Wow!!! I finally had the chance to collect my mail last night, and the variety and quality of the postcards I've received so far has been superb. (So much nicer than reading all the bills that arrived as well. )
- George Richards - Cold Steel : nice play on the shadows and the snow reinforces the "cold";
- Darwin - St Paul's : Tranquil scene which lets your mind wander just by looking at it;
- Willi (HWV) - Eiffel Tower : an angle I never shot last time I was in Paris, maybe next time?
- Roger Thoms - Yard Office : I love images with texture and this one's history only adds to the feeling;
- Kris Haggblom - House of Refuge : now this is one bar I definitely have to visit!!
- Dave Martiny - Ribbing : love it! Whichever way you look at it, the viewpoint works;
- Andrew W - Trestle : another favourite subject for me, the tones, the dust, the weeds!!
- Allen Friday - Dry Falls : A great image of the falls that gives an interesting perspective;
- Valerie - Through the Gift Shop : A great, fun shot, and with a Brownie Hawkeye to boot!
- Rachelle - Tiger's Nest Monastry : I love IR and this shot sings for me;
- Harry Pulley - A Bit Young for Coffee : You're never too young for coffee, you just need to acquire the taste later in life ;
- Craig Cross - Flowing River : lovely feel and tonal range to this image - need to have a shot at this myself someday;
- Rudiger - Heidelberg : a wonderful town and great time to photograph - this brings back fond memories of my last trip to Germany;
- Trond - Beach : now I can have my own seaside view here in Bangkok - something I actually miss very much;
- Andres Palm - Self Portrait with Bricks : another favourite subject for me - tone & texture works great!
Once again, each card will go up on my local restaurant's pin board for the customers to enjoy.
Looking forward to more cards coming through soon.
My photos are in the mail! First batch sent wednesday, and the second on friday.
I am sorry I did not send them as open postcards. I ended up doing a lot of work on these, and they are printed in an edition of 60, meaning there will be only 60 printed in this size. I will make 30 in 8x10" and probably another 30 in 11x14" or 12x16" for later exhibitions. I just wanted to give them a little protection.. next time I promise to go for an open postcard, as I very much enjoy to receive them that way myself.
There is one who got an open postcard, by chance actually. Let me know if it is intact!
The picture has a title, but I'll give that away later, as I hope you all can interpret what you see first.
Photographed on the island of Hydra outside mainland Greece, on the 25th of October 2010. Nikon FM3a with a Nikkor 85 f2, and a Hoya R72 filter, since the film was Ilford SFX200. Probably at 1/60 f4 handheld (I normally use a tripod as you can hardly see anything thru the R72!).
It was developed back in Oslo with HC-110 1+60 for 15 minutes, agitation first 30s + every second minute, three inversions.
Printed in the beginning of july on Fomabrom Variant IV 123 5x7" paper with Ilford Multigrade developer. All the prints have been toned in Kodak Seleniumtoner 1+20 for 5-6 minutes. Some have been toned in Agfa New Viradon, and they are quite brown. They are mostly from the first batch I made, a little too dark, maybe?
I still receive cards, will get back with comments!
Marius aka masimix
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It is high time that I thank you all for the postcards you sent to me. Here are the ones I received so far:
Marius: masimix, your card is one of my absolute favorites. Really stunning. I LOVE it. I see a face in the stones on the left side, while the clouds and the moon (sun?) remind me of an eye.
Rüdiger: "Sonntagszeitung". Very calm picture, I'd like to pick up the newspaper and read it, with a good cup of coffee and a croissant...
Harry: "A bit young for coffee". I love the warm colors of that shot. What a nice surprise to see a color photo. And now I want a coffee
Dave: "Untitled". Really nice abstract photo. In landscape format, it reminds me of a field and somehow this is the orientation I prefer.
George: "Cold Steel". The favorite postcard of my little son (almost 3yrs. old) - he loves trains. I like the card, too, and the print quality is great.
Darwin: "St. Paul's, Salt Spring Is.". A beautiful contact print of a beautiful little church/chapel. I like the calm and inviting atmosphere in this picture (and LF cameras are so tempting... )
Heinz-Willi: "Eiffelturm": I love France and so I love the card. It is composed and printed so well.
Valerie: "Through the Gift Shop". Funny car Well seen and a nice idea to turn this into a postcard.
Allen: "Dry Falls". This card suffered quite a bit during transport and parts of the surface are scratched off. However, it is still a beautiful card and I first had to look at it to figure out what it is (I wanted to find out by myself, before reading the description on the back).
Craig: This is another one of my favorites. What a great contact print. I love how the water almost looks like hair, and the black frame makes it look quite "dramatic".
Rachelle: "Tiger's Nest Monastery". This was one of the first cards I received and is one of those I love the most. What an image! Wow! I love the composition, the atmosphere, well, everything.
Thank you all!
Marius, received your card today -- it's wonderful. I thought it was the moon at night until I read your explanation that it's SFX with a filter. I like the sense of light breaking through the darkness. Nice paper too -- I really should try it!
Also received Anikin's "Music in the Snow" card today, what a bizarre scene! Still, looking at the snow reminds me that it is possible to get cool again (it's so hot here in Japan!).
Finally, Jacco' "Elmo at the market" -- I remember enjoying this image as part of the MSA assignment and it's one of my favorites.
My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. D. Arbus
Imagine that, of all places, the first reported sighting of my card comes from Japan. I wouldn't have thought that.
Originally Posted by mooseontheloose
-- A sinister little midget with a bucket and a mop / Where the blood goes down the drain --
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I too got Anikin's Music in the Snow. Thanks!
I have received two more cards:
ndrs's "Self portrait with bricks": I quite like the juxtaposition of the organic shapes of the bricks, the plaster, and the silhuette with that straight vertical line. The texture in the print looks very nice as well. Also, I'm very impressed with the detail and sharpness.
Mark Rewald's "Denver Serengeti": This is definitely one of my favorite pictures from this round. I really like animal photos, and this one is exceptionally nice. You caught the lion in a great pose.
Unfortunately the post office machines were not very gentle with these two cards. Mark's photo was barcoded on the front and both cards have small spots where the emulsion has rubbed off. But they still look very good.
At last my prints in the post today.
Only 17 days late. Will put up another post with the 5 or six cards i have rec'd sincemy last post.
Cheers - Andy C
16mm Cine, 35mm, 120, 5x4 & 7x5.
Got Andrew's Trestle today. Wonderful tones, it really pops, looks like I could step into it.
Still chuckling over Anikin's musicians on the snow hill too, what a scene!
And Mark's Lion today, thanks! Must have been fun to try out a lens at the zoo.