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rst
10-06-2011, 12:56 AM
Hi all,

Again, as in previous rounds, let us move from the sign-up thread to this thread to collect comments, feedback, being-late-announcements and my-cards-are-in-the-mail-messages.

I am looking forward to this new round and I hope that everybody will have fun.

Cheers
Ruediger

Once again the list of participants:

andrew.vartabedian
anikin
Aron
Black Dog
ccross
daveandiputra
drpsilver
FotoGys
George Nova Scotia
gordrob
hoffy
hpulley
htimsdj
J Rollinger
JamesDean
Kc2edh
kraker
labcoat
Laurent
Marianne
markbarendt
markrewald
MattKing
Mike Wilde
mmic1101y
mooseontheloose
ndrs
Oxleyroad
ozphoto
piu58
rai
RHITMrB
Ricus.stormfire
Roger Thoms
Rom
rst
Tim Gray
tj01
Trond
Wayne Frederick


And the extra addresses for those with some spare cards:

Sean Ross
**in between houses, will post a new address soon**

Simon Galley
HARMAN Technology Ltd
Town Lane
Mobberley, Knutsford
Cheshire, WA16 7JL
United Kingdom

Brad Kruchten
President Film Products Group
Eastman Kodak Company
343 State Street
Rochester, New York 14650
USA

hpulley
10-06-2011, 05:22 AM
Now the real challenge: choosing the negative and paper...

mooseontheloose
10-06-2011, 06:02 AM
That's the best part!

Mike Wilde
10-06-2011, 09:00 AM
The challenge for me is to find the envelopes. I have not been in the darkroom for morethan 4 months.
I printed my batch up for this exhange in the spring before embarking on major DIY flooring and paint reno on the main floor of our house.
The reno is coming to an end, but it will be another month of vaccuuming before the dust gets down to pre-reno levels, and I want ot think about getting back to printing without a day of spotting on every print I make.

Black Dog
10-06-2011, 04:13 PM
Like Sylvester Stallone, went the distance now I'm not gonna stop...just a postcarder and his will to survive:cool:

rst
10-08-2011, 04:47 PM
Now the real challenge: choosing the negative and paper...Done that today. Now a big book does the work to straighten the prints. As in the last round I printed four different negatives. Now I have to decide who will get which image ...

Cheers
Ruediger

ozphoto
10-08-2011, 09:45 PM
Mine also done - back in July! My trip back home to AU, means this round, another B&W print rather than the hybrid I had to send a few rounds back. Addresses attached today or tomorrow and then off to the Post Office.

Can't wait to see whose card hits my mailbox first!

Black Dog
10-09-2011, 08:36 AM
Might send out some colour ones this round....

J Rollinger
10-09-2011, 01:00 PM
My cards went out yesterday.

Mike Wilde
10-11-2011, 08:31 AM
Mot of mine went out Thursday night, a few more Friday afternoon, and 4 await me getting ot the post offivce to replenish my international stamp supply.

Laurent
10-11-2011, 02:01 PM
And the winner is... Uwe Pilz !! Your card arrived today in Chateauneuf. The subject is very moving, and the print shows nice textures and details.

Thanks !

rst
10-11-2011, 02:08 PM
I received Uwes postcard yesterday. Thanks, I agree with Laurent.

I will have to write my cards, that will take some days but they should go out next week.

Cheers
Ruediger

J Rollinger
10-11-2011, 04:13 PM
I received 3 cards today from Mike Wilde.. Thanks Mike, i really like 'First Dip Of The Year"

Ricus.stormfire
10-12-2011, 01:25 AM
Wow, you guys have already sent cards....I am only going to start printing this weekend. What worries me a bit is the fact that I don't have those neat "postcard" paper sheets, only normal thickness sheets. I hope the postal services don't manage to destroy them in transit. Maybe I should stick them on thin(ish) cardboard or something.

Laurent
10-12-2011, 01:43 AM
Wow, you guys have already sent cards....I am only going to start printing this weekend. What worries me a bit is the fact that I don't have those neat "postcard" paper sheets, only normal thickness sheets. I hope the postal services don't manage to destroy them in transit. Maybe I should stick them on thin(ish) cardboard or something.

Yes, these guys are amzaing ! I hope to be able to print this week-end (think I have the negative selected, but I need to find a way to do neat contacts).

I received some cards from other rounds on "regular" papaer, and they were not more damaged than the postcard paper.

ozphoto
10-12-2011, 04:39 AM
Wow, you guys have already sent cards....I am only going to start printing this weekend. What worries me a bit is the fact that I don't have those neat "postcard" paper sheets, only normal thickness sheets. I hope the postal services don't manage to destroy them in transit. Maybe I should stick them on thin(ish) cardboard or something.

I've never sent out my cards on *real* postcard sheets - always been cut down from larger sheets or regular size sheets if I've had them in stock. I admit I do stick my labels (fullsize) which does add to the thickness a little, but have also just used 2 smaller ones on many as well.

And many of the cards I've received haven't been postcard stock either and still fair very well in the post.

It's rare that I receive damaged postcards in any form, unless it has been soaked in the rain at some stage prior to delivery.

rst
10-12-2011, 10:15 AM
Yes, it is surprising how well all those postcards arrive, no matter if they are on regular RC paper, on Ilford postcard paper (which is I think Ilford Gallery paper which has a bit thinker paper base), FB, cyanotypes, Polaroids, even the very small Fuji Instax postcards arrived well. And - it is a postcard exchange, so a bit of wear should be part of the fun ;)

Cheers
Ruediger

MattKing
10-12-2011, 12:59 PM
The Ilford postcards are on their heavier-weight Portfolio RC stock.

I use regular RC stock most times. If you look at a "commercial" postcard you will most likely see that it is on paper, rather than RC base, so would be as likely or more likely to be damaged than RC stock.

Trond
10-12-2011, 01:07 PM
Received my first postcard today, from Uwe Pilz. Indeed a very moving photograph which sets in motion a train of thoughts, at least for me.

Thanks,
Trond

hpulley
10-12-2011, 06:08 PM
Yes, it is surprising how well all those postcards arrive, no matter if they are on regular RC paper, on Ilford postcard paper (which is I think Ilford Gallery paper which has a bit thinker paper base), FB, cyanotypes, Polaroids, even the very small Fuji Instax postcards arrived well. And - it is a postcard exchange, so a bit of wear should be part of the fun ;)

Cheers
Ruediger

Has anyone sent Fuji Pack film prints out before? Would they survive I wonder? Hmm, ideas, ideas... I have a whole bunch of FP-100B that expires in November 2011, very interesting... too many ellipses...