I realize that I haven't posted to express my appreciation for the prints I received from hywel and ScottH.
hywel's print is a warm and very exotic looking image from Kuala Lumpur. The subjects have water showering down upon them, but you get the sense that they would be at least humid even if there were no showers. The sepia toning suits it very well.
ScottH's shot of the lake bed of Lake Nottely is a very intriguing contrast to hywel's. The scene is very dry - parched in fact and the infrared effect is outer worldly. The toning with Kodak Brown toner really contributes as well.
I received a print today from Mark Mombarg. To say I'm impressed would be an understatement. Subject and execution were attention grabbing. I think I am going to have to do some experimenting with the catechol as a paper developer, as it produces tone gradation smoother than a baby's butt, but still enough contrast for some bite. I know I'm getting the better end of this exchange.
John Berry (vet173)
Rüdiger (rst) sent a really nice lith print from a cathedral clock. From Micheal (jstraw) I got a selenium toned print made with a Holga which was quite atmospheric. Keith (keithwms) sent two prints, one work in progress (although I'd be pretty happy with it already!), a selenium toned macro of a moon flower and a well-done portrait inspired by a classical statue.
I really liked this round and will definitely participate in the next one!
I also enjoyed the group 9 prints from Matthijs, Michael and Rüdiger. Everything arrived in good condition. As I mentioned privately to the group, each person sent something really new to me, and the subjects were all very well presented. They got me inspired to try pyrocat and also lith printing (oh great, now I have to buy more chems, my darkroom is already a full-service apothecary)...
I haven't heard from everyone yet but as far as I know, group 9 is complete.
Received a print of bubble patterns frozen into the ice from BirgerA. It's really neat. Sort of like texture on texture on texture. I find myself wanting to press my nose against the print with my hands cupped around my eyes to get a deeper look into the ice. Very nice Birger. Thank you.