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Alex Bishop-Thorpe
06-24-2010, 05:08 PM
Just a note that I had the details on the back of my card wrong, I checked my notes (when I could find them...) and it was ID-11 stock (not 1+1), for 14 minutes. I'll check my P.O. Box again today and report back...
My housemates are getting a kick out of it too, I leave them on the coffee table for people to have a look at. Comments from non-photographers are often quite insightful, but so far the best have been "How much do you think it cost them to have these printed?" and "do you think they paid someone to stand there so they could take that?" (clamming at sunset).

mike c
06-24-2010, 06:11 PM
Fleath,they were paid with all the clams they could dig.

06-25-2010, 04:09 AM
Mine are one the way! Have already received a few, will comment during the weekend (hopefully!)

06-25-2010, 07:56 AM
I have received three more postcards:

BowBrownie sent a wonderful postcard printed with the contrast to the point. I like it very much.

aluk sent a card of Chateau Frontenac Hotel. Full of finest detail on a fine paper and I would say toned nicely. Perfect fit. I like that one too.

And - phew! - now I also own a copy of The Zen Photographer. Thanks to mooseontheloose.

Hey only a few cards arrived so far and they are already worth the 40 postcards I will send out next week. Great round ... and it is still at the beginning :)


06-25-2010, 03:52 PM
I’ve previously commented on one card (mooseontheloose). Since then, cards from four more APUGers have come in:

aluk - “Château Frontenac Hotel” - interesting outlook, and nice tones in the print
BoxBrownie - “Heart & Hand Pub, Brighton” - sharp and detailed print of a character filled “local”
Fleath - “Chantal at the Tram Stop” - nice moody atmosphere, and a really good job at handling difficult lighting
Mick Fagan - “#20 Looking Up” - an interesting portrait of a beautiful woman

5 down, 23 to go :)

Thanks to everyone for participating.


06-26-2010, 01:14 AM
Looks like my comments have been eaten by some forum gremlin ;-)

So here they are again :

I received BoxBrownie's view of a pub in Brighton. Great print, and the perspective is well conveyed.

I also got OzPhoto's café shot. The colors (yes it's in color) are great, and the movement perfect, as well as the textures. The framing make the image very dynamic.

Thanks to you two !

06-26-2010, 04:49 AM
Hi Laurent,

Thanks for the kind words - this is one of my favourite commercial film images (and I don't shoot colour very often) also.
Glad they are finding their way around the globe!!

Looking forward to more treats in my mailbox soon.

06-26-2010, 05:05 AM
I've got my second, third and fourth postcard this week:

- Rachelle's picture of a statue: I very much like the square framing of the round faced statue, the crop, the usage of shallow depth of field and also the positioning of the square on the card.
- Steve's photo of a pub in Brighton: Very well printed, I'm getting thirsty, when looking at this photo.
- Alex' tram stop photo from South Australia: Very good night shot, beautiful shades of grey

Alex Bishop-Thorpe
06-26-2010, 10:15 AM
Two more! Makes checking the mail a lot more fun.

One from Avi (aluk) - My first card from Canada, and a lovely shot. We don't have anything even remotely like that here. Good god it's tall...I like the clouds, especially. They're just very subtle. But I have a thing about clouds.
And another, from Nanette (Ozphoto), her action shot for the cafe. I dig the angle and the shiny cup and saucer, with the drops running down, but the sugar cube makes it for me.

Roger Thoms
06-26-2010, 07:01 PM
So far:

BoxBrownie Nice pub shot. Rich blacks and good detail.
Mick Fagan Lovely image with nice tones.
mooseontheloose interesting, the statue looks so contented.
aluk another good shot, as a carpenter I'm partial to buildings, and have been doing a series of similar shots of skyscrapers.
mikec well done, like the tones and the reflections off the water.
paul c5x4 excellent job on what appears to be a very high contrast scene, I spent quite a bit of time looking at this one. Also like the paper.
Fleath Wow nice night shot, like the symmetry and really like the paper.
sage nice porch detail well done.
Dave Martiny just a great shot!
RTMoynihan couldn't resist could you.

Well you all are setting the bar quite high,

Thanks for all the great cards,

06-26-2010, 08:09 PM
Received BoxBrownie's card in the mail yesterday -- a nicely lit scene that reminds me of my one-and-only short vacation to the UK a few years ago. The card arrived in great shape -- like it was hand-delivered!

Pete H
06-27-2010, 07:24 AM
Well, I've been away travelling and got home on Friday to find a whole stash of great cards :D
In no particular order ...

