Size: A3+ (13"x19") shipped ready to hang in your choice of a classic glass frame or a hanging magnetic frame. If you have the right size frame of your own, worry not, you can order the print itself at a $15 discount.
The photo: Folks who have not lived in the prairies will likely never understand their beauty. While the drive from Calgary, AB to Saskatoon, SK remains boring, there is still something special about the grass-covered flatness of this area. Perhaps it is the fact that anything and everything which stands taller than the grass, and that isn’t a power line pole, immediately becomes a point of interest. A rusty old tractor, a bundle of hay, an otherwise ordinary building, and even a large enough rock can all bring a smile to someone’s face when there is absolutely nothing else around to look at. But all jokes aside, the sunsets in the prairies can truly be extraordinary. This capture feels comforting and gives one a sense of inspiration due to the intricate blend of cold and warm tones reproduced beautifully on the matt paper. The texture of Hahnemühle’s Museum Etching Fine Art Paper is subtle and well-fitting to the lightness of the sky and the snow, while also giving the hay that little extra volume.
Location: 50°50'54.9"N 113°33'36.2"W
Behind the scenes: Finding the right paper for this photo proved to be a challenging task. Originally, I was convinced that the more textured Hahnemühle William Turner Paper will be the right pick for this shot. However, spending days experimenting, printing, tweaking and reprinting proved to me otherwise. While the more defined texture complemented the hay well, it made the rest of the photo look “tacky” and HDR-like. It is not until I started printing my photos, did I begin to realize how much of a difference the choice of paper can make.