,rotating}
\begin{document}
\kant[1-4]
\begin{sidewaysfigure*}
\centering
\includegraphics[scale=.7]{example-image-letter-landscape}
\caption{A rotated figure}
\end{sidewaysfigure*}
\kant[5-10]
\end{document}