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06-09-2008, 06:11 PM
Recv'd Rachelle's card today...very nice infrared image with a nice selenium toning.

Wondering what this looked like without the bleach...?

Anke Drewitz
06-10-2008, 02:30 AM
Wow! That was fast!! Who knew the post between France and the Netherlands could be so speedy? ;-)
Not only between France and the Netherlands. Your beautiful card also arrived this morning here in Germany. Thanks a lot, this round you get the price for the first postcard of the round.

You will ge the price from me too! Very nice card that I got last friday. You put a high quality in the round.

06-10-2008, 05:27 PM
Thanks Rachelle, very nice card. It was very dark in my hall when I first saw the card and I thought the 'rock' was levitating. Good use of HIE, but what will you do now its going?


06-11-2008, 02:03 AM
For this round I did two HIE images from Ireland -- one of the Poulnabrone Dolmen, the other of the Giant's Causeway. For those of you receiving the Giant's Causeway image, I have a bit of an explanation. For some reason, when I printed the cards I didn't do a final check of the final image I wanted to print (I blame it on the fixer ;-)), and as a result I overexposed the lot of them. So then I thought I would try to lighten them up by bleaching them back a bit (a global bleach of the entire image), which worked wonderfully, except for the slight yellowing in the clouds. No matter what I did (and I tried a lot of different things, toners and whatnot) nothing seemed to work. In the end I decided to go with the selenium toning -- the yellow is still there, but a bit more muted. Unfortunately, I didn't have any more postcard stock to print a new batch from, and what paper was left in my darkroom was just grey and muddy. So...I think the image still works nicely, and I hope you do too.

PVia -- without the bleach, there would be no yellowing, but the white moss/lichen is the effect I get when I print it properly (bleach not normally needed). The HIE gives it a different look than straight black and white film (which I also shot), in which the lichens remain in shades of grey.

Ritchie -- I don't know!!! It seems that just as I discover a film or a paper I find out it's been discontinued! (Don't get me started on papers for lith printing...) I have 21 rolls of HIE left -- that should see me out over the next year or so. In the meantime, I'm going to try the various other infrared films out there and see what I like.


06-11-2008, 09:41 PM
That was incredibly fast Rachelle Wonderful glow and detail. I also like the slight slant of the rock. Well done.
I bought some 120 HIE film, now the lives are out, cumulus clouds, I am going to use it.

Cheers Greg

06-13-2008, 02:51 AM
Received mooseontheloose's postcard today. Very nice infrared image. Thank you very much!
Have only printed half my cards. Out of town family visitors and there goes any time in the darkroom!

06-13-2008, 03:09 AM
I received mooseontheloose's card a few days ago. I'm slow about commenting, sorry. I like the glowing stone effect from the HIE.
I've managed to print and write out all the addresses on my cards but I always get stumped as to what I should write on them. Might take me a few days. Need to go buy stamps too...

06-13-2008, 04:40 PM
Hello all

I received the card from Rachelle (Mooseontheloose) yesterday. I like the special effect you get with Kodak HIE.


Birger A.

06-13-2008, 05:33 PM
Rachelle's card was the first postcard I have received as an APUG member. It was so exciting! Thank you. Beautiful contrast and a very dramatic effect.


Rob Skeoch
06-13-2008, 06:37 PM
I received mine from Mooseontheloose earlier in the week. Nice. Thanks.
I hope to get my film souped this week.

06-15-2008, 04:41 PM
I received two more cards this weekend from JohnnyWalker and Cara. Thanks!

06-16-2008, 08:52 AM
Cara and Rachelle images made it down under to Australia, great work. Welcome to the exchange Cara I hope you enjoy it.
I have sent my cards today, now I'm of for a photo adventure to tropical North Queensland around the Daintree, Hinchinbrook and Atherton Tablelands areas.

06-16-2008, 11:07 AM
I received Johnny and Cara's postcards today also.
Johnny I love the dog, who I thought was a wolf at first and was worried for your sanity let alone safety!
Cara lovely soft image and from one newbie to another, welcome to the exchange :)


Jon King
06-16-2008, 11:45 AM
Over the past several days, I received Mooseontheloose(Rachelle) and Cara's cards. Two wonderful images. Rachelle, I find I am often picking images from my travels - perhaps they seem more "postcardy"? Cara, I'm curious if you would share any details how you printed it? It came out very nicely on the Ilford postcard paper.

I've selected one potential postcard and I'm developing my most recent rolls, hoping there will be another postcard candidate among the images - these early images are getting me psyched to get into the darkroom to print postcards!

06-16-2008, 12:54 PM
16 June 2008

To All:

I have recieved cards from Rachelle and JohnnyWalker. I like the conrast that Rachelle has capture with HIE. The peacefulness of Shuswap Lake is very inviting. It turns out I have a friend of a neice that lives near this lake. Thanks for the cards.

My cards were delivered to the Post Office on Friday. They should be in your mail boxes soon. If youy do not recieve one let me know so I can send another.


Black Dog
06-16-2008, 04:07 PM
Will send mine out soon-hectic 2 weeks visiting the folks and printing, plus really busy at work too. I've printed a huge pile, I just need to decide which ones to send to which people....

06-16-2008, 04:13 PM
Cara, I'm curious if you would share any details how you printed it? It came out very nicely on the Ilford postcard paper.

Jon, unfortunately I have no secrets to share. This was my first time
printing on Ilford portfolio paper and I was pleasantly surprised with the results. The negative already contained a lot of contrast which necessitated a lot of burning on the statue. I used Illford 2000RT developer. I toned half of the cards in thiourea and the other half in iron blue.

I fell in love with this image. I am glad it was well received.

david b
06-16-2008, 04:14 PM
So far, I have received cards from Cara, Rachelle and Alan Peck.

They are fantastic and I am very excited about this. (This is my first exchange)

I am printing mine right now and hope you all will be pleased with what I am sending.

06-17-2008, 01:44 AM
Received the first card of my first postcard exchange today, from Rachelle. Very nice! A picture taken in Ireland by a Canadian living in France. A real international exchange this.

06-17-2008, 01:50 AM
Johnny I love the dog, who I thought was a wolf at first and was worried for your sanity let alone safety! Síle

Sile, Dakota is part wolf, but the ears betray her uncertain ancestry.