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krötenblender
12-27-2016, 09:46
Gentlemen, Gentlewomen,

we need another round of RFF Postcard Project! Peaple start to get twitchy... ;) Some people were already asking themselfes, if they missed a round (me included). Nobody stepped forward and someone threw a comment towards me to step in, thanks Frank... I guess, previous organisators are probably out shooting or have other things on their plate. However, they made great efforts in previous rounds and I hope, I will be not a too bad successor. That said, here we go:

This is round 8 of RFF Postcard Project, slowly becoming a tradition here on RFF. Inventor Rob (rbiemer) laid out the basic rules which I will follow here and which are as follows:

RFF-PP is a picture postcard exchange. Every participant selects one of his photographs and makes postcards from it (make prints yourself, order postcards online - it is up to you. I always ordered online.), which are sent to each other participant of this round. Please choose only one picture (this is really the hard part!), so that every participant ends up with the same collection of picture postcards.


Organisation: To participate, please sent a mail to rff-at-mempool-dot-net (that's me) containing the following information:

Subject: RFF Postcard Project
Your Name
Address, as you would write it on a postcard to yourself from somewhere far away in the world (including line-breaks and country name, as this is an international project)
RFF User-Name

I promise, that all your data is only used for the purpose of this project and will never given away for anything else!

Timeframe: You can sent me your mails for participation until Saturday, February, 11., 2017, about six weeks from now on. After that, I close the list and sent every participant the complete list one day later. Then I give another six weeks to shoot/choose the picture, create the postcards and mail them. Meaning, please try to sent your postcards until end of March, 2017, latest.


If I remember correctly, we had about 35-50 people each time, so this is what you can expect this time, too, I think.

I missed no round until now and I can promise you from looking at all the great cards of the previous rounds, that this is worth the effort! It's a treasure, so please participate! - RFF is a really great place for this type of projects.

Let's have some fun, start mailing!

Best regards,
Stephan

krötenblender
12-27-2016, 10:32
As an additional inspiration, here are links to previous rounds with many pictures of postcards in them:


RFF Postcard Project 1 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113252)
RFF Postcard Project 2 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=119031)
RFF Postcard Project 3 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125985)
RFF Postcard Project 4 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=134703)
RFF Postcard Project 5 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142345)
RFF Postcard Project 6 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=147610)
RFF Postcard Project 7 (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154222)

kxl
12-27-2016, 10:42
I haven't missed one yet, so yes, I'm in again. Will send you an email with my info in a few minutes. Thanks for hosting #8 Stephan.

winzenbourg
12-27-2016, 10:50
Great news! Thanks for organizing (and thanks to Bojan for the last one). Really looking forward to another round.

marcr1230
12-27-2016, 12:23
I'm in! These are wonderful!

Red Rock Bill
12-27-2016, 13:14
great news ....I'm in .....lots of good photos....regards,Bill

ColSebastianMoran
12-27-2016, 13:27
Fab fun each time. Looking forward. Thanks for organizing.

randolph45
12-29-2016, 01:06
YES add me to the list.
email coming this week

LarsAC
12-31-2016, 13:30
I'm in again, last time was exciting !

@Stephan: Thanks for organizing !

Lars

krötenblender
01-02-2017, 11:14
A happy new year to all of you!

My suggestion for a new years resolution: Make a postcard! :D

As of now, we have five people who have sent me mail to enter the project. Keep it coming!

Jamie Pillers
01-02-2017, 11:21
Count me in, Stephan. My info is on its way. :-)

fdarnell
01-02-2017, 11:36
I'm in! These are great fun. Email sent. Thanks for organizing #8. (Great number by the way :-) )

jweber3rd
01-02-2017, 16:26
I have sent my info. I am looking forward to another round of postcards.

Stephan, thank you for taking the lead on this round.

jpa66
01-04-2017, 06:32
It's been awhile since I've done one of these, so I'm in.

Don Parsons
01-04-2017, 06:48
I'm in! Sending you details right now.

krötenblender
01-08-2017, 03:07
Hello,

we are now 14 people. I have sent a reply with a sometimes corrected address to all who contacted me. So, if you got no reply from me, something went wrong.

There is some space left, please join! It's fun!

SamShio
01-08-2017, 05:24
Looking forward to another round...I'm in.

Papercut
01-08-2017, 06:16
I'm in too. Just sent Stephan the email.

rolfe
01-08-2017, 06:45
Send an email with no response -- just sent it again...

Rolfe

krötenblender
01-08-2017, 10:55
Send an email with no response -- just sent it again...

Rolfe

Hello Rolfe,

strange, that my first reply didn't reach you. Maybe look into your spam-folder? I have my first reply to you in my archive and the mail-server-logs state, that the mail was delivered.

However, all three of you are now in the list.

Best Regards!

raid
01-08-2017, 10:57
I am in too.

robert blu
01-08-2017, 11:42
If Raid is in I want to be in as well! :)
robert

PS: mail already sent

raid
01-08-2017, 11:48
Thank you Robert!
I have also sent a msg with my contact information.
Should be fun.

krötenblender
01-08-2017, 12:11
Thank you Robert!
I have also sent a msg with my contact information.
Should be fun.

You are both in. Nice to have you this round, too.

Please for all new participants: Sent your mail to my personal email-address as listed in the first message of this thread. Do not use the RFF-message-system, as I may easily miss them.

Regards,
Stephan

raid
01-08-2017, 12:14
I did not spot your email, Stephan!

krötenblender
01-08-2017, 12:48
I did not spot your email, Stephan!

Okay, sorry for bad text-layout. I marked it green now for better visibility.

raid
01-08-2017, 13:05
The green now really shows. Thanks.

kdemas
01-08-2017, 16:41
I'm in, info sent. Missed the last couple rounds, looking forward to this one!

Kent

Red Rock Bill
01-12-2017, 09:26
help....I seem to be doing something wrong trying to sign up for postcard project #8......I get a warning that the address might be a phishing site........and a black screen with purple writing......any idea what i might be doing wrong ? regards,Bill

Red Rock Bill
01-12-2017, 09:55
holy cow...never mind I figured it out.....dummy me was trying to access a web site not send an e-mail........this getting old is for the birds...regards,Bill

rfaspen
01-12-2017, 10:36
Probably my favorite RFF tradition. I'm in!!!

Also, thanks to Bojan for the last Postcard Project. I still have my collection from that one on my coffee table (in an album of course).

seakayaker1
01-12-2017, 15:16
I am in once again, I have not missed any of the Postcard Projects and they are worth the time and expense to produce and mail the postcards. The collections of postcards and stamps from around the world are fantastic. Thanks for stepping up and organizing round eight!

bojanfurst
01-13-2017, 11:27
I was just thinking that we need another one and look at this!

Bojan

krötenblender
01-13-2017, 13:31
Hello fellow RFFers!

A short update: we are now 27 people (me included) - so we have places left!
By now, everybody should have received a mail from me with your address as a confirmation of your mail - I also asked a few questions regarding missing address parts.

Best regards,
Stephan

krötenblender
01-13-2017, 13:37
help....I seem to be doing something wrong trying to sign up for postcard project #8......I get a warning that the address might be a phishing site........and a black screen with purple writing......any idea what i might be doing wrong ? regards,Bill

Hello Bill,

yes, the address used in a web-browser is the front-page of my web-server, not a phishing-site. But also no content, which is hidden behind the curtains.

(Techtalk-Warning) The warning may be because I use HTTPS only for the deep pages, so the sites certificates are intentionally wrong for the front-page. - Looking suspicious keeps away suspicious people... :D

zian
01-17-2017, 13:33
Thanks Stephan for organizing!
I can't wait!

michaelwj
01-17-2017, 14:44
I'm in!
Looking forward to it again.

krötenblender
01-21-2017, 12:06
Hello everybody,

short update: Not much happened this week, we're at 28 people, so we have plenty of spots left! Join! It's fun!

Some stats by country:
Australia = 1
Austria = 1
Canada = 2
Germany = 3
Italy = 1
New Zealand = 1
USA = 19


We definitely need more countries!

krötenblender
01-23-2017, 06:57
We definitely need more countries!

Of course, this does not mean, there are limited places for US! :D

dfranklin
01-23-2017, 12:32
I've done the last two projects, and I'm looking forward to this one! I just sent you my info, Stephan. Thanks for organizing.

krötenblender
02-01-2017, 06:50
10 Days left to join! - We are now 27 people.

krötenblender
02-11-2017, 07:11
Last chance! Don't miss it!

This evening I will close the list and send a mail to all persons that have sent me a mail so far.

