Postcard Round 38 Comments and Feedback

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  1. ozphoto

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    Kraker - great news for your family.
    Wonderful that your mum is recovering well, and enjoying getting back behind the wheel!

    Take a well-earned break, sit back and relax before hitting the darkroom with gusto. I'm sure you'll enjoy it thoroughly. :smile:
     
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    Matt, your card arrived in Adelaide today - a little battered, but the scars just add to the subject. :wink:
    I rather like the paper you used - something a little different to the norm, very nice.
     
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    Thanks Nanette
     
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    I know it's really late but I wanted to thank everyone for the cards I received this round. As always, lots of really interesting work!

    I often organise my cards by theme, and this round two clear themes emerged. The first was "trees," with cards from drpsilver, Keith Pitman, randalcav, and most recently Matt King.
    The other theme was vehicles, with TheToadMen's fantastic colour pinhole of the moving truck, to mike c, ozphoto, and Johnny Atari's focus on the details (tire, Porsche scripts, and headlight respectively) to Oxleyroad's captivating "Young Engineer."
    Black Dog's "New Year's Day" really captures the beauty of the landscape and clouds, brucocstreet's statues show the pinnacle of human achievement, both physically and sculpturally, megzdad81's HIE portrait is something I've often wanted to do but never have, and finally darwinwc's Leland Stanford Mansion is mesmerising in it's overwhelming patterns and symmetry.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    A few cards that made it to my home that have not commented so far:

    "Niagara tree" by RandalCav. A great moody photo of a tree silhouette in front of the most famous falls. Fantastic composition, very unique point of view of the falls! It's as if the tree standing in front of a canvas. Beautiful!

    "Following the truck" by Bert. A pinhole at freeway speed. I really hope you were not behind the wheel while taking it. A great reflection on modern life!

    "Leland Stanford Mansion" by Darin Cozine. Wow! This is just like an illustration from Luis Carol books. Not a sight you see often, and just superb razor sharp printing.

    "Jekyll Island" by Keith Pitman. A great study on textures. I love the balance of soft cover of fallen leaves on the foreground and spiky bushes on the background. Great shot!

    "A future engineer" by Oxleyrod. That is way cool! I have a similar picture of my daughter replacing a fender on our minivan. And she was about four at the time. She gave us a bit of scare the next day when she decided to loosen a few lug nuts for more practice :smile:. I was very proud her!

    "Afternoon cruise" by Rachelle. I always look forward seeing your photos. They are always exotic, unusual and always interesting. Oh, and this one is infrared on top of all. Beautiful!

    "Span" by Matt King. A tree in a forest fallen over a lake. Interesting composition. Very lovely tone to the photo. I think a bit of fogging only adds to the PNW scenery.

    "The Wisp" by megzdad81. Infrared portrait makes a very dreamy look. Too bad I never got a chance to use this film. It must have been amazing.

    “Vintage Porche” by Ozphoto. Great triptych of Porche labels. It probably would look even better when enlarged!
     
  7. Laurent

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    Wow! More than a month ago I said I was about to post my cards... finallythey are all written and stamped, and will leave France tomorrow. Sorry for the loong dely!

    In the meantime, I received many great cards:

    Matt King "Span" I love the atmosphere as well as the nice tonalities.
    Bruno's statues. I can almost feel the silence in the room
    Darin Cozine's Leland Standford Mansion.
    MooseOnTheLoose's Afternoon cruise. An invitation to travel, I'd love to see Japan
    RandlCav's Niagara tree. A landscape I can telate to
    megzdad81 The wisp. Great effect with IR... if it wasn't me being so lazy, I'd give IR a try, for the dreamy tones.
    Oxleyroad's future engineer. Emma seems very busy, and you captured the moment in a great way/
    TheToadMen's "following the truck..." Very interesting pinhole image
    Anikin's fur trader.
    Ozphoto's vintage Porsche scripts. I like the tryptich here.

    Thanks to all of you!
    Laurent
     
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    Yes, I'm back in business. Finally got back to printing over the Christmas holidays. Started off printing some 30-odd prints selected from some 150-odd negatives of our trip through Scotland earlier last year. After this, I selected one (well, first 7, then 5, then 3, then 2, finally just one) of those to print umpteen times and send as postcard, as my overdue contribution to round 38. Posted them yesterday. The one that was addressed to our home already made it back, so at least the stack of cards was collected from the post box by the mailman. The others of the stack will make their way to the fifteen people on my list soon, hopefully.

    Happy new year and best wishes to all!
     
  9. Black Dog

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    And the same from me too!:wink:
     
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    Just received a round 38 belated card from Kraker of Urquhart castle, it reminded me of a rather memorable trip there around 1990. And of course I noticed the swallow was the unladen variety !
    Many thanks
    Neil
     
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    Thanks for letting me know it has arrived. Unladen indeed!:happy:
     
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    I too received your card. I love the swallow, which makes it live.
     
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    I also got the postcard from Kraker, so nice!!
     
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    I also received kraker's card and very happy his Mother is doing good. That tunnel and sparrow work out so well in this photo, just great.