Do any of your photographs hang in your home?

John Smith shared a favorite photo on his blog recently (here) and said it was the only one he’s taken that hangs in his home.

Like him, I’m perfectly happy to view my work on my computer. But I do have six photographs framed and hanging in my home. These:

Bridgeton Covered Bridge
Canadian River Bridge
Old US 36
Old US 36
Early autumn sunrise, almost Indianapolis
Ford F-500 fire truck

The bridge (and Bridge Out) photos hang in my home office. I love old bridges and like these photos and thought they’d make a nice series. My prints are all 8x10s, though, and cropped to fit.


The silhouetted tree hangs because I printed and framed it for a contest, which to my surprise it won. I had a spare spot on my hallway wall so after the contest that’s where I put it. It, too, is an 8×10. I had uploaded the cropped version to Flickr and so that’s what you see in this post.

The Ford photo hangs in my bathroom. After I remodeled that room several years ago a bare spot on the wall seemed just right for some sort of hanging, but nothing seemed right until I took this photo. The red of the fire truck’s body is the same shade of red I used in bathroom accessories. So I printed it 4×6, framed it, and hung it in that spot.

I get my frames at Walmart, of all places. They have a surprisingly good selection, and quality is reasonable.

Which photographs that you’ve taken hang in your home? Tip: If you paste into your comment a complete URL to a Flickr page, or a complete URL to an image file (a file ending in .jpg or .png or .gif), the image will appear in the comment for all to see!


27 responses to “Do any of your photographs hang in your home?”

  1. Briony Molly Avatar

    I have one, of when I went to the Lake District in January, I got a copy printed for a friend and then wanted one for myself…

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh my, the sky and water surface are buttery smooth! Nicely done.

      1. Briony Molly Avatar

        Thanks! It was chance to be fair, super misty and so still you could see a ripple travel for miles it seemed

    2. SilverFox Avatar

      That is a beautiful picture

  2. Reinhold Graf Avatar

    Hi Jim,
    Every year I make a 12 picture selection of my years best, to fill a photo calendar for the next year. DIN A2 sized, this gives a nice eye catcher, which changes month by month. Printed on canvas paper this costs approx. 40 EUR … not bad for that size and quality for a whole year. Some of the past and current ones can also be seen on my Flickr page.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      What an interesting idea! I buy the ASCE Bridges calendar every year because I love bridges, but a calendar of my own work would be a great substitute!

      1. Reinhold Graf Avatar

        Try it … I’m sure you will like it ;)

        I would otherwise never produce prints of my pictures, although I know this is the final stage of photography.

        Having 12 prints with 40x60cm of ones own work is really giving some kind of appreciation (in the meaning of “well done”) and finally it’s not only me, watching these pictures on a computer screen.

  3. bodegabayf2 Avatar

    I can see why you selected your photographs of the bridges for your office. They make a fine series. Attractively framed too! This looks like a warm and comfortable work space.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Why thank you! I love my little office. The photos have been there for years. The two covered bridge photos are early work — the interior shot is from 2006 on my Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 80, and the Bakers Camp shot is from 2007 I think, on my Kodak EasyShare Z730. The office is actually my home’s dining room. The room is too small for my table so I put the table in the much larger eat-in area of the kitchen.

  4. ehpem Avatar

    I have only one. It is what I consider the best of my in-camera half-frame diptychs The print is actually destined for my eldest child when they get a place to hang it. They might have a hard time getting it off my wall though.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh, but that’s so good!

      Make another print, give one to the eldest child!

      1. ehpem Avatar

        Thank you! That is a good idea.

  5. ehpem Avatar

    I pressed send before adding that I see why you have chosen those ones to print and live with daily. Excellent photos that look as if they document some of the favourite things/places/memories in your environment.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Yes! I love the bridges. The tree has a special memory associated with it:

      1. ehpem Avatar

        That is a special memory!

  6. Dan Cluley Avatar
    Dan Cluley

    Glad to see the yellow truss bridge there. That is my favorite of your header photos, and is even nicer in the bigger size.

    20-30 years ago I did a number of enlargements and put them on matte board as entries in the county fair. Four or five of them are still displayed around the house.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      A different bridge photo used to hang in that spot but when I made the yellow truss photo I knew it was a better shot and deserved a place of honor!

  7. SilverFox Avatar

    Last year I made an effort to display a number of my pictures to cover most of an entire wall you can see my post here
    Since I moved (earlier this year) I haven’t yet re-instated my display but I will soon and this time incorporate space for showing my favourite cameras.
    I also have a couple of prints from images I took when I first did dark room developing and printing which I keep on my desk at work.
    I think printing and framing pictures introduces a whole new element and enjoyment that cannot be experienced from a computer screen. I intend to continue to print and show my photos moving forward.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      What a great display you have!

      I had an “adventure wall” in my hallway — photos of my boys and, when possible, me on our various trips. That came down when I painted everything and didn’t go back up because the conventional wisdom is that when you sell a house, you want no family photos up.

      1. SilverFox Avatar

        Thanks, I was really pleased with it :) maybe you can reassemble your adventure wall in your new home

  8. farmers business center Avatar

    beautiful decoration package

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thank you!

  9. peggy Avatar

    All the photographs are wonderful, Jim; I am especially drawn to the Ford truck detail. And everyone else’s photographs are beautiful and inspiring. I have a few photographs hanging in my home; the top image in this blog post is the only one that lives in the digital world.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I loved the story on the image from the George Harrison album! I didn’t know it. I’m a big George fan and used to own several of his albums on vinyl, including Somewhere in England.

      1. peggy Avatar

        I was a fan of image on the album cover long before knowing about the artist. Seeing the installation up close and personal was a privilege and a treat.

  10. Jerry Avatar

    The picture of the Ford is utterly fantastic, dripping of Americana and belongs in a coffee table book.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Oh thank you! I love that shot. Here are some others I took of that truck. They lack that something something.

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