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krötenblender
02-11-2012, 13:52
Here is mine:

Sorry, all links, no uploads, yet, since the upload-function of RFF says, that my 95kb-image exceeds my quota over 800kb. Well...

The first one was the image I chose for the postcard which is one of two images which belong together. I was asked from most people, if I put the balloons on or did something else to the scene. I made them on different days and none of them is staged or manipulated. They show just, what I found, when I was out taking pictures. Just luck.

Both were taken with an M9 and at least the Bike was a VC Nokton 35mm, not sure about the other one. But since the VC 35mm is my most used lens (until I can afford the Summilux... :) ), it was probably also that lens here.

What else? Raw to Jpg in Lightroom, nothing else.

http://www.mempool.net/galleries/misc/PostcardBike_s.jpg
Big Version (1600): http://www.mempool.net/galleries/misc/PostcardBike.jpg

http://www.mempool.net/galleries/misc/Balloon_s.jpg
http://www.mempool.net/galleries/misc/Balloon.jpg

Thanks to Rob again for the project. I have received 33 cards until now. Still miss the feeling of getting home and finding postcards.

seakayaker1
02-11-2012, 17:20
A couple of comments regarding the second postcard I sent.

I had just recieved the Voigtlander Ultron 28/1.9 ASPH that I had ordered from Stephen at Camerquest on Saturday, April 9th. I attached it to my M9 and went out to take some photographs and one destination that day was Volunteer Park. I was not aware that there would be bike races going on all day and it was a nice treat since the park was full of people and lots of activity. I really enjoy the photographs that have been taken with the Ultron. In the photo selected, I enjoy both the sharpness and blur displayed in the image. This particular race was a Masters 40 minute race and the photo was taken as the riders crossed the finish line at top speed at the 32:08 mark of the race. The building in the background is the Seattle Asian Museum.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5188/5608441337_0faa7931fd_z.jpg

M9 with Voigtlander Ultron ASPH 28mm f1.9 -- ISO 400 -- f8 -- 1/45


. . . . . I have not received a postcard in the past 5 days and still hope there a few more making there way to my mail box. Thirty-two and holding for the monent . . . . . .

Love the posted photos and comments!

Brad Bireley
02-13-2012, 06:20
I took my photograph while sitting at our booth waiting for our food to be served. I looked at my wife's tea mug & thought...hmmm....this would make a great photograph. So I grabbed my Olympus XA out of my pocket that was loaded with Agfa Optima 400 (my favorite color print film). Here are a few links about Fezz's Diner.

Did anyone noticed I spelled Agfa wrong on my card?

http://www.mountainhomemag.com/issues/2009/jan/ShopAround.pdf

http://www.hollyeats.com/FezzsDiner.htm

http://www.coudymenus.com/fezzsdiner.html

Blue Tea
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6869893301_a3f152472a_o.jpg

randolph45
02-13-2012, 13:10
I took my photograph while sitting at our booth waiting for our food to be served. I looked at my wife's tea mug & thought...hmmm....this would make a great photograph. So I grabbed my Olympus XA out of my pocket that was loaded with Agfa Optima 400 (my favorite color print film). Here are a few links about Fezz's Diner.

Did anyone noticed I spelled Agfa wrong on my card?

http://www.mountainhomemag.com/issues/2009/jan/ShopAround.pdf

http://www.hollyeats.com/FezzsDiner.htm

http://www.coudymenus.com/fezzsdiner.html

Blue Tea
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6869893301_a3f152472a_o.jpg

Spelling is not my strong suit or any thing else for that matter:D

And also no cards today :(

dave lackey
02-13-2012, 13:13
I took my photograph while sitting at our booth waiting for our food to be served. I looked at my wife's tea mug & thought...hmmm....this would make a great photograph. So I grabbed my Olympus XA out of my pocket that was loaded with Agfa Optima 400 (my favorite color print film). Here are a few links about Fezz's Diner.

Did anyone noticed I spelled Agfa wrong on my card?

http://www.mountainhomemag.com/issues/2009/jan/ShopAround.pdf

http://www.hollyeats.com/FezzsDiner.htm

http://www.coudymenus.com/fezzsdiner.html

Blue Tea
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6869893301_a3f152472a_o.jpg

That certainly turned out to be a superb post card!:)

Brad Bireley
02-13-2012, 13:59
That certainly turned out to be a superb post card!:)

Thanks Dave.

