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.
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!
Taken at a large lake outside of Sarasota, tall reeds and grasses grow near the shoreline.
Majestic condo units tower above the Sarasota Bayfront just before sunset.
Island Park, a popular park on the bayfront, features an impressive dolphin fountain display set against many interesting backdrops, including downtown Sarasota, and from this angle, a waterfront hotel.
Dozens of boats occupy the docks on the Sarasota Bayfront as the sun sets and night approaches.
Downtown Sarasota’s lights illuminate the sky as seen from Turtle Beach on Siesta Key.
One more from this past roll of film I shot last weekend. I’m anxious to start a new roll Sunday, this time, Fujifilm Superia Xtra 400 🙂
This was shot from a pier at Phillippi Estate Park here in Sarasota. Other than the occassional boat coming in from the Gulf, this inlet is usually very quiet and serene, as it was this day.
Nothing as beautiful as Siesta Key Beach just before sunset…
I took this shot a few months ago, just as the sun was dipping down on the Sarasota bayfront. I loved the effect the light had on the surrounding boats docked there, and the colors were unreal.