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hwv
12-01-2010, 02:15 PM
I was quite busy for some time, so I haven't posted since the 13th of october.
Last weekend I printed my cards and I just dropped them into the mailbox.

Since my last post, I received many cards:
laurent: arrived today, nice detail of a vintage sewing machine
Darwin's prickly cacti
Dave Martiny's not really naked, cloaked during it's journey by an envelope
Uwe Pilz:impressive Leipzig tree, reminds me of a street in the village where I was born
Nige: blurred flowing water
Anikin's beautiful to see but painful to touch jellyfish
amiett:tree who don't want to grow up
bwakel:way into nature, beautiful light
BoxBrownie:Abandoned Playground. I guess, the children have decided to go for a swim...
gurkenprinz:beautiful Maserati, the driver was 33 years old, when it was built. The panorama format fits well.
mike c:wonderful architectural photo. The walking person, the gorgeous toning... I love it
MattKing:I like the position of that "zebra" tree and it's shadow in the picture
George Nova Scotia:I love those old papers. I started working in the darkroom at the same year when the picture was taken. Used Agfa paper and Adox films (the old Dr. Schleusner ones)
blackdog: It's really zen. Am I inside or outside the cave?
ozphoto: tiny but great postcard. Beautiful tonality.
blackdog: I got two cards from you this round. Captured movement, racy clipping
mooseontheloose: Afternoon snooze. Beautiful light on the subject. I think, I'm going to snooze now, too, after writing so much.

zzz ... zzz
hwv

Oxleyroad
12-01-2010, 07:47 PM
Hello again,

Just as I committed in my last post, I got all my cards posted last weekend. So the three local recipients should have their postcards from me by now and the remaining 27 OS recipients will have to wait til next week I guess.

I have only rec'd 7 cards to date and they are;

George Nova Scotia - Love the paper, and am kicking myself that I disposed of all my father’s papers when I found I could not develop in Ilford PQ universal about 15 years ago. I am only just learning that with an appropriate developer which I mix myself I might have been able to use the papers. Damn it... I agree with the earlier posted comments in that I would be great to see what the area looks like today.

Ozphoto - the tiny bubble card. I am always too concerned that these small pictures would not make it through the postal system and so cannot bring myself to send of cards of about this size. So much detail in a tiny package and my first toned postcard this round.

Amiett- The landscape where the tree is growing quite well looks so desolate. It just makes me want to visit this area for some reason.

Drpsilver - I can't say anything different from what anyone else has on the Cactus. It draws the viewer in. Have had the card for some 5 or so weeks now and every visitor to the house has commented on it with - "Wow. Where did you get this?"

Dave Martiny - Not really naked. Perfect title and great detail in the print. Something I need to aspire to.

Anikin - The Blue. This is the other picture that everyone visiting has also commented on. My father just cannot believe it is a hand held exposure of about a second. But the colours are what make the picture - blues and golds.

Mike C - The last of all the prints I have rec'd to date. The first architectural picture and the second toned print. I enjoy the detail visible through the artificial lighting over the music hall.

I look forward to getting some in the post and thanks to all who have sent pictures to me.

ozphoto
12-02-2010, 01:09 AM
2 more cards for the week - Blackdog and Oxleyroad - great pics from both!!

drpsilver
12-02-2010, 01:53 AM
01 Dec 2010

A card form Oxleyroad came yesterday. I to remember the movie Tron and the Death Star battle scene from Star Wars. However, this photo reminds me of the days, before college, "stuffing" these PC boards. Later I was "promoted" to troubleshooting them after the wave solder machine. UC Berkeley "rescued" me to study Chemical Engineering.

Thanks for all the kind comments. I am glad that you, and your friends, enjoy the photo.

Regards,
Darwin

Alex Bishop-Thorpe
12-02-2010, 06:46 PM
I'll have to apologise, I havent even got mine in the mail yet...They're all addressed with the details written on the back, flattened (well, as best I could), and ready to send - I'm just waiting on being able to afford all the stamps
:blink:
They'll be gone in the next week or so, I promise. In the mean time I've been getting fantastic work in the mail, making a lovely little pile on my desk at home...I'll comment soon. As always, a great deal of quality.

mike c
12-02-2010, 08:29 PM
Thanks for the comments Oxleyroad.
Mike

gurkenprinz
12-03-2010, 11:51 AM
Hi,
received 4 cards this week!

From Crispin, a really cool postcard that is also a series of photos. Love it, really well composed - especially like the beachviews in the lower half!
hwv: great use of symmetry, very pleasing to look at it. good eye! and well printed..
Laurent: good composition that draws me into the image, and also well printed!
MattKing: nice use of DOF, i like the zebra-look of the tree! Interesting to see so many different papers, this one looks great selenium toned!

Greetings, gurkenprinz

bwakel
12-03-2010, 01:53 PM
Great card from crispinuk - Crispin's golf camera is a wonderful gadget and he's got a great eye for quirky ways to use it. Lovely card from Laurent too. Nice textures and beautiful tonality.