Jimbot
02-13-2012, 14:29
Finally, finally, my postcards have arrived this morning. All will leave here by airmail this afternoon.
Thank you all for your patience.
Jim

ampguy
02-13-2012, 15:28
very nice photo Brad. I like how the cup matches some chairs, and the table others.

ampguy
02-13-2012, 15:33
Dan, your 2nd card is a very interesting photo. Don't know if I would have recognized those "ghosts" if you didn't mention they were bikes. That's a sharp background for 1/45th. I wonder if a vertical or different type of shutter would have given a different type of image for the bikers?

dave lackey
02-13-2012, 15:39
I like everybody's cards! Kudos to all of you!:angel:

Jimbot
02-13-2012, 18:22
Here is my card. Summer in Australia.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd21/jimg_2007/D1020018-3.jpg

dboxer
02-14-2012, 01:44
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6874765785_0f2a8f06e7_z.jpg

50/1.4 Summilux Leica M6 Classic, expired Fuji Superia 100 import film.

I think I took this photo in August 2011. We were on our way to Ramone's friends' house and had a few minutes to throw rocks into Lake Washington. I had just picked up the Leica and lens and was eager to try it out. This was from the first roll through. I was satisfied with the results!

Ramone is really the reason I shoot film at all, anymore. While my wife was pregnant with him, I remembered fondly how my parents were always taking pictures of my siblings and I, using their shared Nikon F camera with 50/1.8 lens. There are boxes and albums full of snapshots. My dad had a short stint of home develop and printing in our basement. I sat in on a few printing sessions and he showed me the ropes.

Got sidetracked a bit there, but I basically wanted to have piles and boxes of fun old photos to sift through when he's all grown. I hope he will enjoy it as much as I enjoy taking the photos. He's usually pretty tolerant of my lens always pointed at him.

Now, I only use digital for work documentation (non-photo related work) and garbage cell phone pics. I would love an M8 or M9 to play with, but the film is a big attraction for me. I'm slowly accumulating stuff to develop my film at home. I've been using Capitol Hill 60 Minute Photo with mostly good results.

I chose the photo for the postcard project because it's one of my favorite photos from 2011. It is probably a bit personal a subject for a typical postcard, but I took a different approach to the project. And I just love how that lens rendered the image. I did amp up the colors a little in Photoshop, but mostly just to recover some saturation lost due to the expired film. I really did not like how Vistaprint cropped the image. No matter how much I f'ed with the image size, I never got the crop just right. Oh well.

Perhaps by next year, I'll have the ability to print my own, though I'd be happy just to develop my own film. At least that way, I know who to blame for messed up negs.

I, too was concerned about the cost of the project, but in all it wasn't that bad, and I got to hand address the cards and write out each one. My hand was a little sore when finished, but I enjoy the act of writing as I have little need to on a day to day basis.

It has been so fun finding new postcards in the mail every few days. My reception of the various cards perfectly matches that of Dan's (we're both Seattleites). It will be sad when there are no more on the way.

Matus' card had me thinking "Large Format? Hmm... " and Eric hipsterdufus' postcard was a very nicely done double exposure. I thought the effect was just right. It was interesting to see the seeming balance of color to B+W photos. Thank you all for the lovely cards, many of them with friendly notes, and every last one of those fine photographs.

Thank you Rob for your enthusiasm and the work you did to help coordinate the project. Is this something that others have done over the years here at RFF? If anyone is considering participating on the next round, it is highly recommended.

rbiemer
02-14-2012, 10:12
As far as I can recall, this is the first--and hopefully not the last!--RFF postcard project.
I started out by hand addressing and hand writing a brief message on my cards. After the first 5 or 6, I changed to printing the message but continued to hand write the addresses.
A couple of years back, I found a website that for about $9 or $10 would turn one's handwriting into a font to use on your computer.See here:
http://www.fontifier.com/index.html
I could not quite match the printed color to the color of ink I used to address the cards but it was tolerably close.
This is a truly fun project and I am as eager to check my mail while the last few come in as I was while I was getting two or three a day!
Warm regards to all!
Rob

blw
02-17-2012, 15:30
First, I'd like to concur with everyone else here. This was a fantastic project! Jimbot, I eagerly await your postcard. The same goes for anyone else who still hasn't sent theirs yet.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6893908831_a7fbc46e9a_z.jpg

Here's an iPhone snap of my postcard. This was taken with a Yashica GSN with a shoe-mounted flash and some unknown b&w film.

