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Old 07-14-2013   #1
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RFF post card project instanz vier

RFF postcard project round 4!
For those just tuning in...
I am starting "RFF post card project instanz vier" as of now.
This is a project we have done several--well three--times before and it is, I think, quite fun. The idea is that we each make postcards of one photo and send that card to everyone else who is playing. The same image for everyone. After we have all mailed our cards, we will each get a small photo show from around the world. And we will all have the same exhibit.

I will collect real addresses from who ever wants to join in.

I will NOT use those addresses for anything other than this project.

I will accept addresses for a specific length of time--probably about a month--and then send a list of all the addresses to each of us who are playing.

We all then will have another month to shoot, make, and mail postcards.

We each mail the same card to all the other folks on the list. So, if there are 40 people again, we each would mail 39 cards. Of the same image.

This is an international exercise and y'all should keep that in mind. (last time we had just under forty people joining in and I think my cost for cards and postage were around $75 USD)

I set no subject or gear restrictions. But these are postcards which means the image will be seen by all the people who handle the mail as it goes from you to the rest of us.

How the cards are made is up to each person; I have printed my own and have also used an on-line company to print my cards.
Frankly, I liked the paper I used better when I printed my own but I liked the print quality better when I had the cards made. I'm in the US and for me the cost was effectively the same for either doing my own or having them made. This time I will use the same company I used last time.

For the first three rounds, I did not limit the number of players except by the cut off date; how ever many folks sent me their addresses was the final number. in the past I have thought of dividing the total number into smaller groups and letting y'all each tell me if you want some or all of the smaller lists of addresses.

To keep the mechanics of organizing this as simple as possible (in the hope that I don't miss any one who wants to join in), I have a specific email address that I will be using for this round.
And, as I mentioned above, I do not use your addresses for anything but this specific round.

THIS MEANS that if you want to participate, I need you to send to the new email address the following info:
  • Your name and address (including your country--this is directed at us USA folks, we sometimes forget that there is a big world out there) in the correct format for your country.
  • your RFF username.
I will collect addresses from now until I wake up and check my email on 5 August(Monday).

I will take a day or two to make sure I have the list correct and will email the list to all of us.

Plan on mailing your cards out NO sooner than 26 August.

And please have 'em all in the mail by 1 September.

A few last things:

Please do NOT pm me nor use any previous email address to send me your info.

If the numbers of us who want to do this get very large, I will let us all know in this thread and we can then decide what to do.

And, finally, the email address I need y'all to use if you want to play:

[email protected]

Thanks for joining in everyone!

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i took part in round 1, 2 and 3. For sure I'll like to take part in round 4. The girl delivering post in my surrounding already ask me if I'll receive again so many nice postcards! And when! Please keep in mind that since when I know how many cards I need till when they will be delivered it takes about 4 weeks, (express delivery is more expensive than printing itself). For me it's ok up to 40/50 cards, just my idea. Thanks for organizing it.
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Thanks for Doing this again Rob!
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Thanks for Doing this again Rob!

Yea!!!!

I'm in :-) email sent.

This is a bunch of fun guys, you ought to participate!
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I'm in Rob, this time I used the special email address

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I was in the first 3 times as well, and in again for #4. Email on the way.
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In in again, fun. I'll send my info along later.


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Rob, just sent and email for Round Four!

Looking forward to seeing everyones postcard already.
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Right around 10 of us as I post this. Excellent!
Randolph45, I sent you an email.
Thanks, everyone!
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I love this idea, count me in! I've sold stuff in the classifieds, but this is my first post here.

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Kicked in once again. Thank you for organizing.
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I am in again. I will send my email, with my NEW!!! address. So everyone get ready to update your address lists.
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Extra card

I sent this email to Rob and he suggested I post to the forum for all to decide on their own.

" I would like to add a person who sends thank you post cards to us every time my wife sends a card or letter his way.
In the age of instant everything this man loves the hand written note.
His last note was five store bought postcards with a single word on each put together to form a thank you sentence.
If the group is OK with this I will send you his address"
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I sent this email to Rob and he suggested I post to the forum for all to decide on their own.

" I would like to add a person who sends thank you post cards to us every time my wife sends a card or letter his way.
In the age of instant everything this man loves the hand written note.
His last note was five store bought postcards with a single word on each put together to form a thank you sentence.
If the group is OK with this I will send you his address"
That is fine with me.

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I'm in! I just emailed rbiemer.

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i took part in round 1, 2 and 3. For sure I'll like to take part in round 4. The girl delivering post in my surrounding already ask me if I'll receive again so many nice postcards! And when! Please keep in mind that since when I know how many cards I need till when they will be delivered it takes about 4 weeks, (express delivery is more expensive than printing itself). For me it's ok up to 40/50 cards, just my idea. Thanks for organizing it.
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I sent this email to Rob and he suggested I post to the forum for all to decide on their own.

