A/NZ PX Round #17 - Comments and Feedback

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand Print Exchange' started by hoffy, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Carriage

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    Mine arrived today. Thanks hoffy.
     
  2. Kevin Caulfield

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    Let's have a big round of applause for hoffy for keeping this thing running so smoothly. Thanks so much for being such an efficient coordinator.
     
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    Mine arrived yesterday. Thanks to Hoffy for the logistical work and to everyone who participated. There is the usual interesting and diverse range of approaches to subject matter and technique.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words folks. It really isn't that much of an imposition.

    Feel free to make comments. I know I have been a bit slack over the last few exchanges - maybe I am all out of words. I'd like to think that I can make a comment or two this time (but not tonight - my naughty database is now working fine and its time for bed).

    Cheers
     
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    My comments -

    Michael W - Print #1. Thanks for sending two prints. I really love #1. It has great contrast and a lot of detail. It's a pity they trimmed the plant back, but at least you caught it earlier. Print #2. Thanks for the extremely limited edition Fuji pack film print. The grass in the foreground neatly leads the eye into the rest of the image.

    Ozxplorer. At the Sawmill. Your split printing has worked wonders for what could otherwise have been ordinary. I love the way the printing has brought out the detail in the rope.

    Carriage. St Kilda Rd. Another example of a portrait which shows that the subject does not need to be looking straight into the camera. You have captured a moment between the child and the adult but there is also enough background interest with the shadows and people. I love the way the shadows draw the eye into the rest of the image.

    Hoffy. My Kind Of Waterfall. Wow, you have really captured the majesty of the Pontiac with its art deco features and awesome curves. It does indeed remind the viewer of a waterfall. The way the light hits one side of the car brings out the shapes nicely.

    Thanks once again to everybody who participated and thanks again to hoffy for coordinating.
     
  6. Kevin Caulfield

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    Anybody else? Any comments? I guess we are all looking for some kind of validation.
     
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    Firstly, thankyou Kevin. I agree. We are all after a bit of validation.

    Unfortunately, I don't never the images in front of me at the moment and won't do for the next few weeks.

    Regardless, I do appreciate your comments. I wish I had got around to meeting comments before I left
     
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    No worries at all hoffy. It's nice to know I'm not the only one looking for validation. Enjoy your break. (?) Thanks again for keeping this thing happening. It's a buzz to receive each package.
     
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    Yes it is a break. About to spend 10 days at sea, so thanks Kevin, I will!

    In the new year we'll see about getting the next exchange running. I have been playing around with the idea of also doing this through Facebook to broaden the audience, but I don't want to alienate the photrio people and those who may not use social media.

    Anyhow, let me take the chance to say thankyou to all those that have participated this year and have a merry Christmas!

    Cheers.
     
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    From me to you and yours - A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS plus best wishes for a happy, healthy & prosperous 2019! Enjoy your break and stay safe...!
     
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    Finally had a chance to write down my thoughts:

    Hoffy - I've enjoyed your car pictures so far and this is no exception. I love how the lighting shows the crisp edges of the shiny chrome into the black at the bottom but the smooth tones of the bonnet fading away to the softness of the cabin.

    Michael W - Firstly, thanks for the two prints. Print #1: Overall I like this print but it took me a bit to work out what was going on. My eye is drawn to the brighter patch and it takes a bit to see the spiral pattern. I think it's dependent on viewing light. When I look at it in proper viewing light I think it's good but in evening room light not set up for viewing it kind of gets lost. I think my photos do this too at times and I'm not sure on which side to err myself. I like the juxtaposition of the overgrown nature with the clearly man made sheet metal spiral and the range of tones. I also like the black border. Print #2: I like the colour analogue print. The lighting is interesting and I've never seen this film before.

    Ozxlporer - I like the combination of textures in this photo. There's the rope, woods of varying roughness as well as the grain of HP5+ in rodinal. The tones are nice too with the focus on the lighter rope but interesting shadows in the background as you look around the image. Nice photo.

    Kevin Caulfield - This photo is interesting. The water almost looks foggy but the sky is clear. I'd expect harsh light but due to (I suspect) the long exposure, the specular highlights are lost and so things are softer giving me a feeling of peace and calm with the sunrise, as if the noise and bustle of the day hasn't quite started yet. I quite like it.

    Thanks everyone for participating and Hoffy for organising again.
     
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