I do hope to jump into the next exchange round though.
So far, I've learned that the best times for a nice still bub to pose is right after a feed, when he's looking like a drunk on payday
For all those in this round check you PMs
Packages of prints due to me by end of March. Then I will chase the stragglers toward the end of March. Name and shame during the first week of April, and I will distribute the prints I have unless I am aware of circumstances that are slowing the arrival of prints to my address.
My six prints are ready and will be in the mail shortly.
I thought, how difficult can it be to make six prints; but I forgot Murphy's Law (BTW, O'Toole thought Murphy was an optimist!). My first printing session was sabotaged by cross-contaminated trays (community darkroom). Initially I suspected the paper (Ilford Cooltone), but a professional photographer friend of mine said it was contamination, so I went with that. Printing session #2: after thoroughly washing all the tools and printing one "test" print (negative for contamination :)), I proceeded to batch process the requisite six prints in pairs. Much to my chagrin, the prints got darker the more I printed! Getting the right exposure became a game of hit-and-miss:confused:. Fast forward to PS#3. Switched to another enlarger (same model: Omega Super Chromega D Dichroic II). Need I say, same results:pouty:! Between the last two session (and way to many sheets of paper), I think I have six "identical" prints.
P.S. Has the earthquake in Christchurch, NZ affected any of you? From what I have seen in the news, it is devastating to say the least.
It's all marching up rather quick. Out of the 4 weekends in March, I already have two of them booked, so I now only have two weekends to do my prints....yikes.
My prints were in the mail on Friday (and while I was at it, I did my Large Format forum ones as well)! After being consistently one to two days late both previous exchanges, I have lifted my game :-)
Got your prints today Marc.
sorry I've gotten pnumonea and have been in bed for the last week...I'm going ot get some prints made this weekend and they will be delivered by the postman on Monday.
I think you will be happy with the results, as the effort involved in making the original was interesting