ABrosig
02-11-2017, 10:16
No to be a last-minute joiner but I just sent my info. Sent two emails because dummy me forgot user name in the first one.

krötenblender
02-11-2017, 11:07
Hello Andrew,

got your mail, you're in.

For all: I will send the complete list of addresses either this evening or tomorrow morning (German time).

Who comes until then is of course still very welcome to join!

Regards,
Stephan

rfaspen
02-11-2017, 12:16
Very excited about this one.

I'm already selecting an image....

Jamie Pillers
02-11-2017, 13:05
Hello Andrew,

got your mail, you're in.

For all: I will send the complete list of addresses either this evening or tomorrow morning (German time).

Who comes until then is of course still very welcome to join!

Regards,
Stephan

Looking forward to it! Now... where did I put all my cat pictures?

krötenblender
02-11-2017, 14:08
Very excited about this one.

I'm already selecting an image....

Me too! I already had one, but my wife asked, if I hadn't had that already in one of the previous rounds. :bang: Now I'm unsure and have to go through all the seven boxes of the previous rounds. Thanks...:rolleyes:

krötenblender
02-12-2017, 03:05
Hello all,

we are complete! :D

We have 33 people this time, and I have just mailed the addresses to all participants. Please check/validate your data and send me a mail by reply, if something is wrong. I will send a corrected list then. If in the next two days, there are no corrections, I will post here, that the list is final.

Now you can start and go out shooting, select an image, make a postcard, ... having some time-pressure :p and much fun receiving postcards, hopefully.

Each of you should send and receive 32 postcards. Please try to send yours until end of March as described in post#1. Afterwards we can post our images here and have some more fun.

I was in every round so far, and it has been great fun every time to make and receive so many great cards. This time was the first time, I organized it and I hope, its all to your satisfaction so far.

Thank you for joining!

krötenblender
02-14-2017, 11:15
Hello all!

I have just sent the final address list. If you haven't received the mail, please let me know!

Now have fun sending and receiving postcards.

I already ordered mine...

Best regards,
Stephan

kxl
02-19-2017, 17:33
Avery 5160 label template sent to everyone.

571514m3
02-20-2017, 10:11
105511Thank you all for participating! I had fun with it, and will wait for the mail to come in.

This project came at just the right time. I came across a fascinating book, featuring postcards sent by a Finn, serving during the 1910s as Tzarist consul on the Persian border to the Ottoman army. The tail end of the Great game. He used a 4A Folding Kodak postcard camera and sent 100s of post cards to his family. That was then.

Two years ago I was lucky to go to the Dry Bridge in Tbilisi and buy a Fed2 and Jupiter 12. It was difficult to find a film there, but I did and it worked. And late last year Mauro arranged the print swap. We found out that cycling is another passion that we share. Bless his good heart because on 16 December he mailed 2 expired Ferrania C41 films to me. The illustrious Ferrari company is no more and there was no indication how old the films were. They took 2 months to get from Italy to Cyprus. They arrived just in time for this postcard project. It had to be the Fed!

Since this is all about postcards I decided to go for a walk in 'my town'. Nicosia that is, the last divided capital. Cyprus in the Levant. Postcards are to inform us about the every-day-normal-special stuff of where we are. I have enough shots so that everyone will get one part of the walk.

Today I picked up the prints from my color lab. Stepping in he looked a little gloomy and said 'how old are these films?'. I said that all is ok - he was concerned that the prints were not perfect. They were not, the film was well cooked, with a strong 'vintage' color cast. But then that is the nice part: unique old films, old camera, old town and all ending up as postcards from somewhere that no-one has been and no one (I assume) knows. Hey, this is perfect, or? I will mail them tomorrow but more than likely they will get on the levantine slow boat and take their time to reach you.

Should I upload the whole set, just for the fun of it? If so as is in color or make it B&W?

rolfe
02-21-2017, 09:30
As this is my first round, I'm just wondering what size postcard most of you are going with?

Rolfe

krötenblender
02-21-2017, 11:07
I use just the normal A6 size (not sure, what this is in US, though), ordered mine at Moo and already have them. Most postcards I received in previous rounds were about that size with a few exceptions in both directions.

ColSebastianMoran
02-21-2017, 15:20
Rolfe, 4x6 inches here in the US. But, different sizes are no problem; we had different sizes last time.

Godfrey
02-21-2017, 15:46
As this is my first round, I'm just wondering what size postcard most of you are going with?

I use just the normal A6 size (not sure, what this is in US, though), ordered mine at Moo and already have them. Most postcards I received in previous rounds were about that size with a few exceptions in both directions.

Rolfe, 4x6 inches here in the US. But, different sizes are no problem; we had different sizes last time.

Here's the answer from the US Postal Service:

The USPS dictates size standards for mail in the United States based on the requirements of its automatic mail-sorting equipment. The minimum postcard size is 3.5 inches by 5 inches. The maximum postcard size is 4.25 inches by 6 inches. The USPS also requires the postcard be between 0.007 inch and 0.016 inch thick. Postcards under the minimum size or weight are not mailable. Above the maximums, the postcards are mailable but ineligible for the postcard postage rate, so they incur the same first-class postage rate as for letters, about 36 percent more.

With those sizings as a guideline, you can print four 5.5 x 4" postcards on one sheet of borderless 8.5 x 11" standard letter paper, or eight of the same size on one sheet of borderless 11 x 17" that meet postal regulations for post card postage rates. A paper like Epson Hot Press Natural is more than thick enough to meet the specified .007-.016" thickness.

G

raid
02-22-2017, 04:43
I am lagging behind .... I need to order the post cards.

rolfe
02-22-2017, 06:34
Me too :o



What is «Moo»?


An online printer best known for its business cards, but they do postcards as well. They are significantly pricier than some of the competition, but for a small quantity it probably doesn't matter much.


https://www.moo.com/us/

krötenblender
02-22-2017, 07:07
I am lagging behind .... I need to order the post cards.

No rush, sending was until end of march...

Red Rock Bill
02-22-2017, 08:33
Red River Paper has a great selection of 4"x6" postcard stock.......if you have the time or more important a printer have some fun and print the cards yourself......make extras and sent out to friends and family........just a thought, Regards,bill

robert blu
02-28-2017, 08:55
first card, a beautiful one arrived today!
thanks Stephan!
robert
PS: unfortunately I'll be not able to send my cards in the next two weeks, sorry for this

rfaspen
02-28-2017, 09:29
Oh boy. I'm lagging behind. I picked an image and I know who I'm going to use to print my cards......just need to get off my bum and place the order.

Oh, and buy stamps. I learned that its less painful to buy the stamps slowly over time, especially the international ones. Makes it seem like you're spending less on postage than you actually are;) ...a trick of the mind.

I'm on it...

kxl
02-28-2017, 12:40
I was told that I may have forgotten to provide my zip code on the Avery labels that I had made and distributed to everyone.

I sent an email to the general distribution and want to follow up here on rff.

My zip code is 91709.

-Keith

benji77
03-01-2017, 04:10
Arghh! I missed this round!

motion_runner
03-01-2017, 08:20
Thank you, Stephan. I got your card yesterday.

Umbrellas are a recurrent subject in our postcard projects, don't you think so?

ColSebastianMoran
03-01-2017, 08:29
An online printer best known for its business cards, but they do postcards as well. They are significantly pricier than some of the competition, but for a small quantity it probably doesn't matter much.


https://www.moo.com/us/

Strictly for what it's worth: Staples, the large office retailer in the US, has Staples Copy & Print, and they'll do postcards.

I have been quite satisfied with their results, quite economical.

And, to all of you who make darkroom prints, just know they are much appreciated!

krötenblender
03-01-2017, 14:22
Arghh! I missed this round!


There will be more...

krötenblender
03-01-2017, 14:27
I agree, a great combination of polychrome and monochrome, so to say :)

Thank you, too kind. It was just a snapshot holding the camera over my head, because it was so crowded. But it turned out to be my favourite shot that evening...

krötenblender
03-01-2017, 14:29
Umbrellas are a recurrent subject in our postcard projects, don't you think so?

Indeed, they are always a nice subject. Be it in the rain or sun, its a nice accessory making scenes interesting. If one has done some postcard projects, you have a good collection of umbrella-postcards. ;)

dfranklin
03-02-2017, 20:08
Stephan's card arrived in Cambridge, MA today! The first one to arrive... I'm looking forward to more!

robert blu
03-03-2017, 08:09
Sorry all my friends but I will not be able to send my cards before a couple of weeks, please be patient! But I'll try to send you a special card!
robert

kxl
03-03-2017, 08:32
I received Stephan's card (in Southern California) - nice image!!!

