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06-08-2009, 05:29 PM
I received my first card today from mooseontheloose (Rachelle).

It is titled "Basilique du Sacré Coeur, Montmartre"

It is very nice work in HIE - one of the first I've seen which includes people and movement. I love the shadow of the young soccer player.

Thanks Rachelle.

Just 23 more to go :).


Christopher Walrath
06-08-2009, 05:36 PM
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I got three today.

Matt, I love the tonality and detail that came out in your print. I have a NWR about five miles from home and this is a scene I love.

Lori, great subject matter. A lot to absorb and it is very engaging. I love it.

Rachelle. Holy Wow! That is simply amazing. Nice use of filters? Burning? Don't tell me. Don't wanna know. You nailed it.

mike c
06-08-2009, 05:46 PM
Lorirfrommontana,just got your post card today,my first one. Its really neat, that must be the road to everywhere,thanks I like it, it will be the frist one I put up in the darkroom wall.

mike c.

06-08-2009, 08:23 PM
Fleath, I was in Vanbar's last week and enquired as to whether they still had any in stock. A check of their computer revealed no stock in Australia. I think I bought about their last 400 sheets a few months ago, it was very old stock, like about 8 years.

As CR Kennedy the importer of Ilford product, refuses to import Ilford Postcard stock, unless there is any old stock in Australia, you will not be able to source any inside Australia.

I bought 1,000 sheets from Germany a couple of years ago, I'm almost through that lot and I think I will just cut up other stock to size for the future.


Thanks for the update Mick,

I made some calls this morning trying to locate stock and have hit the same hurdles. Now I need to decide whether I get the smaller stock or cut up larger sheets. If Aust post are happy with the smaller size, that will probably be my option

06-08-2009, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the kind comments Matt and Chris! I have to admit that the image was just me finishing off a roll of HIE -- I don't know why I don't have more people in my HIE shots -- it's a lot more dynamic than my usual stuff. ;)

Chris, I know you don't want to know, but that's a straight print (and I realized I forgot to mention in my info on the back of the card - standard red 25 filter). I try to avoid using images that require a lot of dodging and burning for the postcard exchange unless it's an easy dodge or burn (like just the foreground or a corner or whatever). I just don't have the time or patience when printing 50 small cards!

Alex Bishop-Thorpe
06-09-2009, 04:06 AM
An update on the Ilford Postcard Paper in Australia: I asked at Total Photographic Supplies this morning and they did the run around for me and found the warehouse had 2 boxes of it in Pearl, sitting around. I do assume this is old stock - apparently the whole Portfolio range has never sold well in Australia, and they don't keep much on hand in any size. Which is fairly sad.
I've ordered both though, and we'll see.

06-09-2009, 04:56 AM
Two received today:

"Signs" from lorirfrommontana - A couple of gashes on the print thanks to postal machines. Quite a list of names, and I suspect a story there as well.

"Basilique du Sacré Coeur" from mooseontheloose - I've got to get some high speed IR film (ADOX 820 at IE1 is way too slow). A very interesting picture.

mike c
06-09-2009, 11:00 AM
Sent mine off this morning, its no little task but worth it.

mike c.

06-09-2009, 12:38 PM
Received my first postcard today from Pete H.

Nice picture of glass objects on the table.
Looking forward receiving the other ones, exciting watching the mailbox every day for postcards.


mike c
06-09-2009, 01:44 PM
Received two today,Rachelle great card like the way you caught the boy in mid stride kicking the ball. The water falls are done really nice Pete,softness of the water is great. Thank you both for the cards.


Christopher Walrath
06-09-2009, 05:43 PM
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I got Pete's card today. I love the lines and patterns in this photographs, Pete. Beautifully printed. I love it. Thank you, Pete.

06-10-2009, 02:26 PM
Rachelle; got your nice postcard to day. Tanks!
The life goes on - the local boys playing football, probably not even noticing the famous

06-10-2009, 03:41 PM
another two.

A nice postcard from Rachelle of Sacre Coer Paris and
a nice postcard of a thombstone merged bij a tree from Christopher.

so far I'am all thrilled.


Christopher Walrath
06-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Got Robert's card today. Beautiful composition and texture. Good to see a LF image in this round.

Funny story. I was explaining this to my daughter and said I would be getting postcards from 32 photographs. She misunderstood. She looked at my wife and said 'We're really gonna have to clean. 32 people . . .' I explained that you all were not coming here but that your postcards would come in the mailbox. She misunderstod again. 'Come on, Dad. 32 people can't fit in the mailbox.'

So, when the first three showed up on Monday and she exclaimed, upon my arrival at home, 'Dad, you got three postcards today.', I replied 'So were there three photographers in the mailbox?'

'DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!' (hands on hips)

Anke Drewitz
06-11-2009, 03:05 AM
Pete H's pinhole shot of some glasses arrived as first card of this round
and Christopher Walrath's planted tombstone ;) got the second place
thanks to both for this inspiring start of round #17


06-11-2009, 05:22 AM
Ok, I know that I have been in a cave since before the start of June ... but for those other Aussie participants out there, I managed to buy a box of Pearl Ilford postcard paper from my local (Adelaide St, Bris) Ted's Camera Store. There was still a box on the shelf, so if you have a local Ted's they usually will do what they can to move stock around to other stores if you are still after it.

As for my cards, I hope to have time to do my printing after the end of next week. I am really looking forward to receiving another cracking set ...

06-11-2009, 03:20 PM
Today I got a very nice postcard of apple blossoms from lorirfrommontana.


06-11-2009, 03:48 PM

within the last few days I got very nice postcards from Guus, Pete, Chris, Matt, Rachelle and Paul. Thanks to you all to give this round such a great start.

Pete, thanks and regards from my daughter too.


Christopher Walrath
06-11-2009, 08:10 PM
Glad you liked my card, Rudy. I got my card from Guus today. It has become a regular thing this week that my family announces upion my arrival that I have another card today and, after having already looked at it, they view it with me together and we talk about where it came from, what it reminds me of.

Something else to look forward to and to do as a family. Something I had not anticipated with the postcard exchange. Thanks again, Rudy, and everyone for this. Oh, and Guus, very simple image, the type I might pass up most days but it accomplished what I try to do in my own photography. Point out the things that, even we more observant types, we pass by without a thought everyday. And for that reason, it is the best one I have gotten thus far.

Alex Bishop-Thorpe
06-12-2009, 03:27 AM
Printed all my postcards today, I had a few hours to spare and a bundle of paper, so I didn't wait for the Ilford Postcard paper...oh well, I'll use it for the next exchange. 50-odd prints floating in the wash bath attracted some attention in the university darkroom, so APUG might get some new members for it.

I've also received a few! which is impressive, as they have to travel an awfully long way.

Pete H., I dig the waterfall a whole lot. Velvet soft.

MattKing, got yours too, complete with very Canadian stamp. I like it, reminds me of the walkways through the mangrove trees when I was little.

mooseontheloose, the first HIE photo I've seen up close, and all around a very impressive photo. I like the boy in the foreground, great capture in time. Reminds you exactly how high speed HIE was.

lorirfrommontana, a regular sight in the outback here too, I remember a few sign posts like that. Endlessly interesting, and the FM2 with a 50mm is my favorite combination.

Time to start addressing photos, expect it to be a little while as I slowly buy all those stamps, budgeting is a pain.