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    I am interested in this as well.

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    OK, that is enough people to give it a try. Let's say sign-in is open until end of June, then I will do the groupings and off we go.

    Print size is whatever suits you best as long as it is not bigger than 8x10. Even contacts from medium format can be fun.

    Here is the list of participants so far:

    Sandra (swittmann)
    Mick (Mick Fagan)
    Joe (Joe O'Brien)
    Laurent (Laurent)
    Matt (MattKing)
    Paul (paul_c5x4)
    Ruediger (rst)

    And maybe we can convince Mike to also join in here

    Cheers
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    So is this a one for one swap, or a 'postcard prints on steriods' kind of thing, in terms of an 8x10's for all on the list ex.

    Same image to all if multiple prints?

    Also, is it to be mounted or matted, or just the print after it came off the drying rack/blotter roll/or flat out from underneath the good old light read.. the CRC handbook?

    I likely have a set of suitable images already.

    I was given a bunch of paper from an older photographer (friend of a friend) who can no longer see well enough to work his darkroom. All in his fridge freezer since about early 90's to early 2000's.
    2 boxes of 8x10 Supra 3 RA-4 that test as fine, a box of 100 8x10 Radiance reversal colour paper that works fine as well, and about 50 8x10's in a Supra 2 box that was a mystery becuse it was not RC, and had no green or mauve overcoat.

    (See, this is a theme with me, I really do have people give me free supplies).
    (These also came with an Ansco Speexex Special R (Isolette III clone) that I now also have working, and the case's leather oiled and supple and even restiched! A nice old camera to use.)

    Well the Supra 2 Box was not RA-4. Turns out it is DW FB glossy, on a white base. VC too though by now only grade 00(0) at 170Y to 2.5 at 170M. Ansco 130 did not change the image tone compared to what Dektol gave, so it is a cold tone paper.

    I had not calibrated it any finer before I started printing a nice image of a ship at anchor in Hamilton Harbour. It was a lightly overcast day, so the clouds did not need too much burning in. The image looked like it might print well on grade 2.5, so I started there, and thought I might as well try out the unknown paper, since I knew it did not go any harder.

    Then I decided no, less contrast, then , well a bit less contrast, and a bit more burn... By the time I was done I was down from 170M to 55M and back to 70M and had made 1-5x7 and 6- 8x10. Some too light in the clouds, some too dark in the shadows, or overall a bit dark. Overall most were quite nice prints, but you know how it is when you have a vision...

    Well when I have 'dud' FB prints I go off and refine my toning skills.
    So the bit too little contrast one saw selenium, and is quite fine now.
    The bit too dark in the shadows one saw some local playing with 'liquid sunshine' as I recall hearing John Sexton call K Ferri bleaching and is looking more as I wanted to present the image.
    The too dark overall one got rehalogenating bleached entirely and redevelped in Kodak Sepia and is now a lightly toned sepia variant.

    Enough of this tale...
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    Hi Ruediger,

    I'd like to join in if you have room for another. Just got my first box of Oriental paper, so looking forward to trying it out.

    Thanks,
    Craig
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    OK, Mike, I count this as a yes

    But I think I should make it a bit more clear.

    @All

    • Any traditional process allowed on any paper as long as the paper is no larger than 8x10. Smaller is OK, whatever fits.
    • As in the group print exchanges we will build groups of three or four people to send a print to each other. But there is no need to send the same image to each of the members in your group. Although sometimes it is interesting to get feedback for the same image from different people.
    • There is no need to mount/mat/frame the print. If you do so I think it is OK, but we should not expect others to do so as well. I for myself will send the prints just flattened, no mounting, no mat, no frame.
    • I think maybe a little bit info about the image and the print is always welcome.


    And these are the participants so far:

    Sandra (swittmann)
    Mick (Mick Fagan)
    Joe (Joe O'Brien)
    Laurent (Laurent)
    Matt (MattKing)
    Paul (paul_c5x4)
    Ruediger (rst)
    Mike (Mike Wilde)
    Craig (ccross)

    Cheers
    Ruediger
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    And one more participant ...

    Sandra (swittmann)
    Mick (Mick Fagan)
    Joe (Joe O'Brien)
    Laurent (Laurent)
    Matt (MattKing)
    Paul (paul_c5x4)
    Ruediger (rst)
    Mike (Mike Wilde)
    Craig (ccross)
    Roger (Roger Thoms)

    Cheers
    Ruediger
    Do or do not. There's no try. (Yoda)

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    Ruediger, can you include me as well? I need a valid reason to tell my beautiful wife that I have no other
    choice but to lock myself in the garage (aka darkroom) for a few hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anikin View Post
    ... I need a valid reason to tell my beautiful wife that I have no other choice but to lock myself in the garage (aka darkroom) for a few hours...
    Hi Eugene,

    sure and I think you have to go to your darkroom immediately to be sure that the print is ready once the groups have been defined. You live far away from my home, so if she asks questions tell her that it is my fault

    Here is the updated list (11 participants)

    Sandra (swittmann)
    Mick (Mick Fagan)
    Joe (Joe O'Brien)
    Laurent (Laurent)
    Matt (MattKing)
    Paul (paul_c5x4)
    Ruediger (rst)
    Mike (Mike Wilde)
    Craig (ccross)
    Roger (Roger Thoms)
    Eugene (anikin)

    Cheers
    Ruediger
    Do or do not. There's no try. (Yoda)

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    just starting to print again at home, count me in

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    Hey great, already 12 participants.

    Sandra (swittmann)
    Mick (Mick Fagan)
    Joe (Joe O'Brien)
    Laurent (Laurent)
    Matt (MattKing)
    Paul (paul_c5x4)
    Ruediger (rst)
    Mike (Mike Wilde)
    Craig (ccross)
    Roger (Roger Thoms)
    Eugene (anikin)
    Timothy (dasBlute)

    Cheers
    Ruediger
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