I just ordered mine from a local printer, but they're back-logged until next week, so mine will go out probably by next weekend.

Don Parsons
03-05-2017, 14:50
I received one from Red Rock Bill yesterday.

Still picking out my image but think I have it. Am off this week, so will get it sent off to the printers.

Don

raid
03-05-2017, 15:47
Will 35 post cards be sufficient?

kxl
03-05-2017, 17:45
Will 35 post cards be sufficient?

34 names on the list, so 35 should be fine. I ordered 40 myself, just because I may send a card to some friends.

-Keith

571514m3
03-05-2017, 22:18
Thanks Stephan. The picture, in the rain and with the dark umbrellas in the centre, channels Bladerunner. I love it.

571514m3
03-06-2017, 02:20
Pen recommendations?

For some time I have been searching for a reliable pen to write on coated paper. My preference are ink pen or pencil but they do not work. The most reliable up to now is a fine tipped cheap 'PILOT' brand black ball point. The writing looks faint, almost like pencil, and works quite well on the front for signing prints. For the #8 postcards I had problems and had to swap to 0.2mm fineliner. But they kind of bleed into the coating. Any suggestions?

kdemas
03-10-2017, 00:12
My cards are all addressed, going in the mail later today. Fun as always.

571514m3
03-10-2017, 01:32
Post offices were fast, the train is also already in Austria! :)

I also received that one, this morning. The long train made it across the Mediterranean sea to Cyprus!

As a student I was driving a car from NY to LA for the owner (do they still have these 'drive-away' services?). Somewhere along Route 66 I stopped because this train that never ended was passing. I had never seen anything like it. Thanks Bill for reminding me!

rfaspen
03-10-2017, 11:10
I'm getting there....
All my cards are addressed. The post office ran out of international stamps, so I only have the domestic cards (US) ready for mail today. Hopefully they have international stamps back in stock today.

Two cards have made it here so far. Thanks Stephan and Bill! I love the excitement of checking the post box each day...

ColSebastianMoran
03-11-2017, 12:55
Whooosh !! The sound of cards off on their way to you.

As others have said, great fun.

Red Rock Bill
03-11-2017, 14:22
For any rail fans who receive the card,those are the old Yellow and Blue Santa Fe colors before the Burlington Northern marriage .......now known as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe....we get between 60 and 100 trains a day through here...lots of noise when two trains passing in the middle of town going through 2 crossings......yikes.......regards,Bill

Red Rock Bill
03-14-2017, 05:40
Three great cards so far...thanks ,Stephen,Kent and Rolfe....regards,Bill

jnalepa
03-14-2017, 08:15
Just sent mine out yesterday. Still only received one card so far, but looking forward to the rest!

rolfe
03-15-2017, 11:29
Five received here so far -- thanks to Stephen, Bill, Kent, Jeff and Richard!

Rolfe

kxl
03-15-2017, 11:36
Just got a call from my local printer -- they are ready!!! Picking them up tonight and mailing them tomorrow afternoon.

rfaspen
03-15-2017, 12:56
I'm up to four. Nice images all of them. One even came in an envelope! I won't spoil it for everyone, but it was a stunning portrait (so to speak).

Jamie Pillers
03-15-2017, 13:17
Mine are ready to go, but... my local post office has ZERO postcard stamps! So I had to order them online. Now I wait. :-(

jpa66
03-18-2017, 06:34
I've received six so far. Mine all went out in yesterday's (March 17th) post.

raid
03-18-2017, 06:45
I am expecting in the mail my ordered postcards from MOO.

LarsAC
03-19-2017, 09:19
Wow, 8 cards so far - 5 alone yesterday. Mine are also still in print.

Lars

raid
03-20-2017, 15:17
I am getting closer:It's Little MOO here - thanks again, we've loved seeing your designs come to life. I'm excited to say Big MOO has printed your order

largedrink
03-21-2017, 00:17
Six have arrived in my letterbox in Wellington, New Zealand so far, lovely images. Thanks to Bill, Stephan, Rolfe, Kent, Jeff and Richard. I posted mine last week (spot the postcard project novice: I wrote mine by hand, bad idea! I hope my writing is legible). My family and I are very much enjoying receiving superb postcards from exotic locations!
Regards,
Hugh

michaelwj
03-21-2017, 02:54
I've received two so far, Stephen and Red Rock Bill. Looking forward to more coming in the mail, luckily they haven't been coming lately, they'd probably be wet. We had close to 100mm of rain yesterday!
I missed the postman delivering my box of cards from Moo, I'll go and get them tomorrow. Unfortunately I won't get around to sending them for a few weeks, got a bit of travel and a lot of work, and I need to hand address them all :)

571514m3
03-22-2017, 00:59
I have received 5 glorious postcards since last week! But it seems that Cyprus Post is not as quick as others, I do hope that they have left this island!

randolph45
03-22-2017, 15:51
Ordered my cards from MOO today,due on 3/31/17.Will be in the mail on April fools day:)

robert blu
03-23-2017, 04:27
I'm just back from a road trip, will tart to send my cards next weekend.
rober

Red Rock Bill
03-24-2017, 08:51
and the Post Cards keep rolling in 12 so far ...thank you ..great stuff......Bill

Don Parsons
03-24-2017, 09:46
Dropped mine off at the Post Office this morning guys.

The Postcards I've received so far are great! Truly excellent images, I can hardly wait for the rest of them to come.

Thank you all.

Don

d__b
03-26-2017, 00:13
I finally sent out my postcards on Friday and I already received 9 beautiful cards so far.

I realized that some of you have written a few words about their photograph and I think that's a good idea. So, I'm just going to put the story behind my picture right here:

My picture was taken in the Imperial Garden in Tokyo just before Christmas last year. I saw a man sitting on a bench and I saw the park warden (at least that's what I assume he was) on a bicycle arriving from a distance, so I was lining up the shot where the warden would be at the end of a path that would lead the viewers eyes from the guy on the bench to him. Unfortunately the warden saw me raise the camera and (probably out of politeness) stopped immediately to stay out of my frame. So I pretended to take a picture and lowered my camera only to raise it again just before he got to the point where I needed him to be to take the picture that I wanted. It was taken on an EOS 6D with a 28mm.

Papercut
03-28-2017, 09:29
I've been getting one or two a day for the last week or so. Nice images so far!

Mine went out this morning, so hopefully they start arriving at nearby (East Coast US) locations before the end of the week.

seakayaker1
03-29-2017, 07:55
Behind schedule, but my postcards are ordered and hopefully will be in the mail to you all by the end of next week. Enjoyed each and everyone I have received to date! Always love this project.

robert blu
03-29-2017, 08:18
First batch of cards already sent, plan to send all the remaining for the end of the week
robert

zian
03-29-2017, 12:20
Just dropped mine off at the post office!
I just came back from a two week work trip, so it's been very nice to go through a bunch of postcards. Thanks to everyone participating!

rfaspen
03-29-2017, 13:01
I've received a bunch of cards now. Thanks! I always enjoy seeing the wide range of photographic style, subject choice, etc.

I wish the postal service would refrain from damaging *every* card they deliver. Not usually too bad, but its distracting.

Papercut
03-30-2017, 05:03
I wish the postal service would refrain from damaging *every* card they deliver. Not usually too bad, but its distracting.

Perhaps oddly, I have the opposite reaction. As long as the damage isn't catastrophic, I really enjoy the marks that come along with being mailed. The scuffs, the barcodes that get printed on some, the bumped corners, even the occasional crease or tear. For me, those are all traces of the mailing process -- a tangible history of the path the image took to get to me. Utterly unique even from other versions of the same image / card. So I tend to enjoy those imperfections as an integral part of the postcard charm.

ABrosig
03-30-2017, 10:07
I've received a dozen or so and everyone in my office (me included) can't wait for the next one each time one arrives. Great images from everybody! Mine went out middle-end of last week, so should start popping into mail boxes soon. Fun project! I'm already on board for next time.

ABrosig
03-30-2017, 10:12
Perhaps oddly, I have the opposite reaction. As long as the damage isn't catastrophic, I really enjoy the marks that come along with being mailed. The scuffs, the barcodes that get printed on some, the bumped corners, even the occasional crease or tear. For me, those are all traces of the mailing process -- a tangible history of the path the image took to get to me. Utterly unique even from other versions of the same image / card. So I tend to enjoy those imperfections as an integral part of the postcard charm.


Well said! These things are touched by human hands. That's what makes them more personal than e-mail, etc.

ColSebastianMoran
03-30-2017, 12:58
... I wish the postal service would refrain from damaging *every* card they deliver. Not usually too bad, but its distracting.

