Originally Posted by krötenblender
Yes, same here. I prefer the "raw" postcard-experience. For me, it's not about the perfect print, but for the postcard-experience.
To me, it is not about “perfection”, but rather that some postcards last time got so damaged that it distracted from the subject and photo itself. Take Don Parsons’ lovely photo of the graves for example, it got so damaged that there is almost as if there is a spectre in the graveyard given the ~1cm wide and ~3cm tall white smudge that is now at the centre – add to this two odd purple “roll marks” over the lovely white fog. I am fine with dents and scratches, but when I find it difficult to see the actual composition itself – now that is a different beast entirely.