Attention Photographers:  Groupon Deal For Photo Prints On Glass

Attention Photographers: Groupon Deal For Photo Prints On Glass

Popping up in my Facebook stream this evening was a deal from Groupon that gives you the ability to have your photos printed on glass for only 29.99.   The regular price for the product is normally 169.99 so it equates to about an 80% savings.  Not bad!

The printing is done through ImageToGlass.com and for the $29.99 you can have your print put on a 16×20 inch piece of glass.   In addition, you’ll get an 8GB USB memory stick when you order your print.

According to ImageToGlass.com, your image is heat fused to a pain of glass and is treated to be UV proof and comes with hangars attached for easy hanging.   It would be interesting to hang it on a window to see what the sunlight would do to an image.  I guess I’ll have to find out and order a couple.

Looks like you can order up to 10 coupons from Group and have 90 days to redeem them.

To redeem the offer, click here to visit Groupon.com and type in ‘ImageToGlass.com‘ in the search field.

Scenes From Safari: Part VII

Scenes From Safari: Part VII

Part 7 continues with more photos that I though were worth sharing from our recent Safari trip.    You’ll find below photos from a wide variety of critters including Giraffes, Leopards, Rhinos, Cheetahs and a few birds.   After the photos, there’s a short video showing an adolescent Elephant greeting our vehicle…..

If you missed my previous installments, use the following links to see each part:

Part I,   Part II,   Part III,   Part IV,    Part V,   and Part VI

 

Night_Heron

A rare daytime sighting of a Night Heron

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A Hamerkop (left) and a male Saddle Bill Stork share a watering hole…..

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A Majingilane Pride Lion, nicknamed ‘Scar Nose’ puts his ‘hair’ into the wind……

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Hyena siblings enjoying a moment……..

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A young Rhino hones his horn on the post…..

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A Giraffe leans in to see what I was doing……

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A suspcicious Hippo finally came up after spending 5 minutes under water.

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Capturing a moonrise behind a Leadwood tree with Stars in the background.

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A Leopard is not distracted by having her photo taken……

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A male Cheetah looking towards a herd of opportunity.

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This elder Rhino is missing a fantastic sunrise……

Crocodile

This Crocodile is leaving after being beaten in a fight by an even larger Croc.

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A Gray Hornbill sits in the highest tree he could find…..

Torchwood

Another Leopard takes a pause after a succuessful hunt (notice the blood on his shoulders?)

 

 


Sunset:  Lake Michigan Style

Sunset: Lake Michigan Style

Ahead of a trip to Europe in a few days, I needed to calibrate a few pieces of equipment so we decided to make an afternoon of it and head to Lake Michigan and catch the sunset.

For those of you unfamiliar with Lake Michigan, it is the 5th largest lake in the world with a surface area of 22,400 square miles and has over 1600 miles of shoreline.  It it also known as the largest lake in the world to be within the borders of a single country.  History suggests that the name Michigan comes from the Ojibwa word ‘Mishigami’ which translates into ‘Great Water’.   Very fitting.

Being that I live only 20 minutes from the lake, I figured it would be a good place to take the photos I needed to test the equipment.   Conditions were great and we were treated to a fantastic sunset, so what became a quick run for a few photos became bit of a ‘trip report’.

All of the following images were taken inside of Holland State Park.  Fortunately crowds were small but the view was large!  Enjoy!

A bit of history behind Holland Harbor:

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No trip to the lake is complete with the standard Seagull photos……

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While waiting for the sunset, a Windsurfer provided some decent subject matter….

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Then came the light show……..

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I like this shot especially because of the contrast between the blue sky and clouds ‘blocking’ it from the sunset.

SunBirds

My favorite from the evening…..

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Visitors are treated to a dramatic sunset….

 

Holland, Michigan's famous Lighthouse at last light....

Holland, Michigan’s famous Lighthouse at last light….


GROUPON DEAL:  Metal Photograph Prints For 85% Off!

GROUPON DEAL: Metal Photograph Prints For 85% Off!

Just a bit off topic with this one…

However, I came across a great deal from  GROUPON that lets users buy metal prints of their photos for 85% off or better.

I’ve used them a few times in the last couple of weeks to print a few of my Safari photos and I have to say I’m really impressed with how they turned out.   I was a bit nervous because you usually get what you pay for, but it this case I got a lot more than what I paid for!

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For scale, the Leopard about is a 16×20 print and the Lion to the right is an 11×14 print.   I noticed with my prints, they have a really nice sheen to them and have almost a 3-D like quality to them.

The GROUPON deal is through PrinterPix.com and comes in 3 price ranges:

10 x 7 Prints are only $9.99 (regularly 69.99)

11×14 Prints are only 14.99 (regularly 89.99)

16×20 Prints are only 19.99 (regularly 139.99)

In addition if you use the coupon code “ENJOY30” you’ll get an additional 30% off of these prices at checkout.  These prices also include shipping.

Uploading the photo and processing it is easy, just make sure you have a high enough resolution of your image.   The PrinterPix software will tell you if you’re print will look good or not depending on the size you upload.  4 or 5 stars, and its will turn out.  Anything else will cause a pixelated image.

So for all you traveling types and plane spotters, here’s a great chance to put some of your best photos on a really nice metal print.     Might not be a bad idea to use this deal for Holiday gifts as well.

From what it looked like, there were also deals for canvas prints, mugs, albums, calendars, etc. etc. etc.

To find the deal visit GROUPON.COM and in the search field type PrinterPix.   You’ll be taken to the PrinterPix Groupon site where you can buy your coupons for this deal and other offers from PrinterPix.

 


 

Scenes From Safari:  Part VI – RHINO VIDEO!

Scenes From Safari: Part VI – RHINO VIDEO!

This installment picks up where parts I, II, III, IV, and V left off (please click on a ‘number’ to be taken to that part).

Here you’ll find an assortment of critters including Elephants, Lions, Dung Beetles, Birds, etc. etc.  At the bottom of this post, be sure to watch the Rhino video.   We were as close as we could get without jumping on him for a ride 😉 !

 

Did You Know? Elephants can communicate with each other through infrasound from 10-15 miles away!

Did You Know? Elephants can communicate with each other through infrasound from 10-15 miles away!

 

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A Mongoose provides a rare pose.

 

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I was about 30 yards away from these Lionesses with nothing between us. Fortunately they were too lazy to do anything about it.

 

 

 

 

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A male and female Leopard (Ravenscourt and Tassleberry) are about to enjoy each other’s company.

 

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Dung Beetles battle over a pile of……territory.

 

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Common but beautiful, the Blue-Ear Starlings shimmers in the sunlight.

 

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A Red-Billed Hornbill

 

Mom

Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, are you up? Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom


 

In this video, we experience a Rhino come as close to us as possible without sitting in the truck with us…..