After a few days passed I visited their store front and picked up a test strip of elephantine proportions. I was very pleased with the color and didn't see any pixelation but I just couldn't judge how sharp it would appear from say, six feet away. I had Carollen, my wife, hold it up from across the room and, from that impression, gave the go-ahead to print.
When the print was finished and it was delivered to the framer for mounting on a floater within a frame, I still had not seen it. The holidays came and went and I was growing more and more excited (and a bit nervous) about seeing this first time for me epic sized print of one of my photos. The few people who had seen it were very happy with it so I was somewhat reassured, but I had to see it myself.
That opportunity finally came last Friday when Wendy told me should would be visiting the frame shop, Prints Plus and invited me over to see it. (The picture would be hanging out there until the show room was finished.) She, Bill Sommars, the master framer and owner of the shop, and the framed and mounted print were all there waiting for us when we arrived:
|L to R: Me, Photo, Wendy|
|The second print chosen (only 2x3')|