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Christopher Walrath
12-05-2013, 07:29 PM
Well, not to hijack, but since Eugene posted it here, and if it is OK with you all, I would certainly like to take the reins of the BPX once again.

Ken Nadvornick
12-05-2013, 07:52 PM
I know Eugene has needed to hand it off for awhile. I almost volunteered simply because he's such a nice guy, but I've recently had a run of unexpected time-consuming incidents of my own.

If you're willing and he's agreeable, I think that would be a great idea.

:)

Ken

Christopher Walrath
12-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Oh, I'm down with it.

anikin
12-05-2013, 08:29 PM
That great. Thank you Chris! I'm trying to manage an engineering team spread out across three very different time zones and it's getting rather overwhelming... Thank you very much! I really appreciate it.

Christopher Walrath
12-05-2013, 09:05 PM
Then you are fairly out and I am fairly in. I will wait for the signup thread in January. Carry on.

TheToadMen
12-06-2013, 06:34 AM
Hereby I like to preregister for the next BPX, please. :whistling:

I'm marked as "received & sent", so I can't wait for the next round. Especially with that great image I received from Ken as a motivation and a personal standard to achieve. I'm already thinking and planning my next print. Keywords for now are: large format, historical printing process (alt-photo), probably pinhole, ...
I bought a great lens from Reinhold Schable (http://re-inventedphotoequip.com/ULF%20Lens.html) that covers up to 24x30 inch negatives. :blink: It's a 790mm f:5.4 Wollaston Meniscus lens (http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?104519-790mm-F-5-4-ULF-Lens-Now-Available). Suitable for a "diffused pictorial lanscape style (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictorialism)".
I'm planning on building me a simple "point & shoot" camera body for this lens to make some very large (paper) negatives for contact printing with an old process like gum, bromoil, salt or carbon printing. Or use the direct positive paper from Ilford in camera. Should be great for the exchange. But I haven't started this project yet and I do have a time consuming job. If it doesn't get together for the next BPX-19, it should be doable for the BPX-20 at least (I hope).
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BTW: Christopher, if you need any help, let me know. I thought of setting up a separate European BPX (due to high shipping costs cross-Atlantic) but I'm not sure if there are enough participants in Europe. And it might also drain participants from this worldwide BPX.
So - for now - I'll put the idea in the fridge ...


Then you are fairly out and I am fairly in. I will wait for the signup thread in January. Carry on.

Ken Nadvornick
12-06-2013, 09:10 AM
For those who may be interested, here is my submission (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=74733&catid=newimages) for this BPX round...

Ken

Katie
12-06-2013, 02:10 PM
patiently waiting for my print to come... :)

anikin
12-06-2013, 03:36 PM
patiently waiting for my print to come... :)

Katie,

Please see my post number 81. It is a very beautiful print you sent to me! Actually, I have a question about your toning technique. It us very unusual to bleach the print without subsequent toning. I like the look very much and would love to use it myself with an appropriate subject. I am however a bit concerned about the print longevity. From your experience, are the prints treated in such a way reasonably stable? Do I need to put some extra precaution when storing/displaying your print?

Eugene.

EDIT: Oh, I just realized that you are referring to the print you are supposed to receive. Pardon my slowness...

TheToadMen
12-08-2013, 04:13 PM
For all of you who missed it: the signup thread for BPX round 19 is opened by Christopher.
See: http://www.apug.org/forums/forum182/125202-blind-print-exchange-round-19-signup-thread.html#post1578777

paul_c5x4
12-12-2013, 03:08 PM
OOPS, I forgot to reply, sent mine last week.

A few other things you forgot too :p


An envelope turned up today containing three prints of a watermill somewhere. I'm guessing these prints are for this round of the BPX as no further information was included.

TheToadMen
12-12-2013, 03:40 PM
You're sure you didn't hear some bells or "Ho - Ho - Ho", from someone getting a head start this month??
http://zoom.nl/foto/full/723224/sport/de-kerstman-in-hofstade.html?object=user&object_id=18674


A few other things you forgot too :p

An envelope turned up today containing three prints of a watermill somewhere. I'm guessing these prints are for this round of the BPX as no further information was included.

Katie
12-12-2013, 09:47 PM
Katie,

Please see my post number 81. It is a very beautiful print you sent to me! Actually, I have a question about your toning technique. It us very unusual to bleach the print without subsequent toning. I like the look very much and would love to use it myself with an appropriate subject. I am however a bit concerned about the print longevity. From your experience, are the prints treated in such a way reasonably stable? Do I need to put some extra precaution when storing/displaying your print?

