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Black Dog
12-12-2007, 07:22 PM
Got me a nice little pile of cards now:D...

Lion by Donald Grindstaff-clever use of blocks of light and shade and serene expression on the lion's face

Shadow Portrait by Barry Dial-there are 8 million stories of love and hate, laughter and tears in the naked city and some of them are sure to make intriguing pictures....

The Cyclone by Adam-if it was a song, it would be by Bruce Springsteen

Mall2 by Kraker-intricate and graphic chiaroscuro

Reichstag by Birger A-fascinating splitup reflections in a hall of mirrors;reminds me of Ray Metzker's 'Composites'

Mission San Jose by Jon King-enigmatic doors....where do they lead?good control of light and shadow here too

Mick Fagan-another sterling portrait effort from Mick;I'm into high key right now too!

Driftwood by MattKing-Yes, I do notice and enjoy a theme in your cards. Share your pain about materials too-luckily I still have some Ektalure, APX 400 and Fortezo

Summer Is Over by Rudiger-a single leaf, just a single leaf has fallen [nice print too]

Skaters by Pete H- like, totally rad dude!:p:D

Bronze casting by Allen Friday-beautiful tones and the eye is drawn to the glowing metal in the centre of the image

The Witch Doctor Says... by RW Young-an APUGGER after a heavy night on the KRST:D...

Chinatown by FM2N-a classic and nicely printed piece of reportage

Todd's gas can by Buster 6x6-carefully observed and just as carefully printed;reminds me of a Lee Friedlander street scene

Glow In the dark by Tim Walls-you certainly have an offbeat eye and moody low key print too

Diana Diptych by Doug-moody streetscapes;could have been taken any time in the last 100 years

AdamKap
12-12-2007, 10:59 PM
Got kraker's mall shadows. The pattern the light & architecture creates is very interesting. I wish the malls around me looked that nice.
Kate's marbles is amazing. The detail is incredible.I love how you can see the little imperfections in each. btw, thanks for marking it 'top' and 'bottom' I would've been turning it around for hours otherwise :D.


Black Dog, that's funny that you mention Bruce, the place I usually go to shoot is Asbury Park. :)

eric
12-12-2007, 11:19 PM
3 more cards recently:
Birger A. Mirrors in Reichstag in Berlin. Very cool but I can't tell if it is up or down or side for viewing. Which makes it very cool, looks good any direction.

Barry D. Shadow Portrait. I'm just wondering if this was shot in one of those cold NH nights (long exposure!)

And I really like Dianna M.'s running child. Very cool.

Pete H
12-15-2007, 05:15 AM
Yesterday gordrob's delapidated barn arrived. There's a good combination of textures with the grass, the barn itself and the clouds.

Thanks!

bdial
12-15-2007, 07:36 AM
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Barry D. Shadow Portrait. I'm just wondering if this was shot in one of those cold NH nights (long exposure!).

Actually, it was shot during a California night in the high desert. Not sure about the temperature.

gordrob
12-16-2007, 01:31 AM
Yesterday gordrob's delapidated barn arrived. There's a good combination of textures with the grass, the barn itself and the clouds.

Thanks!

Thanks for the comments Pete - I can't believe how fast it got to you overseas with all the Christmas mail in the postal systems. Six days - excellent service

Take care

Gord

erikg
12-16-2007, 11:35 AM
Finally got mine out this past week, hope you guys like them!

best, erik

Buster6X6
12-17-2007, 10:16 PM
Donald Grindstaff's serene faced lion, really nice play of light and shadow , and as always exceptional image byB/W Kate with glass marbles that I positioned correctly ;) before I have seen little note at the back.Well done. Post cards are getting better all the time.

Cheers Greg

kraker
12-18-2007, 03:20 AM
I still have the "old year's resolution" to catch up with all received postcards and say something about each of them here... I hope I can find some time for that soon.

Failing that, for now, I want to say a big thanks to all those who have sent me a card. And a big thanks for all comments received on my card. (BlackDog, I had to look up the meaning of "chiaroscuro" :D ).

Buster6X6
12-18-2007, 11:38 PM
This is a largest amount of cards I ever received. Two more arrived today.
kingjon's beautiful view of Tumon Bay, well framed,only post office slapped long white sticker , still a nice photo.erikg Good looking photo of Fort Plain NY, I love the format and always thought Mamiya 7 is a way to go for a range finder. I think this Fuji 6X9 is really good, very nice contrast and DOF. WoW.

Thanks guy's, what a exchange.

Greg

mikeg
12-19-2007, 04:39 AM
I sent my cards out yesterday. Sorry about the delay and thank you everyone for all of yours.

Cheers

Mike

rwyoung
12-19-2007, 08:53 AM
Yesterday gordrob's delapidated barn arrived. There's a good combination of textures with the grass, the barn itself and the clouds.

Thanks!

Wait! He mailed you a barn? I though we were just supposed to mail post cards! ;):D

And if you have his barn, where is gordrob going to keep his livestock now?

Sorry, just feeling silly this morning. Not enough sleep!

Thanks to all for the great postcards this time round!

Bob F.
12-19-2007, 09:35 AM
Once again, I'm hopelessly late... Gave colour a try this time - all went out today.

