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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2020 at 18:56
ADub128, aplmike - if you have spares I'll be pleased to get them Thank you very much. I think I'll prepare my cards anyway and send them to whoever will want them
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2020 at 19:11
You can get one of mine too Mirek. Not sure if I still have your right address though. Just PM me if you're interested.
Happy to get one of yours too
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tricky01 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2020 at 22:16
So finally got around to sharing my postcards received and it really has been a joy finding these on the doormat each day, so huge thanks to everyone for taking part and mods setting it up.

IanC
A stunning locomotive that Ian's had the pleasure of firing. The reflections in the scan don't quite do it justice, it's a beautiful thing with nice light blue hues in the sky balancing the dark bold train an carriages.




alpha_im_exile
A beautiful 1957 or 58 chevy at a car show. I love the close up, though unfortunately some red ink splatter on the front takes a little away from it. Some great shapes and reflections.





Poggibonsi
A cracking image of a vintage car shuttling through the narrow streets of Siena at the Mille Miglia. Absolutely perfect panning, still got enough detail in the background blur but nice and pin sharp on those front wheels and grille.






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A southern alligator lizard in front of Art's house in California which terrifies me a little, pleased we don't have these guys running around by our house! I like the contrast in colours between background and the lizard, and the focus on that eye is perfect.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote gregja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 October 2020 at 22:40
First postcard in - A gorgeous rendition of some dandelions in a pot from Art/ADub128. Yes, we do have them in Australia but I've never seen them so well presented. The card itself is pristine apart from a little damage at the edges. Thanks Art!

I'll scan all cards and post them once they're all in.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2020 at 07:31
Thanks for the update, @gregja. It's good to know that my furthest traveled card has arrived. It took almost three weeks to get there, or about 375 miles per day.

I'm 6 for 6 now, sent and delivered. But I just one to MiPr today, so really 6 of 7. Let's see how long it takes for this card to get to Poland! Please DM me if anyone else would like a card too.

I've received 4 cards thus far, 3 of 5 from the original list. And I received one from Roger, but he said he sent multiples. I'm still surprised only one of those has arrived thus far since they were all sent at the same time.

I'll post clean images of my cards in the next couple of days.

I'm enjoying seeing everyone's cards! @Jumbolino/Poggibonsi ... I love that Mille Miglia shot. How did you shoot that? Wide lens, super close. Looks dangerous!!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2020 at 11:18
I can report that I have now received 4/5 of the postcards I am supposed to receive as this card from KoBra64 depicting girls on SUP boards in Groningen arrived today:



There is a small, almost transparent stain (to human eye it is less recognizable), but otherwise the card is in great condition. The other side looks fine too:

 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jumbolino67 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2020 at 17:35
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

@Jumbolino/Poggibonsi ... I love that Mille Miglia shot. How did you shoot that? Wide lens, super close. Looks dangerous!!

I used A9, LA-EA3, Sony 1635/2.8ZA with focus tracking on the grille, ISO400, f/5.6, 1/80sec and 16mm.
That is not dangerous, there is a very narrow, sharp curve to the right, so the cars have to drive slowly. Next to me was a police officer, and he didn't say anything!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2020 at 18:41
Heikki thanks. Now 2 received cards confirmed, 3 to go. Received 3 so far.

This is a nice on going thread to follow seeing cards of different subjects landing
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@Jumolino67, thanks for the details about your shot. A9! Cool. Although you were completely safe, it looks fast. I do like the vintage look -- the car, the narrow street, monochrome. Do you know what kind of car that is? Alfa, like our cameras?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2020 at 19:43
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

Alfa, like our cameras?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 October 2020 at 20:23
A third card landed today, from aplmike, a beautiful b&w photo across the Turnagain Arm, a fjord southeast of Anchorage, Alaska. Thanks Mike!

It arrived with one very minor scuff from a sorting machine and some ink transfer from the stamp of the next letter or card. Roger Rex's card had the same issue, so maybe the US postal service needs to buy faster drying ink. I'll scan it later when I have received all my cards.

Status is now 3 received (out of 5 expected), 5 sent of which 3 have a confirmed delivery.
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Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

@Jumolino67, thanks for the details about your shot. A9! Cool. Although you were completely safe, it looks fast. I do like the vintage look -- the car, the narrow street, monochrome. Do you know what kind of car that is? Alfa, like our cameras?

No, it is a british car, an Allard J2. I agree, an Alfa would be more fitting for this forum , maybe next year. Thank you that you like this photo, the original color of the car is silver, which makes it easier for changing into monochrome. And these narrow streets in Italy naturally support the vintage look. Additionally the Mille Miglia is always passing through Siena, always on the same route. So, if you missed your shots, you can repeat them next year .
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Received my second card yesterday (from AsD) in perfect shape except for a few tears on the reverse.





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Hatred corrodes the container it is carried in. http://rogerrex.zenfolio.com/
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ADub128 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 October 2020 at 17:03
All of these postcards make we want to travel! The next best thing, Dyxum Postcard Exchange!

@Jumbolino67, an Allard J2. I had never heard of it. Beautiful car. I did some research on the Mille Miglia since I was confused by the name, "1000 Miles". I thought all of Europe was on the metric system but read that the first Mille Miglia race was 1600km, roughly 1000 miles and that the Romans had their own version of a mile where 1000 Roman miles is about 1500km. [Side Note: the nickname for my high school, Los Angeles High, is the Romans ... long long ago, the school's Latin Club had a float in a parade and the locals started calling the school the Home of the Romans!)

I really want to spend a spring/summer/fall in Europe one of these days to see:

1) French Open tennis
2) Grand Prix at Monaco
3) Wimbledon tennis
4) Le Mans car racing
5) Running of the Bulls
6) ... and now Mille Miglia!!

Who wants to join me to take pictures with our Alfa cameras?!

Maybe I should go in 2024 when the Olympics are scheduled for Paris ...
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