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David A. Goldfarb
06-10-2006, 06:41 PM
Just printed rounds 6 and 7. This is the first time I've done it with the Metrolux timer, and I don't know how I lived without one for so long. I was using print times of 1.8 and 1.5 sec with my cold light head and zipping them out, and there was no exposure drift at all.

I ran out of postcard stock, so I continued on 8x10" MGIV RC Portfolio using a Saunders 4-up proofing easel, and that also made things easier, until of course I ran out of MGIV RC, and had to figure out a new exposure for MGIV FB--which turned out to be the same as RC for this particular print.

Kevin Caulfield
06-10-2006, 07:07 PM
Boy, I don't know how you guys can get these things printed in 1-2 hrs!!! Took me about 3.5 hrs. Oh well, it took just about as long to get the postage from the USPS...I guess adding up stamp values is not one of their strengths. At any rate, they are printed and posted as of today!!! Yea!

S

Probably what most of us do to grind them out in an hour or two is to put four or five or six of them through the dev, stop and fix together. You don't need a paper safe - just use an empty paper packet to put them in as you go, until you have your five or so. Then just put them through together, making sure to rotate them in the dishes. That way, you will get through them pretty quickly.

David A. Goldfarb
06-10-2006, 07:12 PM
With the proofing easel, I print four to a sheet and develop two 8x10" sheets back-to-back in an 8x10" or 11x14" tray. In a larger tray you can shuffle a stack of them. Another approach for printing a large stack of prints is to set up two or three developer trays and cycle the prints from one tray to the next and back, and use deep trays for stop/rinse and fix.

BirgerA
06-11-2006, 02:52 PM
Hello all

I received the first three postcards yesterday, Gary Beasley, Mick Fagan and Daniel (SimulatorDan). If the remaining ones are as inspirational as these, then this will prove to be an even better kick in my rear end for getting back into the darkroom and start printing. I got hold of the paper yesterday, so I will get at it during the upcoming week.

Best wishes from Norway, where summer suddenly arrived.

Birger A.

Buster6X6
06-11-2006, 09:55 PM
I made my first batch of 30 post cards today. With my wife after me to do things I have to continue tomorrow with the rest . All should be out by Wednesday.

Cheers Greg :cool:

simulatordan
06-12-2006, 01:58 PM
Thanks to Mark Fisher and glbeas for your postcards which arrived this morning; 12th June. Similar use of 'perspective' in very different images. I find I like using the same idea in some of my shots.

Both great shots, like them very much.

regards Daniel

metod
06-13-2006, 11:55 AM
Hi folks!
Slowly but surely the cards making their way to Montréal. Big thanks so far to Chris Pandino, Daniel (simulatordan) and Mark Fisher. Nice stuff…I just sent mine today.
This should make for interesting summer.
Cheers!

Metod

simulatordan
06-13-2006, 12:12 PM
Hello Shmoo,

Your postcard arrive in this morning's post.Another shot with great perspective combined with depth created by the reflections on the marble? floor. Really great, well seen.

Regards Daniel

Nicole
06-13-2006, 12:17 PM
My goodness, I'm so snowed under with work right now and you have your finished and out the door already?? I have a big display happening in an upcoming expo this weekend so have not had time for anything else. I'll get a little more time in the next 2-3 weeks. I apologise in advance if I run a little behind.

BWKate
06-13-2006, 12:41 PM
We do have some time so don't worry, Nicole. Some of us have not either shot the negative they are going to use or picked the negative they are going to print.

I usually write on every single postcard so it usually takes me a bit of time. I don't mind. It's kind of fun trying to write something different on each one!

BWKate
06-13-2006, 12:45 PM
I received 4 postcards from Gary Beasley, Daniel, Mick Fagan, and Chris Pandino.

All great and all so different. How did you make that cool uneven border, Chris? I like it. Great portait Mick, does your brother like it? Cool perspective Gary and Daniel!

pandino
06-13-2006, 01:23 PM
How did you make that cool uneven border, Chris?

Kate,
Thanks for the compliment! That was my first attempt at a black border of this type. Each print was exposed twice. The first exposure was for the border, and the second for the negative.

For the border, I created the mask by scoring the paper to the desired dimensions, then slowly tearing away at the score. The mask was made of some kind of thick, black, pulpy paper that I had laying around.

I laid the mask on top of each print and exposed sans negative. I cranked through all 50 in about 5-10 minutes, so some may not be perfectly squared with the edges. I then set up my neg for the second exposure.

metod
06-13-2006, 02:22 PM
My goodness, I'm so snowed under with work right now and you have your finished and out the door already?? I have a big display happening in an upcoming expo this weekend so have not had time for anything else. I'll get a little more time in the next 2-3 weeks. I apologise in advance if I run a little behind.

Nicole, just like Kate have mentioned, no worries. Some of us are busier than others….I am sure the wait will be worth it;)

glbeas
06-13-2006, 04:11 PM
Shmoo, I got yours, and Art, yours too. Thanks!

Derek Lofgreen
06-13-2006, 04:20 PM
I got Shmoo and Daniels today. Good stuff you two.

D.

Shmoo
06-13-2006, 05:52 PM
I got Shmoo and Daniels today. Good stuff you two.

D.

That was quick...posted them on Sat. and they started arriving today. I'd better quit complaining about the US Postal Service... :)

Buster6X6
06-13-2006, 09:33 PM
First five cards arrived today Thanks Gary, Daniel, Mike, Mark and Chris.
This is wonderful. They came in with very little damage. only corners scuffed.
As BW Kate said they are so different but unique to each individual and there style and format they use. I like them all.
Thanks guys
Mike your brothers expression in this image is being in right place at the right time. Very well done.Mark you probably remember me from the conference in Toronto? I like the moody look and grain adds to the image.Daniel your image has a such steely look to it. Xp-2 is a very nice film.Gary very difficult light. Well done.Chris I have some Technical Pan in 4X5 I taught to use it for night shutting but it seems to look great in daylight to.

Keep them coming Greg

b1ltr1te
06-14-2006, 12:24 AM
I was able to print and label all my Post cards and will have them out in the mail tomorrow. I tried something different than I normal print, but it was fun for this exchange.

Enjoy.

simulatordan
06-14-2006, 11:14 AM
Hello Nige and Art,

Nige, I've ofter wondered what the 'Invisible man' did in his spare time. You must've had your bandages in the wash, or were you 'skinny' washing the car?
Interesting image though sharper than I would have expected.

Art another shot with lots of 'perspective' including aerial, as an engineer I find it fascinating - is it part of a hydro scheme ?

Regards Daniel

glbeas
06-14-2006, 04:30 PM
Daniel, I got yours and Niges' cards today, thanks!