Back story 2: Isaac and I decided to go with some oversized art over the fireplace. We already have the floating shelves, and we're planning a small cluster on the other wall, so one big piece made the most sense. So I spent weeks looking through art.com, allposters.com, and googling around for the best (and, let's be honest, the cheapest) places for oversized art. Weeks looking, I tell you. I found a few things I liked, but apparently Isaac and I have different tastes in most art. So we turned to our own pictures. Which meant that I dove into my pictures folder full force, looking for something personal that would also work in our living room.
(Side story 1: I originally thought that, as wonderful as our camera is, the quality wasn't good enough for an oversized print. While that's kind of true, a quick search taught me that PsE has the ability to resize pictures to a much larger size using the bicubic function. I have no idea what that means, but it works.)
Which brings me to the story of today.
Once I started looking for a picture that would work for our living room, I discovered tons of pictures that we had taken over the past couple years that I loved, but that had sat in a folder collecting figurative dust. I decided it was time to take them out and clean them up (see what I did there?). So for the past two weeks, I've been editing picture after picture, some of which I have no idea what to do with, but I love. Here are some of my favorites.
|This was taken on Ocracoke Island with a disposable camera.|
|First night of our honeymoon, sailing away from Miami.|
|Honeymoon; some random structure in Nassau.|
|Honeymoon; pretty flower at the Atlantis resort.|
|A really subtle change on this one.|
|Honeymoon; rope bridge over hammerhead sharks at Atlantis.|
|Zebras at NC Zoo!|
|Gulls at Kure Beach.|
Now, for the final big reveal: our over-the-fireplace picture. After editing tons of pictures, this one stood out as the perfect one for our room. I like the colors, the composition, the meaning. The picture is of a flock of (a school of?) baby stingrays that we took while touring the Atlantis resort on our honeymoon.
I know it's probably not everyone's cup of tea; it's a little quirky ... or maybe just a little strange. But I printed out a small version of it and taped it above the fireplace, and I love it. Isaac says he does too (though, I think he likes it more because it's a personal picture than because of what is actually in it).
What do you think? Quirky and fun? Or just simply weird?