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Rff Postcard Cinco!
Old 05-12-2014   #1
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Exclamation Rff Postcard Cinco!

OK, folks, it has been a bit longer between #4 and this round than I'd hoped for.
BUT, I am now ready and able to organize our latest postcard project.

SO....
For those just tuning in...
I am starting "RFF post card project cinco" as of now.
This is a project we have done several--well four--times before and it is, I think, quite fun. The idea is that we each make postcards of one of our own photos 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.

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.

For the first four 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. That is still the plan. We have been right around 40 or 50 people for each of the previous rounds.

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 17 June--Tuesday.

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 17 July.

And please have 'em all in the mail by 17 August.

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!



If you all have any questions and or suggestions, please post 'em here in this thread!

We have done this project before and the results have been excellent. I think this round will be another great exchange of photos!

Warm regards, all!
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Old 05-12-2014   #2
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I sent you a message Rob.

Apologies to everyone for not acknowledging all the cards I received last time, I came in late and then life got in the way. ;-(

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Old 05-12-2014   #3
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This sounds really good! Can't wait to see what everyone else sends out

Did anyone print in the darkroom last time? I am trying to figure out whether its a good idea or not. . .
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Did anyone print in the darkroom last time? I am trying to figure out whether its a good idea or not. . .
I think two people did last round---I really appreciated the effort.
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Rob, sent along the email to the [email protected] as requested.

Thank you for organizing this activity once again. I have enjoyed each of the previous rounds and already look forward to the arrival of the first postcard in my mailbox!

As an FYI for estimating costs for the RFF Project: for mailing from the US.

Postal rates from Unites States Postal Service:

First-Class Mail® Postcards Domestic Rate -
Maximum size: 6 inches long by 4-1/4 inches high by .016 inch thick: $0.34

First-Class Mail® International Postcard Rate -
Maximum size 6" length x 4-1/4" height $1.15

There have been participants in the past that have printed their own postcards and they perhaps can share their costs for that activity.

I have used MOO.Com for printing and have been quite happy with the results.

There current posted prices for printing cards are:

Qty CLASSIC LUXE
10 $9.99 $29.99
20 $19.98 $59.98
50 $41.99 $119.99
100 $69.98 $200.00

They are currently offering free shipment for orders $40.00 and greater. I have usually ordered 50 or more to have extras to send to family and friends.

In the past there was only one price and now they offer a Luxe version. I have always used the Classic version and have felt they were great quality.

I personally have found the cost of participating worth the joy of receiving, viewing and reading comments on each of the post cards from around the country and the world.

Do hope we have another great turn out for this project.
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I've participated in all 4, so I'm in for cinco as well. Will email you tonight.
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Thanks Rob for organizing Cinco! The "postgirl" (how do you call the postman when she's a girl?) delivering in my quarter is waiting for this! I was in all the previous 4 rounds and glad to be in N° 5 as well! I'll mail you tomorrow! It will be a great fun!
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email sent. Thanks for organising

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I'm in, Rob! E-mail sent, thanks for organizing this!
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Old 05-12-2014   #12
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This sounds really good! Can't wait to see what everyone else sends out

Did anyone print in the darkroom last time? I am trying to figure out whether its a good idea or not. . .
I printed mine and I believe one other person did too...(Randy Zauhar)
Looking at the price list that seakayaker1 posted printing your own isn't all that bad...once I got the right exposure time nailed down it was turn & burn...took me an afternoon (long one) but I liked the results...
I would do it again the same way...
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Hi Rob,

Already email to you. Thanks for organising ~
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I have already sent an email! Thank you for organizing the event!
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Count me it ! Email sent.
Thanks for arrangement ^^
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Old 05-14-2014   #17
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Email sent! Now, which photo to select? Hmmm
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Old 05-18-2014   #18
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Got a bunch of emails so far, folks!
I haven't responded to any of them yet but will do so later today.
About a dozen and a half people as of this morning.
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This is my favourite part of RFF. Email sent!
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Rob,

Thank you for organizing the postcard project again. I just sent an email to participate in this round.

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A bump for the weekend viewers for a very fun thread/project.
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Old 05-28-2014   #22
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As I type this, we are at 21 people. I sent confirmations to all of you.

There were two folks who's email systems refused my email--I generally send individual emails but I was in a bit of a hurry last week and sent a mass email to all the folks at once and that may be why.
So, I just sent those two folks an individual confirmation.

If you have sent me your info and have NOT gotten an email back, I apologize and please resend!

We are about 20 days away from the cut off date and I'd be very pleased to see more folks joining in!

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Thanks, Rob. We need eventually to know how many cards to have printed.
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I think to print 40 cards. If we are more than 40 I'll let print more, but someone will receive the cards later!
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As usual I'm late with my subject decision, card order and delivery at the latest moment
If I know the exact number in a few weeks it is early enough.
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Just saw the new thread by accident, and of course I'm in again.

May be it would be a good idea to post the new round in the old threads. I was hoping the whole time to get a message from the old thread-subscriptions, that the new round is to be announced. So it was pure luck, that I found this new one.

Best regards to all and looking forward again to your new postcards.

Maybe I have to change my address later in this round, we will move to a new home between July and August. I hope, that is okay.
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I've never done anything like this and am looking forward to the exchange. Regards,Bill
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It's fun Bill! Coming home to 2-4 postcards a day from around the world, what a blast.
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[...]Maybe I have to change my address later in this round, we will move to a new home between July and August. I hope, that is okay.
What if we say: NOPE !?
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What if we say: NOPE !?
I don't move then. There you have it. I want the postcards!
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^ wonderful response.

I confess to paying for a yearly post office box just so that I don't miss any postcard opportunities.
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Just about a week to go, folks and we are right around two dozen players as I type this post.
Happy to "see" you all and would enjoy more people joining in!

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Just a bump to the top to see if a few more members will join in with the RFF Postcard exchange.

It is a fun project and have enjoyed all the cards that I received in the previous four RFF Postcard Projects!
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I have actually been out shooting so wifey has some photos to choose from for my postcard.
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Not Late yet:)
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Not Late yet:)

Thanks for the bump Seakayaker1. I sent my email to Rob today.I haven't seen this thread till right now this hour.I would hate to miss this one.
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I had planned to do the final list this morning but I suddenly need to go out of town for a few days...

SO, I will let the list build a little more: from now until Saturday 21 June.

As well, it has been pointed out to me that I forgot to put a "heads up!" post in the thread for round four, so I will do that now and hopefully we will have a few more folks who want to play.

As of now, we are at 24 or 25 people.

Thanks for y'all being patient with me!

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RFF POSTCARD EXCHANGE Cinco!
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RFF POSTCARD EXCHANGE Cinco!

Rob, it would be great to pick up a few people to join in on the fun!

Thanks for your ongoing support and proactive work on keeping the Rff Postcard exchange project moving forward.
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OK, folks, I have just emailed every one with our "final" list of players!
Please check your emails and check the list to make sure your address is correct.
If anyone has not got that email, please let me know as quickly as you can so I can fix my mistake.
As of right now, we are at 27 people. A small but select group.

Now, I need to shoot something for this round and get the file off to Moo!

Thank you all again for making these so much fun!

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Arrgh! Missed out. Looks like I need to peruse the Projects forum on a regular basis. Have fun everyone, and I hope to join in the next time.

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