Hi Brian, recieved your print this morning. Very nice thanks! Some effective selective focusing. Those TLR's are great things hand held. Glad to see it was July though otherwise you would've been rattling over there at this time of year. The letter was really insightful. It was good to know the story behind taking the image as well as the technical info. Budapest is a great city, I went there with my parents and auntie four years back. I did a lot of street photography there. Also some long exposures in the underground station with my impatient, not to mention drunk aunt berating the locals after an evening at the hungarain house of wines. The food was something too, especially the sausages at the outdoor market. We got early up one morning to climb the hill overlooking the suspention bridge. There were lots of vintage cameras in a shop inside the hilltop fort there. Didn't have much of an idea what I was looking at then but might if it was now. Your print has brought back a lot of memories. Hope you enjoyed your time there. I'll make sure to send a proper letter during the next round. Cheers!
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Sent mine off yesterday.
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.
Received a gorgeous print of Hillary Hall from Graham today, great tones, and you've really caught the light well. Good to know some of the history of the building as well.
Brian, many thanks for the kind words. I must admit I was quite pleased with it and have just printed it at 16x12 for possible framing, which holds up quite well. I'll try and upload some of this recent series of vernacular building studies some time soon.
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