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Old 01-13-2012   #276
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Yes, out of six received to date, two from Germany, one from England, then Philadelphia, Chino Hills, and Spokane.

. . . . . and I was also pleasantly surprised to hear one of my postcards reaching Australia so quickly! The postal services may be going broke around the world but they certain can still move the mail with excellent results!

Having the hard copy (postcard) is a nice personal touch, a connection instead of just the on-line view.
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Old 01-13-2012   #277
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If I had to guess about why the US can't build cars like say Germany, I'd have to say, first learn to print and mail a post card Seriously, I am floored by the speed at which the German's have gotten their postcards to the West Coast. Probably nothing ever faster, except for those U2s way back when ... oh wait, that was the East coast, no?
Funny thing: I work in the automobile industry currently... But I do not drive a car (if a US-citizen is able to imagine that - most of my colleagues aren't).

I have six cards so far, so completely different to mine. I'm impressed and excited.

A thread with all pictures and info about them would be interesting. Also looking forward to that.
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haha

Well if my day job was driving cars around the Nürburgring all day, I think I could live with public transportation to and from work

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Funny thing: I work in the automobile industry currently... But I do not drive a car (if a US-citizen is able to imagine that - most of my colleagues aren't).

I have six cards so far, so completely different to mine. I'm impressed and excited.

A thread with all pictures and info about them would be interesting. Also looking forward to that.
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The postcard system

seems to be the last bastion of efficiency within the various postal services. I think I will only ship things from now on that I can glom on to a post card


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Yes, out of six received to date, two from Germany, one from England, then Philadelphia, Chino Hills, and Spokane.

. . . . . and I was also pleasantly surprised to hear one of my postcards reaching Australia so quickly! The postal services may be going broke around the world but they certain can still move the mail with excellent results!

Having the hard copy (postcard) is a nice personal touch, a connection instead of just the on-line view.
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Old 01-13-2012   #280
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seems to be the last bastion of efficiency within the various postal services. I think I will only ship things from now on that I can glom on to a post card
Imagines a lens taped to a postcard picturing a balloon, floating determinedly through post offices around the world...
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Old 01-14-2012   #281
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Mailed today

All my cards are in the mail today

I have a total of 9 received so far.
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Old 01-14-2012   #282
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I mailed mine today too. I think I have gotten 6 so far, all are excellent.
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Old 01-14-2012   #283
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I have a total of 9 received so far.
Me too. And 6:3 for bw:col. Every card another revelation!
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jesse1dog what is your name so I can mark you off. Loved the photo the train wheel!

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Think it would be useful if we did put all our postcard prints into a thread and add photo details to go along with them: only after we all have the cards. I would find it more useful to have both together, but then that's just me.

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That's what I've been thinking too. I'm glad you suggested it.

I've received six cards so far and all of them have been very good.

Tomorrow I'll PM the five I haven't already, just to acknowledge receipt and to thank them. I've been out of commission for several days with a sore throat, cough and fever, but did manage to get all my cards posted on Thursday, January 12.

Someone in this thread mentioned that this project made it exciting to check the mailbox, and I have to agree. I told some of my friends at work about it and they were all interested. Even though they aren't particularly interested in photography - at least not like we are - they all thought it was a great idea and want to see all the cards.

I've thought about putting together a book of them and having it printed through Blurb or Kodak or one of the other online print services. Who knows what themes might emerge after all the cards are posted? How they all might be arranged?

I'm eager to see what arrives in the mail over the next several weeks.
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I have received ten cards so far, from

Greg Gunn (beautiful color parade shot from the RFF gallery)
Jim Crutcher (great night photo!)
Keith Leonin (superb portrait)
Matus Kalisky (excellent classic car capture)
our host Rob (wonderful scenic photo)
Stephan Kuhagen (great color still life)
Dan (seakayaker) (wonderful street portrait)
Chris Brainwood (eerie low-light shot!)
Ted (?) (very nice architectural shot)
"jesse1dog" (fascinating mechanical still life)

All arrived in good condition!

I thank all of you, and give extra props to those who took time to add a personal message - I really did not do that (unless "Happy New Year" counts!)

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I have so far received 5, all B&W except for the one from Stephen.

Mine are delayed a bit, waiting for a rubber stamp (big one) and its ink.

But tonight my daughter and I will put the labels on.
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Hi Randy

I enjoyed your card very much. Mine is the "hallway" shot Recd. #6 from Greg in NC today, very nice use of color!

