Saturday, June 8, 2013
I've been working on a new website on a stand alone server that can accommodate the reproduction of photographs for registered viewers that appreciate the art of sail. More specifically, the Napoleonic Era and the British Maritime traditions in, naval warfare and the ships that were employed by the British at that time. I've had such a hard time over the years to acquire artwork that embraces this age and at best it's been difficult, at worst impossible. I have a desire to possess paintings, or reproductions of paintings, of fighting ships in action on the high seas. The first thing I needed to do was to obtain an inventory for registered users to access and then find a choice of web 2 print solutions for the actual transfer to the users to print them for their own personal use, not for a commercial enterprise. The difficult part is actually finding the work to offer people such as myself. I've seen stately paintings over fireplaces showing ships of the line doing battle but they're a bit out of my price range. Reproductions are the better way to go for most of us and if a large print is desired and the user has access to large equipment then the web 2 print option is perfect. If they don't they can load the file and go to where someone can print it to their specs. Win, win!