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Re: Postcard Exchange 2017!
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2017, 03:59:51 AM »
Took all of mine to the post office today.  If anyone doesn't get one let me know, I made a few extras. 

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« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2017, 08:37:16 PM »
Spent Sunday night in the Darkroom too, all will be old matt G4 paper from 127 Negs (efke R100) from either a Coronet 4x4 or Eastman Bullet.  Away till later in the week when I'll get sticking and posting hopefully.

Miles, my card arrived today and it is the most perfect little thing, I am genuinely blown away with it. The subject resonates with me, I love that it's hand printed - it couldn't be better. It's spent the day at the back of my desk and I can't stop looking at it. Thank you.

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« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2017, 10:44:25 PM »

That's very kind of you Nigel, thanks.

I enjoyed the cutting and sticking.  It was nice working with 127 Negs too as don't very often.

I think FotoFusion in Brixton are great for courses, I did a Liquid Light one there and loved it.

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« Reply #53 on: September 27, 2017, 03:03:47 PM »
I am so eager to receive these postcards! I have quite the collection from past exchanges..nice to be adding more!

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« Reply #54 on: October 03, 2017, 12:31:17 PM »

It begins :-)

Just got a lovely Plymouth from Bryan via Port Orchard WA US of A.

Thanks Chum, it's grand.

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« Reply #55 on: October 03, 2017, 04:42:53 PM »

It begins :-)

Just got a lovely Plymouth from Bryan via Port Orchard WA US of A.

Thanks Chum, it's grand.

I'm glad you like it Miles, I'm also surprised it made it that far in a week.

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« Reply #56 on: October 03, 2017, 05:23:06 PM »
I have cards from Bryan and Miles. Both very nice! I'm still waiting to get mine from the printers. :( Not the image I had planned to use, but I'll make up for it. :)
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« Reply #57 on: October 03, 2017, 08:34:47 PM »
I too have Miles' and Bryan's cards to add to Diane's fast starter...

Humble thanks to you all for providing a stellar start to what is becoming, for me, the highlight of the filmwasting year.

I've readied my image, and hope to feed some nice paper through the printer this coming weekend...
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« Reply #58 on: October 05, 2017, 02:53:52 PM »
Mine will be ordered tonight. I am sorry I haven't been able to get into the darkroom this month. It is our last push before Christmas at work.

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« Reply #59 on: October 09, 2017, 11:43:42 PM »
Cards printed today. Need to get some stamps, write the things, then dump them in the box and let the magic postal elves do their work.
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« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2017, 04:47:06 PM »
I have mine from the printer, written and waiting to be posted. Maybe in the next day or two.
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« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2017, 06:50:28 PM »
Finally got mine out this morning. I've received about half a dozen so far, from both sides of the pond.
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« Reply #62 on: October 24, 2017, 01:24:20 AM »
Cards from Manuel and Andrej! Very welcome additions to the collection. Thanks!
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« Reply #63 on: October 24, 2017, 03:52:16 PM »
James....did you receive my Eclipse card? I know it was sent very early but I was trying to take advantage of the ‘special’ stamp thing,

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« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2017, 08:51:37 PM »
I have been so badly struggling to find something decent to send, that I have only sent a roll off to get developed yesterday,that I took last week, while working in Scotland (hopefully there is something good on it), so I'll apologise to one and all if I don't get them out in time.
Many thanks to you guys whose cards I have received Bryan's and Miles's car shots, Manuel's tom, Nigel's low light shot and Andrej's wall

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« Reply #65 on: October 24, 2017, 09:21:16 PM »
I also haven't sent my cards yet. I hope to send them by Friday at the latest. I tried a new printer and the prints turned out fine, but the paper is a bit thin, so I ordered some envelopes.

Thanks to all who sent their fantastic cards already! It is really a joy to find them in my mailbox.  :)

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« Reply #66 on: October 24, 2017, 10:32:37 PM »
Mine all went today. You should all have them within a few days.

Thanks to everyone who's sent me one so far - you know who you are!

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« Reply #67 on: October 25, 2017, 02:03:53 AM »
James....did you receive my Eclipse card? I know it was sent very early but I was trying to take advantage of the ‘special’ stamp thing,
Yes, I received yours way back when! :)
Others received:
Bryan
Miles
Manuel
Andrej
Harvey

Hoping mine are arriving at destinations soon.
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« Reply #68 on: October 25, 2017, 02:52:52 PM »
I’ve received six, so far:  from Diane, Harvey, James, Bryan, Andrej, and Miles.  I sent mine out a week ago.  They should start arriving at their destinations soon.

