Prince Street

I wrote about my mild frustration with Instagram’s square format last year when I posted an image to that service that I would have much preferred to share in its original aspect ratio.

This weekend I found myself similarly frustrated when I posted this image. Its full frame version, shown here, is much more interesting, to my mind. It gives you not only the proper vertical scale of the buildings, but the snaking hose and safety cone at the bottom of the frame — two details I just couldn’t fit into Instagram’s square format.

Prince Street, New York City
Prince Street, New York City, taken 28 Feb 2014.

It’s useless to complain about this, I know. Still, given the sheer volume of images posted to Instagram, I can’t help but wonder about all the other things that we’re missing out on when we peer through its limited frame.


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