With the “From Light to Ink” gallery only two weeks away, I wanted to take a moment to highlight a few submissions that really caught my eye. For me, successful images evoke a feeling that the viewer connects with, sometimes through a dramatic scene, vibrant colors, or even the subtlest of details. The images below stood out to me as representations of that viewer connection, and excellent reflections of the campaign theme “Embrace”. These images exhibit qualities that would really come alive when printed on a Canon imagePROGRAF large format printer, allowing the viewer to fully experience the different elements of each preserved moment in time. 

Brendan Holmes, Currach Ashore

One thing I really like about this image is the link between the theme “Embrace” and the fact that the boat is tied up on dry land with nowhere to float away. To me this photo is a great representation of embracing the ephemeral quality of manmade objects in the face of the power of nature. The beauty of a large format print is in the details, and the details in the deterioration of the boat, the peeling paint and tattered rope, show so much character.


Della Huff, Palouse Sunrise

To me, there is a special magic in photographing sunrises, more so than sunsets. I really enjoy the tranquility of heading out into nature and experiencing the dawn before the masses have awakened, and this image perfectly captures that sense of embracing the start of the day. The detail in the crops and the wide spectrum of color in this image really lends itself to large format printing.


Michelle Nicoloff, Sounds of the Pacific

There’s a mood and a spirit expressed in this image that really draws me in and perfectly embodies the campaign theme of “Embrace”. Through the motion of the crashing wave and the swimmer’s hand splashing the sunlit water, to the birds heading off into the sunset, the image elicits a powerful connection with the viewer. I really feel like I am a part of this peaceful and serene scene. I think the great composition and details in the image, coupled with the fine gradations in tone will really be impressive printed large-scale.


Thank you again to everyone who submitted. It was a pleasure catching a glimpse into the way each individual uses photography to embrace the world around them. Stay tuned, we will be announcing the winners soon!

AuthorKaren Grubb