I just wanted to say thank you so very much for including me in the postcard exchange. I'm living a long way from my family and most of my friends right now, and getting snail mail (as my generation tend to call it) is one of the real joys of my life right now. So thank you very much for thinking of me.
And for anyone who wants to come visit, I would highly reccommend it. This country is a photographer's dream. The lack of air pollution gives the light a particularly dreamy feeling that I've not seen anywhere else.
But mostly, thank you.
You're most welcome, and thank you for the lovely picture of the boat in Milford Sound.
If I had been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better arrangement of the Universe.
Alfonso the Wise, 1221-1284
Cards received to date: great as always it’s wonderful to see what’s going on in other darkrooms across the globe.
- BlackDog’s Seashell Love the drama and the abstract nature of this.
- Jon King’s Cigarette stub Looking forward to seeing the series, FP4+ in pyrocat – interesting tones and sharpness..
- Allen Friday’s Grain Elevator Amazingzly exposed everwhere has detail –
- Sly: Clevedon Seafront The IR film sure helped accentuate the foreboding of the oncoming storm: superb
- Shannon Friday (Allen) #2 This one I prefer, delightful misty seascape
- Drpsilver: “Out of Business” Love the tone, never heard of thiourea toning , stored for future experimentation
- M Wilde: Colour Balloons! The picture great, the explanation even better and the tones due to it. A real throwback to 70’s lab processing I remember as a kid…
- Tim Gray: Angry at Salad Just love this composition and capture and great idea with 6x9 neg holder. Going to steal this idea too—borrow sounds better.
- Mark Fisher: Store window country fair Super shot wonderful capture, leaves viewer guessing
- PeteH: Oslo street & candle Wow, such tones and textures. I love everything about this print.
- Wazza: Leura Overpass in Mist Superb lines and detail , really sucks you in to the middle of the print.
11/30 : yippee loads more to go!!
Cards sent today.
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10 March 2009
Thank you for your kind comments. I am glad that you like the image I selected for this round.
I will echo Shannon Friday's comment about New Zealand. I have visited the country two times, and each time I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay. It is truly a photographer's dream because the country has so much to offer. You can photograph glaciers, fields, forests, thermal activity, fjords, pancake rocks,... The list is almost endless.
Simplicius, thiourea is the common name for thiocarbamide. The color created by this toner can be adjusted by changing the ratio of thiourea and sodium hydroxide when mixing the toner before use.
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Darwin, thanks indeed for that information, It could not have come at a better time, as the toning on your postcard is exactly what I was looking for with a series I am planning ......
Originally Posted by drpsilver
As you know, this is my first Postcard Exchange, and the way that I am feeling at the moment it won't be my last! I know I was warned, but I didn't realise that the whole experience would be quite so enjoyable (especially for someone who doesn't normally show prints).
I have received 12 prints thus far and each is wonderful in its own way. I shall not provide individual critique because you have all said the things that I have felt when the little gifts have arrived in the mail.
My cards (25) were posted today. I deliberated for quite some time about what to send and waited to receive a few before I felt confident enough to batch mine up and send them off. In the end I couldn't decide what really was good enough, so I did two different prints with 13 receiving one and 12 the other.
Apparently there is a gallery that I can post scans of both cards to, but I am not a subscriber yet so I will wait until I am in the next week or two. I shall post both so you can see what you "missed out" on ...
Thanks again for including me in this fabulous activity ... surely the best example of how the web can be used that I have come across for some time ...
Have a good one. boyd
11 Mar 2009
Originally Posted by Simplicius
You are very welcome. I wish you the best in your new series of photographs.
4 more great cards in the post so far this week..
Pete H Really lovely dark tones on your card and I love how the candle (?) light flares in the centre.
Nate The trees in your print are just gorgeous, such a beautiful view to have outside your home. Unfortunately yours was the only card I've received that was damaged in transit, but it doesn't take away from a lovely print.
Wayne Your print of Portland Breakwater light is beautifully printed with dark tones in front and the mistier light tones in the background.. really beautiful amenity to have close by.
Simplicius this is another fantastic print from you of Dublin.. The focus on the central character is gorgeous and Che's face almost jumps out from the front of the card.. Hope you're warming up your camera's for the St. Patrick's day festival next week!
If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?