Postcard Exchange Round 24 - Comments and Feedback

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  1. rst

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    Hi all,

    Again, as in previous rounds, let us move from the sign-up thread to this thread to collect comments, feedback, being-late-announcements and my-cards-are-in-the-mail-messages.

    I am looking forward to this new round and I hope that everybody will have fun.

    Cheers
    Ruediger

    Once again the list of participants:

    andrew.vartabedian
    anikin
    Aron
    Black Dog
    ccross
    daveandiputra
    drpsilver
    FotoGys
    George Nova Scotia
    gordrob
    hoffy
    hpulley
    htimsdj
    J Rollinger
    JamesDean
    Kc2edh
    kraker
    labcoat
    Laurent
    Marianne
    markbarendt
    markrewald
    MattKing
    Mike Wilde
    mmic1101y
    mooseontheloose
    ndrs
    Oxleyroad
    ozphoto
    piu58
    rai
    RHITMrB
    Ricus.stormfire
    Roger Thoms
    Rom
    rst
    Tim Gray
    tj01
    Trond
    Wayne Frederick


    And the extra addresses for those with some spare cards:

    Sean Ross
    **in between houses, will post a new address soon**

    Simon Galley
    HARMAN Technology Ltd
    Town Lane
    Mobberley, Knutsford
    Cheshire, WA16 7JL
    United Kingdom

    Brad Kruchten
    President Film Products Group
    Eastman Kodak Company
    343 State Street
    Rochester, New York 14650
    USA
     
  2. hpulley

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    Now the real challenge: choosing the negative and paper...
     
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    That's the best part!
     
  4. Mike Wilde

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    The challenge for me is to find the envelopes. I have not been in the darkroom for morethan 4 months.
    I printed my batch up for this exhange in the spring before embarking on major DIY flooring and paint reno on the main floor of our house.
    The reno is coming to an end, but it will be another month of vaccuuming before the dust gets down to pre-reno levels, and I want ot think about getting back to printing without a day of spotting on every print I make.
     
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    Eye of the tiger

    Like Sylvester Stallone, went the distance now I'm not gonna stop...just a postcarder and his will to survive:cool:
     
  6. rst

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    Done that today. Now a big book does the work to straighten the prints. As in the last round I printed four different negatives. Now I have to decide who will get which image ...

    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
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    Mine also done - back in July! My trip back home to AU, means this round, another B&W print rather than the hybrid I had to send a few rounds back. Addresses attached today or tomorrow and then off to the Post Office.

    Can't wait to see whose card hits my mailbox first!
     
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    Might send out some colour ones this round....
     
  9. J Rollinger

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    My cards went out yesterday.
     
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    Mot of mine went out Thursday night, a few more Friday afternoon, and 4 await me getting ot the post offivce to replenish my international stamp supply.
     
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    And the winner is... Uwe Pilz !! Your card arrived today in Chateauneuf. The subject is very moving, and the print shows nice textures and details.

    Thanks !
     
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    I received Uwes postcard yesterday. Thanks, I agree with Laurent.

    I will have to write my cards, that will take some days but they should go out next week.

    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
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    I received 3 cards today from Mike Wilde.. Thanks Mike, i really like 'First Dip Of The Year"
     
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    Wow, you guys have already sent cards....I am only going to start printing this weekend. What worries me a bit is the fact that I don't have those neat "postcard" paper sheets, only normal thickness sheets. I hope the postal services don't manage to destroy them in transit. Maybe I should stick them on thin(ish) cardboard or something.
     
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    Yes, these guys are amzaing ! I hope to be able to print this week-end (think I have the negative selected, but I need to find a way to do neat contacts).

    I received some cards from other rounds on "regular" papaer, and they were not more damaged than the postcard paper.
     
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    I've never sent out my cards on *real* postcard sheets - always been cut down from larger sheets or regular size sheets if I've had them in stock. I admit I do stick my labels (fullsize) which does add to the thickness a little, but have also just used 2 smaller ones on many as well.

    And many of the cards I've received haven't been postcard stock either and still fair very well in the post.

    It's rare that I receive damaged postcards in any form, unless it has been soaked in the rain at some stage prior to delivery.
     
  18. rst

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    Yes, it is surprising how well all those postcards arrive, no matter if they are on regular RC paper, on Ilford postcard paper (which is I think Ilford Gallery paper which has a bit thinker paper base), FB, cyanotypes, Polaroids, even the very small Fuji Instax postcards arrived well. And - it is a postcard exchange, so a bit of wear should be part of the fun :wink:

    Cheers
    Ruediger
     
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    The Ilford postcards are on their heavier-weight Portfolio RC stock.

    I use regular RC stock most times. If you look at a "commercial" postcard you will most likely see that it is on paper, rather than RC base, so would be as likely or more likely to be damaged than RC stock.
     
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    Received my first postcard today, from Uwe Pilz. Indeed a very moving photograph which sets in motion a train of thoughts, at least for me.

    Thanks,
    Trond
     
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    Has anyone sent Fuji Pack film prints out before? Would they survive I wonder? Hmm, ideas, ideas... I have a whole bunch of FP-100B that expires in November 2011, very interesting... too many ellipses...
     
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    Uwe's wonderful images arrived in BKK today - my first piece of mail in ages.

    I love this type of subject matter also - the composition and printing are superb. I agree with Trond - a moving image that has me thinking also.
     
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    Dear, Laurent, Rüdiger, Trond and Nanette,

    thank you for you positive comments. I am very glad that you enjoy my card - this is what postcard exchange is made for.
     
  24. Ricus.stormfire

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    Another quick question: Do you print all your cards from the same negative OR do you print a different negative for each card?

    I am SO VERY MUCH looking forward to this... :smile:
     
  25. ozphoto

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    Entirely your choice.
    I print the same, others have printed different images - no hard and fast rules, just print as you wish.

    But above all else - have FUN!! :smile:
     
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    Non of the above, I print multiple cards from several negatives. So this time (as in the last round) I printed from four negatives, 10 prints each.

    Whatever option you choose - it will be the right one.

    Cheers
    Ruediger