Thanks for the kind comments. I took three shots of the scene, two without the figure and one with him, it was a kind of candid shot, I needed to be quick.
The negative was printed with no cropping and I also printed it down quite heavily, however this unfortunately exposed the signs of uneven development (not so careful agitation). A straight print, as I needed to be quick, although I believe it would have benefitted from some dodging and burning.
I admit I'm not fully happy with this image, I couldn't decide for a long time whether I should print it soft to reveal detail or to go for a full graphic effect with only a few shades of grey. Maybe I'll come back to it at a later time.
There isn't a long period of time a card doesn't arrive, this constant flow of cards in my mailbox is a real pleasure.
JSt: This photo reminds me of many family gatherings with my aunt playing the piano.
djhopscotch: Your card arrived with quite a few dirty fingerprints of postmen on it that I couldn't recognise for a short time as they blend so well with the micropattern of the floor.
I agree with Mike about correcting for the verticals, although I might have simply taken it from a lower point. I like very much the crop, there seems to be a good balance which remains interesting and not overly relaxed.
28/30. Best round ever. Black Dog - just don't know what to say. Everything about the picture says perfection. The framing of the white border the range of tone, the depth of field and lighting. Here is a card that I need to lift my game up to. Jake your card (for me) was worth the wait.
Thanks!-did I send you Zoe and Floss or Jean and Pebble?
djhopscotch polished(floor) card made it thru the backlog.
jst's card made it as well. Strange, my brain has a little trouble with the focal plane running diagonal across the card.
Right, now I've definitely sent out all mine!
How do I tell Jake. You card came with a quote from Tom Waits.:confused:
Originally Posted by Black Dog
Blackdog's card has made it to my mailbox here in Bangkok.
A great round for me - 17/20. Only Aron's, Fleath's and Howard's haven't arrived. Thanks to all!!
Unfortunately, life got in the way. But now all of my postcards have been sent. thanks, Jeff