A/NZ PX Round #8 - Comments and Feedback

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  1. Oxleyroad

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    Comments and feedback for round 8 of the A/NZ and regularly Canada.
     
  2. walbergb

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    Good. A reason to get back into the darkroom. Well, not so much a reason as a project to focus on while I'm there.

    I was thinking of doing a lith print (I took Tim Rudman's lith workshop last fall in Montana), but I'd never get 9 identical prints. My back yard is a carpet of leaves right now from the two mature Manchurian Ash trees. I might take the 4x5 out to capture the texture and shapes. I have a new (new to me) Rodagon 135/5.6 on its way. Good opportunity to put it to work:wink:
     
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    Bob, I never more than three prints that are close... But I mix my own soup Jekyll #2 from Apug.
     
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    I did lith prints for a previous exchange. I think I needed 8 prints and it was impossible to get that many to be identical as the dev is constantly changing. I think I made about 16 prints to get 8. There was still some variation but I thought they each looked OK.
     
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    As long as each individual print is acceptable to you to send, it will be acceptable to receive since we don't sit around comparing prints! :smile:
     
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    Well, mine are printed and dried! Whoo Hoo!
     
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    I printed up 10 copies of a colour shot on Sunday night too. Now trying to decide if I should also include a B&W that thematically matches it...
     
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    Well nothing from me yet :-(
     
  9. Michael W

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    plenty of time ...
     
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    Basic prints are made. I'll get them toned sooner rather than later, perhaps tomorrow. Should be able to get them to Andy by month's end.
     
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    I have Hoffy's prints now - probably won't ransom them :wink: - and should do my second batch this weekend. Theoretically they'll all be in the post early next week.
     
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    So who'll be first to get their prints sent in?
     
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    I made test prints on Tuesday on two different papers. Left them to dry and will have a look on the weekend, hopefully the decision process will be straightforward.
     
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    All printed now, should be in post tomorrow. Though there was a lot of shouting last night when processing the last batch of 4 sheets: the cap came off the big drum when I was dumping the prewash and exposed them all to room light.
     
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    Prints will be in the mail tomorrow:wink:, which reminds me of a little joke: What are the world's three greatest lies?

    1. Your cheque (prints) is (are) in the mail.
    2. I'm from the government; I'm here to help.
    3. Yes, I will respect you in the morning.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    I was in the darkroom this afternoon and evening; processed some 4x5 film and then made a contact print of an 8x10 neg I processed yesterday. Was hunting around for some paper to print it on and found a pack of Adox MCC so I used that. It reminded me what a nice paper it is - shame we can't buy it retail in Australia. I counted how many sheets were left in the pack, and there were 8 plus a few test strips, so I decided to have a go at the print for the exchange. We are making 8 prints, aren't we? Normally I would make a few extra as insurance against any prints ending up unusable, particularly considering I will probably be selenium toning and spotting later. Anyway I liked how the image looked on the paper (after not linking it on two other papers) so I decided to live dangerously and use the Adox. The prints went through with no problems, now I will see how they look on the weekend to decide about toning.
     
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    You need to send 9 I believe since there are 10 of us.
     
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    Damn. I'll have to make it work on another paper as well.
     
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    If you were in Melbourne Mike I could help you out with some of this paper. If I am to post off today who knows how long before you'd get it.
     
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    Guess I had better pull my finger out.......still can't decide which neg to use

    decisions, decisions.........
     
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    I have a simple philosophy about decisions: if the right one isn't clear, then it really doesn't matter which choice you make as long as you give it your best shot:smile: I spent years teaching decision making skills and this is what I came up with (that and a t-shirt:cool:)
     
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    First prints are in from hoffy and polyglot!

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    What do we win? :cool:
     
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    Thanks for the thought but I wouldn't want to put you to the trouble anyway. The problem was that I didn't go to the darkroom to print for the exchange but did it on the spur of the moment. I suppose 8 was the number of the last exchange.