Thursday, November 5, 2015

I am so excited at how my photograph turned into wall art!

This is a sponsored post. I received an 11 x17 metal print in exchange for my honest review however all opinions stated in my blog are my own.

I love to take photographs when I go places. I mean even the most mundane of road trips can provide interesting subject matter if one is inclined to look through a camera lens. Personally, I find nature the most fascinating of subjects, but pretty much anything can be brilliant in the proper light and at the proper time.

I am no professional photographer and a lot of my images are hit and miss. Mostly miss if I am going to be completely honest with you all but I enjoy being a shutterbug. One of the best trips I made was about 6 years ago. I had just left my husband and took a trip to the great outdoors to cleanse my soul and heal my spirit. We went to Yosemite which is gorgeous beyond belief, a few other local parks and old gold towns, and Bodie.

Bodie is an old abandoned ghost town. They made it a state park and have left it, as it is, for others to enjoy. They do not replace or repair any of the buildings or any of the furnishings inside them. It is exactly as the last inhabitants left it on their way to other adventures. To me, it looks surreal, like something you see in those old John Wayne westerns.For information on Bodie you can visit here

So  Adoramapix invited me to review a metal print for them and I jumped at the chance. I have worked with them before and they always provide high quality products. The last one I received was a gorgeous photo book which I filled with some wedding photos. This time as I said it was the 11X17 metal print. I really didn't want a large photo of myself and I had several of my kids already so I decided to create a piece of wall art. So I went through all my nature and scenic photos to see what I could come up with.

At first I was going to do a Yosemite waterfall, but after thinking about it, I decided against it. The reason being that Yosemite Falls are fairly common and I wanted something different. I live in gold country now and I thought it might be nice to have a little representation of that on my wall. I remembered the Bodie photos and went through them til I found the one I wanted to use.
I went to the site and found the metal print section. There are many different sizes and shapes to choose from. I chose the 11 X 17 white metal finish one. I uploaded my photo easily and then submitted my order.
It took a little more than a week from the time I ordered my print to the time it was delivered. I was absolutely shocked when it arrived because it is so beautiful. Not to pat myself on the back or anything but this photo looks like something I would see in a gallery. The metal finish gave the colors a life and shine that a plain canvas or print couldn't do. Everyone that I have shown this print to loves it and can't believe that I took the photo.
The prints come in basic rectangle, oval, or this kind of a shield type which is the one I chose. I love that it is a bit different than the standard shapes and it took out a lot of the background. This way I focused more on the actual buildings and the colored grasses in the forefront. As I said, the shine of the metal finish seems to make the colors more vibrant and the image come alive. I am very very happy with the way Adoramapix printed my photograph.

I heartily endorse Adoramapix. Their customer service is exceptional and their quality is unsurpassed. Holiday Season is right around the corner and their products make wonderful gifts. They have many different photographic gifts to choose from. Holiday cards, calendars, and metal prints are only the beginning and they will make your pictures look their best. You can find them at,

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