I took the photo one night back in 2010. Jesse and James had come to town from the other end of the state and we had an impromptu work session on the skateboard ramp in my garage. We got a lot done, but it was still far from finished. As the beers flowed, I did what I usually do and got out a camera. I almost shot the entire roll that night. I had several other shots I liked for this project, but ultimately decided on this one because I felt like it reflected my "style" best of all. I love photos with people in them (although it seems near impossible for me to shoot strangers on the street) and I love a combination of stopped motion and motion blur. Ironically, I'm now tearing out the ramp so that I can set the garage up as a darkroom.

A side effect of this project meant I had plenty of extra postcards to print on (a box of 100 after all), so I was able to first send Jesse and James a postcard too. Then after I printed all the other postcards, I still had time in the darkroom, so I made contact prints of the roll on 4 cards each and sent those to the guys too.

I'm really inspired by the postcard thing. Once I get the darkroom set up, I'll be able to send prints to all sorts of random friends as postcards. It's very exciting.

nighstar
02-18-2012, 03:08
i've recieved three more cards since my last posting here, all of which have just been posted here as photos. :) grand total is now at 33.

31. Barry
32. Brad
33. Jim

very unique photos, all of them. thank you all for sharing them. :)

randolph45
02-18-2012, 10:53
The pool shot from. OZ arrived. To day. Cool,liked the shape too

rbiemer
02-24-2012, 11:54
Finally, finally, my postcards have arrived this morning. All will leave here by airmail this afternoon.
Thank you all for your patience.
Jim
Jim, I got your card in yesterday's mail ( 23 February). I quite like the photo and the presentation! Thanks.

I am a bit surprised that it was delivered, though. You had missed the last digit of the Zip Code! But the postal system figured it out anyway.

There are still a few to come in--I think I'm expecting about four more.

Again, thanks to everyone for your participation!

If I were to organize this again, I don't think I would change much by way of how I did it. One thing I would absolutely do differently is how I put together the email I sent out with all the snail mail addresses.
I use Gmail and assigned a label to each of your emails that I thought would make sending the email with the addresses out a simple matter. Not quite. I needed to make a "group" in my contacts, then add each of you to that group, and then I could write one email to the group.
If I do this again, I will instead start a draft email with each snail mail address added to the body of the letter and with each email address added to the "send to" as they come in.
Or, I could learn Outlook I guess?

As of now, I am using 5 x 7 photo pages in a loose leaf note book to keep the cards in. 2 to a page and I can see/show off both sides of each card.

Looking forward to seeing some more postcards in this thread, folks!

Warm regards,
Rob

randolph45
02-25-2012, 20:19
Ilia's shot from San Francisco arrived today:D

Jimbot
02-26-2012, 14:02
Jim, I got your card in yesterday's mail ( 23 February). I quite like the photo and the presentation! Thanks.

I am a bit surprised that it was delivered, though. You had missed the last digit of the Zip Code! But the postal system figured it out anyway.


Rob

A full zip code on a card Rob? Where would the challenge be in that?
By the time I sent those cards out I was just slamming addresses and stamps on like a crazy production line.

Since taking that card's photo I have secured a Mamiya 6 with a 75mm lens, so next time round I will be able to get the 6x6 format I love with a true rangefinder camera.

Thanks again for all your effort Rob.

seakayaker1
02-27-2012, 16:24
Two more arrived today, both beautiful, a color and black and white!

31. Brad ~ Galeton, PA
32. Barry ~ Statesville, NC

Still waiting on . . . . .

Jim ~ Australia
Uwe ~ Germany
Slawomir ~ Poland
James ~ UK
Ilia ~ CA

Love the postcards and this has been a great project!


I received Jim's from Australia at the end of last week, a beautiful color photograph of the Newcastle Ocean Baths and another today from Ilia from California which was a wonderful black and white street photograph in San Francisco.

That leaves my count at 35 post cards received with the potential for three more from:

Uwe ~ Germany
Slawomir ~ Poland
James ~ UK


Has anyone received cards from any of the three RFF members above. There is always the chance that they were just lost in the mail.

