31 Oct 2010
Originally Posted by mooseontheloose
I am glad you like the photo. Thanks for the complement.:) I never thought about printing it square (which I find a very confusing format). I will have to look at the negative with that in mind and see if anything appeals to me. Thanks for the suggestion!:)
I have a Hasselblad that does not see much film because of the square format. For some reason my brain does not "see" square - too used to rectangular! Any suggestions on how to get around this problem are welcome.
Just back from a week's windy holiday in the Yorkshire Dales (used my penultimate roll of HIE consumed to moderately interesting effect) and I found a number of cards to welcome me home:
Black Dog: a strange, dreamlike image that aptly reflects the verse of Wilfred Owen quoted on the back
drpsilver: nice cactus shot, sharp and great tonality. I agree that this one would work well as a square image
ozphoto: wonderful shot of Troy blowing amazing bubbles. How does he get each bubble to decrease in size so consistently?
Dave Martiny: beautiful tonality and composition for this 'not really naked' shot
I honestly have no idea! But I was glad he did - it adds to the shot and this was the one he chose for his portfolio.
Found a couple cards in the mailbox today.
DRPSILVER - points well taken
OZPHOTO - luckily the bubbles escaped drpsilver's card and remained in flight.
Made the trip to the post office today to mail mine and got a pleasant surprise. In Canada there is no tax on international postage - if you buy more than $5 and use it all together. It helped that I had my cards with me - save 15% thanks to the postal clerk!
Posted my first batch yesterday. I used this round to try out a bit of Selenium toning. The same card for everyone but they vary from lightly through various splits to fully toned.
3 received Cards so far all excellent:
Black Dog - Knock on the sky... , Dave Martiny - PG Nude no 9 and Darwin - Cactus
Thanks for the pics
Received Ozphoto's "Troy and Bubbles" yesterday. Totally love it. Got a major "wow" from my hubby...I don't even get that from him with MY cards most of the time! ;-)
Received boxbrownie's card. Lovely split selenium toning on one of my favourite papers. Is that really an abandoned playground on the edge of the cliff? Most intriguing.
Yep it's on the Isle of Wight - very atmospheric place:
Originally Posted by bwakel
Received Darwin's prickly image - great feel and tonal range to this one.
Just posted mine - and realised: Whereever I wrote "Paper: Adox MCC" I meant "Adox MCP", sorry!