Laurent
12-03-2010, 03:37 PM
I received three more cards !

Crispin's "Slices of Southsea". Very interesting, the montage works very well !

Andrew Carson's "Oxleyroad". I love closeups, and this one is very nice. Components reuse is something I did also when I was younger (to build new circuits which would usually not work ;-) ), and I always wondered what photographs they could make... Now I know, and this is very interesting !

rai's "Parents room", very intriguing view with a pinhole, and homebrew colour !

mike c
12-03-2010, 03:46 PM
Another card today, from Laurent.a detailed close up of a beautifully inscribed sewing machine ,done very well and just the right amount of depth of field.Thank you Laurent.

MattKing
12-03-2010, 04:14 PM
I’ve received another card since I last commented:

Laurent - "Lily Pond" - A really fascinating view of the surface of a pond (or is it the results of a flood?) with an almost surreal background - beautifully printed too! Somehow, I think I must have a different card than others have received :)

8 down, 20 to go :)

Thanks to everyone for participating.

PS The comments about my card are appreciated. One of the great things about these exchanges is how much they remind me of how much variety there is in this world. The tree pictured in my card is a birch tree, and while I like their distinctive patterned white bark, I must admit they are fairly common around here and I take them for granted. The comments about the “zebra” tree remind me how special (and photogenic?) they actually are.

Laurent
12-04-2010, 02:23 AM
Thanks for your comments !

Matt : the photograph was made at a "festival des Jardins", a yearly event that happens near my place (in Chaumont sur Loire) and where invited artists (from the average Joe to the architect/renown artist) are offered a place to build a garden. There is a new theme every year, and the projects are usually quite good. This one was very good, and it really struck me when I discovered it. The dark mirror is made of coloured water, and the whole place looks unreal.

The sewing machine come from my great-grand'ma, and is now my mother's. Each time I see it, it reminds me of the diffeence between what was built at this time and what we are offered now. The DOF was quite a challenge !

piu58
12-05-2010, 02:21 AM
Yesterday I got a nice card from Rüdiger "rst" which organizes this exchange. It is an old building with open windows but bricked doors. Thank you. Fine image!

gurkenprinz
12-05-2010, 04:23 AM
Yesterday I got a nice card from Rüdiger "rst" which organizes this exchange. It is an old building with open windows but bricked doors. Thank you. Fine image!

this sounds very much like the card i got from hwv.. are you sure its from Rüdiger?

rai
12-05-2010, 04:36 AM
Hi everyone! I received 5 postcards:

George Nova Scotia: I close my eyes and go back to my first lab, open up and see a wonderful post with lots of gray and wonderful composition!

Drpsilver: Great shot very well developed!

blackdog:Transports me to my grandparents' house. A beautiful place in my childhood! Well done.

Laurent: Beautiful closeup with excellent bokeh!

Anikin: Jellyfish ... beautiful and sometimes painful bugs ... beautiful colors for a unique take!

All the postcards I've received are very evocative ... places, feelings, smells ... fine very fine!!!

My postcards came in envelopes...next round I will use postcard format, without an envelope.

Thanks!

drpsilver
12-05-2010, 03:11 PM
04 Dec 2010

The card from Crispin was confusing at first glance, but then I realized that it was compose of 8 images. I asked myself "How did he match these photos so well?" Then I read the back of the card and all become clear. This "golf camera" is really cool! It certainly has lots of creative possibilities as this card demonstrates. Thanks for the cool card!:) (I also like the Pooh stamp.)

Regards,
Darwin

Black Dog
12-05-2010, 05:22 PM
Thanks from me too!:D

piu58
12-06-2010, 12:57 AM
this sounds very much like the card i got from hwv.. are you sure its from Rüdiger?

I mixed hwv and rst. All these three letter abbreviations...

mooseontheloose
12-06-2010, 04:32 AM
I was very happy to receive hwv's card of the windows and bricked-up doors today. No details (keeping with the minimalist theme?) ;-) but I like the simple geometry and framing of this shot.
Interesting stamp too (which is true of several cards this round!). Cheers.

Black Dog
12-06-2010, 04:53 PM
Hi everyone! I received 5 postcards:

George Nova Scotia: I close my eyes and go back to my first lab, open up and see a wonderful post with lots of gray and wonderful composition!

Drpsilver: Great shot very well developed!

blackdog:Transports me to my grandparents' house. A beautiful place in my childhood! Well done.

Laurent: Beautiful closeup with excellent bokeh!

Anikin: Jellyfish ... beautiful and sometimes painful bugs ... beautiful colors for a unique take!

All the postcards I've received are very evocative ... places, feelings, smells ... fine very fine!!!

My postcards came in envelopes...next round I will use postcard format, without an envelope.

Thanks!

Thanks- the house belongs to some very old family friends and I've been going there since I was born, and photographing there for nearly 30 years.