Erudite Expressions (Prints)

My Favorites on Erudite Expressions in 2010

Below are my favorite twenty-five images I have posted on Erudite Expressions in 2010, presented in reverse chronological order. Do click on the image to be taken to the respective photoblog entry if you want to read more about the photograph (where it was taken, why I took the photo, a description of post-processing technique, etc.).

1. Hungary’s Heroes:

2. Moon over Seville:

3. Aral Station:

4. City on a Hill:

5.  Escape into Azure:

6. Happy Summer:

7. Bird Eat Bird (read the story behind this photograph):

8. The Grand Door:

9. Recharge:

10. The High Line City:

11. Privat:

12. Memorial Day 2010:

13. Gotham City:

14. Cruise Party:

15. Waiting for a Tourist:

16. Vintage Prague:

17. Prague Corner:

18. The Veiled Bride:

19. Lilac Bloom:

20. Motion, Storm:

21. Moda (this one has a caption contest):

22. The Art of the Wait:

23. A Study in Light:

24. A Row, a Pasture:

25. Handle on Blue:

Thanks for looking!

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If you want to support my photography, you can purchase a print of any of the images above directly from Erudite Expressions. I still have quite a few 50% off coupons available (see the details in this post).

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July 19, 2010 Posted by | other, prints | 1 Comment

Updates to Erudite Expressions

I haven’t posted in my prints blog in four months, so I wanted to highlight some important changes to Erudite Expressions, as well as mention a couple of reminders about prints.

1) Fotomoto recently released a “Share” button, so if you navigate to the top of a photo, you should see that option (highlighted in a screenshot below). You can share on Facebook, Twitter (though this feature could use a URL shortening by http://bit.ly), Google Buzz, or Digg:

New feature: Share the Photo

New feature from Fotomoto: the Share Button!

2) I dropped the price of Wallpaper-sized images that you can download to your desktop to just $1.00 (it used to be $2.00). You can find the option to download wallpaper-sized images under the “download” link above the photo.

3) I also found out that I have a few 50% off prints coupon codes still unclaimed. If you want to take advantage of the offer, use coupon code B54D54 after clicking the “purchase a print” option above the photo and entering the coupon in the “Discount” box of the shopping cart. I’ve previously discussed Fotomoto and purchasing prints from Erudite Expressions in this post.

Thanks for your support! I plan on updating this prints blog a bit more often the rest of the year.

May 14, 2010 Posted by | prints | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Supporting the Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort: Prints Sale

Earlier today, I wrote a blog post encouraging photographers to help out in the relief effort of the recent earthquake which has devastated the island nation of Haiti. If you haven’t read that post yet, please do so now.

As I outlined in that post, we photographers can help out by donating a portion of our sales proceeds (either through prints or bookings) to the charities directly working in Haiti right now.

If you want to participate in this effort revolving around the images I have been posting over the last three and a half years on my photoblog, Erudite Expressions, then please continue reading.

I’ve decided that I will do a prints sale where 50% of your order at Erudite Expressions will go to a charity of your choice. If you don’t specify a charity, then I will donate to Partners in Health (the reason? I was moved by the efforts of that organization in Haiti after reading Tracy Kidder’s beautiful work, Mountains Beyond Mountains). You can read the latest news about the efforts of Partners in Health here. Of course, if you don’t participate in this promotion, then I encourage you to give directly to Partners in Health or your charity of choice.

To answer all your questions about this print promotion, the FAQs follow.

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January 14, 2010 Posted by | prints | , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Holiday Prints Sale: 50% Off Prints

I’m holding another prints sale, and it’s the biggest prints sale of the year!

From now until end of day on December 28, 2009 January 7, 2010 you can take 50% off prints which you may order at Erudite Expressions. Just use the “purchase a print” option located above any image, and then use coupon code “B54D54″ (no quotes) at checkout. The code is valid for all print sizes. The orders go through Fotomoto, and you can pay with your credit card (learn more about Fotomoto in this post). You can purchase with confidence.