First, the cards and images are great.

But, I don't like the USPS machines scuffing every card.

We can start a movement! Hashtag #USPSStopDamagingPostcards here and on social media!

More seriously, I decided two times ago to start using envelopes.

randolph45
03-30-2017, 13:52
Well Moo was ahead of schedule,my order arrived yesterday and are now in the hands of USPS:)

dfranklin
03-30-2017, 17:44
Finally got my cards in the mail today. I'm sorry that a crush of work prevented me from wet-printing my cards like I did last year. I love this phase of the project, though, when pretty much every day brings at least one card!

LarsAC
04-01-2017, 10:08
Sent 32 cards this morning!

Lars

Red Rock Bill
04-01-2017, 11:09
we have about 3 different letter carriers that switch depending on day's off and who didn't show for work........each one always announces as they walk in the door ..."you have another post card".....each year the RFF Post Card project is one of the highlights of my happy little life.... I show them to anyone and everyone..folks are amazed that people take the time to get involved in this project.......Bill

raid
04-01-2017, 14:07
Ready to mail out: I have ready 22 cards for the USA, and 11 envelopes (with cards).
Is 33 the right number?

seakayaker1
04-01-2017, 14:11
This is what I have received to date.


01. Richard (ColSebastianMoran) Grantham, NH
02. Bill (Red Rock Bill) Gallup, NM
03. Stephan (krotenblender) Bremen, Germany
04. Kent (kdemas) Hillsborough, CA
05. Jeff (rfaspen) Corvallis, OR
06. Rolfe (rolfe) Great Barrington, MA
07. Jan (jpa66) Chicago, IL
08. Justin (jnalepa) Toronto, Canada
09. Keith (KXL), Chino Hills, CA
10. Hugh (largedrink) Wellington, New Zealand
11. Zane (zane0777), Grand Forks, ND
12. Jamie (Jamie Pillers) Oakland, CA
13. Andrew (ABrosig) Torrington, WY
14. Ckinton (samshio) Glen Allen, VA
15. Frank (motion_runner) Krefeld, Germany
16. Alan (Zian) Seattle, WA
17. Kevin (Papercut) Yonkers, NY
18. Don (Don Parsons) St. Peters, MO


7 Color & 11 B&W ~ B&W postcards appear to be the early preference this round.

With 18 postcards accounted for there is the chance for 15 more to still arrive! As Always, another great round, love the Photographs.


Thank you Stephan for organizing this round!

. . . . . keep 'em coming!


Life is Grand!

Dan

winzenbourg
04-02-2017, 07:29
Mine are heading out tomorrow.

Sorry for the delay, I printed them in the darkroom this time around and it took some extra time!

Papercut
04-02-2017, 09:48
Mine are heading out tomorrow.

Sorry for the delay, I printed them in the darkroom this time around and it took some extra time!

Wet-printed are an extra-special treat! You are more than forgiven! :D

krötenblender
04-02-2017, 16:47
Thank you all for being part of this round! It was fun and it was easy to organize - much less work, than I thought initially.

The cards, as far as they arrived, yet, and I could see them, are great as ever. The fun thing is, I did this all while being on a long trip through Japan, so I will only see all of them, when I'm back home. I just received scans so far, but getting them physically in my hands will give me another round of joy.

7 Color & 11 B&W ~ B&W postcards appear to be the early preference this round.

I think, this was true for all past rounds. I very rarely take/create pictures in BW, but I appreciate what others can do with it.

With 18 postcards accounted for there is the chance for 15 more to still arrive! As Always, another great round, love the Photographs.

Thank you Stephan for organizing this round!

Again, thank you all for being part of this round.

raid
04-02-2017, 16:52
Mine are heading out tomorrow.

fdarnell
04-03-2017, 16:35
In the mail today, finally. Sorry to be so late. Appreciate all I have received so far. My 7 year old loves to see all the photos and the stamps and know where they all come from.

Moo was fast this time around, and quality was quite good.

Thanks to all participants! It's great fun.

seakayaker1
04-06-2017, 20:05
Received the postcards and addressed them and will be dropping them off at the Post Office tomorrow afternoon.

Received three more postcards . . . . .


01. Richard (ColSebastianMoran) Grantham, NH
02. Bill (Red Rock Bill) Gallup, NM
03. Stephan (krotenblender) Bremen, Germany
04. Kent (kdemas) Hillsborough, CA
05. Jeff (rfaspen) Corvallis, OR
06. Rolfe (rolfe) Great Barrington, MA
07. Jan (jpa66) Chicago, IL
08. Justin (jnalepa) Toronto, Canada
09. Keith (KXL), Chino Hills, CA
10. Hugh (largedrink) Wellington, New Zealand
11. Zane (zane0777), Grand Forks, ND
12. Jamie (Jamie Pillers) Oakland, CA
13. Andrew (ABrosig) Torrington, WY
14. Clinton (samshio) Glen Allen, VA
15. Frank (motion_runner) Krefeld, Germany
16. Alan (Zian) Seattle, WA
17. Kevin (Papercut) Yonkers, NY
18. Don (Don Parsons) St. Peters, MO
19. David (d__b) Auckland, New Zealand
20. David (dfranklin) Cambridge, MA
21. Randy (Randolph45) Sacramento, CA


10 Color & 11 B&W ~ with all three cards being in color it has made it a tight race with the B&W postcards.

With 21 postcards accounted for there is the chance for 12 more to still arrive! As Always, another great round, love the Photographs.


Yahoo!!!!!!

. . . . . keep 'em coming!


Life is Grand!

Dan

seakayaker1
04-08-2017, 00:18
All my cards were dropped off at Post Office late Friday afternoon.

If you don't receive one of mine over the next couple of weeks let me know and I'd be happy to send along another since I have a few extras'

Every year a few people in the project end up without a complete set, some are lost in the mail and I am sure others are delivered to the wrong address and someone else gets to enjoy the card. Most of us who have them printed end up with a few extras so don't be shy about asking someone for another since they just may be able to send another along.

......keep 'em coming!

raid
04-08-2017, 04:41
I dropped off all cards at our local post office last Tuesday.

seakayaker1
04-08-2017, 22:12
Received two more postcards today . . . . .

(edit)...... and my wife found another postcard in a stack of papers......


01. Richard (ColSebastianMoran) Grantham, NH
02. Bill (Red Rock Bill) Gallup, NM
03. Stephan (krotenblender) Bremen, Germany
04. Kent (kdemas) Hillsborough, CA
05. Jeff (rfaspen) Corvallis, OR
06. Rolfe (rolfe) Great Barrington, MA
07. Jan (jpa66) Chicago, IL
08. Justin (jnalepa) Toronto, Canada
09. Keith (KXL), Chino Hills, CA
10. Hugh (largedrink) Wellington, New Zealand
11. Zane (zane0777), Grand Forks, ND
12. Jamie (Jamie Pillers) Oakland, CA
13. Andrew (ABrosig) Torrington, WY
14. Clinton (samshio) Glen Allen, VA
15. Frank (motion_runner) Krefeld, Germany
16. Alan (Zian) Seattle, WA
17. Kevin (Papercut) Yonkers, NY
18. Don (Don Parsons) St. Peters, MO
19. David (d__b) Auckland, New Zealand
20. David (dfranklin) Cambridge, MA
21. Randy (Randolph45) Sacramento, CA
22. Raid (Raid) Pensacola, FL
23. Lars (LarsAC) Herzogenrath, Germany
24. Lucas (winzenbourg) Minneapolis,MN


11 Color & 13 B&W ~ with one card being in color and two others being black & white it keeps it a tight race with the B&W postcards.

With 24 postcards accounted for there is the chance for 9 more to still arrive! As Always, another great round, love the Photographs.


Yahoo!!!!!!

. . . . . keep 'em coming!


Life is Grand!

Dan

raid
04-10-2017, 08:19
You got my postcard, Dan! I am glad that USPS delivered it.

ColSebastianMoran
04-13-2017, 06:56
Great fun. The cards are terrific, all of them. My best regards to all!

kxl
04-13-2017, 10:26
I'm looking forward to the discussion phase of the project, where we each post our own photo, provide a little background and initiate discussions. I'm really interested in hearing more about everyone's photos.

Per Dan's post from 4/9, we can look forward to 9 more postcards (probably less by now).

seakayaker1
04-14-2017, 22:15
Received two more postcards today . . . . . plus adding my own which I mailed a week ago.