" I would like to add a person who sends thank you post cards to us every time my wife sends a card or letter his way.
In the age of instant everything this man loves the hand written note.
His last note was five store bought postcards with a single word on each put together to form a thank you sentence.
If the group is OK with this I will send you his address"

Randy, include his address on the mailing list and I will be happy to send along a card.

. . . . . perhaps a second card since I have some extra's from the other postcard projects as well!
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Randy, include his address on the mailing list and I will be happy to send along a card.

. . . . . perhaps a second card since I have some extra's from the other postcard projects as well!
That's exactly what I thought.
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Humbled and impressed by the great photos in the last round, I'm in again. Fun!
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I just sent out a quick reply/acknowledgment to the first folks who have emailed me to join in.
Nice turn out so far, people!
As I type this we are at 22 (including me).
And, I've just had an idea that I will be emailing y'all about...
Now I just need to shoot the photo for my card. I may go berserk and shoot something color for this round...haven't quite made up my mind yet.

And, I did forget to mention this in my original post:

Please wait to post your postcard photo until well after we have all mailed. This is because I want us to see the real card before we see a version on our screens--that bit of surprise is one of the things I especially like about the project. Thanks!

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We are at two dozen people as of this morning.
And since I started the new email address (which is only for this project) we have been offered a total of about 87 million dollars! The latest is 27.2 million USD from a bank manager in Burkina Faso.
Once all the money comes in, I will divide it between us all
Who knew this hobby of mine would pay off so well...

Anyway, about a week and a half to go, folks, before I finalize our mailing list!

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Sounds great Rob.

I could use 3.625million dollars right now!

The number - two dozen sounds wonderful. Something I can do at home. I still have over 400 postcards of my own photos from the last two projects due to order problems - i now use the blank sides as shopping lists when i do the family groceries.
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I assume we're still at about 2 dozen participants? Probably a stupid question. If there were more, they would probably be in this thread. I'm ready to do some postin'.
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Dan (and everybody),
As of 345 pm today, we are still at 24.
Only a few more days, folks!
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Thanks for the update, Rob. I was getting worried that the project had already started!
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I've emailed Rob. Only just seen the thread

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Mike,
I haven't yet responded to your email but you are on the list.
And it is Monday morning as I type this and we are at 26 people.
I will be emailing every one later today with our address list, folks!
Time to start picking our postcard photo and get 'em printed!
Thank you all for joining in,
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I really would like to take part in the project! Please count me in...

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See my first post and send me your info, please.
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OK, clearly I did not send the address list yesterday. My work has taken up a bit () more of my "free" time these last few days so I'm a little behind....or a big a$$ depending on who you ask.
ANYWAY, I will be sending the addresses out today.
Our final count is 26 including me and we should all plan on 28 cards (details in the email y'all get later).
Thank you all again for making this project happen!
As in the past projects, please do not post your postcard photos until we have all had enough time to make and send our cards.
Please mail your cards between 26 August and 1 September.
Time to make some cards!
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I just sent out the address list, people.
If you didn't get the email, please let me know.
We are at a total of 27 addresses including me for this round.
Let the fun continue!

I have two photos I'm considering for this round, one BW and somewhat in the same vein as the last three I've sent and one (gasp! ) color shot.
Not sure about which one or neither; I'm finishing rolls in two cameras and I may wait until I get those processed before sending the scans off to be printed...
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I just sent out the address list, people.
If didn't get the email, please let me know.
We are at a total of 27 addresses including me for this round.
Let the fun continue!

I have two photos I'm considering for this round, one BW and somewhat in the same vein as the last three I've sent and one (gasp! ) color shot.
Not sure about which one or neither; I'm finishing rolls in two cameras and I may wait until I get those processed before sending the scans off to be printed...
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Got my postcards from a local printer today---for once I'm ahead of schedule! Can't wait to start sharing.

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I have ordered at moo.com, but still waiting.

This time, I did not choose my postcard, but instead I gave a preselection to my friends. Most of them know about the previous projects and loved the idea and the postcards from all over the world (me doing "show&tell" every time…). So this time, my friends could choose the postcard. I had a clear winner, and that is what you get.

If you are interested, you can find the preselection here (but with the winner removed, so you will not get spoiled!): http://mempool.net/Instanz4/
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I have ordered at moo.com, but still waiting.

This time, I did not choose my postcard, but instead I gave a preselection to my friends. Most of them know about the previous projects and loved the idea and the postcards from all over the world (me doing "show&tell" every time…). So this time, my friends could choose the postcard. I had a clear winner, and that is what you get.

If you are interested, you can find the preselection here
(but with the winner removed, so you will not get spoiled!): http://mempool.net/Instanz4/
I let my wife pick the one she likes from the group I have preselected
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