A Picture-Perfect Lake
This Photo Art of the Week belongs to Martin Goodwin. You’re looking at an 11”x14” Brushed Silver Metal Print.
Martin tells us, “It's Lake Louise, late October, and it's the day we spread our parents ashes. A lovely day and it looks fabulous on the Metal Print.”
Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Banff, Alberta. Its stunning turquoise colour comes from rock flour that is carried into the lake from the glacial melt. According to Wikipedia, rock flour, or glacial flour, “consists of fine-grained, silt-sized particles of rock, generated by mechanical grinding of bedrock by glacial erosion or by artificial grinding to a similar size. Because the material is very small, it becomes suspended in meltwater making the water appear cloudy, which is sometimes known as glacial milk. When the sediments enter a river, they turn the river's colour grey, light brown, iridescent blue-green, or milky white. If the river flows into a glacial lake, the lake may appear turquoise in colour as a result.”
Lake Louise Photo Printed on Metal
We offer three different types of Metal Prints—HD Metal, Matte White Metal, and Brushed Silver Metal Prints—with each one having its own unique characteristics. Our HD Metal Print, for example, is a high-gloss print made using the dye-sublimation process to infuse the inks into the top coating of the metal sheet. Our Matte White Metal Print, on the other hand, has a satin-matte finish and your photo is printed directly onto a white-coated aluminum panel. If you’re interested in learning more about each of our Metal Print types, Everything You Need to Know About Metal Prints is a fantastic blog post/video worth checking out.
This photo of Lake Louise was turned into an 11”x14” Brushed Silver Metal Print, which is one of our more unique photo art products because we print the photo directly onto the brushed aluminum, so the raw metal is actually visible in areas of a photo where there’s white or low saturation. This type of custom photo art has a totally unique and artist look to it, and receives rave reviews from customers across Canada.
Another wonderful thing about our Brushed Silver Metal Prints are their longevity and durability. They’re rated to be fade-resistant for 200+ years and are a great option if you’re looking for a photo art product that can be displayed outdoors. As we mention in this blog post that looks at whether metal prints fade, “Posterjack’s Matte White and Brushed Silver Metal Prints are printed using the giclée method. This process uses AGFA UV printers and AGFA UV inks. Originally designed with the added capability to print high-quality outdoor signage, our AGFA photo printers produce a metal print that delivers longterm outdoor durability and fade resistance. Under normal conditions with some sunlight, these metal prints will not fade for over 200 years. If you displayed them outdoors and exposed to constant direct sunlight, they’ve been tested to last two years without fading, which is still a very long time compared to other types of art!”
Turn Your Lake Louise Photos into Art
There’s no denying the beauty of Lake Louise; some even say it’s the world’s most photographed glacial lake. So, it’s not surprising that we see other customers sharing their own Posterjack prints of the gorgeous lake, like one of the Gallery Boxes in the image below. Do you have your own Lake Louise photos you’d like to print? A couple of Posterjack products you might like to consider are our high-gloss HD Metal Prints or our super-vivid Acrylic Prints. If you’re looking for desk decor, a photo of Lake Louise would look amazing turned into an Acrylic Block.
Related: Metal Prints vs. Acrylic Prints: Comparing Photo Art Products
If you’re on Instagram, feel free to tag us in your photos of Lake Louise so we can check them out!