01. Richard (ColSebastianMoran) Grantham, NH
02. Bill (Red Rock Bill) Gallup, NM
03. Stephan (krotenblender) Bremen, Germany
04. Kent (kdemas) Hillsborough, CA
05. Jeff (rfaspen) Corvallis, OR
06. Rolfe (rolfe) Great Barrington, MA
07. Jan (jpa66) Chicago, IL
08. Justin (jnalepa) Toronto, Canada
09. Keith (KXL), Chino Hills, CA
10. Hugh (largedrink) Wellington, New Zealand
11. Zane (zane0777), Grand Forks, ND
12. Jamie (Jamie Pillers) Oakland, CA
13. Andrew (ABrosig) Torrington, WY
14. Clinton (samshio) Glen Allen, VA
15. Frank (motion_runner) Krefeld, Germany
16. Alan (Zian) Seattle, WA
17. Kevin (Papercut) Yonkers, NY
18. Don (Don Parsons) St. Peters, MO
19. David (d__b) Auckland, New Zealand
20. David (dfranklin) Cambridge, MA
21. Randy (Randolph45) Sacramento, CA
22. Raid (Raid) Pensacola, FL
23. Lars (LarsAC) Herzogenrath, Germany
24. Lucas (winzenbourg) Minneapolis,MN
25. Alexander (radi(c)al_cam) Friesach, Austria
26. Paul (darnel) Lafayette, LA
27. Dan (seakayaker1) Seattle, WA


13 Color & 14 B&W ~ with two cards being in color and one other being black & white it keeps it a tight race with B&W up by one.

With 27 postcards accounted for, there is the chance for 6 more to still arrive! WOW, another great round, just wonderful Photographs.


Yahoo!!!!!!

. . . . . keep 'em coming!


Life is Grand!

Dan

jnalepa
04-18-2017, 07:28
I think I'm up to 23 so far...If anyone hasn't received one from me, I do have extras so let me know.

I'm glad I was able to be part of this, definitely going to do the next round as well. I'm thinking I'll do some wet prints for the next round, if I'm not too busy.

seakayaker1
04-24-2017, 22:10
It has been over a week and finally another postcard has arrived! Hopefully a few more are still working their way through the postal system and are not lost or delivered to the incorrect address........


01. Richard (ColSebastianMoran) Grantham, NH
02. Bill (Red Rock Bill) Gallup, NM
03. Stephan (krotenblender) Bremen, Germany
04. Kent (kdemas) Hillsborough, CA
05. Jeff (rfaspen) Corvallis, OR
06. Rolfe (rolfe) Great Barrington, MA
07. Jan (jpa66) Chicago, IL
08. Justin (jnalepa) Toronto, Canada
09. Keith (KXL), Chino Hills, CA
10. Hugh (largedrink) Wellington, New Zealand
11. Zane (zane0777), Grand Forks, ND
12. Jamie (Jamie Pillers) Oakland, CA
13. Andrew (ABrosig) Torrington, WY
14. Clinton (samshio) Glen Allen, VA
15. Frank (motion_runner) Krefeld, Germany
16. Alan (Zian) Seattle, WA
17. Kevin (Papercut) Yonkers, NY
18. Don (Don Parsons) St. Peters, MO
19. David (d__b) Auckland, New Zealand
20. David (dfranklin) Cambridge, MA
21. Randy (Randolph45) Sacramento, CA
22. Raid (Raid) Pensacola, FL
23. Lars (LarsAC) Herzogenrath, Germany
24. Lucas (winzenbourg) Minneapolis,MN
25. Alexander (radi(c)al_cam) Friesach, Austria
26. Paul (darnel) Lafayette, LA
27. Dan (seakayaker1) Seattle, WA
28. Robert (robert blu) Busto Arsizio, Italy


14 Color & 14 B&W ~ with the one card being in color it is all tied up. Now who's postcard will appear next and break the tie?

With 28 postcards accounted for, there is the chance for 5 more to still arrive! WOW, another great round, just wonderful Photographs.


Yahoo!!!!!!

. . . . . keep 'em coming!


Life is Grand!

Dan

ColSebastianMoran
04-25-2017, 07:58
I've received one more card than you:

Egon (571514m3) Nicosia, Cyprus [03]

Same here (I'm in the US).

fdarnell
04-25-2017, 12:16
Thanks to all participants this go around. This time there are both wet printed and some inkjet printed cards. I believe Robert Blu's card is inkjet on photo rag and it arrived it great condition all the way from Italy. I mailed myself a card and it got the edge peeling issue which I had from other Moo cards in past mailings.

With the wet printed (great, but I've no darkroom) and inkjet (I think?) printed cards arriving with actually less damage than my Moo printed cards, I will try to print my own on the next project. Adding a white border also gives some added protection I think.

Thanks again, lots of great images and stamps!

seakayaker1
04-25-2017, 22:42
Dear Dan, and you all :)

in brackets I've added in which sequence the postcards did arrive at my home in Central Europe:




So far, Dan, I've received one more card than you:

Egon (571514m3) Nicosia, Cyprus [03]


Alexander, thanks for adding your sequence numbers and the confirmation from both you and Richard regarding the cards received. It appears the only one I have not received is from Nicosia and perhaps it is still winding its way here to Seattle or lost in the black hole of a postal service somewhere.

Its all good and I will still hold out that a few other stragglers may yet appear in the mailbox when I arrive home in the evenings.

Love this project, all eight of them have been worth the effort and expense when the cards that you all have forwarded arrive in the mail!


Also if anyone by chance has not received one of mine, just send along a message or email, I don't mind sending another since I have a few extras.

marcr1230
04-26-2017, 17:45
Apologies to all - I just ordered my cards, will go out in a week or so

I've received 29 beautiful cards so far - already awaiting Postcard Project 9

Marc.

michaelwj
04-26-2017, 17:57
You know how when you do the postcard project and you think you've received all the cards you're going to get and then another one shows up and it's super awesome and such a fantastic surprise?

I haven't sent mine yet, things keep coming up but they should go out next week or the week after...

seakayaker1
04-26-2017, 22:33
Marc & Michael, looking forward to coming home and finding your postcards in the mailbox!

robert blu
04-27-2017, 01:15
more cards will come, great!
robert

bojanfurst
04-27-2017, 07:17
And my most sincere apologies. I had some unexpected travel and spend hours establishing a community darkroom so this slipped my mind. My cards are ordered and should be heading our to you next week.

Bojan

ABrosig
04-27-2017, 10:07
i've enjoyed receiving the cards I've gotten so far and look forward to a couple more coming my way. All the people in my office have gotten as excited as I am each time a new card appears in the mail and I get chased down so they can take a look.
Great project. Count me in next year.

randolph45
04-27-2017, 14:40
Alexander, thanks for adding your sequence numbers and the confirmation from both you and Richard regarding the cards received. It appears the only one I have not received is from Nicosia and perhaps it is still winding its way here to Seattle or lost in the black hole of a postal service somewhere.

Its all good and I will still hold out that a few other stragglers may yet appear in the mailbox when I arrive home in the evenings.

Love this project, all eight of them have been worth the effort and expense when the cards that you all have forwarded arrive in the mail!


Also if anyone by chance has not received one of mine, just send along a message or email, I don't mind sending another since I have a few extras.


The card from Nicosia did arrive here in Sacramento some time ago so it my be possibly lost or as happened to me once a card from Martinique took 2 months to arrive here after going to Paris to be postmarked.Go figure.

Red Rock Bill
05-02-2017, 08:45
robert blu, your postcard arrived from Italy.......well worth the wait...regards,Bill

robert blu
05-02-2017, 09:09
robert blu, your postcard arrived from Italy.......well worth the wait...regards,Bill

Thanks, nice to know my imperfect card arrived :)
robert

marcr1230
05-04-2017, 09:41
Mine have been posted - apologies to all for the tardiness.

seakayaker1
05-08-2017, 21:46
Well its been a week or so and another postcard has arrived! Thank you Marc!


