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07-30-2008, 09:47 PM
Two more cards arrived today.
Tim Gray's back yard and fourth of July. Image is wonderful and spontaneous and Zeiss definitely shows its quality.
Jon King's Very nicely presented " Appalachian Cone". Good job.

Wow, this round is really good.


07-31-2008, 06:51 AM
Hey Heather,
I'm no fan of the dentist either - especially not this one! :-)
It's no longer in use, just left that way after the Gaol closed in 1988. What you see in the picture is basically how it was for the prisoners at the time.
And Tim's 4th of July image arrived today as well - reminds me of our 26th of January (Australia Day) barbies - including the flames!!

Hopefully there will be a few more in the mailbox before I head off on another 2 month shoot on Saturday.

- Nanette

Black Dog
07-31-2008, 06:56 AM
Thanks everyone for the appreciative comments on my cards-I've really enjoyed all yours as well. 'The Secret Life of Shadows/Objects' refers to Aaron Siskind's classic essay 'The Drama of Objects' [quoted on the cards], which is a superb statement of what metaphorical/abstract photography is all about. BTW he was friends with a lot of the Abstract Expressionists as well-the influences definitely went both ways here for sure! The object on the mantlepiece is one of the tools [IIRC] we were using at the time while rebuilding the house. Woke up early as I had a ferry to catch and the light was really nice so I ran off a roll of TX in my trusty C330 [is there an APUGGer who doesn't own one?:D] and got several very pleasing images.Still trying to organise the house pictures into a coherent series!

david b
07-31-2008, 08:05 PM
I am so pleased with all the cards so far. I am really glad I took part this time around.

A great big thank you to everyone in this round.

Just 17 left.

08-01-2008, 10:07 PM
Before the long weekend two more arrived today.
Thanks to Art quite different a pantry on Polaroid, lot of beans Art :p.
"Adelaide Gaol" by Ozphoto a painful reminder of my youth and my mother trying to keep my teeth in good shape. Well executed image with a lot of detail.


08-02-2008, 12:09 AM
Received Art's groceries today. I'm Nice trying to decide if it's a bachelor's emergency stash, or shelves in a mini-mart. Also received Jonathon's Bonsai photo. Very nice composition and tones. I'm wondering how big the hornbeam is.
Also received Tim's firephoto, Mike's clematis, and Crispin's gum trees this week. The fire photo would make an excellent advertisement for electric barbeques. Mike's clematis is airy and light, a really good exposure. I've never seen eucalyptus trees as tangled and crooked as in Crispin's photo, and it made me wonder how the firefighters deal with that during the frequent conflagrations they have down under.

08-02-2008, 11:09 AM
New cards arrived from
Art; I still have to figure out how he managed to take a shot of our food storage closet without us noticing ;); nice shot
and from
jbannow; the trees are mesmerising, the fern calms it down a bit. Nice one!

08-04-2008, 11:10 PM
Real life stuff got in the way, and I hate to say that I haven't even printed my cards up yet, so it will be somewhat late. Gonna be in the darkroom next week, and Ill get them out ASAP, sorry about the holdup. I've gotten some great cards so far. :)

08-06-2008, 07:20 PM
I was just going to post the same thing...it looks like a Hasselblad convention!

I went with small format this time with my Leica M2...they go out tomorrow!

We should exchange cards. We are not on each others' lists, but it is too funny that we live within a few miles of each other! If you re interested, send me your address. I will send you mine.

08-07-2008, 09:31 PM
Two more cards came in today.
First is a wonderfully inspiring image on IR film (I promised my self to try :)) from MattKing and what a nice paper such a special feel to it. Excellent.

Second is from jbannow Emmet Co. Pines #1. Very nice perspective and detail. Post office placed a 1/2 "bar code on one side and wheel mark in the middle :mad:. But all in all well done. I do like ferns.

Few more cards to come

08-09-2008, 05:53 AM
I've been busy starting up my own business and some construction work in the darkroom. Plan to get the cards out early next week.


Birger A.

