A summary of comments on the cards that have arrived since I last commented:
BlackDog – “Really” early light #2 – the first shafts of day start to penetrate the evening gloom. This might be a time to put the shadows on zone 4 (even if you are not into the zone system I hope you get my drift) It also could be a case of pushing development to expand an inherently low contrast scene.
Crispink – Abandon Iceland - A hauntingly barren fantastic colour print. Oh the life that the original builder put in to establish on such a site. Also good old Velvia..
KWhitmore – Gift shop of horrors – Great full tonal range and a sharp print. I hope you know the growling subject. Otherwise the …of horrors part would make a lot more sense.
markrewald - Snowy parking meter A great capture of a fleeting scene, with a neat tiny accent of the figure starting to cross the street. I really like the black margin that you did to hold the light toned image from spilling to the paper edge.
OMU – dock covered n snow – Nice and delicate with the great reflections in the still water to provide a contrasting surface to that which the snow presents. The off kilter horizon as shown in the water line on my print is kind of a turn off to me, though.
RobSkeotch – Mont Blanc. There is certainly evidence of an expert eye to have used the orange filter to put just the right amount of contrast punch into this image. Stunningly crisp optics at play are also visible here.
TimGrey – Enjoy the first snow – I like the way that the grass is covered, but the shrubbery is not, and how there are no piles of snow turned ice that show up later in the year. I think it was worth it getting this first snow shot, even though you took all of the rest of the snow last winter that I usually end up getting to shovel where I live.
Trotkiller – Taz Lighthouse. A nice scene – but did it really need stand development? The print shows great details but the overall effect is low in contrast from the way I would have printed it.
Today I got :
Mark Rewald's Snow storm, which I like a lot. The black border adds to the image, and I think it makes the high key effect more effective.
Wayne Frederick's Ohio tomatoes. Did I already say I love close-ups ? :D Well, I love close ups, and this is one is great. The rendeition of the textures is amazing, and I love the composition !
Thanks guys! Very nice comments and appreciated considering I was extremely late with sending them out.
I received your Denver Snow storm as well...... I was always told the photographing snow was hard. You (and the rest of the others who have sent snow postcards) have nailed it! Nice seeing how the rest of the world lives!
On another note, have others been receiving mine? I have only seen evidence that 1 has got through.... (they were sent at the start of the month).
2F-both sound interesting.
Hoffy-pretty certain I got yours although I'm in the middle of a move at the mo.
Kraker-I'll print some more WW2 bunkers up for a future round though I have quite a few related pics not used in the Ag 56 spread.
Rob Skeoch's Mont Blanc showed up in my box this very day. WOO HOO! A divergence from recent subject material. I always looked forward to images from the China series. But this mountain landscape is ABSOLUTELY right up my alley. I suppose if I lived on unflat land it might be otherwise. But this is a great print. Thank you so much for sending it to me, Rob.
I received yesterday, and also love it. This landscape is simply gorgeous, and the print is great also ! Thanks a lot !
Originally Posted by Christopher Walrath
Thanks guys. I forgot to post that I actually got my prints in the mail this week. Hope you enjoy them.
I always enjoy anything you send, Rob. Again, I apologize for my own uncharacteristic tardiness this round. I hope to turn something out on the quick.
I just came back from the post office. My postcards and those of my daughter are in the mail now and should arrive in your mailbox soon.
Please excuse that I am so late this round, but I was a bit busy. Next round will be a better round for me.
I will start the signup for the next round on Sunday and hope all of you will show up in round 20.