01. Richard (ColSebastianMoran) Grantham, NH
02. Bill (Red Rock Bill) Gallup, NM
03. Stephan (krotenblender) Bremen, Germany
04. Kent (kdemas) Hillsborough, CA
05. Jeff (rfaspen) Corvallis, OR
06. Rolfe (rolfe) Great Barrington, MA
07. Jan (jpa66) Chicago, IL
08. Justin (jnalepa) Toronto, Canada
09. Keith (KXL), Chino Hills, CA
10. Hugh (largedrink) Wellington, New Zealand
11. Zane (zane0777), Grand Forks, ND
12. Jamie (Jamie Pillers) Oakland, CA
13. Andrew (ABrosig) Torrington, WY
14. Clinton (samshio) Glen Allen, VA
15. Frank (motion_runner) Krefeld, Germany
16. Alan (Zian) Seattle, WA
17. Kevin (Papercut) Yonkers, NY
18. Don (Don Parsons) St. Peters, MO
19. David (d__b) Auckland, New Zealand
20. David (dfranklin) Cambridge, MA
21. Randy (Randolph45) Sacramento, CA
22. Raid (Raid) Pensacola, FL
23. Lars (LarsAC) Herzogenrath, Germany
24. Lucas (winzenbourg) Minneapolis,MN
25. Alexander (radi(c)al_cam) Friesach, Austria
26. Paul (darnel) Lafayette, LA
27. Dan (seakayaker1) Seattle, WA
28. Robert (robert blu) Busto Arsizio, Italy
29. Marc (marcr1230) Chicago, IL


14 Color & 15 B&W ~ ....with another B&W and the tie was broken and it looks like we have a couple of more still to come.

With 29 postcards accounted for, there is the chance for a few more to arrive!

Others have received a card from Egon (Axiotheas), Cypress so that would make it 30. Bojan (bojanfurst), St. John's Canada and Michael (michaelwj) Bardon, Australia indicated they would be mailing theirs shortly. That would account for 32 of the 33 that have signed up.

WOW, another great round, just wonderful Photographs.


Yahoo!!!!!!

. . . . . keep 'em coming!


Life is Grand!

Dan

michaelwj
05-08-2017, 23:01
Sorry for lagging behind...

I've really enjoyed the cards so far, and once again my daughter really loves getting them from around the world.
I just did a quick check against Dan's list above, and I'm yet to receive Marc's card, but Egon's arrived safe and sound a few days ago.

Robert's wabi sabi is especially beautiful.

571514m3
05-09-2017, 03:04
The card from Nicosia did arrive here in Sacramento some time ago so it my be possibly lost or as happened to me once a card from Martinique took 2 months to arrive here after going to Paris to be postmarked.Go figure.


I have lived here in Cyprus for 5 years and love this island for a lot of reasons. And I love going to our local post office, buying stars or receiving mail. If any of my postcard did not making it to everyone then kindly send a PM, and I will send it again.

A nuisance it is but on the other hand it is also quaint to know that even in this century we are still somehow connected to life of a century ago in that our mail does get lost every now and then. There is no perfection, and it is good we are reminded of imperfection every now and then.

A couple of years ago there was a report in an Australian paper that a love letter had got stuck in the Royal Mail and was delivered 48 years late. I have forgotten if the couple did get together, have a family and all that is part of life and if they laughed it off. It shows we should follow up on important stuff and call people and tell them that we love them even if we think they did not mail that special letter. In a way that is what is happening here...we RFF each other and follow up.

I have received 29 postcards to date, 30 if I count 'oh Larry' which I was lucky to receive twice. So there is still hope for 3 more before I can shout BINGO. I really like this little project! So much better than instant gratification and things we do that are over and forgotten in a flash. Thank you to all for participating!

bojanfurst
05-09-2017, 10:48
I posted mine today. My apologies for being so late. Lots of unexpected travel over the last a few months. It's a poor excuse.

Bojan

marcr1230
05-09-2017, 10:58
Why wait till next year? it's almost time for round 9!

i've enjoyed receiving the cards I've gotten so far and look forward to a couple more coming my way. All the people in my office have gotten as excited as I am each time a new card appears in the mail and I get chased down so they can take a look.
Great project. Count me in next year.

LarsAC
05-09-2017, 12:23
I'm at 27 great cards now. Looking forward to receiving a couple more.

Lars

Papercut
05-09-2017, 15:06
Stop apologizing guys -- really! I like the strung out nature of these exchanges. Having some that come in weeks late, or even longer, is actually nice. ("It's not a bug, it's a feature.") Only thing worth apologizing for is if you don't ever mail them out. Otherwise, I think lots of us (pretty much everyone?) appreciate the stragglers for how they lengthen the experience -- like a really tasty meal that just lingers around in your mouth for hours instead of being gone in a flash.

raid
05-09-2017, 15:23
This is an excellent project overall. I am enjoying being part of it.

Don Parsons
05-09-2017, 15:34
I received Marcs postcard yesterday.

Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate them as well as the fact you remembered my card from a previous exchange.

Proud to be part of this group.


Don

571514m3
05-10-2017, 09:48
I posted mine today. My apologies for being so late. Lots of unexpected travel over the last a few months. It's a poor excuse.

Bojan

Don;t apologize. You travelled! This is quintessential postcard stuff. I love it!

Jamie Pillers
05-10-2017, 11:32
I posted mine today. My apologies for being so late. Lots of unexpected travel over the last a few months. It's a poor excuse.

Bojan

Good to hear... looking forward to seeing it. :)

bojanfurst
05-11-2017, 14:34
Stop apologizing guys -- really! I like the strung out nature of these exchanges. Having some that come in weeks late, or even longer, is actually nice. ("It's not a bug, it's a feature.")

I feel that way, too. My kids love finding postcards in the mailbox and it's nice that it happens one a month long period.

Bojan

ColSebastianMoran
05-14-2017, 13:34
Great image just arrived from John (jweber3rd). Kinda interesting as they trickle in.

Best regards to all!

571514m3
05-16-2017, 00:23
This morning 'the card that Mike sent' arrived in Cyprus. I believe this one was a record, the date stamp says 05 may and today is 16th. Not bad at all!

And I do love that photo, perfect composition and the hands in front of the face really make it. Now this is interesting: I can count with certainty 5 instances of the rule of thirds, and at a stretch another 4. Really nice. Well done!

PS Excellent that these cards come in over a lengthy period of time!

ColSebastianMoran
05-18-2017, 11:28
And, from Bojan in Newfoundland! Nice!

bojanfurst
05-18-2017, 16:14
Glad they are starting to arrive! I am not sure which part of this project I love more - sending the postcards off or receiving them.

robert blu
05-19-2017, 06:23
Great! After Marcs excellent card sa few days ago today two more arrived, one from Bojan and one from John!

robert

krötenblender
05-19-2017, 08:40
Glad they are starting to arrive! I am not sure which part of this project I love more - sending the postcards off or receiving them.

Receiving, definitely!
Get 30 Pictures for just one I made, all keepers. - It's like magic! :D

seakayaker1
05-19-2017, 23:15
Well its been a week and another postcard has arrived! Thank you John!


01. Richard (ColSebastianMoran) Grantham, NH
02. Bill (Red Rock Bill) Gallup, NM
03. Stephan (krotenblender) Bremen, Germany
04. Kent (kdemas) Hillsborough, CA
05. Jeff (rfaspen) Corvallis, OR
06. Rolfe (rolfe) Great Barrington, MA
07. Jan (jpa66) Chicago, IL
08. Justin (jnalepa) Toronto, Canada
09. Keith (KXL), Chino Hills, CA
10. Hugh (largedrink) Wellington, New Zealand
11. Zane (zane0777), Grand Forks, ND
12. Jamie (Jamie Pillers) Oakland, CA
13. Andrew (ABrosig) Torrington, WY
14. Clinton (samshio) Glen Allen, VA
15. Frank (motion_runner) Krefeld, Germany
16. Alan (Zian) Seattle, WA
17. Kevin (Papercut) Yonkers, NY
18. Don (Don Parsons) St. Peters, MO
19. David (d__b) Auckland, New Zealand
20. David (dfranklin) Cambridge, MA
21. Randy (Randolph45) Sacramento, CA
22. Raid (Raid) Pensacola, FL
23. Lars (LarsAC) Herzogenrath, Germany
24. Lucas (winzenbourg) Minneapolis,MN
25. Alexander (radi(c)al_cam) Friesach, Austria
26. Paul (darnel) Lafayette, LA
27. Dan (seakayaker1) Seattle, WA
28. Robert (robert blu) Busto Arsizio, Italy
29. Marc (marcr1230) Chicago, IL
30. John(jweber3rd), Atlanta, GA


15 Color & 15 B&W ~ ....with another Color and back at a tie and there is a couple of more still to come.

With 30 postcards accounted for, there is the chance for a few more to arrive!

Others have received a card from Egon (Axiotheas), Cypress so that would make it 31. Bojan (bojanfurst), St. John's Canada and Michael (michaelwj) Bardon, Australia indicated they would be mailing theirs shortly. That would account for 33 of the 33 that have signed up.

WOW, another great round!


Yahoo!!!!!!

. . . . . keep 'em coming!


Life is Grand!

