If you follow me on Instagram (@madcowsdiary) you may be well aware that I have a penchant for taking – and sharing prolifically – a great number of photos.
From candid snaps of the goings on in my home (#mumlife) to arty macro shots with my Olympus Tough camera (#macro #nofilter) to the debacle that is my baking and decorating of #birthday #cakes and various evening means for the family (#CookingWithMadCow #DomesticGodless) there is a veritable plethora of imagery …
Along with the multitude photos sitting in a range of storage (cardboard boxes, CDs, and external hard drives), I have an array of frames, awaiting these photos to be placed inside them, and displayed around the house.
I have long toyed with the idea of having some prints put on to canvas, but I just wasn’t sure how it would look and if that’s really the way I wanted to go.
I had the opportunity, however, with The Canvas Factory, who offered me up a 30×45 canvas for one of the millionty and seven pictures I have to see how it would look.
Rather than overthink the whole thing, and agonise over it for too long, I thought I’d go with an image that had lots of colour – and that made me smile. A nice one. One that I’d be happy to view over and over again. One of those moments in time that bring back nice memories.
I chose a photo I took at sunrise whilst we were in Apollo Bay a few months back.
Particularly at that time of the morning, as there were no other humans around and I thoroughly enjoyed the peace. Just being in the moment, on my own. Feeling – almost – as if were just me and the world.
I was dubious that the colours I’d captured could be transferred to the canvas, but I figured I had little to lose.
Here’s how it went … It took me probably longer to choose which image to use that it did for me to order and have it delivered.
The online order process took about 5 or 6 minutes:
- Select the size
- Upload the print
- Choose a few editty type things (the usual filters, warmth etc)
- Proceed to checkout
Possibly one of the simplest online purchase processes I’ve experienced in a while.
I ordered on the Tuesday evening, late in the evening.
On Friday, when I arrived home from work, there was a parcel sitting on the table for me.
I had no idea what it was, because I wasn’t expecting anything (other than the canvas, which I was sure was still a good 3 or 4 days away).
Thus, I was surprised to open the package to see a gorgeous sunset staring back at me, the orange and pink hues in their original glorious goodness.
I almost cried.
It was – it