A few more cards received...
JohnnyWalker's 'another John' -- I really like the detail in all the blacks, and his expression reminds me of my uncle, who is also a banjo player (but alas, not named John).
Kevin Kehler's farmhouse door has an incredible amount of detail that I'm sure many would miss given the larger picture.
Pete H's Norwegian APUG Gathering arrived today and I find my eye equally drawn to the clouds in the sky and the rocks below, as well as the guys in the distance. Nice tension all-around.
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus
I've been quite busy of late, but I have managed to get my prints done and went in the post today. A first for me, as I have stuck printed labels on my cards (apart from 3 or 4....thats when I got sick of hand writing them). Now people won't have to deal with reading my bad writing!
I have been receiving cards as well (in no particular order):
Mick Fagan Nancy - Wow, the detail, even on a 6x4. A very nice portrait.
DRPSilver Tafoni - Nice abstract and nice textures
PhotoJimFarm Buildings - As has been said by others, love the front to back detail. My kind of photo
MooseonthelooseZen Photographer - I just realised what this was! Haha, nicely seen!
LaurentFlowing Water - How long was the exposure? I am assuming those were some Lock gates. Fascinating photo
Steve BrownHeart & hound - I'll meet you there for a beer?
SlyUnderpass Graffiti - Wasn't expecting to see something like this! Made my wife take a double look. Unique (for me, at least)
FleathTram Stop - Quite impressed, considering the upgraded IE. Hope her feet didn't hurt too much!
Cheers and looking forward to seeing the rest!
Received 3 this week:
> Photojim's "old barn" - love these types of images, always enjoy shooting them myself;
> Laurent's "Weed" - wish the weeds here looked so photogenic!;
> Pete H's "Pinhole" - have just bought a 35mm pinhole camera here and am itching to try it out! This has inspired me to do so soon.
I promised comments!
Alex Bishop-Thorpe - a good example of using pushing to good effect. Very moody. Love the choice of paper.
Kevin Kehler - I tend not to take close-ups as much as I should and this is a good example of a shot that could be found on some of the subjects I like to shoot... and yet I don't have a shot like this in my inventory. I love the way the texture of the door comes out in your print.
hwu - piano keyboard - Beautifully printed; I love the hint of blur. It makes me think that the pianist's spirit is there in the image.
Dave Martiny - Nice reportage-like image. I wonder what the subject is thinking - is he tired or does he feel despair?
Ari - This building is a photographer's dream - so many possibilities - but your low angle image is a new take on it for me. I need to get back to Quebec City
Mike C - Such dramatic light - it goes against my instinct to shoot such colourful conditions in black and white but the drama of the light is well captured in black and white. Great job.
Mick Fagan - A very interesting angle and a beautifully printed image.
Rachelle - I love the expression on the statue, and I love the printing. Square images are terrific with the right subject, like this.
Nige - Craig's Hut - A crisp, picture postcard image. Oh, wait - it actually is a postcard. Or at least it should be. Print a few thousand and get them in the Snowy River souvenir store right now. 20% for me for the idea?
DRPSilver - A natural object becomes abstract. I like when you have to think about what the photograph is about.
Ozphoto - I love the liquid in the air and dripping over the side. Also, this is a gorgeous colour print. The colour and contrast are spot on.
JohnnyWalker - Low key - you grab right onto John's face and banjo.
Laurent - A crisp image of the frost on the tendrils of plant growing through the deck (?) . Pan-F is a gorgeous film. (I used it on my postcard too.)
Rob Skeoch - Unfortunately Canada Post decided to double cancel this image on the image side (grr) - beautifully printed and evocative, even moreso when you know the story.
Lillian Sly - the first cyanotype I have ever held in my hands, and it's gorgeous.
Eugene Anikin - Somehow you turned figurines into a dramatic subject... and now you're making me google the "SLIMT technique".
Chris - "Indian Fast Food" - I love this shot - and I like the slightly warm tone you got out of the paper. Matte paper is perfect for this shot, too.
Steve Brown - "Heart & Hand Pub" - I have to stop here when I get to Brighton. Such a simple image, but it's all it needs to be. Terrific.
I can't wait to get the rest... thanks all!
Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
A bunch of Nikons; Feds, Zorkis and a Kiev; Pentax 67-II (inherited from my deceased father-in-law); Bronica SQ-A; and a nice Shen Hao 4x5 field camera with 3 decent lenses that needs to be taken outside more. Oh, and as of mid-2012, one of those bodies we don't talk about here.
Favourite film: do I need to pick only one?
Got Pete,s really close up of eyeball and face,great work with a Pin Hole camera.
Great photo of a Haitian worker by Hannah,nice to see a younger family member take up with analog.Keep Rob on his toe's.
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Received two cards last week:
Laurent: Absolutely beautiful photo - the long exposure makes it really interesting. I can imagine the sound of the water!
Pete H: I should say first that I love unusal street shots. But this one really gets me - You have turned an architecture shot into an almost abstract graphical picture - and then filled it with live! Wow!
Thanks to everyone whose card I got so far, and I am already looking forward to the next ones!
I've received a few more cards:
PhotoJim's old farm building in Saskatchewan. I love taking pictures of old buildings like this, and this is the kind of picture I aspire to.
Darwin's picture of the weathered rocks - great tones, composition and subject. I have a vague memory of having seen rocks like this at one time, but can't remember where. Reminds me a bit of coral.
Lillian Sly's Cyanotype of the footbridge. The texture of it is wonderful. I've only seen cyanotypes on the internet and if memory serves they're all a cyan colour. Was it cyan before the tea toning? In any case, it's just beautiful.
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
Two cards received since my last update:
Pete H, Oslo Opera House. Very interesting shot, my eyes get drawn into the picture. Strong, geometrical shapes and (tiny) people, a nice combination.
Rob Skeoch (with credits to Hannah), Haitian worker. Razor sharp print, a great documentary shot. Would love to see more of this. (That is, assuming there is or will be a series on the subject.)
I'm wondering... some cards seem to reach their destinations so fast... I've put mine in the mailbox ten days ago, but I haven't yet read about any "sightings" of them here. I really hope at least some of you have received it by now, I hope they're not stuck in a mailbag somewhere.
-- A sinister little midget with a bucket and a mop / Where the blood goes down the drain --
Kraker - your card hasn't shown up yet on the west coast of Canada, but I'll keep my eye out and let you know.
John - cyanotypes are indeed blue. Teatoning (or toning with other stuff like gallic acid) changes the colour.