Great project and was quite happy to see two more appear over the past couple of days!

robert blu
02-28-2012, 02:25
Jim's postcard arrived in Italy a couple of days ago. Great photo and interesting "layout" !
robert

dct
02-28-2012, 22:53
After more than 20 days a new postcard again! Thank you, Ilia.

ampguy
02-29-2012, 08:14
I also received Jim's excellent image, and creative layout being printed in the middle of a longer sized card. Also Ilia's great image of the streets of SF with bldg. reflections in b/w. Both are very rangerfinder-esque images.

krötenblender
02-29-2012, 10:34
I got one from San Francisco today, but don't know who sent it, because the name is below a barcode... With this one, I received 35 cards so far. Maybe the missing ones are lost, but the yield was very good for this project. Some really impressive pictures.

ilia
02-29-2012, 11:02
if it vertical and BW and has same avatar on a back side as here it is mine :)

nighstar
03-01-2012, 03:34
your photo arrived here in Australia today too, ilia. i like it. :)

rbiemer
05-03-2012, 02:33
Any more cards arrived since nightstar's post?
I expected to get the last few, but haven't. Still, a pretty good ratio for me.
It has me thinking about another round...
I am at work this morning as I'm posting this but will start another thread later today I think.
Rob

sojournerphoto
05-03-2012, 02:45
Rob, excellent - another round will be good.

I've just bought a 5 by 7 view camera so may try to do a contact print for the project. The contact I had in the last round was just exquisite.

Mike

harlequin
05-03-2012, 02:45
What a fantastic idea. I'd love to take part for the next round.

jippiejee
05-03-2012, 02:49
Yep, i'm interested too in participating in a new round!

rover
05-03-2012, 03:24
I keep getting emails from Moo.com, and have been thinking of printing another card to send to friends.

I am up for round 2.

jesse1dog
05-03-2012, 03:38
Excellent idea.
Could we tweak it a bit so that instead of a postcard we do a 'Print in an Envelope' and restrict the size of the print or envelope.
Costs might have put off some people and with price of postage forever increasing, price has to be a factor. First Class letter post here in GB has just gone up by 30%.
I'm up for it!
jesse

eyesglassy
05-03-2012, 03:52
I'd also like to participate in the postcard project.

semordnilap
05-03-2012, 04:54
I just ordered some stickers from moo... I also vote for a second postcard project, though I probably won't be able to get things out until the end of June.

I also have to respectfully disagree with Jesse, and say that we keep it as a postcard–postal abuse is a big part of the fun.

krötenblender
05-03-2012, 05:54
I'm in. Either way, if postcard or print. Since the main cost from germany are the stamps, it makes not much difference for me. Visually I would prefer postcards.

ampguy
05-03-2012, 06:59
Hi Rob, I'd be up for round 2. I'm thinking about using Moo this time after seeing the quality. I also like the postcard theme, most arrive pretty well considering the distance, and also postcard rates are a bit lower than envelopes. Plus, the mail people get to see the photos too. Share the love!

rover
05-03-2012, 07:10
Excellent idea.
Could we tweak it a bit so that instead of a postcard we do a 'Print in an Envelope' and restrict the size of the print or envelope.
Costs might have put off some people and with price of postage forever increasing, price has to be a factor. First Class letter post here in GB has just gone up by 30%.
I'm up for it!
jesse

Jesse, in the UK is the cost to send a letter less than that to send a postcard? In the US the cost to send a postcard is less. If so, then a 4x6 print in an envelope is in effect the same(ish) as a post card, and if more economic for some participants I think that is a good option.

sojournerphoto
05-03-2012, 07:18
Jesse, in the UK is the cost to send a letter less than that to send a postcard? In the US the cost to send a postcard is less. If so, then a 4x6 print in an envelope is in effect the same(ish) as a post card, and if more economic for some participants I think that is a good option.

At the last project, the cost of a letter and postcard in the UK was the same, but sending overseas the letter cost more - I found out to my cost:)

rover
05-03-2012, 07:21
Likewise, sending a letter or postcard overseas from the US is more expensive than sending one domestically.

ampguy
05-03-2012, 07:47
Here's a 10% off Moo code: http://www.moo.com/share/8gkfw8

However, if you use the above, I also get some discount on a future order, so use a discount code from a moo customer who you'd like to benefit.

jesse1dog
05-03-2012, 10:46
Last time round the GB costing of sending letter or postcard was the same - or at least that was what I was charged. However although postage is a big cost factor so is the cost of a commercially produced postcard as against a print.
As a indication, did anyone work out what it cost them to send 38/39 Moo produced postcards - was it less than $100?

jesse

rover
05-03-2012, 10:51
was it less than $100?


If I am remembering correctly it cost me in the $90 range first time around for Moo cards and postage, given that US postage rates are less expensive it seems than those oversees.

robert blu
05-03-2012, 11:36
I could be ready for a second round, if the dead line is not too early. Post card printed by Moo with normal shipment (due to cost saving) took a few weeks. And I would like to shoot a "special" photo for next round, if any!
robert

dct
05-03-2012, 13:18
If I am remembering correctly it cost me in the $90 range first time around for Moo cards and postage, given that US postage rates are less expensive it seems than those oversees.

