When I display this image as a large Dura Plaq print within my art fair booth, it is a “show stopper”.
Because it is an abstract type print, visitors either like it (and really like it) or are indifferent to it.
Either way, it stops people, if only for a moment. This image starts many conversations.
“Is This A Painting?”
Though I display only my fine art photographic prints, some viewers are convinced this image is a painting.
I explain that it is a photographic image, taken with my camera and lens. Adding a little levity, I further explain; the only thing I can paint is my house, and then it has to be one color!
Then What Is It?
After this short introduction of the print, the questioner typically asks about the image itself. What it is, where was it taken, etc.
This is the reflection of a small bog lake in autumn, with only the water surface in the image. The lake itself is near Conover, in northern Wisconsin.
It’s a fun print to talk about. At the larger size, it does capture attention. (Interestingly, displayed at a smaller size, the “capture” effect is not as strong).
File ID: PHP_IMG_10810
1Ds Mark III, Canon 500mm f/4 L IS USM
focal length 500mm
ISO 100, 1/25 second, f/14
spot metering, manual, Gitzo tripod, 2 second mirror lock-up delay
Roadside lake, near Conover, Northern Wisconsin