Ok, time for an update:
Pete H: Opera house, the angle is interesting, after few seconds, if it was not of the peoples, you would not be sure if the picture is upside down or upright.
kraker: Infrared, always a pleasure to see, love the surrealism of the ambiance. The paper is also a great addition to this image.
Rob / Hannah: I look at the picture, then I look at my 50 something cards ready to be mailed, and I put them in the trash bin. I was not proud of my prints, and was thinking about doing a reprint for the last days, they look so bad compared to all the ones I received and your card helped me to take my final decision. It is so sharp and tones are fabulous, it is the kind of image I like. She did a great job on it...
Back to the darkroom now...
- Note to self: Next time processing a film, take notice of the shape of the beer bottle and the shape of the fixer bottle, and note the differences. -
Patrick and Pete, thanks for your comments. Good to know that my cards have started to arrive at their destinations.
-- A sinister little midget with a bucket and a mop / Where the blood goes down the drain --
One more today
Rob Skeoch (Hannah) - I recognised your print from the last exchange I was in, round #17. Not the same photograph mind you, but the same style. Maybe it's the "Zeiss look" but yours is always one of the favorites when I show people my postcards. I read the back and was surprised to see it was taken by your daughter, the style is quite similar. Or I'm just not too good at recognising style.
A lovely photograph, and the wider angle lens really works for this. Great angle and fantastic tones, especially in his jeans. A lot of individual elements that tie it all together, I like the symbol on the hat. Fantastic shot and masterfully printed - what more can you ask for. I imagine it'll be a favorite of this round as well.
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You guys are too kind.
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Two more cards this week -- Hoffy's close-up of cut-logs really emphasizes the texture and grain of the bark, and Rob Skeoch's/Hannah's postcard of the Haitian worker is a great example of environmental portraiture that I would like to be able execute half as well.
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus
I Have received two more postcards during the last two weeks:
Rob's photo taken by his daughter. I's great that she is working as an aid worker, and it's also great that she is taking photographs on traditional film.
Pete's Pinhole from Norway. Nice pinhole. While watching it, I have a good mind to take a picture with my capuccino cam again.
Until now, I've received 10. I'm looking forward for those still on their way.
Btw, here is a little "making of" video of my postcard.
OUCH!! Just received Slumry's card.At first look a pain shoot threw both my upper and lower gum line.You aren't a Dentist are you Stephen ,this card is shockingly cool .Going to show it to my Dentist.
I finally got all the film developed, picked out the image for the exchange and printed it last night. The cards are drying and will be ready to mail starting tomorrow.
Just like last round, I will be sending a typical Iowa image.
I’ve previously commented on nine cards. Since then, cards from 2 more APUGers have come in:
Rob Skeoch/Hannah- “Haitian Worker” - excellent and intriguing - like father, like daughter
Pete H. - “Norwegian APUG Gathering” - I too really like rocks!
11 down, 17 to go
Thanks to everyone for participating.
PS - mine are printed, spotted and labelled, and the cards addressed to Canadian APUGers are in the mail. The rest will follow shortly.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2