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Silver Birch in Autumn

I came across this in my catalogue just now. I loved the trees in the foreground but the original had a background I wasn't keen on. I tried a few things but eventually realised the background wasn't adding anything so I tried this wide crop which I really like.

The problem I have with wide-format pictures is the mounting and framing. All my other shots are either approximately 3:2 or 1:1 aspect ratios. I offer three sizes (small, medium, large) and three frame colours. Add in two different aspect ratios and that means I need to keep a stock of 18 different styles and sizes of frame, which makes my life very complex.

I already offer a limited number of wide-format prints at the market stall, but only in a large size, so I need to carry an extra three frames. All these wide shots are standardised at 16:9 aspect, which is one of the shooting options my Olympus camera offers.

But when I do a shot like this, the aspect ratio is completely arbitrary. So basically I can't offer it for sale without making my life extra difficult. I think this falls under the category of "first world problems".


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