I've been slacking on the blogging (I'm not even going to spell out why, I need some kind of Word Macro for "I missed the Yankee game, but only because I was burning the midnight oil trying to further the healthcare industry, and trying to minimize the resulting damage to my dwindling psyche in the process." Like Control Y or something.)
HOWEVAH, I do want to thank Megan at EasyCanvasPrints for creating this AMAZING print for my sister!!!
When Megan contacted me, I swear on everything holy that I was JUST looking for a canvas place to make a print out this pic. (I really don't know why I was so aggressive just then about establishing an timeline. I've been passing out to too many Law & Order marathons I think.)
At any rate, she asks, would I be interested in doing this? WOULD I!
(I should also probably give the Chevy Player of the game award to both Megan AND Joe K, who is responsible for the cat-like-reflex-photography behind the shot in question. Megan and Joe K--Thank you for your game-changing moves!!)
The print arrived yesterday, and I was admittedly nervous about how Lauren would like it, since she's like a legit artist and all, and knows things about canvases and paint etc..
BUT that's why this print was so f'n cool!!! It looked like a real painting, not just a photograph overlaid on canvas. Seriously, to the point where I thought (and am still mulling over) whether someone actually just made a photorealism oil painting of the pic I emailed Megan.
Lauren and I both studied it for like a half hour marveling at how you could almost see brush strokes, how it had the exact same sheen that dried oil paint has, how the canvas stretched perfectly around.
It was stunning, really.
I don't know what I expected, but I've never had a canvas print before, so I guess I just thought it was going to be matte, but I highly recommend doing this.
Every time I go to a game I end up taking a million pictures of the field and players, and so over the years I've accumulated hundreds of random shots, most of which are unidentifiable, and yeah basically I stopped doing that since I don't know what to do with them. HOWEVAH, with this canvas thing now, I'm thinking this may be the way to go: take a good shot, canvas it up, BOOM.
So, thank you again Megan and Joe K (and Lauren for being born). And thank you EasyCanvasPrints for immortalizing the Yankee Stadium Jumbotron on one of my favorite days of the year!