The code is valid for the first ten (10) customers who take advantage of this offer or until end of day December 28, 2009 January 7, 2010, whichever occurs first. So act fast. It’s the biggest discount I’ve offered for prints, so I hope someone takes advantage of it. Please note that you can purchase multiple prints in a single transaction; if you just click on the “Continue Shopping” box, you can navigate to a different page, with your item(s) saved in the shopping cart. A screen shot of purchasing a print is shown below. FAQs are also presented after the screenshot.

Purchasing a print via the "Purchase a Print" option located above the photo. Apply the coupon code B54D54 in the discount box to take 50% off the order.

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December 26, 2009 Posted by | prints | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Challenge: Find a More Iconic Image of New Yankee Stadium and Win a Free Print

Yesterday on Erudite Expressions, I posted an image of New Yankee Stadium. I captured the photo earlier in the summer, but I think it was very fitting to post it last night to commemorate the New York Yankees, as they won their 27th World Series. New York Yankees: 2009 World Series Champions. Great headline, right?

Today, I spent some time searching the web to find great images of New Yankee Stadium. I searched for photos on Google images, Yahoo! images, Bing images, Flickr, and some other places on the web. Unfortunately, I had to come to the conclusion that most of the photos of New Yankee Stadium weren’t that great – either in composition, technical merit, etc. Of course, I was judging against my picture (it is a high dynamic range image), which is shown below:

New Yankee Stadium

I think that all of you fans of the New York Yankees should head on over to that photoblog post and order a print of that image (there’s even a discount code you can use). But if you’re still not convinced, and you want to receive a free print of the image above, I have a challenge for you.

Search the web for the best image of New Yankee Stadium that you can find and add the link as a comment below this post. My only two stipulations: 1) The composition of the image has to be similar (i.e., it must be a picture taken from a vantage point such that you can see the entire field) and 2) The image must be iconic or memorable for some reason (for example, I think the picture above is iconic because the American flag is displayed on the HD screen). With regard to stipulation number two, you should describe or explain your thoughts/feelings in the comment.

If I agree* with your selection of an incredible image of New Yankee Stadium, I’ll send you a free 4″x6″ print of my image of New Yankee Stadium (the one pictured above). As a bonus, if more than ten people leave a comment on this post, then I’ll upgrade the offer to a free 8″x12″ print. This contest will close in one week, so make sure to submit your comment by midnight on November 13, 2009.

So, leave a comment with what you think is an incredible image of New Yankee Stadium. And spread the word (on twitter, facebook, or wherever else you want) if you want to receive the larger 8″x12″ print :).

UPDATE: The contest is now closed, but if you’re so inclined, feel free to submit a comment pointing to a beautiful picture of New Yankee Stadium.

*If there is enough participation in this contest, I may choose to invite a community (example: twitter poll) to decide which picture of New Yankee Stadium is the most iconic one.

November 6, 2009 Posted by | prints | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

So Come on Down to Erudite Expressions and Get Yourself a Print. Or Don’t.

Hi, I am Eugene. I own Erudite Expressions. I sell prints.

I’m not gonna waste your time; I’m gonna tell it just like it is.

These are prints, not works of art. They come unframed. If that’s what you’re looking for, that’s what I got.

They’re new. None of them have stains. I post-process the images, these guys print ’em, and these guys help me deliver ’em. [Insert cat screech here].

A bouncer in Birmingham told me that he wouldn’t frame my prints even if I gave them away for free. And my best friend told me that he didn’t even know that I sold prints.

So if you don’t buy a print from me, it ain’t gonna hurt my feelings.

