Postcard Exchange Round 39 Comments & Feedback

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  1. mike c

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    Have Labcoats well processed and printed postcard of said bike also, the kid that parked this bike is getting some culture at the National Gallery of Art and no ticket.
     
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    West Dorset, England, near a town called Beaminster.
     
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    Thanks to Black Dog for the "Moorland Pool". Nice and evocative. I like that it is hard to tell whether or not this is an aerial photo of a wide landscape or shot from standing height ........ cheers for now!!! Sam
     
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    It's taken from about ten feet away-but I quite like keeping the viewer guessing!
     
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    I have received one more Postcard today (Tuesday/10th).

    "no-title" (Labcoat): I agree with the previous comments on this one. Beautiful light with the non-annoying and full-of-detail-suitable shadows, incredible acutance achieved. Everything has turned out in a perfect place to guide our thoughts!

    Thank you very much for your postcard (and the words written on it) Both things together make this "excahnge game" worth it, much more!

    Warm regards Johannes!
    Ricardo
     
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    Many thanks Johannes (labcoat)! Your card arrived today in Australia. Loved that inherent visual joke!! I do hope that this finds you and yours happy and well in this New Year.
    cheers for now!
    Sam (samcomet)
     
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    G'day Matt King,

    Very nice print of the oars from Deas Rowing Club, "291 cm" (I hope that you meant that to be the title - if not I apologise for misinterpreting). I think that the toning from the Berg Brown plus the pearl finish gave it a nice "olde worlde" look, much like a "found" photograph from an ancient trove of albums ...... My congrats to you for your execution!!!!! cheers for now, sam (samcomet)
     
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    Thanks Sam. Glad you liked it. and that is the title.
    If you look carefully, one of the oars is inscribed that way. I expect that is the measure of its length.
     
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    Today I've received a postcard: "Return to sender - 15 Nov 2016" with the words "no such street". It was one the two "extra cards" from this 39 round. My bad, after taking a look at the mailing list I've realised that I made a mistake thwn when I printed the address (that was the only one wrong)

    I will not say who is the receiver, but at least I'd like to say that the card will fly again tomorrow to Australia! I do not know if any postcard from any other round has travelled as many kilometers as this will do!

    All the best and apologies!
     
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    I've been too lax about responding to all the great cards I've received this round:

    aluk's Two Vases is a nice study in lighting and contasts;
    mike c's "Clifton's Living History" shows an iconic building being ignored by passersby, while samcomet's "Greeting from Manly" shows a man enjoying his environment;
    labcoat's park bench is (was?) a nice reminder of the lengths people will go to to decorate for the holidays, while ozphoto's "Windowbox" is a lovely image of a simple, but colourful subject;
    drpsilver's "Flame in Wood, Salt Spring Island" still has me questioning if I'm looking at a piece of bark or a dead bird, and Oxleyroad's "Waterfall" is quite calming, despite the busyness of the scene;
    David from Harman Tech sent a card with an iconic English scene, while Neil's "Mr Robot" is a great interpretation of the gun (?) casements, which somehow is a nice pairing to rpavich's "Ark", which almost has an abstract feel to it.


    Now I know that Jake sent his card, but I can't seem to find it - I'll have another look though!

    Thanks everyone for the cards I've received so far and I am happy to say that my cards are finally in the mail.
     
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    06 June 2017

    I just recieved a late, but very welcome, card from mooseontheloose. A very nice photograph of the Wasserschloss in Germany, but mailed from Japan. I have a hard time "shooing away strangers" that interrupt a nice photograph. (I just wait long enough, and there is usually a break.) Very nicely photographed, and printed.

    Regards,
    Darwin
     
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    Thanks Darwin! Glad to hear the card finally arrived somewhere. Actually, I don't usually shoo away people, but in this case there were 3 photogs who had stopped shooting and were just talking, so I asked them to move. I went to set up the shot and then another guy set himself up right in the middle of my shot. I let him take a few shots then asked him if he could move so I could get one or two shots, which he did (by this time he was the only person left). The nice thing was that we had an interesting conversation afterwards, as he was interested in my camera and was just beginning to shoot film himself, although he was shooting digitally that night.
     
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    Hi Rachelle,
    I received you lovely card too last weekend. Nice image and nice print!
    Bert from Holland
     
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    Rachelle's great card arrived today - quite possibly my favourite card from the round (Mike C's card is a *very* close second)! :wink:
     
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    I too have received Rachelle's "Framed".
    It is lovely and intricate and mysterious.
    One of the best things about this exchange is how it can continue to bring enjoyment over such a long time. :smile:
     
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    Also got Rachelle,s beautiful card yesterday, nice history and framed well and it a nite photo. The well lit steel guiders of the bridge frame the whole scene rather well.
     
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    Today (09/06) I have received Rachelle's #39 postcard "Framed". Framed indeed, and up to a fantastic point, the building, houses, the river, the bridge and also the photograph in the paper. Beautiful, thank you so much!
     
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    +1 on Rachelle's card. Very difficult shot to take - to get good DOF, and to balance evening light with artificial lights. And results are very-very beautiful! Well worth the wait!
     
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    I have Rachelle's card also, what I like about it is the mass energy of the all the signs people and stands of the outdoor markets .
     
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    Thanks everyone, for your kind words. I have many versions of this scene, mostly without the steel girders, since there were people around for most of the evening taking photos of the same scene. I think I was lucky with reciprocity here (it's HP5+, normally I shoot Acros at night) - the longer exposures allowed for more of the city lights to lighten the sky, and it also meant that the restaurant was more evenly illuminated, as they didn't keep all the lights on in all the windows all the time.
     
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    Thanks for that-it was one of my favourites and reminds me of classic films like 'The Third man'.
     
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    Thank you Rachelle (mooseontheloose),
    Just returned from NYC to find your card - extremely beautiful I must say. I love the tonal range and especially the brightness in the sky while the highlights in the building lights are not too overboard. Nicely composed as well.
    thanks & cheers once again,
    Sam
     
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    Apologies been off-forum of late but wanted to thank Rachelle for the card which arrived a few weeks ago.