There is at lest one mystery post card ever round,wouldn't be any fun if there were none.
I got Tim Gray's Sutton dam today ! Again an IR shot, this is a festival ! The mix of straight lines and natural ones is a delight, thanks Tim !
Laurent "Je suis Charlie"
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I have 4 more receipts since the last time I posted:
KWhitmore - Sculpture in Quebec (& thanks for the nice comment on my card)
Blackdog - Early light
Lori - Snow (is that Bozeman?)
Stephen Frizza - Masonic Window.
OK this is going to be a rather large post, I want to thank everyone for the post cards I have received so far! it is so nice to receive something in the post that isn't a bill. It is also nice to see in hand traditional photographs that you have all made. Here is what i have to say about the cards I have received so far. i will keep each comment short and sweet because I chose to send the max. therefore I have a lot of cards coming back to me hehehe.
OXLEYROAD - your son is a handsome your man. This image reminds me of my youth fishing with my dad. The Image you have made is beautifully lit and the printing is top notch.
JACCO DE KRAKER - Your composition is awesome. This location is beautiful and I think the use of IR is perfectly suited. The agfa paper is amazing. I wish i had some to print on :-) your printing is wonderful, I think the border is a good width.
DJHOPSCOTCH - WOW when I saw this I thought I had an Ansel Adams print!!!...Then I thought oh no silly me its an Uncle Earl.... Then I discovered it was a DJHOPSCOTCH!!! This Image IS AMAZING!!!! your execution in camera skills and lab working is second to none!
GORDROB - If you went to the location on your post card for a holiday I feel jealous, though reading its in canada and that you are in canada if this is a local place for you.... Lets swap where we live!
your image is nicely composed and the printing is lovely. Postcards like your make me realise I need ot get out of the darkroom and travel!
SLUMRY - Whos teeth are these? when i hold the post card in my fingers i feel ikky because those teeth have so much detail ouchie. I like your card a lot its nice to receive something left of field.
RTMoynihan - Cool Card did our postcards get sent from this very box?
HWV - Your image was like a puzzle to me when I looked at it I was like what way is up? its a great exploration into the abstract.
JOHNNYWALKER - Your print has a really great black to it. this is the first time I have seen Kentmere Fineprint paper before and you have made me want to start printing onto it! I think it was a great choice for the post card exchange.
CRISPIN - The grain from the minox is lovely, not too large but large enough to add to the picture. I like the soft borders. I am curious where all these period costumed people come from! I dont think we have events like this in australia.
FLEATH - nice night photography, who is Chantal? The picture makes me conjur up stories about the lone woman whos on her way home from a big night out with the girls and has sore feet and is tired.
There is an air of vulnerability with her being by herself. eeek perhaps that says more about my perceptions than the image itself. I think your exposure is spot on. The photo has a great feel and nicely printed.
ALLEN FRIDAY - WOW what a river, the light in this image is great. and your exposure / printing combination has preserved all the detail! I so hope to venture to these lands one day. Thanks for the card..Oh and the postage stamp on it is also WOW.
MOOSEONTHELOOSE - Your card is happy cheeky cheerful. I like how you have composed the image area on the card also like Allens above I love the stamp on this postcard.
LABCOAT - what a cute fleeting moment. those ducks are in the perfect position for that image. well seen , well shot and well printed. That kentmere paper is very nice.
ANIKIN - YAY!!! Im not the only one who sent out colour postcards! those chess pieces are so quirky! receiving this card made me chuckle. Nice printing too, what is the backing board? I lvoe how you have done your cards.
MIKE C - This image reminds me of my youth and where i grew up (a small coastal town on the central coast of N.S.W Australia) of an evening people would decend to the oceans edge just like these people. Oh how I wish i could return to those times. Thankyou for taking me there. your image is wonderful.
BLACK DOG - Lovely card, where is this wall and why is it there? like the post card by Mooseontheloose I like how you have composed the image area on the paper. This is a nice card.
DAVE MARTINY - did this man know he was being photographed? his pose is brilliant, looks worn out.
nice composition. Lovely printing.
HOFFY - YAY a fellow Aussies post card!! Nice shot I like how the light is spilling over the rocks in the creek bed.
SAGE - is this your porch? I love the timber finishing. the seat under cover and the vine growing up the pillar. I wish i lived somewhere like this. It looks like somewhere everyone wants to call Home.
JACCO DE KRAKER - I am so lucky to have gotten 2 cards from you. The second card of pond lillies is as perfect as your IR landscape. I really appreciate you sending me both cards. Your shooting and printing is brilliant.
PETE H - What a lovely location, i love the ocean this place like the location shot by Mike C reminds me of places from my youth. Thank you for sending me this card and taking me somewhere with it.
LIKEMARLONBRANDO - YES! I do want to ride! the man in your photograph looks a character. I want to go for a horse and carriage ride in new york!
LORIRFROMMONTANA - your postcard looks cold! does does that creek freeze over? I know it might seem a silly question, but the closest ive ever come to snow is the frost in my freezer. Nice photo.
do you live in these parts?
MATT KING - I can see why your wife thinks it should be called 'Drop Earing'. Who makes classic pan 200 film? this photo makes me imagine one of my favorite sounds. masts clinking. I love their reflections in the water.
well thats my thoughts and thanks for the post cards I have received so far. As more come I shall post more thanks and thoughts.
"Its my profession to hijack time" ~ Stephen Frizza.
Wow That is amazing, They got stuck together somehow?
Originally Posted by Laurent
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Thanks for the complement Stephen.
Hi Steve, glad you liked it.
"Classic Pan" was a house brand of the late and some might say lamented J & C Photo. The 120 size ISO 200 film was, if I recall correctly, manufactured by Forte (or was it Foma - I can never keep it straight). It was very reasonable in cost - I think I bought 60 rolls for $60.00, US shipping included, during one of J & C's last sales before they imploded.
It curls more than any other film I've ever handled:outlaw:
Because of the curl, I've always used it for testing or similar purposes. That particular shot was on a roll I shot while testing out a new to me 645 back for my RB67.
“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
I have received one more last week:
black dog: Early light, low key, only hints of streaming sunlight, I like it
Received two more cards last week:
lorrifrommontana Water, snow, sun shining down on the scene; nice view.
Tim Gray, Sutton Dam. Beautiful IR shot. Big man-made structures, grass, trees, amazing sky and water. Works very well as an IR shot. I also like the dark borders, ir really fits the mood of the photo. Despite having fun with several other IR films, I'm starting to feel sorry I've never tried HIE. Great print.
Stephen, thanks for your comments about my cards. It means a lot to me. Haven't been getting much comments on my photoblog lately, haven't gotten much comments from friends when I show them recent work; it's the comments from my fellow analog photographers that really keep me going. (And frankly, it's comments from fellow APUGers that matter most to me.)
-- A sinister little midget with a bucket and a mop / Where the blood goes down the drain --
Received Stephens post card today,what a beautiful stained glass window, color is "spot on". I think that's what the Aussies say when they mean "Right on ",which only proves it was hand printed.Great work on a beautiful print.