Dan

571514m3
05-25-2017, 01:14
Bojan Fürst's card arrived today. From Newfoundland, a place I have always wanted to go. And that the race was first documents in 1861 confirms that it is a place to remain on my list. And I really like the photos on your website, Bojan! My analog lab will be reactivated when I get back to Australia in a few weeks.

If only there was a way to interpret those strange orange mail service markings to see when it was posted! Cyprus mail still stamps most letters and cards.

Thank you all for participating!

bojanfurst
05-25-2017, 07:11
Thanks Egon! We islanders have to stick together ;) Cyprus is definitely on my list of places to visit as well. Almost made it there for a conference few years back :(

rolfe
05-29-2017, 13:27
This was my first postcard exchange and I found it loads of fun...

Can't wait for the next one :-).

Rolfe

krötenblender
06-11-2017, 11:10
Hello all,

ColSebastianMoran just reminded me, that it is tradition to post out images for the postcards in this thread and maybe say a type words about it.

I'm sorry, that this post comes this late, but I did the whole thing while being for several months on a photography trip through Japan, and working all the pictures I took there together with the blog about that trip, this project got a little bit to the end of the queue...

It was only about two and a half weeks ago, that I returned and saw all the great postcards welcoming me back home.

So, friends, now it's the time, please post your pictures here and tell us about it, if you didn't already on the postcard.

Even while traveling (or preparing for it, when this started) it was great fun to organize and participate. I hope, there will another round soon, I made several months worth of pictures for many postcard projects to come... :D

Don Parsons
06-11-2017, 13:11
Thanks Stephan!

Mine was taken at the St Louis Botanical Gardens with my daughter while she was on spring break earlier this year.

It was such a nice day, we decided to drive to the Gardens and take a tour. Not many people were there.

Being a gymnast, she started doing walkovers, cartwheels and handstands and all I could do was standby and marvel at her youthful exuberance.

Not many flowers were out that day, we'll have to go back. But then I'll need a photo for the next postcard exchange :)

Don

fdarnell
06-11-2017, 14:07
I took this image with Contax ST and 35mm f/2.8 Contax Zeiss. Guy was just walking along - he had nothing to do with the bike. Right at the corner of a nice ice cream shop and Brass Monkey bar in Passe-A-Grill, FL. Thanks for all your cards. These are really enjoyable.

http://www.imdev.biz/rff/rff8posting.jpg

Papercut
06-11-2017, 15:39
Taken in 2012 at the home of one of my wife's childhood friends, a Syrian (now US citizen). After having her child with her British husband, her parents finally were able to flee the war and allowed into the US. This photo was taken shortly after the (grand)mother saw her newest grandson for the very first time -- her joy was incandescent. (I want to say it was the evening they arrived in the US, but it's possible this was a day or two later.) Having left behind everything, the grandparents still haven't been back to Damascus and are unsure whether their home is even still standing, let alone inhabitable. They are, however, able to see their children and grandchildren whenever they wish.

Tech specs:
M6, Canon 1.4/50, HP5+, Thornton Two-Bath developer. (I might have written Xtol on the postcards -- but I just double-checked my records and it was Thornton.)


https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4206/35206298576_b9c9920aee_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VD4tZS)
by KevinL (https://www.flickr.com/photos/shudaizi/), on Flickr

d__b
06-11-2017, 17:24
The quality of the all the postcards I've received is just amazing. I feel like my own picture couldn't keep up with the rest of you.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/273/31649445631_a47c23a0ec_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/QdKFx6)Tokyo (https://flic.kr/p/QdKFx6) by David B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/themanwhowasntthere/), on Flickr

My picture was taken in the Imperial Garden in Tokyo just before Christmas last year. I saw a man sitting on a bench and I saw the park warden (at least that's what I assume he was) on a bicycle arriving from a distance, so I was lining up the shot where the warden would be at the end of a path that would lead the viewers eyes from the guy on the bench to him. Unfortunately the warden saw me raise the camera and (probably out of politeness) stopped immediately to stay out of my frame. So I pretended to take a picture and lowered my camera only to raise it again just before he got to the point where I needed him to be to take the picture that I wanted. It was taken on an EOS 6D with a 28mm.

zane0777
06-11-2017, 17:26
Taken aboard a cruise ship in the dining room, around midnight when only spotlights were in use. Pentax K-r, ISO 1600, handheld 1/40s @ f/2.5.

fdarnell
06-11-2017, 18:13
The quality of the all the postcards I've received is just amazing. I feel like my own picture couldn't keep up with the rest of you.



Don't be hard on yourself. To me part of this project is just to see other parts of the world that you wouldn't normally see. I've been to Japan 7 times and never got to go to this garden. Thanks for sharing the photo.

largedrink
06-12-2017, 00:22
I received what I think was my last card today from Egon in Cyprus, it was the second one he sent me when we assumed the first was lost (needless to say it turned up a day or so later, after 3 months). Thanks all. Here's my shot, taken with a Zeiss Ikon Nettar 518/2 folder with 105mm F4,5 Novar-Anstigmat lens. The shot is taken at Paekakariki beach which is near my home city of Wellington, New Zealand.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7342/10881713105_ac53fa3215_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/hzzCcc)

Deck chairs (https://flic.kr/p/hzzCcc) by Hugh B (https://www.flickr.com/photos/largedrink/), on Flickr

michaelwj
06-12-2017, 02:13
I sent out my cards a week or so ago so they should start turning up around the globe soon!

ColSebastianMoran
06-12-2017, 04:27
Wakodahatchee Wetlands is one of my favorite spots. Lots of birds, a boardwalk circles around the park, birds are in trees and unfazed by humans. We can get close enough.

I like the great blue herons. This one was up a little higher than my position. The usual shot is a profile, then this one turned, bent down, and started looking right at me. Always hard to get background with birds, I was happy with distant trees and pale sky.

Dec 2013. Canon 5D with the 400 DO lens. 1/500th f/4.5. Minor adjustments in Lightroom.

Love ALL the cards. Great fun!

http://2under.net/images/131207-Wakodahatchee-GBH-HeadOn-H9A6080-Scr.jpg

Red Rock Bill
06-12-2017, 10:24
Received a great card from Australia........thank you Michael....regards,Bill

seakayaker1
06-12-2017, 12:07
This photograph was taken while walking along the Cape Cod Canal trail with my daughter and grandchildren on November 12, 2014.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7506/15812877191_39486efa8d_c.jpg

It was mid-morning, crisp, still and quiet with a marine layer. I could hear the screw purling in the distance prior to the boat appearing out of the fog. As it came along side I took the photograph. I was struck by how the white sail blended in with the background and faded in as it rose into the sky and with the boat's reflection off the water at a slack tide waiting for the turn. Having sailed quite a bit in my life I was also immediately in love with the lines of the yacht and was quite happy for those on board.

Life is Grand!

rfaspen
06-12-2017, 12:26
Oregon State University Crew:

It was pretty early in the morning when my wife and I went down to the river to see if the rowing crew was practicing. I'd say it was about 6:00 and the men's crew was already coming back in from their time on the river. They must have started before sunrise. The women's crew was still up on shore getting ready to do their turn on the river.

I've lived in this university town for several years (12) and never managed to catch the rowing teams before. It was fun.

http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/71/72/44957172.0b9202e4.640.jpg?r2

http://cdn.ipernity.com/200/71/66/44957166.4be054e9.640.jpg?r2

kdemas
06-15-2017, 09:11
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8313/7980304061_fd379b9376_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/dac9nk)Silouette (https://flic.kr/p/dac9nk) by Kent Demas (https://www.flickr.com/photos/kdemas/)

Taken in San Francisco with an M8 and a 50/2.8 Elmar.

ABrosig
06-15-2017, 10:03
All these are amazing and hearing the stories behind them makes them more enjoyable. I'll get mine up as soon as I can. Thanks to everyone!

robert blu
06-15-2017, 11:29
Times ago I found this thread (http://www.rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153593&highlight=wabi+sabi) in RFF about wabi wabi. I didn't know much about it but soon felt to be somehow connected to this "philosophy".

I started a research about, through the web, books and friends. So I decided to start my wabi wabi project, where imperfections in the photos should be part of the aesthetic. To achieve this I used a Polaroid Camera SX70 with an ND filter on it and the Impossible Duotone film (made for the Polaroid 600 camera, therefore the ND filter).

Being Imperfection essential part of the project I decided instead to have it printed by Blurb as I did for the other projects to print it myself on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Paper. And if there are damages during the ship met of the card it's more wabi sabi!

I hope you enjoyed it!

