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. 18793093746_6e94684b72_b

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!

Achromatic

AchromaticI've been taking more and more black and white photos lately, and this one comes from my own backyard. I've been wanting to shoot this huge flower against my back fence for weeks before it goes away, as it does every year. After I shot it, it didn't convey my original feeling of awe, so I converted it to black and white during post-processing. I feel it has the sense I originally had now.

Can you tell what color the flower was?