Here are the cards I've received so far:
Black Dog - A Moment Observed on a Summer Afternoon
Love this one straight away. Very summery/nostalgic.
Eugine Anikin - Tinkle Bell, Hood River, Oregon
Lovely cold tones. Like the background tree details
Kevin Kehler - Frozen Leaves
I thought they were flowers too - nice light tones on a black background
gurgenprinz - Pub Celebrations
Grat spontaneous pic - the high contrast works well
Ruidige - Into the Light
Really like the geometric/shell-like shapes and lines in the top half of the picture
George Richards - Cobequid Bay
Always like to look at coastal estuary pics as I grew up on the Thames estuary. Nice light
Lillian Sly - Snow Scene
Lovely tones in this print. I'd quite like to frame this one if it wer'n't for the postmarks across the top.
DRPSilver - Moonlight Bolinas Lagoon
Very contrasty but evocative seascape. This one has grown on me, it's actually quite atmospheric
As for the photo I sent, Southwick Hill Trig Point I decided to use a pic from a very expired (1981, 30 years out of date) TriX which I exposed at ei 100. The negs came out very flat and I couldn't get any decent contrast even at grade 5 so decided to go with it and experiment with prolonged selenium toning which helped a lot. It did mean that each print was different though, some purple some brown, red, sepia. Overall the prints came out with a very atmospheric, ghostly look, not what I was originally after at all. Very interesting, I learned a lot. I have some more of this film and next time will expose at ei 50 and develop for longer.
As for trig points see:
Thanks for the postcards so far all.
Thank you for the great cards again this round.
Here are some cards that arrived recently.
Kraker's Sycamore Gap
Craig Cross Away for the Winter
Greg Coan's Summer
Kevin Kehler's Frozen Leaves
Lillian Sly's Snow Fence
Alex Bishop and his Hard Rubbish
Box Brownie's Southwick Hill
George Richards Cobequid Bay
Egene Anikin's Hood River
I have my cards printed.
Should be mailed in the next day or so.
Cards received so far:
- ignatiu5 - I like the negative space - is the left tower really that tilted?
- Dave Martiny - one of my favorites, love the abstract composition
- Williams Candy - I think the left one is winking at me
- wheelock - not quite sure what this is?
- meltronic - the deer makes this photo, without it there is no surprise
- anikin - the blue is a nice touch, I would of liked to see more trees
- Oxleyroad - the contrast between the rocks and sand make this shot, as well as the toning
- c5x4 - this is the favorite of my kids, they like the cat. How is there no car visible in the background?
- George Nova Scotia - lovely tones, unfortunately Canada Post put a big gouge in mine
- gurkenprinz - another favorite, the motion and architecture makes the shot
- 5stringdeath - looks like a fun day, chilling at the fair
- Lillian Sly - very nice contact print, shows why I need a large format camera
- hpulley - echoing others, a lot of grain but appropriate for the photo and treatment
- Craig Cross - looks like my city - some don't like black borders but I think it is great in defining this image
- JohnnyWalker - well seen, difficult to capture the solitary nature of fishing, but I think you have done well
- vyshemirsky - love the depth-of-field, the composition is spot on
- Mike Wilde - I think if your cropped to the guy on the right of picture two, he would make a great individual
- piu58 - I like the architecture, just wish you were a little farther left
- rst - if you didn't mention it was a pinhole, I never would have known - makes me want to try pinhole photography
- boxbrownie - love the glow, is it dodged much to make it stand out like it does?
I am really enjoying the round.
Once a photographer is convinced that the camera can lie and that, strictly speaking, the vast majority of photographs are "camera lies," inasmuch as they tell only part of a story or tell it in a distorted form, half the battle is won. Once he has conceded that photography is not a "naturalistic" medium of rendition and that striving for "naturalism" in a photograph is futile, he can turn his attention to using a camera to make more effective pictures.
Just one card this week (not counting my own).
Received drpsilver's Moonlight seascape this week. A lovely print, thanks.
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They are in the mail.
I photographed through an open door which was "closed" with a chain. I had no chance to go more left.
Originally Posted by Kevin Kehler
20 Mar 2011
Here are the cards I have received thus far in no particular order.
Kraker - Nice composition of tree, wall, and well.
Ozphoto - Reminds me of the project I did on hands. Nicely done!
BoxBrownie - I like how the light acents only your subject.
Kevin Kehler - This is a beautiful image. One of my favorites this round.
Goerge Nova Scotia - This name sounds familar. My wife and I may have visited here when we were at the Bay of Fundy. I like the illusion of movement in the photo.
Piu58 - Hard to imagine elephants in this building!. Very nice accomodation for the animals.
Mick Fagan - Nicely done!
Vyshemirsky - Great use of shallow depth-of-focus.
Paul_c5x4 - The Jaguar cometh!
Rst - I really like the ground level perspective. It is very refreshing.
Moopheus - Lawn Idol
Dave Martiny - A simple composition with lots to keep the viewer involved. Well done.
Oxeleyroad - Great combination of textures within the print. I like how the footprint give interest to the photo.
JohnnyWalker - Looks like a great father-son vacation!
Meltronic - Nice composition with the reflection. The deer adds interest. The deckle edge is a nice touch.
Sepiareverb - Interesting?
Ccross - I really like your message. So when is he/she returning?
Hpulley - The graininess of the image adds to the evening effect.
5stringdeath - Must have had fun at the amusement park.
Sly - Nice use of foreground/middleground/distance relationships. None of these dominate, but work together.
Anikin - Nice image.
BlackDog - Well done. The motion of the hands and stick focus the viewer on the face of the child.
Ignatiu5 - Hard to believe this is in Florida
Fleath - Some of this "rubbish" looks usable. I love the paper you used. Knowing my luck it is no longer available.
Mike Wilde - Three very different images from Mike.
drpsilver - Bolinas Lagoon
Looking forward to more cards.
Thanks to all for your comments on my card.
Got it! At first I didn't realize it was a post card since the rest have all been B&W. Gorgeous colors, at first I thought it was an ad for a local hair salon or something.
Originally Posted by Rob Skeoch
Which Fuji paper is it on? I can't read through the stickers.
It was a 1 stop dodge, which made quite a difference at grade 5 (never printed at grade 5 before... a bit hit and miss but got away with it).
Originally Posted by Kevin Kehler