So come on down to Erudite Expressions and get yourself a print. Or don’t. I don’t care…

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In case you are confused, the above text is based on this awesome commercial of an honest man selling mobile homes in Alabama:

October 26, 2009 Posted by | prints | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ongoing Prints Sale: 8″x10″ Prints

The Summer Prints Sale has passed, but I’m still left with quite a few unsold 8″x10″ prints. Rather than giving up on these unsold prints, I have decided to extend the sale on the unsold 8″x10″ prints indefinitely. There is no expiration date for this sale. One difference from the Summer Prints Sale which I’ve incorporated in the current sale is that you can now purchase as many as five prints (I imposed a maximum of three prints purchased for the Summer Prints Sale).  As per my usual style, a list of some FAQs is below.

Q: What is this sale/promotion all about?
A: The sale is for the 8″x10″ prints which I own; these prints were unsold from the Spring Prints Sale and the Summer Prints Sale I held earlier in the year. All of the images may be found on my photoblog, Erudite Expressions.

Q: What kind of prints are they?
A: The prints were printed at a professional printing lab, Mpix. All of these 8″x10″ prints have a metallic finish; as I mentioned before, I think the metallic finish is amazing.

Q: Which prints are available for sale?
A: Scroll down to see which images are available.

Q: What’s the process for ordering one print?

A: If you want to order one image, please find the link to the image (each image below is hyperlinked to the respective photoblog entry) and select “purchase a print” at the bottom of the post. To order, find the “ongoing prints sale” option in the purchase pop-up window (on the bottom), as shown below:

View of "The Lion's Grip" and the pop-up purchase window on the right; the "ongoing prints sale" purchase options are highlighted

View of "The Lion's Grip" and the pop-up purchase window on the right; the "ongoing prints sale" purchase options are highlighted

Select the appropriate radio button (to purchase either one, two, three, four, or five prints) and click submit. Payment is carried out via Paypal, as it is easy and secure (note: you don’t need to own a Paypal account to order; all that is necessary to purchase is a valid credit card).

Q: What’s the process for ordering more than one print?
A: If you want to order more than one print, I ask that you follow the procedure above (but select the appropriate option for how many prints you want to order; in this sale, you have the option of purchasing one, two, three, four, or five prints in a single transaction). Then, please email me at elbelbelb2000[at]gmail[dot]com which (other) images you want to receive (you can either provide the hyperlink to the image or just cite the title of the image). Alternatively, you can just email me all the prints you want to order and send me the appropriate funds via Paypal to my address, elbelbelb2000[at]gmail[dot]com.

Q: How will I know which prints are still available?
A: Since this is a first-come, first-serve promotion, I will keep a close watch to my e-mail inbox. As soon as an order is through, I will cross out those images which are no longer available.

Q: What are the prices of the prints?
A: For this sale, the prices for the 8″x10″ prints are as follows:

  • one 8″x10″ print:  $30.00
  • two 8″x10″ prints:  $50.00
  • three 8″x10″ prints:  $60.00
  • four 8″x10″ prints: $75.00
  • five 8″x10″ prints: $90.00

The pricing structure is set up so that the more prints you order, the less expensive the unit price per print (for example: if you purchase two prints, your price per print is $25; if you purchase five prints, your price per print is $18). For this sale, I am capping the maximum number of print orders per transaction to five.

Q: What about shipping charges?
A: If your order is within the continental United States, the prices listed above already reflect all shipping costs. If you are an international customer, contact me to discuss international shipping options and rates.

Q: But what about…
A: If there is anything I didn’t cover, please send me an email.

Q: So which images are for sale as prints?
A: The following is the list of images (linked to the respective photoblog entry in which the image appears). If you aren’t keen on the selection of 8″x10″ prints below, you can take advantage of my other prints promotion (currently ongoing as well), which is valid for more than 1,200 images you may find on Erudite Expressions.

Click the “Read more” link below to see the images available in this sale. Thanks for your support!

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September 19, 2009 Posted by | prints | 6 Comments

Discount of 15% on Prints (1,200th Post on Erudite Expressions)

I recently surpassed my 1,200th post on my photoblog, Erudite Expressions. If you want to see my 1,200th entry, go here.

In order to celebrate this achievement, I am running a special promotion on prints which you may purchase.

