Sarasota Bay and the Case for Widescreen Format

Good morning friends! Today I wanted to share a shot from last weekend I took from the Sarasota Bayfront, but also mention a creative choice I’ve made recently (which is entirely unconsequential to you guys), and that is to begin presenting my images in 16:9 widescreen format.

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Photographers use several different formats depending on their photography style and equipment; Peter Lik uses an extreme panoramic ratio to accentuate the wide, sweeping view he has envisioned, while a photographer concentrating on shots for Instagram might crop using the 1:1 (square) format.

After doing some test crops, I feel the 16:9 format will lend itself well to my type of photography, which usually straddles the line between landscape and nature.

This shot is in 16:9 to get us started, I hope you guys have a great week!

Museum on the Bay

This was taken at The Ringling Museum, in my home of Sarasota, Florida. The museum is home to the art collection and mansion of John and Mable Ringling, of the Ringling Bros. circus empire. Their home, the Ca’ d’Zan mansion, sits just to the left of the bayfront in the this photo.

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