Thanks, all—and, for organizing the exchange, especially Diane.

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« Reply #69 on: October 26, 2017, 06:31:18 AM »
I've received some lovely cards and will be having a closer look at the weekend

My photo is printed and the postcards will be posted to all on Saturday. 
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« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2017, 07:07:11 PM »
I've been receiving all of your fantastic cards. I'm afraid mine won't be out in time as a few months back we had a little water come into the house and had to rip up the carpet in the downstairs (where all my computer and photo gear lived) only to discover ancient (1960s) linoleum tile that turned out to be of asbestos  >:( Flash forward through an asbestos abatement specialist, moisture barrier crew, painters, plumber, flooring and carpet installers and we are only now getting everything back into order down there. I fear I may not make the deadline on this exchange, but I will definitely send you all my card once I have a chance to select an image (hopefully actually get to shoot a new one) and have cards made. I really appreciate the ones I've received (and shall still receive), they really make my day when they arrive.

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« Reply #71 on: October 27, 2017, 07:36:25 PM »
Adam...because I work for a flooring company I deal with this type of situation a lot! Good luck getting everything sorted! We will all enjoy the postcards when they arrive!

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« Reply #72 on: October 27, 2017, 11:40:52 PM »
Received 8 so far, such a wide variety of subjects, all black and white.

Mine posted off this evening...
Previous years I've sent them in envelopes, but I've told myself, "it's a postcard, not an original Kertesz", so stop being precious about it...
Hope they arrive safely and hope you find them worthy of a place in your collections.
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« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2017, 01:05:27 AM »
Received 8 so far, such a wide variety of subjects, all black and white.

Mine posted off this evening...
Previous years I've sent them in envelopes, but I've told myself, "it's a postcard, not an original Kertesz", so stop being precious about it...
Hope they arrive safely and hope you find them worthy of a place in your collections.

I enjoy seeing the damage they sustain getting to my mailbox, it's part of the charm of post cards.  I have a few that you can tell went through an aggressive postal sorting machine.  I haven't seen any damaged so badly that I couldn't appreciate the photo. 

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« Reply #74 on: October 28, 2017, 10:12:47 AM »
Having thought about it, I am now worried that mine might have come off their card backing.

Let me know if you get any blank pages, and I'll send them again.

Different solution next time.

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« Reply #75 on: October 28, 2017, 10:19:20 AM »
Having thought about it, I am now worried that mine might have come off their card backing.

Let me know if you get any blank pages, and I'll send them again.

Arrived safe and sound here in Kent, Chris...
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« Reply #76 on: October 29, 2017, 04:34:42 PM »
Been away, my son contacted me and said odd postcards keep arriving for you but they don't seem to be from people on holiday :-)

Made me smile.

Lots coming through, thanks all, I'll pin them all on the dark room wall for inspiration.

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« Reply #77 on: November 02, 2017, 07:29:45 PM »
I got my prints back, now I have to just turn them into postcards!

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« Reply #78 on: November 02, 2017, 07:32:25 PM »
Mine went Monday, or yesterday, I can't remember anything these days...!  Anyway, you should start receiving them anytime now....
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« Reply #79 on: November 02, 2017, 08:37:57 PM »
Yep sorry Paul meant to say thanks, it came today!

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« Reply #80 on: November 07, 2017, 05:31:05 PM »
Took all of mine to the post office today and sent them on their merry way. So hopefully you guys should receive them in the next few days and weeks

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« Reply #81 on: November 10, 2017, 08:45:58 AM »
Sorry for the delay everyone, life got in the way up here. All cards are now on their way.

Small user manual to those of you not familiar with Polaroid pack film. Carefully separate the dark part from the paper to reveal your postcard. Those of you who receives the FP100c film can also try to wash the negative, if you like  :)

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« Reply #82 on: November 16, 2017, 06:26:11 PM »
Sorry for the delay everyone, life got in the way up here. All cards are now on their way.

