My Postcrossing Postcards by kannafoot

My Postcrossing Postcards

My Postcrossing Postcards
05 December 2014 -- 339/365
North Providence, Rhode Island

I mentioned last month that I joined a "Postcrossing" site where you exchange postcards with people around the world. It turns out, finding places in the Providence area that sell postcards at a reasonable price is an extreme challenge. I suspect there are plenty of spots in Newport, but that's a bit far to travel just to buy cards. So after sending the five cards I showed you last month, I decided to order some postcard prints from my own photos. You see the five I selected here. (All but the snow scene labeled "Centerdale" are in color, but hey, the them of this year's project is "Black and White", so you'll just have to use your imagination to colorize the other four yourselves.) I used Vistaprint to produce the cards - 50 postcards for $12 - and they arrived today. Now if the 6 cards I currently have traveling will finally arrive and get registered, I can start sending out my own. I have three cards en route to Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. The last two have been traveling for 20 days. Looking at the stats on the Postcrossing site, it takes forever for cards to be delivered to those countries. Japan and Taiwan took 7 days, but the former Soviet Union can take over 40 days. Note that patience is not one of my faults.

Post processing started with a classic filter in Topaz B&W FX. I adjusted color sensitivity sliders, adaptive exposure, regions, contrast, boost black, and boost white. A levels adjustment was added in PSE.

Here's the high res version in Smugmug:
Sounds great! Who recommended that to you? :D ;))
December 5th, 2014  
@justaspark I believe it was my favorite photographer from Germany. :)
December 5th, 2014  
Great collection of cards
December 6th, 2014  
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