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What mat? No Mat?

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So, down the road from me I have this store that everyone in the vicinity frequents and being one of those people I have come to know the owner a litte bit.

I asked him if it was alright to hang a picture in his store in the hopes ( dear God please someone buy the damn thing ) that someone will buy it. I live along a lake as do most of the people in my small area ( we live on a little peninsula ) and this is one of the most powerful sunsets I’ve had the pleasure of imaging. These folks love themselves some lake, so I figured it was a natural fit.

I got myself a frame ( 11 x 14 I believe ) to put this sucker in but now I’m faced with the decision of matting. To tell you the truth I don’t really like matting. Perhaps I’m a simpleton but I prefer the way a picture looks sans mat. I get that it’s not very “professional” even though I hate the damned things and it adds yet more cost to this little project.

From what I can suss out I need to have a mat that’s 11×14 with an 8×10 window. Is that proper? I have some snobby ass photogs around here so I don’t want it to be all jacked up. Thinking of one of these types ( I even ran into a guys wife who was snobby on his behalf LOL) going in the store all Judgy McJudge pants and talking smack riles me right up. So this has to be decent. Cheap frame is one thing, bad mat format is another ( right? ).

I’m already stuck with a very expensive ( an umatted)  custom frame I have NO IDEA WHAT TO DO WITH. For this very same purpose ! I’m in the hole in a big way and I don’t want to be carting this thing home like I did my glorious 11×17  frame and print.

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Rare Aurora

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Usually it’s cloudy/raining, daytime, clear but clouds to the north. There were clouds here but I think it didn’t hurt it too much. At this latitude I was shocked and amazed that you could see it ( more faintly) with your naked eye. I didn’t ever think I’d SEE it, but I could. It was awesome. Here’s one of the many pictures I took of it, enjoy :)

Ew. I have no idea why it looks incredibly crappy, but it does.

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Lake Storm

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Just heading to the corner store store in my PJ’s on a lazy Sunday to get a couple odds and ends and this is what greets me :) These are a couple quick edits I wanted to share ^^
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Frozen lake

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There are people with little shantys and tractors and stuff out there, so hopefully I was pretty safe . The bits that aren’t covered in the snow patches, VERY SLIPPERY. I don’t own the footwear for ice >.< Granted, it’s not the most exciting photo but, it is what it is.

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Lake Champlain Evening Glory

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Wind, waves, flooding

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