I'm interested in continuing but have a few comments:
I have no problem with what Oxleyroad suggests, but I'm mindful that it doesn't deal with the problem of "laggards" as we have experienced. If recent experience is indicative of future performance then aiming for 4 exchanges per year may be a bit optimistic. I think kicking off a new round before the previous round is sorted might be asking for difficulties.
Four times a year might be pushing it for me - if it gets that frequent then I may sit out periodically and participate less frequently. I'm just a learner and would prefer to aim for quality over quantity.
My real interest is in analogue image capture and printing (i.e. trad wet darkroom work). I realise that not everyone has access to those facilities so I'm happy to accept 1 or 2 inkjets per round. But if I feel photoshop and inkjet printing is dominating then I'll cease participating. Sorry that's just who I am - a grumpy old man.
I appreciate tomalophicon's suggestion regarding "themes", but sorry, I'm not interested. My photography is a very personal thing that is restricted exclusively to what *I* want to do. I'm not particularly interested in exploring new areas or subject matters at the behest of others - I only do so if they move *me*. So if I participate then its on my terms. That is: you take what you get from me - and I happily accept what I receive from others (even if it is inkjet) :-)
Just my $0.02.
Lastly, thanks to Oxleyroad for offering to co-ordinate this.
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