New sale on Fine Art America

These don’t happen very often, but it is always nice to see a sale, especially of a large print, on Fine Art America. Yesterday it was a 36 inch x 21 inch glossy canvas of my images of the Canadian Falls at Niagara. I was walking on the Canadian side of the waterfall, and there is almost always a rainbow there and I waited until the tourist boat was just at the end of the rainbow. It was a single shot, but the high pixel count of the Sony makes it easy to make a large more panoramic shape out of the image. I did all the processing in Lightroom – no photoshop on this one, and tried to increase the focus on the boat by lightening and sharpening this area.

Canadian or Horseshoe Falls at Niagara

Just for interest, here is the original out of the camera:

Canadian or Horseshoe Falls at Niagara

You can see the lightening of the right hand side and the work on the boat itself to increase clarity etc. Lightroom has some pretty powerful tools these days!

The link to the announcement page on FineArtAmerica is here, and also to the rest of my portfolio on FAA.

This particular sale gave me a profit of $85 using the pricing I described earlier in a blog post.

What I’m also trying this time is Facebook advertizing. I posted this announcement on my Backyard Stock Photos Facebook page and it got quite a number of views among my friends and Facebook offered a trial of their advertizing with a free $30 credit. Why not, I thought! I used the $30 for 7 days worth of promotion to see if someone feels inspired enough to buy one of my images. It will be interesting to see the FAA stats next weekend to see how many people actually looked at the image on the site.

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5 Responses

  1. AlessandraRC says:

    Congratulations! I had a sale there too, quite unexpected, particularly given the subject, the local university’s water tower.

    To compensate for my so-far terrible month at SS. It feels like my port there has become invisible to customers.

  2. admin says:

    Great news about the FAA print, but sorry to hear about your SS experience this month. Mine has been OK, with a few higher priced images and some video!

  3. Steve says:

    Congratulations! It’s a beautiful image.

  4. admin says:

    Thanks Steve! I have this same one as a metal print on the wall of my home!

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