My cards were ~USD 40 (ifolor.ch) + postage, most of it overseas. I think it was ~USD 50. So I was still under USD 100.

dct
05-03-2012, 13:19
I could be ready for a second round, if the dead line is not too early. Post card printed by Moo with normal shipment (due to cost saving) took a few weeks. And I would like to shoot a "special" photo for next round, if any!
robert

me too.
and count me in.

Ron (Netherlands)
05-03-2012, 13:23
Just 'found' this thread and I'am still a bit puzzled I didn't came along its earlier postings. Quite interesting and exciting project this must have been for all its participants, and considering most members received about 32 postcards (with 38 people paticipating) the efforts were certaintly quite rewarding! I can image though that some fellow members didn't want to participate because of the costs involved.
For me however that would be no barrier to participate if a similar project would be organized again, I would certainly like to join a postcard project!

ricnak
05-03-2012, 13:29
I'm good for round two.

dct
06-16-2012, 15:17
CRY, Basel

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/41720/med_U41720I1339890797.SEQ.0.jpg (http://www.pbase.com/dct/gallery/rff)

CV 50/2.5 with Konica Hexar RF on Fujicolor C200 @1/60s f/8.0

I'm late and we already started round two! But I finished my blog of this project at last showing off all the postcards I got (http://www.pbase.com/dct/gallery/rff), including link back to the explaining posts of the authors, where available. To some extent this should give some of our feeling during this beautyful project.

This mural art in Basel, Klybeck quarter, was one of my candidates for the postcards and made it finally to the print.

ampguy
06-16-2012, 17:48
That's a great blog post!

CRY, Basel

http://www.pbase.com/dct/gallery/rff

CV 50/2.5 with Konica Hexar RF on Fujicolor C200 @1/60s f/8.0

I'm late and we already started round two! But I finished my blog of this project at last showing off all the postcards I got (http://www.pbase.com/dct/gallery/rff), including link back to the explaining posts of the authors, where available. To some extent this should give some of our feeling during this beautyful project.

This mural art in Basel, Klybeck quarter, was one of my candidates for the postcards and made it finally to the print.

Don Parsons
06-16-2012, 18:02
Count me in for round two. I'm still in favor of self-portraits.

dct
07-08-2012, 02:54
That's a great blog post!

Thank you.
I just added some statistical information at the end of my blog (http://www.pbase.com/dct/rff&page=4), regarding this 1st postcard project. You will find a table of the used camera models, the used film types (or sensor sizes), as well as the most used print procedure for our hobby.

Pherdinand
07-08-2012, 04:20
aaah. dct... only NOW i realized why i wrote that you hope i also like the card from the previous round :D
Your round 2 card arrived some time ago...from Germany. When i got the "Cry" card, i remembered there was no other card posted from Switzerland, but i did not remember that there was one from you via Germany, LOL

Yes, i like both of them, thanks - though they are VERY different -

ampguy
07-08-2012, 08:39
On my photo of the arches, I used a Sony Nex 5 with Canon 28/2.8 lens.

Sorry to lower the Leica % ratio :cool:

Thank you.
I just added some statistical information at the end of my blog (http://www.pbase.com/dct/rff&page=4), regarding this 1st postcard project. You will find a table of the used camera models, the used film types (or sensor sizes), as well as the most used print procedure for our hobby.

dct
07-08-2012, 13:37
On my photo of the arches, I used a Sony Nex 5 with Canon 28/2.8 lens.

Sorry to lower the Leica % ratio :cool:
Please check again what the camera body was, because in this post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1808497) you are telling of a Bessa-R... :confused:
You are already in the Voigtlander count.

dct
07-08-2012, 13:42
aaah. dct... only NOW i realized why i wrote that you hope i also like the card from the previous round :D
Your round 2 card arrived some time ago...from Germany. When i got the "Cry" card, i remembered there was no other card posted from Switzerland, but i did not remember that there was one from you via Germany, LOL

Yes, i like both of them, thanks - though they are VERY different -

That's right. I'm near the German border and the postage for international postcards is 40 % lower in Germany than in Switzerland: Guess in which postoffice I sat 30 minutes putting stamps on the cards :)

ampguy
07-08-2012, 20:57
I apologize. You are correct, I did use a Bessa R with Canon 28/2.8 lens for that shot. Thanks for checking!

Please check again what the camera body was, because in this post (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1808497) you are telling of a Bessa-R... :confused:
You are already in the Voigtlander count.