Quite literally. The feedback from my Street Photo was very positive from most people so I decided to go ahead and make a print. Sometimes, by the time the print arrives, I often convince myself that it’s not that great after all and I have a lot of samples still in their wrappers stuck in the drawer.
This one however escaped the drawer and made it onto the wall. I had four prints done – two in colour, two in black and white, one of each printed on matte paper and Fuji Pearl paper. If you’ve never seen that Fuji Pearl paper with your own eyes it’s almost surreal to look at but highly reflective.
I ended up going with the matte black and white option because the front of the frame was reflective enough. It’s trial and error sometimes but the extra prints were only a couple of quid and it gives you some options.
So there you have it – what I call finished photograph. I see all the images on my hard drive as being in some sort of photographic purgatory – waiting to be condemned to the trash or, if they are lucky, released into the Internet wilderness. A rare few will transcend their digital form and make it back to the reality from which they were captured.
Not bad for what was essentially a reaction shot. I might do a “RAW Edit” post about this file in which you’ll see it was far from perfect out of the camera…
As per request I’m adding the links to the companies I ordered the print and frame from: