Postcard Exchange Round 42 Comments & Feedback

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  1. Black Dog

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    Likewise! I've posted out a whole pile today in between sorting out shopping for, oh what was it called now...oh yes Christmas, that was it!:wink:
     
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    17 Dec 2017

    I received a photo titled "Colder Waters" card from iandvaag this week. I like the mystery in this photo. The dark silhouette of the fishermen is well balanced with the bright sky. Well done.

    Regards,
    Darwin
     
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    I also received Ian's Colder Waters this week. I dig the moody feel here, as well as the composition...nice job!
     
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    Hi everyone! Round 42 is almost over, sign up for Round 43 starts very soon. Thanks for all the cards, more details tomorrow.

    So get ready for 2018, and spread the word. Add a link to the Postcard Exchange in your signature, tell your friends and neighbors!
     
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    I received iandvaag's "Colder waters" some days ago, very nice image, thanks!
     
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    Happy New Year everyone!

    I've received a lot of great cards, which I will comment on in more detail soon. I haven't forgotten any of you, my cards will go out soon.

    Here's to a productive 2018!
     
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    Hi PCXers,

    same here - received a number of nice cards and thanks for the comments above on mine. Haven't commented a lot due to being quite busy with kids and work in the past few week.

    2017 has about 2 more hours to go - time to finish up this round with some comments from my side: 1kgcoffee shot a nice scene at a creek, looks like a place to take a deep breath in quiet surroundings. Matt King's pinhole image draws the viewer nicely into the image and has a beautiful sepia tone. Laurent covered the end of the lifecycle of a house now sunk in the sea with nice clouds in the back. rrusso's snapshot of a magic moment of "Discovery" made me smile - looks like a boy that gets totally surprised when he opens a box full of light. aluk took a photo of (maybe) a praying man in a church in Paris, I like the composition with the man on the right and just enough context to figure out the church on the left. Ari made a real artistic one on polaroid. drpsilver found some wood of maybe a door or a fence which has seen better days and put it into a nice composition. I like themes like this. Oxleyroad went into the details of nature with a closeup of a bee. Hard to focus on that distance, but I like the diagonal of the flower and the bee positioned on the golden ratio. David's "Taking on Water" is like a time journey back into the days when I was a child. Lovely theme for a black/white image. iandvaag shot two persons in a canoe, one fishing in "Colder Waters" with an impressive sky. Shadows lost detail, but the silhouette of the canoe works nicely with the sky and the reflections on the water. OzPhoto found some interesting weather on the coast and kept it well with minimal equipment. BlackDog kept a moment of quietness in the winter when a couple made an evening walk with a, well, black dog. I love the reflections of the sky in the puddles on photos of beaches. I have one further
    card without any writing or sender information (other than the US stamp) - a more abstract picture of something round onto something straight. Not only does the contrast in shapes work out well, but the round shape seems to have a glow on its edges which makes it very interesting.

    Thanks a lot to all participants - looking forward to exchange more photos in PCX 43 or some other time next year . Wish you all a successful 2018!

    Regards,
    Lars
     
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    Thanks all for the beautiful cards and thoughtful comments. I really enjoyed this round. Sorry for my delayed comments.

    1kgcoffee - “Man in the Shadows” - Beautiful shot. The sepia toning really suits the sunset. I really like the paper texture as well for the image.
    Ozphoto – The wet texture on the boards is a great effect.
    Lars – The white sky contrasts nicely with the dark tree and river. I particularly like the door in the bottom right that opens onto the water.
    MattKing - “Pinhole, Penstock & the Stillwater Surge Tower” - I really think the pinhole aesthetic suits this image well. Nice balance between ground and sky.
    aluk - “His Own Devotion” - Really nice. I like how there is just enough depth of field to identify the location as a church (the pews, altar).
    Oxleyroad - “Last nectar” - Really sharp. Great range of tones, and the grain is very appealing.
    mike c - “Sidewalk Solar Eclipse” - I really enjoy this one. The texture is beautiful, and enhanced by the dark print and split toning. Very striking.
    Black Dog – This has a very calming mood to it. The reflected silhouettes in the wet sand is beautiful.
    rrusso - “Discovery” - Fantastic expression, and I love the high key lighting. I see it says 42 on the box. Is he excited to see all the postcards from PCX 42?
    drpsilver - “Rot” - Gorgeous. The soft shadows and razor-sharp wood grain complement each other perfectly.
    Laurent – Looks like the house of the man who built upon the sand. Very neat, I like the puffy clouds poking out from behind the horizon as well.
    TerryS – Beautiful form. I love how the arm at the top breaks the symmetry. Having only shot film for about 3 years, I look forward to the day where I can discover a 20+ year old unprinted neg and get the joy of (re)discovering an awesome image like this one in the darkroom!
    David (Harman) - “Taking on Water” - Lovely capture, as you say it really feels timeless. Great title as well!

    Hope to see you all in round 43.
     
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    Many thanks for all of your delayed comments 'iandvaag', especially after my comments about most pictures not being acknowledged as being received. Just goes to show that it's NEVER too late to do so. And many thanks also for your comments about my effort. Keep at it and you too WILL discover unprinted negs to print = in time... just give it time. :D

    Terry S
     
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    Received I think Howard Earl's card, a little late but worth the wait,the symmetry of the composition is great, a very nice card.
     
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    Hi everyone,
    I finally got around to making sure all my cards were in one place, and with the exception of one (by foen) (I'm still looking for it), I think I have them all.

    Got some great people cards from aluk (the contemplative His Own Devotion), rrusso (the amusing Discovery), Howard Earl (the very engaging Birdman), and David (Taking on Water, although the focus is just as much on the train itself).

    Oxleyroad's Last Nectar and drpsilver's Rot really focus on the details and patterns of life.

    I like the focus on lonely structures from Matt King (Pinhole, Penstock and the Stillwater Surge Tower), Laurent's precarious house on edge, and Ozphoto's storm surge. As others have mentioned, I really like the muted colours in this one.

    Finally, there seemed to be a theme of water (with sunsets/sunrise): iandvaag's moody Colder Waters, Black Dog's wistful Carteret Beach, 1kgcoffee's lovely toned Man in the Shadows, and Lars' iconic image of Bruges. The last is particularly serendipitous, as I will be there in about 3 weeks time!

    Apologies again for the lateness of my own cards (which were sent on Monday - I already received mine so I know they're in the system!) - the last few months have been insanely busy at work. But the semester is almost finished, my darkroom is clean and reorganised, so I hope to get some more time in there over the break.
     
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    I'm a little sad cause I received only 6 postcards but only two people seems to received mine. :sad:
     
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    I think I've received yours - I've been rearranging my apartment so it's still in a bit of disarray, it's possible your card got lost somewhere in my pile of papers! You definitely have another card on the way.
     
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    I would like to begin by saying thank you for allowing me to be a part of your club. As a photographer I am always excited to see the vision of others.

    Enjoyed Laurents' landscape.
    Nice moment from aluks' interior.
    Good juxtiposition between water and Sky by iandvaag.
    Now I want to investigate making pinhole images. Thanks to Matt King.
    rrusso
    is very surprising.
    Harmans' train takes me back to my childhood. My dad built trains.
    DRPSILVER, best rot I've seen in a while.
    Beautiful imagery and nice magnification. Oxleyroad.
    Love seeing what other country's look like Ozphoto.
    Can never pass this image without taking a closer look mike c.
    Nice countryside by Lars.
    Great double helix from foen.
    Enjoy the lighting in 1kgcoffee image.
    Thank you black dog for allowing me to partake in your vision.

    Again,

    Thank You all for allowing me to share my vision and enjoy yours.
     
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    I seem to have received about the right number, so thankyou all!
     
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    Ok, apologies for my delayed acknowledgement, but I've received two more cards in the past few weeks:

    Birdman from Howard Earl - nice shot of what appears to be a homeless, but happy, man in NYC surrounded by a bunch of his buddies. At first I didn't notice three of them perched on the wall behind him...

    And a card from, I believe, piffey - there's no name on it, but the postmark is Seattle, WA, and the description says it was taken in Edwall, WA...nice moody shot of a wooden cross in a lonely field, flanked on each side by three small bushes or trees.

    This makes 13 received so far.
     
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    I too received a card from piffey I think (no name on the card, but the post mark is from Seattle). I really like the symmetry, the light, and the contrast in this image.
     
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    Thanks for your appreciation-they're my parents.
     
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    Hi folks, sorry for the delay in sending cards. Should be getting to you about now since mooseontheloose has received mine and as noted I completely forgot to sign them. The holidays got the best of me and didn't get to posting them so rushed through when I realized it was the New Year. Sorry all! Building out a new darkroom so will be taking a break from 43 and hopefully be back for 44. Really enjoyed all of the cards I received this round! Apologies again for not popping into the thread sooner!
     
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    Piffey's card has arrived, nice symmetry and contrast with horizontal / vertical lines. Also Rachelle's card arrived before the weekend - lots of candlelight at a temple (?) transport a pleasant mood of silence and tranquility, just right after a busy workday.

    Lars
     
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    Glad to hear it arrived!
     
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    Just received mooseontheloose's card today.That place looks really cool all lit up with candles, and with that ribbon of light floating horizontally across the scene makes it "really,REALLY cool" .
     
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    Thanks Mike! I wasn't sure I wanted to send it as some of the other images from the night have a lot more detail, but that ribbon of light (smartphone, small flashlight? can't remember) seemed to make the image more dynamic than the others.
     
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