Fleath's night shot: the way Chantal is standing with her back to the camera and looking downwards makes it look like a long wait for the tram.
PaulC5x4: you can't beat the tonality of a contact print and even the Home Guard on the stamp fits the vintage look.
BoxBrownie: looks like time for a beer. I like all the street signs. Does anyone know the significance of the FP sign on the wall?
Avi's Quebec hotel has a good camera angle - how high is that place?
MikeC: I like the way the light changes from left to right across the frame, and the people are caught in the transition from day to night.
Dave Martiny: His posture says it all, and the way one trouser leg is pulled up just makes the shot.
Rachelle: So peaceful - that's just what I needed!
Mick Fagan: Really nice high key print.
Ozphoto: Great timing. The drops in the air, the coffee running down the side of the cup, I love it too!

Thanks all. :)
My cards will be going out in the next week.

Pete H.

06-27-2010, 07:51 PM
Just about to send my cards out but want to check on one thing... I recieved a card from Dave Martiny (thanks Dave!) but he's not on my list. Is that right or should he be?

06-27-2010, 11:22 PM
So far I've received cards from the following:
Dave Martiny: A great shot, very expressive. Makes me wonder what this man was thinking about at the time.
mooseontheloose: I love seeing Japan (a place I've never visited) through your camera (or the statue's!).
Mick Fagan: I too find the grain of the film (or is it the texture of the skin?), and the overall shot intriguing.
BoxBrownie: A very well printed shot, one that really makes you feel like you're there.

My own postcards are generally printed borderless, though I inevitably end up trimming 1-2 mm off some of them. As for the photo: the building itself is fairly tall, especially (I would imagine) by late 19th century standards. In addition, its imposing stature is compounded by the fact that it's perched on the edge of a cliff, though that's not reflected in my photo...

06-28-2010, 03:22 AM
I received hwv's card last Saturday, very intriguing... The print is full of details, but almost abstract. I think this could be a windmill detail, with the wing blurred by the movement, but it took me some time to come to this conclusion! Thanks !

I also received Avi's view of Chateau Frontenac Hotel, full of details and nicely toned. Thanks Avi !

06-28-2010, 07:19 AM
And today was GurkenPrinz's New Delhi RickShaw ! The image is full of movement, the large border adds a lot to it. Thanks !

Roger Thoms
06-28-2010, 11:37 PM
Received 3 today,

hwv a nice abstract printed on fiber paper that I still haven't figured out. I keep trying though.
drpsilver beautiful job on the rock, love the tones
gurkenprinzVery cool shot, I was reading the title out loud and my girlfriend thought I was suggesting Indian fast food for dinner, much to her disappointment I wasn't. I did fix her dinner.


06-29-2010, 01:19 AM
Hi everyone, your postcards have been hitting my mailbox like its christmas already - they made me very happy!

So far, I've received cards from:

Rachelle (mooseontheloose): Perfect postcard. I instantly knew it was from you because I had read somewhere else about your move to Japan. Such a beautifully composed picture, the little photographer looks so calm and happy!
Alex (Fleath): beautiful street scene from the other side of the world (and yet so familiar..) with interesting symmetry/assymetry. The waiting girl on the left (no movement) versus the cars on the right: great composition!
Mick Fagan: a high key portrait with an unusual angle and a beautiful print which I like very much. But say, does your postman hate you? Like last round, your card arrived with warmarks far worse than all the others... ;-)
Dave Martiny: wow, great street scene, well composed, well printed! I especially like how the light reflects off his head and that you can see so many details in this shot.
Avi: Like a photo from 50 years ago, excellent! Beautiful warm print on matte paper which made me think instantly about my grandparent's photos. I like how you composed it, too: it looks like the castle of an evil king!
Steve Brown: A piece of England and a beautiful print. Many details to look at, and always good to see a picture of such a holy place :-)

Thanks to everyone for their cards, and sorry to Roger for having to fix dinner because of my card!

Greetings from Vienna,


06-29-2010, 06:16 AM
Four more postcards arrived:

hwv - It took me a while to find out what it is. An image that I had to get back to again and again. Thanks, I like it.
Fleath - This is a really beautiful captured scene and very well printed. Thanks from me and regards from Judith.
gurkenprinz - Very nice capture, I like that play of shadow and light in it.
ozphoto - Ahhh! One of the too few color ones. It already been said, good timing, I like it a lot.

Thanks to all of you. What a great round ...


06-29-2010, 03:24 PM
Today I received Sage's post card. Lovely view of a porch, lots of details and tones, thank you !!