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Post by thirdfloorgirl on Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:26 am

What a great idea to have a kid's birthday at the Bushplane Museum... We had lots of fun! Click here to see... (if interested) Somehow, I have a hard time posting pictures on here... I don't know why...
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Re: Bushplane birthday

Post by Nando on Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:32 am

Everyone should take a look at this photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thirdfloorgirl/3456484004/

It is perfectly composed.
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Post by Kenneth Armstrong on Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:44 am

When you copy and paste the link to the photo make sure you select the second one under "all sizes." You want the actual URL of the photo itself, not the HTML code.
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Post by thirdfloorgirl on Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:35 am

It only works for me once in a while...

let's try again...



Thanks Ken! I feel a little dumb now... it was so easy... :-P
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Re: Bushplane birthday

Post by Nando on Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:10 am

Andie,

Did you get that private message I sent you regarding this photo?
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Post by crowellphotographs on Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:01 am

This is a great photograph TFG!
I read Nando's comment on Flickr and have to agree that this might require a custom matte if printed. The frame is perfect just like it is.
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Post by thirdfloorgirl on Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:28 pm

Went to Black's today to order a 20X30... We'll see in two or three weeks :-)

Oh, and thanks :-)
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Post by Kenneth Armstrong on Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:49 pm

You couldn't get any bigger? Very Happy
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Post by thirdfloorgirl on Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:30 pm

I actually went down a size :-P

Isn't it, go big or go home????
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Post by Nando on Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:55 pm

Is 20x30 the size of the frame or the size of the photo. That is really big! I must say that I only have one such photo printed that large and I had to place in such a way that people would never get within 2 metres from it. Otherwise the grain would be noticeable. This was from a 35mm colour negative with relatively low grain - Fuji 100 Reala, if I recall correctly. That print is what gave me the urge to into medium format even though I'll likely never make a print that large again.... but just in case...
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Post by thirdfloorgirl on Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:48 pm

Size of the print... now I feel bad for ordering one that big!!!!!!! Oh well, it's only for my house... If I ever decide to do something else wtih that print, I will get it in 11X14 or something like that...
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Post by Nando on Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:06 pm

Don't worry about it too much. When you get it, test it out in the space to see how it is. If you have something like a sofa in front of it, and a coffee table in front of the sofa, it will probably be fine. My 20x30 print is placed above the headboard of my bed. Also, the glass usually lessons the effects of noise or grain. No matter where I stand in the room, I'm at least 2 metres or so from the photo. Most people aren't grain/pixel peepers like I am.
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Post by Kenneth Armstrong on Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:38 am

The biggest issue is framing. The amount of glass needed for an 8x10, 8x12 or 11x14 is a lot less than for a 20x30. If you want a matte then you need even more glass.

For something that size dry mounting might be a better option, depending on what you want to do with it.
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Post by crowellphotographs on Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:12 am

I've got to agree with Ken on that one, I'm a huge fan of dry mounting. The frameless image is just so nice to deal with and very durable.

As for the glass.... I've stopped putting glass on my own prints. I find that it's so difficult to manage the glare, change of color(in some cases, especially with the thick glass needed for a 20x30 or bigger print) and obviously the cost. No-glare glass is alright but again the cost is RIDICULOUS. I believe it's about 3-4 times more expensive and it certainly changes the print's contrast. Wether you go dry mount or glassless frame, you can use Isopropyl alcohol (99%) to clean the image without damaging it. If it does end up being damaged you can always print another one.
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Post by Kenneth Armstrong on Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:15 am

The other benefit of dry mounting... I have a large framed print (it's about 20x30, maybe slightly larger) that fell because the nail couldn't support it. I was finding specks of glass for about a week between the hardwood floor grooves, even after a thorough sweep and vacuum job.

When I say there's a lot of glass in a frame that big it's because I have experience cleaning it up Mad
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Post by thirdfloorgirl on Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:40 pm

Dry mounting sounds like the best way to go then. But nowadays, I think you can use plexiglass instead of glass... makes it lighter, and cheaper as well...
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Post by crowellphotographs on Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:05 pm

I'm sure you could use plexiglass, but there are some possible draw backs.
Many photographers don't even like using glass because of the adverse affects to the print. As mentioned before, it changes the color, contrast and limits the viewing angle because of glare and even refraction.
I would have serious concerns about what plastic would do. I would also imagine that a piece of plexiglass durable enough to be 20x30 would be pretty thick. I would also guess that you're looking at a hefty cost to get plexiglass good enough to be used for optics (not the exact term but the concept is similar. The glass/plastic has to be of a good enough quality to allow accurate transmission of light)
The other problem with plexiglass is that it is more susceptible than glass to small scratches which eventually lead to fogging.

Personally, I still think that either dry mounted or framed without glass would be your best options.
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Re: Bushplane birthday

Post by Agawa_Bob on Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:24 pm

Quick question, does anyone know the method the McGuffin's use at the
Water Tower Inn?

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Post by Nando on Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:27 pm

I haven't visited the McGuffin gallery yet.

I am interested in knowing more about dry-mounting as I understand it can be considerably cheaper than the traditional frames.
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Re: Bushplane birthday

Post by thirdfloorgirl on Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:16 pm

Anyone does dry mounting here in the Sault?
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