Seagulls and Aspect Ratio (Two Photographs)
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I decided to use a wide aspect ratio for these photographs, similar to the newer TVs and cinema formats of 19×10. Choice of the size of the frame or canvas has long been an element in art and photography. If you filled the frame on the 35mm camera you had a hard time fitting it into an 8×10 or 8.5×11 frame, so some cropping was always needed. There are many explanations of aspect ratios and frame size on the Internet but very few speak to the creative aspects. In large part this is because custom frames are expensive and the Internet is not terribly tolerant of odd aspect ratios. It is something that will most certainly work itself out, if only because creative restraints are usually challenged. For my own personal interest I have experimented and I think the shape of the frame can make a huge difference.