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Vaughn
06-29-2007, 01:45 AM
Vaughn here...my prints are in the wash...hopefully they will be put into the mail tomorrow. I am also trying to leave town, so it will be tight! Worse comes to worse, I'll mail them from Spokane next week.

Tony, your print arrive yesterday and in good shape, and extremely beautiful! My wife is from NWS (Comboyne, up near Taree), so an image of Sydney is much appreciated (she worked at a hospital west of Sydney towards the Blue Mountains...Penrith, I think, or was it Parramatta?) A platinum print was totally unexpected...well seen and well printed. Not something that should be put away in a box.

So, of our group, that only leaves me as the slacker...but I am pleased with my images. I used a handmade pinhole on my Gowland 4x5 -- exposed onto Polaroid Type 55 that expired 1988, and printed on Kodak Ektalure K that was dated 1981. It was amazing everything worked! (the Type 55 was refrigerated for the past 14 years, but not the photopaper).

So, it looks like I'll get my images in the mail before the June 30 deadline, but not by much! It is almost mid-night...I have a print to mat and frame for a show tomorrow, and need to load up some 8x10 holders for my trip up to Spokane (Planning on some time along the Colombia River Gorge on the way back!) So I'd better get busy!

vaughn

Tony Egan
06-29-2007, 03:18 AM
..... Tony, your print arrive yesterday and in good shape, and extremely beautiful! My wife is from NWS (Comboyne, up near Taree), so an image of Sydney is much appreciated (she worked at a hospital west of Sydney towards the Blue Mountains...Penrith, I think, or was it Parramatta?) ...

Hi Vaughn - There are big hospitals in both thoses places. Parramatta is 10 mins from my home. A big childrens hospital there which I have visited more times than I would have liked and my daughter did a practicum there last year as part of her Social Work degree.

Interestingly my father's first teaching placement out of college was near Comboyne in the mid 1950's. I have poked around that area a bit in my youth with family and friends from boarding school especially around Wauchope. Nice to know you have an Aussie connection and, by the way, the Sydney Opera House was granted World Heritage status yesterday.

Rlibersky
06-29-2007, 09:46 PM
I have now received all prints. Great work all. have not been notified if mine made it.

Randy

Vaughn
06-30-2007, 01:34 AM
I have now received all prints. Great work all. have not been notified if mine made it.

Randy

Hello Randy..I received yours...but I am wondering how you received mine since I haven't got it in the mail yet? Doing the time warp again?;)

I believe yours was the 8x10 of the pond w/ the barn in the background...a heck of a lot sharper than mine is! Looks like the paper will have some permanent creases...but not to worry -- I consider them as part of the image.

Looks like mine will not get into the mail until Monday. Sorry.

Vaughn

PS...I just packaged up the prints, so it is just a matter of getting to an opened post office.

Tony Egan
06-30-2007, 07:38 AM
Randy - I got yours also. Sorry I thought I had responded but I remember now I got yours and Rich's prints on the same day and I think I thanked him for both! I gave the print a few minutes in the dry mounting press and it looks pretty good. A very dreamy landscape. Thanks.

gr82bart
06-30-2007, 09:57 AM
Well, I just received a fantastic image from Keeds of a combine harvester. I really like this image - dramatic, almost 'Gothic', dark. A very nice image. Thanks!

Regards, Art. (Anyone in our group hear from magic?)

Vaughn
07-05-2007, 11:22 AM
Hey Group!

I mailed my photos from a small town somewhere along the Columbia River on the Washington State side. Hopefully you will receive them by the end of the week...except for Tony who will get his whenever the the next boat leaves for southern ports!

Vaughn

Rlibersky
07-05-2007, 12:32 PM
Hello Randy..I received yours...but I am wondering how you received mine since I haven't got it in the mail yet? Doing the time warp again?;)


Yeah wrong forum. I had a number of prints come in at the same time. I do like the print, thanks.

