Photography

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.

office

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!

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27 thoughts on “Do any of your photographs hang in your home?

  1. 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.

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      • 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.

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    • 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. Dan Cluley says:

    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.

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  4. SilverFox says:

    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 https://carrotroom.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/photos-on-display-at-last/
    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.

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    • 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.

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