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10-02-2013, 12:42 PM
Hi all! I think I still owe come comments. Glad to see my postcards made it. I've started a new job and things have been pretty busy this summer, so I'll probably have to step out of the next round.

10-02-2013, 01:22 PM
Glad to see that the 'naked woman' made it to your mailbox, since the nights get colder and we don't want her to catch a cold on the snail mail trail...

10-02-2013, 09:59 PM
Oops, Andy--I was just looking at the signature. And I have a very healthy respect for steam, having worked in a power plant.

Mardan -- "Berlin" -- beautiful. Wonderful tones and the soft lighting used so well. Not all postcards would I want to hang on the wall, but this is one.

Judy Higham -- "Hedy's Vase" -- Excellent! The highlights are just right--I always overdo mine. So badly that I am working on learning to develop by inspection. Right now I have an "F". I am anxious to find some low key subjects to see if I can handle them any better. You, however, seem to have captured exactly the highlights and maximum Dmax, and yet there is apparent texture in the cloth the vase is sitting on. Very elegant capture of a simple still.
Ed Higham -- "Tree Monster" -- I don't know about monster. I see a tree being born, but I admit the hair is pretty ugly.

10-05-2013, 01:56 AM
I haven’t commented for way too long. In that time, I’ve enjoyed the arrival of a dozen more cards:

kraker - “Old Chestnut Tree” - A beautiful cyanotype - almost jewel-like
JimO - “alienis” - A moody and wonderfully uncertain image
megzdad81 - “Morning Ride” - Really makes great use of sun and shadows
mooseontheloose - “Haew Sai Waterfalls” - A very nice print, from another exotic and interesting location. I always look forward to Rachelle’s postcards
drpsilver - “Reflection” - Intriguing and complex combination of many elements. It made me think of the really difficult year Darwin has been dealing with. All the best, Darwin
hbooks - “A Dog in Port Aransas” - Excellent for a first print, and you can’t go wrong with a good shot of a dog!
ndrs - “Collodion Hat” - Makes me think of magic, and only partially because of the hat :)
BoxBrownie - “Merry-Go-Round” - My first reaction was it looked like winter light, which started to make sense when I saw it was from Australia
ozphoto - “Stonehenge” - I especially liked receiving a colour photo of Stonehenge in an APUG exchange - the temptation toward black and white was well resisted
Oxleyroad - “Steam” - A really interesting detail of a fascinating subject
George Nova Scotia - “Reflections” - A title just one letter different from Darwin’s - and yet a really different approach. Nicely printed too
rince - “Naked Lady” - I really like the angle of view, and the contrast between the figure in front and the background. Another excellent print as well

That's twenty down, and just four to come (Stephen Frizza, Christopher Coy, trsvax, and djhopscotch)

Thanks everyone for participating.

10-07-2013, 01:52 AM
I found Reflections from George Richards a few day ago in my letterbox. Nice illusion of light, thank you!

10-25-2013, 02:17 AM
My negative is still sitting in the enlarger from the time that I was doing test prints! I hope to get into the darkroom over the weekend and finally get this done. I hate feeling guilty for being so late. My apologies!

Good news though, we are in the process of buying our house, which means I'll be building a dedicated darkroom out back after we close!

10-30-2013, 09:18 PM
i started to report on round 30 and found i mixed in some "late" 29 rounders, with some enthuisiastic 30 rounders. from...

oxleyroad "steam" - a wonderful pix with a wonderful story... warms your heart, (literally and figuratively!)
rince "statue" - sexy!, you worked hard this round dennis - thanks for hanging in there.
george nova scotia "reflections" - guess you anticipated the fall weather when choosing this neg!

thanks to each for the enjoyable photography... inspiring.

11-27-2013, 03:54 PM
As I prepare to comment on round #30 cards, I discover a few round #29 cards that I have not yet commented on. First things first, so here goes:

rince, well-executed print of a life-like statue. This is what B&W was invented for. Lovely.
George Nova Scotia reflections, indeed, it is sometimes hard to know which way is up. Lots of possibilities, certainly a very interesting composition.
BoxBrownie Merry-go-Round, looks like an interesting (and when I say interesting, I mean dangerous-looking) contraption. Interesting find, interesting shot.

I may have overlooked a few more prints from round #29, or I may not (yet) have received all. Anyway, the "not commented on" stack is empty for now. Moving on to round #30!

01-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Yesterday I found three photos from Mike Wilde in my letterbox: Andrew Sisters, Chappel Estate Cottage and Talking about prints. I love the variety of old papers and I am glad to have an example oft these papers now. Kodak Polymax II I knew in advance, I had some packages around 10 years ago.

01-06-2014, 05:38 PM

rst - Baltic Sea. Rüdiger I really enjoy your pin hole pictures. Most people I show them to don't believe the detail shown can come from a pin hole

01-07-2014, 05:45 PM
I received 3 cards from mike wilde today...

and your note on moving forward...

i've only been in 3 or 4 rounds of the exchange and have always enjoyed, (and dreaded~), your comments mike. as you move forward i will miss your insight, challenge, hard work and enthusiasm. your thoughts made a difference for me.

thank you and good luck - i look forward to the postcard exchange bug biting you again.


01-07-2014, 08:40 PM

Mike Wilde - Got your postcards today. I understand totally where you are coming from. I am in a bit of the same situation. Do love seeing what papers I will get from you and enjoyed the pictures from this round.

05-06-2014, 09:58 PM
I think I still have the PM from George with the addresses. I know its terribly late, but I'll try to get around to doing some printing in the next few weeks. If I do, it will be the first time in over a year and a half almost that my trays have chemicals in them. I have negatives still hanging in the same place I put them to dry over a year ago.

George Nova Scotia
05-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Hi Christopher, glad to hear you are still with us. I think a couple people have moved since then, I'll try and get you some updated addresses. If you don't see them by the weekend remind me. I think spring has finally arrived here and I have some grass cutting to attend to, let's hope the mower starts..