Fine Art Panoramic Prints
The Geographic Series prints are moderately priced and available for most geographic areas covered by the Virtual Guidebooks website. Each print is individually produced by Don Bain, and comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity.
These prints are a standard 40 inches wide and very striking. Almost all of them are 360-degree panoramas, all-inclusive views. They have great detail - people tend to walk right up to them and look "into" the landscape, as well as admire them from a distance. The unusual shape can be used to fill an awkward space, over a sofa for example. Because of their consistent width they also look good mounted one above another, or even three high.
The prints are made on glossy photo paper using archival inks, and should resist fading for over a hundred years. They have a white border and can be very simply mounted behind glass (or unbreakable acrylic) with a frame just the size of the paper. They look even better with a wide mat and a frame chosen to coordinate with the colors in the print. (For now we can only offer unmounted prints, but we hope to arrange for mounting, matting, and framing services later.)
We have made an initial selection of images, geographically spread out over the area covered by Virtual Guidebooks. Many more will be added later. These prints are usually in stock for immediate shipment, rolled up in a tube. In addition to the certificate most come with a description of the area shown and the taking of the photograph.
Not all panoramas look good as a print, since they were created primarily for interactive viewing on a computer screen. Many older images were taken at too low a resolution to make a large print possible. If your favorite panorama from the Virtual Guidebooks website is not offered here, please write and suggest it and we will get back to you with an evaluation.
The Gallery Series prints are larger and more expensive. These are selected images from Virtual Guidebooks that have a dramatic beauty and emotional impact that goes beyond regular pictures of places. Most are in panoramic format, but not all.
Each print is individually produced by Don Bain, and comes with a numbered and signed certificate of authenticity. They can be produced on your choice of heavy art paper (glossy or matte) or artist's canvas.
Geographic Series - Prints for $140-$200
Gallery Series - Prints for $400-$2000