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Athens NY waterfront looking up Main Street water resturaunt sunlight canvas print metal print

Athens NY waterfront looking up Main Street water resturaunt sunlight canvas print metal print

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My name is Alec Halstead, and my life unfolds through the dual lenses of a camera and a military veteran's perspective. With 23 years of service behind me, I've traversed the gamut of human experience, witnessing both the darkness and the light that this world offers. But amidst the chaos and turmoil, I've cultivated a unique ability to find beauty in the mundane, a skill that has become my guiding compass.

In June of 2014, I embarked on a journey up the Hudson River in my trusty boat. The adventure started off smoothly, but fate had other plans. Two-thirds of the way to my destination, my boat sputtered and stalled, leaving me stranded on the river. Thankfully, a friend came to my rescue, towing me to safety and allowing me to trailer the boat back home.

Despite the setback, I hadn't let go of my camera throughout the ordeal. Every moment, every scene, captured through the lens became a testament to resilience and perseverance. And when I finally returned home, I took a leap of faith and sent my photos to the editor of Hudson Valley Magazine.

To my surprise and delight, the editor reached out to me a month later with an exciting proposition. They wanted me to photograph the towns along the Hudson River for an article in the April 2015 edition of the magazine. It was a dream come true, an opportunity to blend my passion for photography with my love for exploring.

But there was a hitch—my boat was still out of commission. In a stroke of luck, my cousin offered up his boat without hesitation, allowing me to embark on the journey of a lifetime. From Highland to New York City, then upriver to Albany and back, I navigated the waters, capturing the essence of each town I encountered.

The experience was nothing short of magical. Surrounded by the serenity of the river and the charm of the towns, I felt alive in a way I hadn't in years. And when the April 2015 issue hit the stands, my heart swelled with pride. Seven of my photos graced the pages of the magazine, with ten more featured in the online edition.

Among them was the shot of the Athens NY waterfront, a snapshot that had captured the editor's attention and secured me the job. It was a moment of validation, a reminder that even amidst life's challenges, there is always beauty waiting to be discovered. And for me, that beauty lies in the simple act of capturing moments that speak to the soul. . 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 5 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!

4) Aluminum Metal Prints

Create elegant wall decor that shines with high-end, exclusive and unique aluminum metal prints.

Create a polished addition to any home or office. 3/64" thick aluminum panel. Features a glossy coating and rounded edges.

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box.

5) Acrylic Prints

Create eye-catching home decor with modern acrylic prints. Light refracts through the museum-quality acrylic bringing vibrancy and depth to your photos. The .22" thick clear acrylic produces superb image quality from edge to edge and absolutely stunning, brilliant color!

UV resistant ink prevents fading. All metal sizes are ready to hang on your wall, right out of the box

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