Gallery wrap prints are common
As are images printed in sections
I have wanted to print an image
in sections using gallery wraps
And – so I finally did
Strange New Worlds
Printed on canvas
Each gallery wrap panel is 10″ x 15″ (1.25″ deep)
The actual subject (a piece of glass) is about 2″ high
Magnified about 15X
Here’s a post of mine on how to make gallery wrap prints.
Today’s image was done in the same manner.
If the four panels were pushed together, the result is identical to the starting image
The 1.25 inch on the four sides “mirrors” the adjacent 1.25″ of the “real” image
The hardest part of the process (not that hard) was “carving” the original image file into the correct four parts
Crop the original 4-times and save the results
Each time crop away 3/4 of the image, leaving just one corner
13″x19″ canvas printed on an Epson 3800 Pro printer using the print program Qimage
Each canvas had a 10×15 image with a 1.25″ border on all four sides (the “wrap-around”)
For a total printed area of 12.5″ x 17.5″
Qimage made setting this up a snap
The gallery wrap frames were 10×15 (1.25″ deep) which is the largest I could make when starting with 13×19 canvas.
My next “grid” is going to be 3×3 made up of 14″ x 21″ panels
A “painterly” woodland scene multiple exposure
First, I need two things –
17×25 canvas (largest my printer can handle)
My long-awaited 36MP Nikon D800E to do a print over 5 feet long justice
Stay tuned. Probably in the autumn when the leaves turn.
Today’s image was my favorite entry for an ongoing abstract photography exhibit. Unfortunately the judge liked two others of mine better.
I think abstracts and similar images will work best with this grid approach. Maybe Picasso would do a cubist-style portrait with body parts scattered helter-skelter throughout a half-dozen panels, but I’m not Picasso.
Each of the four panels in today’s image can almost stand alone as an abstract – some better than others.
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