View Full Version : Postcard Exchange Round 11 - Results and Feedback
07-24-2007, 02:42 PM
Mick Fagan's card arrived on Friday. Interesting portrait of what looks like a very interesting person. What do you mean by "pocket rocket"? Not an expression I'm familiar with, Mick!
Thanks for the card.
07-24-2007, 02:45 PM
I've got Jake's Scotland address. As far as I know Jake is going to school in Scotland hence the Scotland address but his parents live in Normandy. A couple of rounds ago Jake was staying for awhile maybe the summer at his parents place in Normandy and that's why you still have his parents Normandy address.
I sent out email with Jakes Scotland address to all participants.
07-24-2007, 08:32 PM
Sorry Jake my cards went out last night. You might want to ask your parents to forward my card to you.
Two more cards arrived today.
Alexwei ( I think?)With an interesting salute to 5 Harwards ( to us Canucks) or Texans to our American friends.
Mick F pocket rocket? I used to ride one it was a Suzuki 550. But I do not think it is what you meant. All joking aside very nice portrait of a beautiful girl.
Well done Mick.
Keep the cards coming. It is shaping to be a very nice round again.
07-24-2007, 08:57 PM
Just sent out my set, hope you all like them. I've gotten some great ones so far. Lots of fun to get real mail almost everyday. Funny that the first two were both shot with a C330, Mike's cool old mill and Jake's rugged landscape. I thought I'd got onto the wrong list! Then Art's instant view of Toronto came and random variety was restored. I just got hal9000's ice cream cone. I love it. Thanks to everyone for their efforts.
Not sure if I should send a second one out to Jake, sounds like his folks could send his mail on to Scotland?
On a side note, I was slightly shocked to notice that I paid 11 dollars more for a box of Ilford postcard paper than I had last year. I know Ilford had to raise their prices, but I don't think it was by that much, that would be over 60 percent. Anyone else notice something similar? I have no complaint with Ilford, BTW, I think they are great and I hope they go on for years.
07-25-2007, 08:05 PM
Thanks Rst for Jake's Scotland address! I had lost it so was glad for the email!
Received Doug Smith's card from Long Island. I really like your Diana image of a very typical New York apartment with fire escapes. Well done!
Also received Mikeg's postcard of a Church pew in Shropshire. Beautiful light and a well done Lith print! Thanks!
07-25-2007, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the kind words, Kate. I love shooting with the Diana, although mine has to be securely taped, as the back has a tendency to fall off otherwise. I got MikeG's card today, too- really, really well done. Also got a lovely scenic shot from PepMiro in Andorra. I must say that the postcard exchange has made me look forward to seeing what's in the mail every day. Thanks to all!
07-26-2007, 04:25 AM
Just for the minutes - as I didn't mention it on my postcard:
Minolta Dynax/Maxxum 9, Minolta AF 4/70-210mm, Agfa APX 100 (developed in Rodinal 1+25), printed on Ilford postcard paper (with Tetenal Eukobrom).
Hey, three more cards arrived. Thanks to Josep for a very atmospheric image, Tim Gray for the old casino building, I like it. And yesterday my own card arrived :)
07-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Just spent a few hours in the darkroom, and got all the cards printed, now the difficult part, working out how to print all the address labels
07-26-2007, 05:43 PM
Put my postcards on the Pony Express today. I have received so many wonderful postcards!! All are on display in my entryway. Thanks to all!
07-26-2007, 07:19 PM
Hope everybody's getting my cards! I've got some great ones so far- Art's Toronto skyline (great sky!), the airshow from Alex (there are actually some splotches on the card from postal damage, coming from the 3rd plane to the guy's cup- looks like "bombs" dropping into it!), Hal's ice cream cone (too fun!). Frye's Mill is a gorgeous shot by Jon King, and I love the 3 6X6 contact series of the mountain vista from Dietmar- great idea, and nicely put together. Looking forward to more!...
07-26-2007, 11:35 PM
Two more cards arrived today.Doug Smith's Diana shut NY street scape. Interesting angle and a light fall off give's it a dreamy feel to it.
Mikeg A lith print of a church pew, beautiful light isolating bench and the Bible, well done Mike. I like the color of the print.
Thanks guys, keep them coming.
07-28-2007, 07:54 PM
A great catch this week of 8 more postacrds:
Looks like Ingo and Ruediger went to the same memorial in Mannhein. Two powerful images.
Do I see the biggest Labatt Blue and Molson Canadian bottles in Erik's postcard? Nice.
I really love mikeg's image of the inside of St Edith's church.
I've been to the same spot that Tim went - Asbury Park, NJ. I miss that place and maybe I should make another road trip there.
Peter's postcard of the Flashdance strip bar in Florida is too funny. Thanks Dude. When I get down there, you and are going to hang again.
Dianna sent a square postcard. Different format adds to the variety.
And the image of Andorra has a wonderful painting like quality.
07-30-2007, 02:43 AM
Everyone should have got my card until now. I posted the pic in my gallery and described it there in detail.
07-30-2007, 05:31 AM
Well, all my cards are printed and most are posted - as a public service announcement though I should warn everyone that in the UK we are going through a series of postal workers strikes (http://www.royalmail.com/portal/rm/content1?catId=1000002&mediaId=51600692) - so collections and deliveries are erratic at best (I've had no post since last Wednesday!) Apologies for tardiness - hopefully they will get there in the end...
07-30-2007, 12:02 PM
Mine will be going out on Friday as that will be when I have money for postage. I have only received 6 postcards so far and I'm sending out 30. I do hope more postcards arrive!
07-30-2007, 01:46 PM
Spoke too soon. Just went to get my mail and there was rst's amazing postcard. I really like it Ruediger. It's so powerful and moving. Thank you for such a great card! You outdid yourself again!
07-30-2007, 11:46 PM
Three more cards came today.
rst's and ingobohn's very powerful cards. I especially like rst's version. Very nice.
PepMiro What a beautiful country side. Well done. You can almost smell fresh air.
07-31-2007, 02:04 AM
My cards finally went today into the hands of Canada Post - phew, just under the wire. Hope the recipients like them.
I've received 14 cards so far, and each and every one has been a treat to receive. Here are my comments:
Dianna's square postcard - a different viewpoint, and a great expression
Buster6x6's swooping "Bent wing bird - Corsair" - a stationary object that oozes a sense of movement
ingobohn and Rudiger - powerful and sobering images of the Manheim memorial - thanks for bringing these images, and ideas, to us
Hal9000's stylish cone - desert for the Postcard exchange
diwolf's panorama tryptich - well done, and very interesting
Tim Gray's Asbury Park image - very evocative
Fagan's portrait of Jesse - what a great subject, and a better job of capturing her essence on film
Highpeak's airshow (and party) image - very exuberant
Mike Wilde's old mill - lots of great detail here - and a C330 image :)
Jon King's dilapidated shed - beautiful curves, and wonderful tones
Black Dog's China Mugs - more interesting shapes, and another C330 image :)
Timbo10ca's flower contact print - absolutely 3 dimensional
Gr82bart's instant Toronto skyline - looks great Art, even if it is Toronto :)
P.S. - I was born in Toronto;)