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I have received ten cards so far, from

Greg Gunn (beautiful color parade shot from the RFF gallery)
Jim Crutcher (great night photo!)
Keith Leonin (superb portrait)
Matus Kalisky (excellent classic car capture)
our host Rob (wonderful scenic photo)
Stephan Kuhagen (great color still life)
Dan (seakayaker) (wonderful street portrait)
Chris Brainwood (eerie low-light shot!)
Ted (?) (very nice architectural shot)
"jesse1dog" (fascinating mechanical still life)

All arrived in good condition!

I thank all of you, and give extra props to those who took time to add a personal message - I really did not do that (unless "Happy New Year" counts!)

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I've received 7 at this point, picking up another 2 in today's mail. I've enjoyed all of them so far and look forward to the other 29 yet to come.

All that being said, I have to say Greg, yours is at least my wife's favorite of the lot so far.

As for mine, I have my paper and a darkroom lined up for next Thursday. Since it looks like I'll have most of the day, I intend to develop some film to see if there's something else to print besides what I've picked out right now. My plan is still to have them in the mail next Friday.
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Old 01-15-2012   #290
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I have just posted my cards and then checked the letter box to find a card from Stephan. It was in perfect condition and even included a personal message. Well done.

I apologize in advance - I was very economical with my words.
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I've received 7 at this point, picking up another 2 in today's mail. I've enjoyed all of them so far and look forward to the other 29 yet to come.

All that being said, I have to say Greg, yours is at least my wife's favorite of the lot so far.
Thank your wife for me. I'm glad she liked it. It wasn't my favorite of the series, though it definitely was one of my keepers. I chose it because it was one of those I haven't posted to the RFF gallery yet.

Unfortunately, I didn't prepare my file correctly so the image on the card was cropped about a quarter inch on each edge!

Oh well, next year I'll be more careful.

BTW, I haven't sent out PM's today to the last five from whom I've received cards as I intended, but will do so tomorrow. Today didn't go quite like I'd planned and I've still not quite recovered from a recent illness. I need to get back to bed.
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Old 01-16-2012   #292
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finally got to go to our new home today (omg exciting!!!) and there was a postcard from Stephan in Germany waiting for me! it's the first i've received (as far as i know *gulp*) and it's really nice. will be moving to the new place tomorrow & hopefully will get my postcards then. will try to have them mailed by Friday.

edit: just noticed that ricnak who's also in Brisbane has already received a card from Dan, meaning i've probably missed it... i wonder what the previous owners of the house did with it.....
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edit: just noticed that ricnak who's also in Brisbane has already received a card from Dan, meaning i've probably missed it... i wonder what the previous owners of the house did with it.....
Did you check the basement and the dumpster, yet...? - I hope you don't miss any. Those, which I received until now, would be a real loss.
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Dan's photo wasn't that bad

Seriously, it is an excellent photo, printed glossy on heavy postcard stock. If you missed his, you'll want to get that to complete your collection.


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Got 3 more this morning. Keith's smoker, Chris Brainwood's misty scene and Russell's "classic" Milano shot. All wonderful shots.
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got two more today from Chris and Helen. i really love them both! i'm afraid that Dan's (and hopefully no others, but cant be sure yet) was probably thrown away or taken by the previous owner of the house.... :/ and i remember Dan saying that he has limited cards left, so i may just be SOL.... :/ can't check the dumpsters even if i wanted to because they're communal so i'd never find it anyway.

on the other hand, i got my cards today and they turned out alright, although the colors are a bit different. i'll try to mail them by Friday.
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The US postal service will be open again today. I wonder what surprises will be waiting for me when I return home from work?
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Yes, what a bummer.
I lost one day due to the closing yesterday.

No matter.
My wife is on a mission today to mail all of my postcards.
This has turned into a family project for us
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Got another 9 today 2 from Germany,1 swiss, 1 U.K. with 2 enclosed and 4 from USA All these cards are wonderfull! It makes mine look wimpy in comparison
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got two more today from Chris and Helen. i really love them both! i'm afraid that Dan's (and hopefully no others, but cant be sure yet) was probably thrown away or taken by the previous owner of the house.... :/ and i remember Dan saying that he has limited cards left, so i may just be SOL.... :/ can't check the dumpsters even if i wanted to because they're communal so i'd never find it anyway.

on the other hand, i got my cards today and they turned out alright, although the colors are a bit different. i'll try to mail them by Friday.

. . . . . I do have a extra card. I was planning to send a second card due to a wrong postal code but the Postal Service corrected it since the rest of the address was correct.

Please PM or email, [email protected], me with your current address and I will send it along if you have not received it yet.

Hopefully you are in your new residence and all is well.
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