Eugene.

EDIT: Oh, I just realized that you are referring to the print you are supposed to receive. Pardon my slowness...

Sorry I didn't answer before, Eugene! I wouldn't think that any other precautions should be taken with it - it was washed and dried and flattened; then bleached (lightly - just so much as to what you see it now - not completely) and then blue-toned and washed again and dried. I intentionally print dark and high contrast, so that when I slowly bleach back, the image becomes warm; then I split tone it with the blue toner. I stumbled on this method playing in the darkroom with some really dark prints...

paul_c5x4
12-13-2013, 10:12 AM
You're sure you didn't hear some bells or "Ho - Ho - Ho", from someone getting a head start this month??
http://zoom.nl/foto/full/723224/sport/de-kerstman-in-hofstade.html?object=user&object_id=18674

Nope. Please see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10513229/Santa-is-not-real-vicar-tells-primary-school-children.html

anikin
12-13-2013, 11:25 AM
Cut that off Paul! The rumor that Santa Claus is not real is just that - a rumor. Nobody has ever managed to prove it!
Yeah, that's it.

Thank you for the updates. Here's the latest list as far as I have it:
SENT:
1 Paul (ataim)
2 Katie (Katie)
3 Mark (Mark_S)
4 Matt (MattKing)
5 Uwe (piu58)

RECEIVED:
1 Birger (BirgerA)
2 Edward (Ed Bray)
3 Greg (sage)
4 Menno (spijker)

NEITHER SENT NOR RECEIVED:
1 Prasanna (analoguey)

SENT AND RECEIVED (DONE!!!!!):
1 Andrej (andreios)
2 Eugene (anikin) Image (http://www.anikin.com/images/BPX_18.JPG)
3 Nicolas (Dali)
4 John (JohnRichard)
5 Ken (Ken Nadvornick) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=74733)
6 Kevin (Kevin Kehler)
7 Bob (megzdad81)
8 Marco (mesantacruz)
9 Mike (mjs)
10 Paul (paul_c5x4) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=73541&c=512)
11 Reed (semi-ambivalent)
12 Stone (StoneNYC) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=70646)
13 Bert (TheToadMen) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=74216&c=512) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=74215&c=512)

spijker
12-19-2013, 08:20 PM
I put my picture in the mail today. It should make it to its destination before the end of the month & year. I'll upload a scan when the receiver confirms that it has arrived.

Merry Christmas!

Menno

ataim
12-27-2013, 09:35 PM
I put my picture in the mail today. It should make it to its destination before the end of the month & year. I'll upload a scan when the receiver confirms that it has arrived.

Merry Christmas!

Menno
Got it today. very nice tonallaty and composition.

You can put Menno on the nice list now :)

anikin
12-27-2013, 10:25 PM
You can put Menno on the nice list now :)

I most certainly will! Here it is:

SENT:
1 Katie (Katie)
2 Mark (Mark_S)
3 Matt (MattKing)
4 Uwe (piu58)

RECEIVED:
1 Birger (BirgerA)
2 Edward (Ed Bray)
3 Greg (sage)

NEITHER SENT NOR RECEIVED:
1 Prasanna (analoguey)

SENT AND RECEIVED (DONE!!!!!):
1 Andrej (andreios)
2 Eugene (anikin) Image (http://www.anikin.com/images/BPX_18.JPG)
3 Paul (ataim)
4 Nicolas (Dali)
5 John (JohnRichard)
6 Ken (Ken Nadvornick) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=74733)
7 Kevin (Kevin Kehler)
8 Bob (megzdad81)
9 Marco (mesantacruz)
10 Mike (mjs)
11 Paul (paul_c5x4) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=73541&c=512)
12 Reed (semi-ambivalent)
13 Menno (spijker)
14 Stone (StoneNYC) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=70646)
15 Bert (TheToadMen) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=74216&c=512) Image (http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=74215&c=512)

BirgerA
12-30-2013, 04:14 PM
I finally sent mine today.

MattKing
01-14-2014, 10:08 PM
I finally sent mine today.

And happily, I received it.

A very nice black and white floral - always difficult to do, but wonderfully achieved.

And as my wife noted - very well packed!

Thanks Birger.

Put me in the "Received" column.