I made my pinholes to match the lens I have. I focused and composed with the lens then pop on the pinhole.

Vaughn
07-05-2007, 11:20 PM
Vaughn,

I am waiting as fast as I can.

Steve

I mailed them on Monday, July 2nd, so hopefully there will be no red shift caused by waiting at the speed of light.

Vaughn

Doyle Thomas
07-09-2007, 10:18 PM
A disappointing result, of my group of 3 there was:
One total no show who never even responded with an address,
one who received a print but did not reciprocate
and one full participant.

Doyle

DWThomas
07-09-2007, 10:30 PM
I second the other Mr. Thomas' comments. The non-reciprocation is even stranger, as just after WPPD, said individual mentioned having already made a quantity of prints. I hope that nothing horrible befell the guy, I mean, weird things do happen out in this big bad world.

And I certainly hope no one just turned chicken -- I mean, we're talking pinhole shots here -- no one is/should be expecting Ansel Adams' work!

There's a box here waiting to go to #3 -- all it needs is an address (and I really don't need a duplicate copy).

As my first participation in a print exchange, I was looking forward to a successful conclusion and do indeed feel rather disappointed.

Anyway, thanks Doyle for holding up your end! :)

DaveT

nsurit
07-09-2007, 11:04 PM
I have been a total slug in regards to my exchange partners and their print from me. The darkroom I have (had) access to is at the MFA of Houston, Glassell School of Art and the class I was registered for this summer didn't make which means I won't have access until the end of August. The commercial B&W lab I have used for years has also recently closed. I would have preferred to print it myself, however will take it to another commercial lab to be printed . . . guess I could scan it and . . . no that would never do. Bill "El Sluggo" Barber

b1ltr1te
07-29-2007, 01:46 PM
I sent my address out on 05-01-07, 08:19 PM to the other participants in my group. I received no response and felt sad :(

I gave up waiting to hear from my group last month and decided to enjoy my pinhole photos, by myself, with no companion pinhole photos.

I'll still use the pinhole camera - it was very liberating - but will probably not be in this exchange next year.

bsignorelli
07-30-2007, 05:22 PM
For Group 2 this is how we stand I think...

Bastiaan - I received from him, Sent to him
bdilgard - I received from him, Sent to him
crispinuk - I received from him, Sent to him
bsignorelli - Me
bshimmin - NO WORD FROM HIM

noblebeast
08-04-2007, 12:20 AM
Very disappointing! I dutifully sent my prints to the others. Out of the three other members of my group only one has sent a print (actually two prints! Thanks again Pete). No contact by the other members other than sending their addresses. Similar to my experiences with the WTCD Print Exchange. I don't think I'll be doing any more of these print exchanges.

Joe

gr82bart
08-04-2007, 11:57 AM
Hi Folks,

I'm really sorry this exchange isn't living up to the reputation of the other exchanges. On ToyCamera.com there is also an acute problem with their exchange too. So much so, they are looking for exchange angels - folks who are willing to send extra prints to those that got shafted. I think there's a similar problem at the f295 print exchange too. Seems like Toy Camera / Pinhole enthusiast are getting a bad rep and it's no wonder if this behaviour continues.

Those that have not received a print, can you send me a PM and I will send reminder PMs? Thanks.

Regards, Art.

Pete H
08-05-2007, 01:36 AM
Yes, I'm disappointed. I received noblebeast's print - very atmospheric and beautifully printed - thanks Joe - and that's it. :(
Compare that with the postcard exchange, which is working really well.

Pete

George Papantoniou
08-05-2007, 01:35 PM
I still have a few prints from that day's shooting ready. If someone wants, I'm willing to send a couple to him/her. You can PM me (do it soon, I'm leaving on holiday in a few days).

Kobin
08-05-2007, 09:35 PM
I've got a couple I can send someone.

K.

Pete H
10-22-2007, 04:24 AM
A beautiful platinum/palladium contact print has just arrived from Bill Barber (nsurit). Thanks Bill!