The Tampa Bay Lightning Amalie Arena
The Amalie Arena, home of the the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey team!
I've been constantly asked for pictures of sports stadiums and until now had never gone out and shot these.
My dad is a huge sports fan, and hockey is one of his favorites. So last night at 11pm we got some rare father-son time and we drove to Tampa together, scouted various angles, and finally decided to get onto the roof of the parking garage!
I had to climb a wall, and various other acrobatics and with my tripod fully extended, just made it over the top of the concrete barrier to this magnificent view!
The Lighting are doing great this year, and have a real chance at the Stanley Cup, let's hope they go all the way!
I shot this from the top of the Memorial Bridge in Clearwater that over looks the bay I grew up sailing and windsurfing on. This bay is my favorite place in the whole world.
Production and Shipping Time:
Glossy Photo Paper: 5 days for printing, 5 days for shipping.
Ready-to-Hang Canvas: 5 days for printing, 5 days for shipping.
There are 3 ways to print these images.
1) Premium Glossy Photo Paper are high quality, professional paper-prints.
Sharp, Vivid and rich Color sets this apart from a casual photo print.
You'll feel like you're there.
Premium Glossy Photo Paper will last a long time.
This option is available in 8x10 inches, 11x14 inches or 16x20 inches.
They are designed to be placed in a glass frame, which can be purchased separately (starting at a few dollars at your local Target or online).
2) Ready to Hang Canvas are ready to hang right out of the box with zero assembly required. Ultimate convenience.
Gorgeous finished look. It comes out of the shipping box finished and ready to hang with a simple nail in the wall.
Canvas Prints are a well-known, high-end way of displaying photographs.
1.5 inch thick wooden stretcher-bars that give it shape, in the same way an oil painting is traditionally assembled. There are no staples or ugly lines visible on the sides (very important).
Estimated delivery time for printing, assembling, packing and shipping is around 10 days.
3) Ready to Hang Canvas (split into 3 panels)
This is for larger pieces, and the photograph is split into 3 even panels, 3 separate canvas panels which put together make a single large image.
This gives a modern look, and allows spectacularly large sizes on your wall!
Any canvas print bigger than 2ftx4ft is shipped unmounted. This is because shipping large mounted artwork is extremely expensive as it needs to have a special wooden crate built for it, put on a shipping palet, go through a special cargo trucking service etc. This can cost $200-$500 dollars to ship just one piece, depending on size.
So for bigger pieces the canvas is rolled up in a tube and securely sent in the mail. When you receive it, you then take it to a local frame shop and you can get them to mount it, called "stretching a canvas".