I received a print today from Mark Mombarg. To say I'm impressed would be an understatement. Subject and execution were attention grabbing. I think I am going to have to do some experimenting with the catechol as a paper developer, as it produces tone gradation smoother than a baby's butt, but still enough contrast for some bite. I know I'm getting the better end of this exchange.
John Berry (vet173)
I forgot to add, that my prints are done and will be mailed tomorrow.
I've received all prints in my group.
Rüdiger (rst) sent a really nice lith print from a cathedral clock. From Micheal (jstraw) I got a selenium toned print made with a Holga which was quite atmospheric. Keith (keithwms) sent two prints, one work in progress (although I'd be pretty happy with it already!), a selenium toned macro of a moon flower and a well-done portrait inspired by a classical statue.
I really liked this round and will definitely participate in the next one!
I also enjoyed the group 9 prints from Matthijs, Michael and Rüdiger. Everything arrived in good condition. As I mentioned privately to the group, each person sent something really new to me, and the subjects were all very well presented. They got me inspired to try pyrocat and also lith printing (oh great, now I have to buy more chems, my darkroom is already a full-service apothecary)...
I haven't heard from everyone yet but as far as I know, group 9 is complete.
I am such a slug this round. I apologize for not getting my prints to Group 12 yet. I hope to get them made this week.
Received a print of bubble patterns frozen into the ice from BirgerA. It's really neat. Sort of like texture on texture on texture. I find myself wanting to press my nose against the print with my hands cupped around my eyes to get a deeper look into the ice. Very nice Birger. Thank you.
My prints are drying as I type. :D
Yesterday I received a very nice print from rmartin's!
I've also received rmartins really nice print of a bridge at the College of William and Mary in America. Many thanks Rob.
Just waiting for 1 more in group 1.
I plan to send my prints out in the next few days.