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Explore Jan 4, 2008 #69


OK, if my wife had her way she would have hundreds of pictures of our Trinity all over the house. I live with the dog and don't need a picture of her on every turn I make in the house (don't get me wrong, I love Trinity, she's my favorite subject and my best friend).


So, for my wife's Christmas gift I made a hundred Moo cards out of Trinity's pictures and mounted them on foam board. All of the horizontal pictures are flat against the board and all the vertical pictures are raised off of the board. The whole thing is framed in a shadow box frame. The idea was to give depth to the whole picture and depending on where you are standing in the room the light will cast a different shadow underneath the vertically raised Moo cards thus giving a different perspective to the collage every time you look at it.


In effect, I got 100 pictures of Trinity within a confined area of 42 inches by 11 inches. Thus solving my dilemma of having hundreds of pictures of Trinity all over the house :-)


Explore Jan 4, 2008 #69

  • pixellent PRO 8y

    wow - it looks spectacular in situ. Did you know how you'd lay them out before you got them made? I assume yes, or you'd have too many one way up and not enough of the other.

    You must have the patience of a saint to lay them all out like this :) What a lovely present!
  • Ray PRO 8y

    Impressive project! My problem is my wife never wants to change any photos, we have every picture and proof we got suckered into buying from Olan-Mills when the kids were little, they are all legal drinking age now and will still have probably a hundred pictures of the kids in frilly dresses. The only framed pictures I have taken are either in the bar where I decorated or in my shop. Of course my classroom has plenty of my pics also.

    Only way I have ever found to rearrange photos is to edit the dates they were uploaded, not really ethical I guess but it works.
  • SOBPhotography PRO 8y

    Pixellent, yes I created the layout in Illustrator, printed it out and then used transfer paper to trace the layout onto the foam board.
  • tv writer PRO 8y

    Oh, this is so fantastic!
    You are a true artist.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)
  • JanBran PRO 8y

    What a wonderful idea, it is such an original present.
  • Linda 8y

    I read about this on the MOO blog. Great idea!
  • IrishPics 8y

    Well your pictures are Incredable & this photograph is Outstanding & Majestic collection. .!

    Hope you can visit IrishPics
  • Carrie PRO 8y

    Super great idea!!
  • Jeremy Gould 8y

    Amazing. Is it a custom frame or did you buy it off the shelf somewhere? How many horizontal versus vertical shots have you got?
  • SOBPhotography PRO 8y

    Thx jezzag. It's a custom frame, tried finding one off the shelf but I think they put the ugly ones out there on purpose.

    I believe I have 20-30 vertical pictures vs. 70 horizontal. I'd have to go count them again for an exact number.
  • Julie PRO 8y

    Fantastic! I love it - it's exactly what I would want. One more quick question before you get bombarded with comments (because this was just sent as a MOO email!) - is the shadow box covered with glass, like a picture frame, or open? I'm guessing non-glare glass.

    Thanks again for sharing your creativity with us.
  • googoojue PRO 8y

    this is **exactly** what I wanted to do with 100 of our 30,000 digital photos that I have stored on the PC. Will take some time whittling them down to 100... ok may go with 300 we'll see. Good to hear it worked! I just got my 10 sample moos.. they're great!
  • SOBPhotography PRO 8y

    thx jaojao1!!!

    It's non-glare museum grade glass (dont' tell anyone, the framer messed up and ordered the more expensive glass even though I didn't request it so I got it for free) and it ain't cheap. My jaw dropped when she told me the amount of the mistake.
  • flutterbideas PRO 8y

    fantastic idea. a true labour of love.
  • Now in Iceland 8y

    This is a great idea! Looks very good! Thanks for sharing!
  • pixellent PRO 8y

    ha - i didn't know about the glass, that's fantastic :)
  • lesley*b 7y

    What an awesome project! I just ordered some moo cards. Can't wait for them to come to start experimenting.
  • Amy McGibbon Lang 7y

    This is quite a project of love! It's really creative and such a thoughtful gift. And a helluva subject matter too!
  • ☽Moon~Goddess~Earth☾ PRO 7y

    Wow, what a wonderful gift of love to treasure. Your wife must have been so thrilled when she received it...
    Truly amazing!!!
  • Sherry PRO 7y

    I just got my 1st set of Moo cards today. I've been poking around to see how people display them. What a lucky wife you have ... your gift was creative and a practical way not to have picture frames all over.
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