A day after the Panaga Helps Charity Auction event for Haiti and Chile earthquake victims, I received an email from an unsuccessful bidder for the Majestic Kampong Sungai Bera Sunrise not only wanted to purchase the print but she wanted it in a larger size. No problem. Along with that, she had another image in mind she wanted “in the largest size possible” which she wanted to hang above the piano. This “Egrets in Panic Flight” moment was captured during the joint Brunei Natural Society/Panaga Natural History Society Seria Wetlands outing on March 20, 2008. The image was shot on the original EOS 5D and no up-sizing was needed for a print of this size (60 x 40 in.).
Once I had both prints made and collected, I met my client in person for the first time at Sunny Frame Maker in Seria. Something about the dark sky and rain that made the experience of meeting a new face more exciting especially the anticipation of the reaction to this whopping 60″ x 40″ print as Sunny is seen confirming in the picture below. It was almost too big for him to handle seeing how it’s the same maximum size of the hardboard.
I received a commendation from Panaga Helps committee following the successful event and it’s just as Liesbeth says, “a bigger size does these images so amazing much more right!” which got me thinking about an area I hadn’t previously thought of exploring—not exactly an exposition of my work at this point but print sales.