Just launched my new site and blog - Holga!

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  1. olwick

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    Hi,

    I just launched my new site and blog - lots of Holga and Diana shots in the Art Images section.
    http://www.olwickphotography.com

    Check it out if so inclined. Comments and suggestions welcome.

    Thanks,

    Mark
     
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    Some great images there, Mark. I particularly liked the Orca shots. Do you have, or have you tried, a Holga 120WPC? After resisting toy cameras, and particularly the Lomo thing, for some time I recently acquired a 120WPC (but not from Lomo) and so far have found it most un-Holga-like - no light leaks and no plastic lens :D I prefer the 6x12 format: it's probably the only 6x12 camera I will ever afford. It gets its next workout this Sunday (World Pinhole Day).

    Cheers, Peter.
     
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    I haven't tried the Holga WPC yet, although I'm intrigued by it. I'm heading to Namibia in November and would love to do some nice pano's with it.

    Right now I use two Holga's (both 120N's), a Diana F+ and a Diana Mini,

    Thanks for the nice comments!

    Mark
     
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    Mark, very nice work. Keep it up.
    I also RSS'ed your blog and look forward to more work.
    Thanks
    Tom
     
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    Very nice work. What did you use for the pictorial photographs with soft focus and large grain?
     
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    Thanks for the nice comments.

    Most were shot with a Holga 120N - there are a couple of Diana shots in there too. B&W film was either Fuji Neopan 400 or Ilford HP5+. The Infrared images are with Efke IR820
     
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    Beautiful stuff Mark, nicely done.
     
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    I am a firm believer that nothing should get in the way of the images, and I am afraid your website loads so slowly and there are problems with it, so I only looked at a couple images and I was done. Your website might be your baby but it is no one else's. Make it easy for others to use and more people will appreciate the work. I would have been happy to look at everything you have, but I won't wait for it and neither will others. In other words, kill the flash. If the steak is good, it doesn't need to be covered in ketchup.
     
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    I love your work and your site loaded very fast and was very easy to surf through.
     
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    The site loaded quickly and I had no problems with it.
     
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    I agree 100%.
    Why, oh why, must everything be done using Flash? It only gets in the way.

    Remember that people will want to see your images, not marvel at the 'magic' of a Flash presentation.
    As it is, far too much time is wasted waiting for and watching Flash do its silly stuff.

    As a result, i have seen perhaps three (if that much) of your images before moving away from your site. A pitty.
     
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    Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    I understand the concern with Flash, in fact I talked about it in my first blog post. In testing (that's what I do for a living) it showed that it loaded very quickly in more than 98% of the test cases. I was comfortable with that. Having said that though, as soon as the tools for HTML5 become more available and mature, I'm sure I'll be migrating the site to that.

    I do sincerely appreciate your thoughts on it.

    Thanks again,

    Mark
     
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    nice

    Gorgeous images and even though flash is a pain in the neck in this case every thing loaded great and all in all it was a pleasure to view your site.
     
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    Great shots!

    Jeff
     
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    Lovely site and loaded just fine for me!
     
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    Very beautiful photography!