Thanks everyone for your comments!
Roger -- it is just for the week. I've gotten ten cards so far -- but being 5 weeks into an exchange with over 50 participants...well, that seems a little low, a little slower than usual. Maybe it's just me -- it's disappointing when there are no new cards in the mail. ;)
Looking forward to getting your card though (and everyone elses!)
Just got mooseontheloose's card. I have a roll of HIE that i'm terrified to shoot since i know i can't get more and i'm sure i'll muck it up somehow.
Also: You might have convinced me to switch to glossy postcards!
I don't normally print on glossy RC, but I picked up that box by mistake (!). However, I think it really works with some images.
HIE isn't that hard. I normally just put a red 25 filter on the lens, set the ISO to 320 or 400 (sometimes 200) and meter. It it's something I think will be really good, I'll bracket too. I've noticed that the images I like best usually have water, people, or old buildings (i.e. old wood) in them. If you only have one roll of HIE, there's not much you can do either way, but you might try some other infrared film (I like Efke IR820) and shoot a few rolls with it to get an idea of what kind of images you like with infrared. Then, make a plan for your HIE and go out and shoot it!
My cards posted yesterday evening.
I did receive a few this week.
Brian's 48 Lincoln from the last group. Such a nice shot.
The contact print of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist from Paul. It's a very nice shot.
The HIE shot having a drink from Mooseontheloose... great use of IR.
Mike's Time Travel shot of the Chicago River, looks great that time of the day.
Tell me about it.. I sent out 15 and have gotten 3.
Originally Posted by mooseontheloose
Since I am watching a Monty Python Documentary.. all I can say is...
GET ON WITH IT!
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The rest of mine go out tomorrow, Rudy. That's all of'em.
Rachelle your card arrived yesterday - great memories for me from my visit to Kyoto last year. (How did you manage to get the shot with nobody present??) Pity it was for business and not pleasure - no film cameras to be seen in my stable. :(
I'm looking forward to returning again though - film in hand and no d****** to be seen!!
I'm not sure which card I sent you (I did three different cards this round) but I think it was Kinkakuji. Most of my shots there were the result of waiting for the waves of people to pass through, and claim good spots when I could. The most disappointing thing for me for that trip is that I brought six rolls of precious HIE to shoot in Japan, and all but that first roll ended up pretty fogged. Interesting, considering that roll was changed in broad daylight (shaded of course), and the others were changed properly in a changing bag in dim light. (!?!)
OK, I must admit I am one of those slackers who haven't printed and sent cards yet.......Hopefully this weekend I can get some time in the little black box I call a darkroom!
But, that doesn't mean my Mail box has been empty:
DRPSilver - Barn, Curry Lane - Reminds me of a favourite location of mine. Shame I can't get close enough to get some nice images, as they have fenced it off
Polyglot - Lesmurdie Falls - William, you keep taking pictures like that, I might just have to think about a 67. Love the nearly surreal feel of the mist and the good detail of the middle rocks
omu(?) - La Maccina - Always a bit of a sucker for a nice set of wheels!
mooseontheloose - Kinkakuji - Very nice. When I get just a bit more proficient at what I do, I seriously want to give that kind of work a try
So 4 out of 20 thus far. Now its time to pull ones digit out and have a look at those negs!