Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Inspiration Behind My Vintage Ice Skating at the Rink Product Designs

Do you ever wonder what inspires a Zazzle storekeeper to create a specific design?

I know our product descriptions are supposed to tell potential customers what's special about the designs we create, but many times the blurb leaves out the story behind the image! I'm guilty of doing this a time or two, so in today's post I'm going to share with you the story behind the image in this post, Vintage Ice Skating at the Rink, which I'm currently using on 4 products on my iCandy58Designs store.


I shot Vintage Ice Skating at the Rink three years ago at Rockefeller Center in midtown Manhattan in NYC while my family and I were visiting the city during the Christmas holiday season. I hadn't been back to NY since the Spring of 2010 and I thought it would be fun to shoot a few pictures of  the Rink that capture the buzz of people ice skating and shopping for Christmas gifts. Vintage Ice Skating is 1 of the 5 photos I took on the same day using my Blackberry Torch.

Around the time I opened my Zazzle store, I started running this picture through a couple of my favorite photo editing apps on my iPhone 4. But it was through using Paint.NET to do some additional post-processing that I was able to achieve the look and texture you see.

Before I forget, you can see this Vintage Ice Skating at the Rink image on this case design for the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, the new 5c and the new 5s. It's also available for the new iPad Air. I'm really pleased with the image and the designs. What do you think?