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12-05-2011, 03:48 PM
A quick note to advise my prints done, flattening for a week or so then into to post.

12-16-2011, 02:38 PM
Guess who forgot about their prints flattening? Well they will go in the post next week, with all the Christmas mail out there they will definitely arrive in the new year.

12-16-2011, 02:55 PM
My prints went onto the mail last week. I'm assuming it will take some time for them to arrive. If you're lucky - you'll get a Christmas bonus.

12-16-2011, 08:42 PM
My prints have been ready to go for a while but I haven't been able to find the proper packing material I need to send them. Should be out within the week though.

12-19-2011, 06:38 AM
My prints went onto the mail last week. I'm assuming it will take some time for them to arrive. If you're lucky - you'll get a Christmas bonus.

Lillian, your beautiful prints arrived in the mail today! Definitely a great Christmas bonus! I like the hand-coloured print a lot -- is it only the leaves that were coloured? I'm assuming the range of colours in the background is from the lith, but I've been wrong before. However, I really love the stables print -- you've achieved such a beautiful range of tones that I can rarely get with the Foma. Thanks so much!

12-19-2011, 08:27 AM
That was pretty quick, especially for this time of year!
I'm glad you like them, and yup, just the leaves were coloured.

12-21-2011, 01:04 PM
I too have received a beautiful Christmas present from Lilian. I suspect this will be the best Christmas gift this year.

I love the photo of stables. Lith treatment works just beautifully on this old but opulent building. If the stables have such attention to detail, I can only imagine how inside of the manor looks like.

The hand-colored leaves look amazing. I love the contrast of lightness and fragility of the leaves with dark and foreboding background. It is a very interesting and unusual use of lith process.

Unfortunately, my first attempt to make the prints failed. The old paper I used for one print had too much
mottling and the other did not produce the results I wanted. Anyway, I will try again over the holidays. Hopefully, I will get something sent by January. Sorry about the delay!


12-23-2011, 08:04 AM
My prints went onto the mail last week. I'm assuming it will take some time for them to arrive. If you're lucky - you'll get a Christmas bonus.

Got them the other day

Wonderful, I have never received a hand coloured print before.

Thank you

12-23-2011, 04:58 PM
Glad the prints got to some folks before Christmas. Thanks for your comments.

Jeff, your print arrived today (in great shape). It looks more Halloweeny, than Christmasy, but I like the range of tones for the image.

12-28-2011, 12:55 PM
I finally got the prints done. I will ship them in the next couple of days once I find the suitable envelopes. I am so relieved! It was quite an adventure. I had no idea that getting three acceptable lith prints would be so difficult.

12-29-2011, 04:45 PM
The prints are in the mail!

12-30-2011, 01:55 AM
Received prints from Jeff (trotkiller) and Bob (megzdad81) in recent days. Jeff's graffiti shot belies any focusing issues and has some subtle colours that invite a closer look.

Bob's packaging is a masterful achievement that protected the enclosed print from the rigours of international post, including a puncture wound to the outer layers - Took me ages to fight my way in, but worth it in the end. Just a hint of a horizon, and again subtle colours. Would like some technical info like paper & developer used - Enquiring minds would like to know :p

Got three prints done over the weekend, and hope to get them in the post on Tuesday.

12-30-2011, 05:08 AM
My prints were done a few days ago but still flattening. This house is much warmer and less damp than my old place (which is nice in general), but prints dry with much greater curl and it has a habit of coming back after I think they are properly flat!

Hoping to have them sent out next week.


12-31-2011, 01:09 AM
Got my hands on Lillian's (sly) prints just before 03:00 this morning, but waited until I got home to open the package. Do like the delicate highlights in the Stoneleigh Abbey shot. I've been using the last few sheets of Foma 131 myself, but have yet to get the pinkish browns that this print displays.

The bleach/redeveloped maple leaves has a gritty feel that I'm more familiar with in a lith print. The hand coloured leaves make them stand out without being overpowering.

01-07-2012, 05:55 PM
Bob, I've had your edge-of-the-water shot on my table for a week. The more I look at it, the more I like it. I enjoy the contrastiness of the bench against the soft and delicate highlights of the water/horizon.

Looking forward to seeing more liths, keep em coming folks.....

01-12-2012, 12:33 AM
I have received a print from Rachelle. Oh boy! The statues are such CUUUUUUUUUUUTIES!!!! My whole family just love them. I need to find a suitable frame for your print. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!

01-12-2012, 05:37 AM
Bob, I got your print a couple of weeks ago. It's a killer print, great work.

What paper is it printed on? My guess is Fomatone RC

01-12-2012, 07:40 AM
Eugene, thanks for the great comments! I've also received your two prints (you and Sly are making me feel bad!) -- I love the image of the phantom ship, but the colours and subject of the burned tree is my favorite. Thanks so much!

01-13-2012, 04:14 AM
Well my prints ended up being sent "again". Originally left with my company mail room. But when I was in the mail room yesterday what should I see sitting on the bench, but my prints. Anyway grabbed them back and took to the post office myself during my lunch hour.

At long last they are on the way.

01-19-2012, 04:02 PM
The mailbox has been exciting this past week.
First I received Annikin's prints. The burnt tree is very interesting visually. The Crater Lake print is a bit flat. Less exposure, longer in the developer maybe? You say you're having a hard time getting consistent results. 2 things I've found that help. 1 - don't skimp on developer. A nice deep tray half full. When I started lith, I was using as shallow an amount as I could get away with. I thought I'd save money. The developer just exhausted so quickly, I wasted tons of paper. 2 - once I know I like an image, and have exposure/development figured out, I expose 2 and develop together, back to back. Faster and more consistent results for the exchange, and duplicates for the portfolio or for toning experiments.
*Next I received Rachelle's wonderful print of little statues under a hydrangea. Awesome!! You have great command of your film and the lith process.
Yesterday I received Paul's prints. The money tree one is interesting, but I prefer the tones and the subject of the High Sweden bridge. I think this was the trip you were on just before we saw you in the fall? I remember your stories about how wet the camping trip was.

I think I only need one more packet in the mail to complete this round. Then it's time for the next. I think the lith exchange is my favorite.