Today I received another beautiful card from Michael! Great! I took part in all the postcard projects and it's always an great experience. Even the postman enjoyed it! Thanks to all of you!

robert

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/3692/med_U3692I1497550552.SEQ.0.jpg

jpa66
06-16-2017, 04:38
My shot was taken in Iceland, at I believe the Godafoss Falls. It was early December, and there was a total of about 5 hours of "light" per day. The shot is of a bunch of tourists lined up for a glimpse.

ABrosig
06-17-2017, 07:45
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4263/35322841816_557367c60f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VPmNf5)Rollei_CoffeeBreak01 (https://flic.kr/p/VPmNf5) by Andrew Brosig (https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrew_brosig/), on Flickr

This image was from the first roll of film I ran through a Rollei 35 I picked up during a photo swap meet at the Dallas Center for Photography in the fall of 2015. It was a gray, rainy Sunday and I'd been out driving around Tyler, Texas, where I was living at the time, looking for images. I decided it was time for a cuppa and stopped in at the local coffee shop and, just for fun, brought the camera in with me. As I recall, after I got my coffee, I sat on one of the small couches and watched the people. The upstairs of the building was the meeting place of a small church so, when services let out, the shop filled with a mix of congregants and college students, relaxing or heading out for the rest of the Sunday rituals. I sat the camera on the arm rest of the couch, set to (I believe) about 1/15th wide open or close to it and would occasionally snap a random frame without aiming. This frame and three or four others were the result.

michaelwj
06-19-2017, 21:22
My photo was from the central Queensland highlands, about an hours drive from Emerald. I the distance is the Peak Range, which is about the only landmark in the area. Apart from that, there are a few farms (mostly cattle), lots of open cut coal mines, and heat. This day was about 37 degrees in the shade. It was early summer and a thunderstorm was brewing on the horizon which never came.

Shot with an M6 and 21/3.4 Super Angulon with an orange filter late last year on Fomapan 400 @ 250 developed in Foma LQN 1+10 (I think, or it could have been R09 1+50?). I no longer have the camera or lens, which is an interesting thought.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/rffgallery/gallery/55701/U55701I1480420810.SEQ.2.jpg

I really enjoyed all the cards this year. I promise next year I will send my cards out a bit quicker. I've been shooting colour for a few months, so it might be a colour card!

dfranklin
07-02-2017, 19:32
My contribution to this year's postcard project was a shot of the Shiras power plant on Lake Superior, in Marquette, MI. Tied up at the pier is the barge Great Lakes Trader, in the process of unloading a cargo of coal for the plant. This was a 44 second exposure, f/4, ISO 200, on an M240 and 50mm summicron.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4242/35160291570_edd92859a3_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VyZFHC)L1000700 (https://flic.kr/p/VyZFHC)

Here is a shot of the same scene during the afternoon. Here you get a much better view of the Trader with her tug at the back.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4289/34842187224_671a3eee22_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/V5TjnW)L1000669 (https://flic.kr/p/V5TjnW)

raid
07-02-2017, 20:26
https://photos.smugmug.com/M8-Old-Nokton-50-15/i-R7bpGwN/0/3e5ad38b/1752x1152/OldNkM8-49-1752x1152.jpg

I took day after day photos there with a different lens. The birds were either there or not there. They faced East or they faced West.

krötenblender
07-09-2017, 13:04
Hello Everyone,

you might wonder why you received two mails that were addressed as PM to me, but had nothing to do with this thread.

Well, I needed some attention...

No, jokes aside: my fail... I'm very sorry for the spam. The Mail-Alias that I used for the RFF Postcard Project got mixed up with the address I have registered in this forum for PM.

This is fixed now and should not happen again. Also, I'd like to assure you, that your mail-address was not exposed to anyone outside of my server. It was just a pure internal mixed up alias.

Again, I am very sorry and apologize for my mistake.

Stephan

ColSebastianMoran
07-09-2017, 13:27
This is fixed now and should not happen again. Also, I'd like to assure you, that your mail-address was not exposed to anyone outside of my server. It was just a pure internal mixed up alias.

Again, I am very sorry and apologize for my mistake.

Stephan

No big thing, appreciate the note. Thanks for organizing this terrific round of postcard sharing!

krötenblender
07-09-2017, 13:31
No big thing, appreciate the note. Thanks for organizing this terrific round of postcard sharing!

Thank you. Anyone lusts for another round...?

Don Parsons
07-09-2017, 13:54
I'm in! Count me in already! I've had a very good late spring/early summer of shooting.

Now to just pick one!

d__b
07-11-2017, 13:14
I'd love to participate for another round as well :)

seakayaker1
07-21-2017, 08:41
Thank you. Anyone lusts for another round...?

.....always looking forward to the next round!

krötenblender
07-21-2017, 09:07
.....always looking forward to the next round!

I will announce the next round end of this month, if that's okay with you (and nobody else does it earlier... :rolleyes:)

pggunn
07-22-2017, 17:49
https://photos.smugmug.com/M8-Old-Nokton-50-15/i-R7bpGwN/0/3e5ad38b/1752x1152/OldNkM8-49-1752x1152.jpg

I took day after day photos there with a different lens. The birds were either there or not there. They faced East or they faced West.

That's one of the things that struck me about this photograph after looking at it closely - they were all facing in the same direction. Well done, and very interesting, on several levels. For instance, the symmetry and the mystery. They are all looking to the left (east?) And it makes me wonder, why? Is it the light, the wind, the tide? Are there any wildlife biologists or ornithologists out there who can shed light (pun intended) on this?

There are some really good photos in this project! I've spent a good part of the afternoon looking at them, and reading this thread. Very nice work!

I participated in the first three RFF Postcard Projects, but had to drop out for a few years because of some nearly overwhelming family responsibilities. (Nothing special, just part of the human condition that many of us must endure, if we live long enough. Please don't take your health, or that of your loved ones, for granted.)

Anyway, I hope I'm able to participate in the next project. You've all given me a lot of inspiration. Great work! I wish I had time to comment on every one, but I have some work to do.

Good luck, and good light to all of you!

ColSebastianMoran
07-22-2017, 18:00
I will announce the next round end of this month, if that's okay with you (and nobody else does it earlier... :rolleyes:)

Certainly will be OKAY with me! Thanks for organizing this one!

michaelwj
07-22-2017, 20:45
That's one of the things that struck me about this photograph after looking at it closely - they were all facing in the same direction. Well done, and very interesting, on several levels. For instance, the symmetry and the mystery. They are all looking to the left (east?) And it makes me wonder, why? Is it the light, the wind, the tide? Are there any wildlife biologists or ornithologists out there who can shed light (pun intended) on this?

There are some really good photos in this project! I've spent a good part of the afternoon looking at them, and reading this thread. Very nice work!

I participated in the first three RFF Postcard Projects, but had to drop out for a few years because of some nearly overwhelming family responsibilities. (Nothing special, just part of the human condition that many of us must endure, if we live long enough. Please don't take your health, or that of your loved ones, for granted.)

Anyway, I hope I'm able to participate in the next project. You've all given me a lot of inspiration. Great work! I wish I had time to comment on every one, but I have some work to do.

Good luck, and good light to all of you!

They will generally face into the wind, it's better for their feathers and allows for a quick takeoff.

Looking forward to the next round too!

krötenblender
08-04-2017, 12:09
Hello,

sorry for taking such a long time, but here is my picture:
https://mempool.net/galleries/misc/20160624_222739.jpg

It was shot end of June 2016 in Shinjuku / Tokyo. That a really nice place for classic street photography, I think. I was often there and at night, especially when it's raining, the atmosphere and the people in the neon-lights give many great scenes to shoot.

Technical stuff, if you are interested:
Fujifilm X-Pro2 with XF35mm/2,0 @ f3,6 @ ISO1000, 1/80s

So, now that I finally did this post... Time for another round?
As promised, I start the next round (click!) (http://rangefinderforum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2745528#post2745528).

raid
08-04-2017, 12:23
They will generally face into the wind, it's better for their feathers and allows for a quick takeoff.

Looking forward to the next round too!

Thanks for the explanation, Michael.

bojanfurst
08-12-2017, 06:05
Huh... Have been a way from RFF for some time. Here is the photo from my postcard. It's a part of a long running project on St. John's Royal Regatta, the oldest continuously running sporting even in North America. I always found the mayhem around the races more interesting than the races themselves. It's an opportunity for a wide range of community organizations to organize some of the craziest games of chance I've ever seen. The proceeds are used to support everything from service clubs, to choirs, to theatre groups.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/57a61bae2e69cffb1a2c813e/57adf3572994ca3f8300629d/57adfdae29687fbd6a6d0abd/1471020468874/1608-Regatta021.jpg?format=1500w