Click the “Read more” to find out the details of this promotion.

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August 27, 2009 Posted by | prints | 4 Comments

Summer Prints Sale: 8″x10″ Prints

I am announcing a Summer Prints Sale, which is a continuation of the Spring Prints Sale. The prints available are the 8″x10″ prints which were unsold from the Spring Prints Sale. A list of some FAQs is below.

UPDATE (9/15/2009): Summer 2009 is over, but since zero prints have been sold, I have changed the sale to an “Ongoing Prints Sale” which has no expiration date. The unsold prints can still be bought at the same prices in the Ongoing Prints Sale.

Q: What is this sale/promotion all about?
A: The sale is for the 8″x10″ prints which I own; these prints were unsold from the Spring Prints Sale I held earlier in the year. All of the images may be found on my photoblog, Erudite Expressions.

Q: What kind of prints are they?
A: The prints were printed at a professional printing lab, Mpix. All of these 8″x10″ prints have a metallic finish; as I mentioned before, I think the metallic finish is amazing.

Q: Which prints are available for sale?
A: Scroll down to see which images are available.

Q: What’s the process for ordering one print?
A: If you want to order one image, please find the link to the image (each image below is hyperlinked to the respective photoblog entry) and select “purchase a print” at the bottom of the post. To order, find the “summer prints sale” option in the purchase pop-up window (on the bottom), as shown below:

View of "Fly Here" and the pop-up purchase window

View of "Fly Here" and the pop-up purchase window on the right; the "summer print sale" purchase options are highlighted

Select the appropriate radio button (to purchase either one, two, or three prints) and click submit. Payment is carried out via Paypal, as it is easy and secure (note: you don’t need to own a Paypal account to order; all that is necessary to purchase is a valid credit card).

Q: What’s the process for ordering more than one print?
A: If you want to order more than one print, I ask that you follow the procedure above (but select the appropriate option for how many prints you want to order; in this sale, you have the option of purchasing one, two, or three prints in a single transaction). Then, please e-mail me at elbelbelb2000[at]gmail[dot]com which (other) images you want to receive. Alternatively, you can just email me the prints you want to order and send me the appropriate funds via Paypal to my address, elbelbelb2000[at]gmail[dot]com.

Q: How will I know which prints are still available?
A: Since this is a first-come, first-serve promotion, I will keep a close watch to my e-mail inbox. As soon as an order is through, I will cross out those images which are no longer available.

Q: What are the prices of the prints?
A: For this sale, the prices for the 8″x10″ prints are as follows:

  • one 8″x10″ print:  $30.00
  • two 8″x10″ prints:  $50.00
  • three 8″x10″ prints:  $60.00

The pricing structure is set up so that the more prints you order, the less expensive the unit price per print. For this sale, I am capping the maximum number of print orders per transaction to three.

Q: But what about…
A: If there is anything I didn’t cover, please send me an email.

Q: So which images are for sale as prints?
A: The following is the list of images (linked to the respective photoblog entry in which the image appears).

Click the “Read more” link below to see the images available in this sale. Thanks for your support!

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July 28, 2009 Posted by | prints | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Free 4″x6″ Prints Giveaway

A few months have passed since my last free prints giveaway, so I think it’s time for another one. The last print giveaway revolved around becoming a fan of me on facebook, but this time I am going to implement different challenges so that you may claim the free print. Most likely, I will make announcements on my photoblog, or I will send out a challenge via twitter (you may follow me here).

As it stands right now, I have six 4″x6″ prints available. They are all printed on metallic paper (from Mpix). Since I don’t offer 4″x6″ prints for sale on my photoblog, this giveaway is perfect for those of you who are curious about the metallic prints and haven’t had the chance to buy or see one.

UPDATE (12/15/09): All six 4″x6″ prints have been given away. Stay tuned for future free print giveaways!

Hit the “read more” to read all the FAQs and to see which prints are available in this giveaway.

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June 11, 2009 Posted by | prints | , , , , | 3 Comments