Thanks for the great selection of cards received and a Merry Christmas to all our readers :)

Cheers, Bob.

Pete H
12-20-2007, 02:52 AM
Wait! He mailed you a barn? I though we were just supposed to mail post cards! ;):D

And if you have his barn, where is gordrob going to keep his livestock now?



Yes, but there are so many holes in it that the livestock have already escaped! :p

Yesterday erikg's street scene arrived. It looks warmer than the snow here. Thanks erik!

Matthijs
12-20-2007, 04:57 PM
I finally managed to sent my cards today. I hope they survive the Christmas rush hour at the postal services.

Matthijs
12-21-2007, 05:01 AM
Although I'm still waiting to get 6 more cards, I'll post my comments on the ones I've received so far. In random order:

Peter Schrager made a nice photo of a (his?) swimming pool. It has a bit of a film noir touch, although I canít really tell why.
Buster6x6 sent an image of a scrap yard with lots of details in it, I like to ĎToddís gas caní detail.
erikgs photo of Fort Plain has a great tonality and depth. The telephone pole and traffic sign add a three dimensional sense to it.
gordrobs card depicts an abandoned barn. The burning in of the sky produced a halo around the roof, which attracts your eye to the barn.
Mark Fisher made a photo of a cute pig on a country fair. The Dover Inn got a pretty nice price for the hog!
Mark Mombarg sent a dark and atmospheric image of a meat market in Beijing.
Adams The Cyclone in Brooklyn looks a bit abandoned, but judging by the long shadows, perhaps it was still early in the morning.
krakers Mall2 shows a complex light and shadow pattern. Very well seen!
hal9000 sent a well executed street scene, thatís extremely detailed. Itís possible to read even the smallest signs with a magnifier!
BirgerA made an abstract picture of the mirror effect in the Reichstag dome in Berlin. Itís hard to tell whatís top and bottom1
tim_wallsí close-up of a light bulb indeed made me realise that enlarger bulbs are getting increasingly harder to obtain these days.
Allen Fridays card shows a cool photo of two guys casting bronze. Despite the film (Delta 3200) and probably due to the format (6x9) thereís not much grain.
bdial sent a photo of a paint-chipped door with a Ďprivateí sign on it. Nice texture and tonality.
gphoto120 sent a classic beach scene of the tide coming in. Is it me or does the driftwood in the sand look like a dead bird or something?
Jon King made a nice image of the entrance of a mission in San Antonio. Lovely tones!
ericís photo made me laugh, the look on the dogís face means trouble! Very nice photo, great use of dof.
Mick Fagan sent a lovely high key portrait, I especially like to skin tones against the white surroundings.
MattKings toned driftwood image is beautiful. Iím sorry to hear that your stock of favourite paper is running out.
Doug Smith made a really cool diptych with his Diana toy camera. I canít tell if it was shot directly in the sun or itís a full moon.
Nicholas Lindans photo was a bit weird at first, the flamingoís neck is in front of its legs, well seen!
Black Dogs card shows a still life, toned in selenium. Great idea to photograph items collected during your favourite walk.
rst sent a beautiful photo of a leaf. I love the texture and tones, you can almost feel the brittle surface of the leaf.
gr82bart sent me my first cyanotype Iíve seen in real life. Makes me want to try the process myself, very cool!
Mike Wilde made the only color card Iíve received (so far). Although I always thought color printing was way more work than b&w, Iím sure itís a lot easier with your processor. Very nice image!

gordrob
12-21-2007, 11:36 AM
Yes, but there are so many holes in it that the livestock have already escaped! :p



The only livestock left in my life is a German Shepard and a Maine Coon cat. The rest escaped

AdamKap
12-21-2007, 11:48 AM
Got a couple more in the last few days:
Geoff's shipyard wire. I love how abstract the tangled wire is.
erik g's street. I like the lighting. Is there a racetrack nearby?
Jon's shot of Tumon Bay. Now that's paradise compared to where I am. :)
Buster6X6's what is the big unit the shovel is leaning against?
valerie's branches & spider webs. medium format was an excellent choice for this shot. :)

BWKate
12-21-2007, 12:13 PM
The rest of my cards are on their way! Sorry for being so late!

gr82bart
12-22-2007, 11:19 AM
Hi Folks,

OK got another batch of fantastic prints since my last post:

Unnamed postcard showing the Palast der Republik. Really cool space tower like out of a sci-fi movie.
A serene image of a lion from Donald.
Birger's reflections from Berlin. Really cool.
I really like the light bulb image from Tim. Don't think would have looked that great if the bulb were CFL though. LOL
Nice shot of the Coney Island Cyclone from Adam.
I really like the shot from Doug P. Very Kenna-esque! One more LOL.
Kraker - nice image of the mall reflections. Like this postcard a lot.
A rustic barn from Gord in Alberta. I've got to make another field trip up there again.
A 'street scene' from Fort Plain, NY by Erik G. I like images like this. Ture 'snapshot' of time and place. Really like this image a lot.
Tangled up wires or rope strands from Geoff.
Jon King sent an postcard of a mission door. Nice range in the postcard.
Thanks for another great stack of cards everyone. Seriously, this is really outstanding and were just past half way done too. This means only more fantastic images to come!

Regards, Art.