|A helpful local printer|
Pollyprint in Northfield Avenue Ealing were really helpful (and not too expensive) - prints were previewed on Macintosh computer and it was possible to see the area that was to be trimmed from the original.
When I went to pick up the prints I also added a further larger picture (Chiswick House) at 70 x 50cm - it's a revelation to see how different a picture becomes when it's printed and framed - details are certainly revealed.
You can see an autumnal photograph printed and framed below (with protected corners).
|A framed print changes the photo'|
What I've found is that I'd probably print slightly larger next time and I will try to adjust my habit of composing in the camera viewfinder to allow more options when I come to get the print mounted.
I will also look further into the different grades of paper I can use in the future.
Generally though I'm happy with where I am on the preparations ahead of my January exhibition (but the day will soon come around).
When I started to record (hopefully) a year or 'Red' I didn't think it'd be a struggle in any way but I'm beginning to revisit this thought.
What I'm also finding is that there are themes that lend themselves to red - Hearts are certainly one area- I think there's something about classification (it is a method we use to try and find meaning but sometimes feels like an imposition ) and emotions of course (anger is 'red').
Anyway here's a chair that uses a heart motif.
|A chair with a red feature for the back|