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Oxleyroad
10-08-2012, 02:14 PM
Comments and feedback for round 8 of the A/NZ and regularly Canada.

walbergb
10-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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;)

Oxleyroad
10-08-2012, 11:46 PM
Bob, I never more than three prints that are close... But I mix my own soup Jekyll #2 from Apug.

Michael W
10-09-2012, 02:27 AM
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.

Nige
10-09-2012, 06:55 PM
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! :)

hoffy
10-29-2012, 05:37 AM
Well, mine are printed and dried! Whoo Hoo!

polyglot
10-29-2012, 06:03 PM
Well, mine are printed and dried! Whoo Hoo!

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...

Oxleyroad
10-30-2012, 05:38 AM
Well nothing from me yet :-(

Michael W
10-30-2012, 07:54 AM
plenty of time ...

walbergb
11-14-2012, 06:34 PM
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.

polyglot
11-14-2012, 08:56 PM
I have Hoffy's prints now - probably won't ransom them ;) - and should do my second batch this weekend. Theoretically they'll all be in the post early next week.

Oxleyroad
11-15-2012, 03:15 AM
So who'll be first to get their prints sent in?

Michael W
11-15-2012, 07:26 AM
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.

polyglot
11-18-2012, 01:27 AM
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.

walbergb
11-20-2012, 11:18 PM
Prints will be in the mail tomorrow;), 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.

Oxleyroad
11-21-2012, 04:02 AM
:laugh:

Michael W
11-21-2012, 07:05 AM
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.

polyglot
11-21-2012, 04:23 PM
You need to send 9 I believe since there are 10 of us.

Michael W
11-21-2012, 06:51 PM
You need to send 9 I believe since there are 10 of us.
Damn. I'll have to make it work on another paper as well.

Oxleyroad
11-21-2012, 07:26 PM
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.