08-10-2008, 02:11 PM
Thanks to Matt King for sending me a postcard even though I'm not on his list!! Love the Karsh stamp too! When I tried to buy some they were all out. Your image is so serene. I bet it would look great really large! Thanks! One is coming your way. Received Art'scool polaroid postcard of I'm guessing a food shelter. Correct me if I'm wrong. Always thought provoking Art!
Also receivedjbannow'sbeautiful image of a pine forest and some delicate ferns. I haven't listened to the audio clip yet but I will. Love Mick Fagan's image of a converted water tank made into a bathroom. What a creative use of a water tank. Ozphoto's image of an old dentist's chair is very interesting and full of detail. Enjoyed JonKing's image of a dead tree in the Arboretum Bonsai Garden in North Carolina. I'm guessing the trees under the trunk are alive and well. My favourite time of year to photograph trees is in winter. Tree branches can be so expressive.
Thanks everyone! I promise to get my cards mailed out in the next day or two because I'm on holidays. Been relaxing by reading and watching good movies! ( The Twilight series of books by Stephenie Meyer and an wonderful movie called, "Bella")

Black Dog
08-12-2008, 07:03 AM
Talking of books, I've been enjoying a good one called 'Self Portrait:Japanese photography 1945-64'-excellent. Also the Phaidon 55 on Gabriele Basilico -another good one if you like the New Topographics, John Davies etc.

08-12-2008, 10:32 AM
I am sending grovelling apologies to all members who have received nothing from me yet.

I ordered postcard paper over 4 weeks ago from our local shop (top class shop, but deliveries seem to have been mixed up - these things happen :confused: ) No end to the wait in sight, so bugger it I will tax my amateur brain and send something else this weekend.

ps fantastic postcards received -- will comment later --

08-12-2008, 11:03 AM
I apologize for the delay, but today I finally mailed my postcards. Hope they arrive soon and you all like them. So far I've received twenty great cards, this is a high quality round indeed! I'll comment on them later.

08-17-2008, 10:33 AM
I can't believe this exchange is winding down already! I've gotten some really nice postcards over the past week or two:

Ozphoto's old sci-fi looking dentist's chair -- fantastic!

Art's pantry perhaps? Haven't seen Starburst is such a long time;)

A beautiful shot at Christmas time from Black Dog

Trees, trees, trees!! Nice prints from jbannow, MattKing, JonathonKing and crispinuk

A simple but great composition of pebbles from Kraker

An almost infrared-type picture of a clematis from mikeg

A funny print of what goes on nearly every day at my house:o from Tim

And an interesting, almost sensual shot of a railing from bdial

Can't wait to see what arrives in the mail this week -- great round everyone.

08-18-2008, 02:23 PM
Sent my cards out today.
Will come back with a summary of what I have received later in the week.


Birger A.

Mark Fisher
08-18-2008, 09:15 PM
Maybe we need an award for the most effort for a postcard.....I just received a postcard from J Truman..5x7 dryplate collodion....cyanotype....tea toned. I just have to wonder if the camera and lens were home brew (: I really love the tone of the image with its blue shadows and the sepia highlights...very striking and nicely done.

08-18-2008, 09:26 PM
I have 12 out of 20 so far. All of my domestic ones have been sent. I hope they have all arrived OK. International ones are going out Saturday. Sorry to have taken so long. I kept running into snags. In the end, the prints are not quite as good as I would like (they are a bit too dark), but they are good enough, and it was great fun making the cards and receiving the cards.

By the way, everybody except for one lucky person got/will get an upside-down postcard from me! :D I couldn't see the markings in the dark.

08-19-2008, 09:48 PM
Yesterday I received two more wonderful cards.
2F/F Keith you did not elaborate who the statue represents? and what equipment you have used? It is interesting to me to compare different papers and developers and how they effect the image. The lady sitting on the bench gives you an idea of the statues size. Well done. Canada could be cold but it has been mild for last ten years, global warming you know :p. It gets to -10 C so not really bad. What I don't like is the freezing rain staff that comes down occasionally. But I do like four seasons.
Matthijs I like this combination of Fomaspeed and Newtol beautiful tonality. Well exposed and printed.

Thanks guy's