Small user manual to those of you not familiar with Polaroid pack film. Carefully separate the dark part from the paper to reveal your postcard. Those of you who receives the FP100c film can also try to wash the negative, if you like  :)

http://www.filmwasters.com/forum/index.php?topic=5335.0


Mine arrived today. I haven't peeled it yet, it's very exciting!
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« Reply #83 on: November 23, 2017, 12:25:06 PM »
Hi Aksel, mine went a bit icky in the post. It's interesting, I've got it propped at the back of my desk and it's the sort of image the more you look at it the more you see.

I'm very impressed by all the cards, everyone has been so creative. I need to completely raise my game next time!
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« Reply #84 on: November 23, 2017, 12:27:04 PM »
Would I be able to wash the negative? I'm not sure which sort it is?
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« Reply #85 on: November 24, 2017, 11:45:57 AM »
Hi Aksel, mine went a bit icky in the post. It's interesting, I've got it propped at the back of my desk and it's the sort of image the more you look at it the more you see.

I'm very impressed by all the cards, everyone has been so creative. I need to completely raise my game next time!


Well, that did not turn out quit as I planned but hey! If I remember correctly (it should say on the card what film you got) but I think you got a polaroid 669 which unfortunately is not possible to reclaim negatives from. Sorry!
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« Reply #86 on: November 24, 2017, 05:38:52 PM »
I'm totally unfamiliar with polaroid, so not sure whether I "peeled the wrong part", but it lifted easily so it seemed right...
Sadly however, no image  :'(

I don't know whether any of the machinery it passed through on it's international journey might have spoiled it, but there seems to be a very vague date-like imprint on the otherwise black print (I've circled it on the attached pic), and the part that I assume would be the neg has strange looking stains.

Anyway, not at all my intention to disparage Aksel. It was a wonderful idea, and I'm no less pleased to have received it as part of this year's exchange.
I don't know whether Aksel had a title in mind when he took the shot, but I shall call it "under the duvet at midnight (with all the lights out)" and as such it's an exciting and provocative piece of art...  :)
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« Reply #87 on: November 24, 2017, 05:52:29 PM »
To provide another data point, I'm happy to report that Aksel's Polaroid made it over here in one piece and with the image entirely visible and intact. In fact all the cards have arrived with minimal damage (small roller marks here and there, primarily). I'm hoping mine survived similarly well in their various travels.
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« Reply #88 on: November 27, 2017, 09:46:58 AM »
Mine came unscathed, Aksel. It was a lovely surprise!

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« Reply #89 on: November 27, 2017, 10:06:21 AM »
I'm totally unfamiliar with polaroid, so not sure whether I "peeled the wrong part", but it lifted easily so it seemed right...
Sadly however, no image  :'(

I don't know whether any of the machinery it passed through on it's international journey might have spoiled it, but there seems to be a very vague date-like imprint on the otherwise black print (I've circled it on the attached pic), and the part that I assume would be the neg has strange looking stains.

Anyway, not at all my intention to disparage Aksel. It was a wonderful idea, and I'm no less pleased to have received it as part of this year's exchange.
I don't know whether Aksel had a title in mind when he took the shot, but I shall call it "under the duvet at midnight (with all the lights out)" and as such it's an exciting and provocative piece of art...  :)




kentish cob, if my memory serves me right the image was supposed portrait a neon sign saying "this is it" on the roof of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. I think the problem is that it´s way underexposed, the whole idea was a bit of a gamble. Sorry about that! The stains sometimes occurs when you wait to long before separating the negative, never really found why some turn out perfect and others like this but high humidity have proven to have a bad effect on polaroids.  You did nothing wrong and I love the title you gave it!  =) 



Happy to hear that both 02Pilot and chris667 received cards intact!
All cards that has arrived in my end has been in top shape!
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« Reply #90 on: November 27, 2017, 12:14:56 PM »
kentish cob, if my memory serves me right the image was supposed portrait a neon sign saying "this is it" on the roof of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. I think the problem is that it´s way underexposed, the whole idea was a bit of a gamble. Sorry about that! The stains sometimes occurs when you wait to long before separating the negative, never really found why some turn out perfect and others like this but high humidity have proven to have a bad effect on polaroids.  You did nothing wrong and I love the title you gave it!  =) 
Absolutely no apology necessary, Aksel. We all appreciate that film photography can be a bit of a gamble, and I wholeheartedly applaud your trying something different and exciting for the exchange.
The fact that the image is a virtually invisible neon proclaiming "this is it" appeals to my sense of the ridiculous...  :)
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