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I am an happy recipient of @Daniela 's card too, first one in and in very good shape! Good stuff! I am always happy to see images of Paris and I feel relieved to see Notre Dame getting back to its (her?) feet.
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I am an happy recipient of @Daniela 's card too, first one in and in very good shape! Good stuff! I am always happy to see images of Paris and I feel relieved to see Notre Dame getting back to its (her?) feet.
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You're welcome! I'm relieved to hear that the card made it :smile:
 

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I received three nice cards today, two of which are from round 57. First is "Frosty Sunflower" by donheisz. A close up of a sunflower with frost on the "hairs". And yes, it does look like the hairs of a giant spider; both my wife and I thought that. And the second is from daniela, the shot of Notre Dame cathedral, currently under construction as a result of the fire. It's a nice shot of the whole scene, and I only hope they are successful with the restoration, and we don't have to look at the scaffolding for too much longer. Thanks Don and Daniela!
 

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I received three nice cards today, two of which are from round 57. First is "Frosty Sunflower" by donheisz. A close up of a sunflower with frost on the "hairs". And yes, it does look like the hairs of a giant spider; both my wife and I thought that. And the second is from daniela, the shot of Notre Dame cathedral, currently under construction as a result of the fire. It's a nice shot of the whole scene, and I only hope they are successful with the restoration, and we don't have to look at the scaffolding for too much longer. Thanks Don and Daniela!

You're welcome! :smile:
 

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Over lunch today, another postcard was pushed through the mail slot in the front door - from @negativefunk this time. A very nice scene of what I imagine must be an ede of the Iberian peninsula, or at least some edge of Europe. Printed on a paper I had never held in my hands, Ilford Portfolio RC, which seems to be very up to the task, as the card survived its journey nearly unscathed. It's very much appreciated!
 

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Thanks @koraks . I quite messed it up in a number of ways, last one some clumsy cleaning of the old negative that ruined it (but I thought that maybe I could get away with it in a small print). It's the north of France, given it's my first postcard exchange I thought of a classic postcard theme "landscape of a place you have been to on holidays".

I also received @Don Heisz very, very nice picture. My wife exclaimed "these are the photos I like!", and I admit I was a bit envious of the reaction..
 

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Today I received mshchen's "Open". Thanks for sending it.
It's a great shot of the little ice cream stand and makes you want to go in and get a cone. Great detail from the big negative. Any issues printing this size a print from that size a negative. Is it possible to run out of bellows draw on the enlarger? Also have you been using the Fuji for a while? Is the GW69III the model to get?
 

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Hi everyone,

I was happy to see my mailbox full today :smile:

The first two arrivals are:
"Postcard" by @negativefunk - feels like a good place to just be :smile:
"Frosty sunflower #1" by @Don Heisz - you're right, man, looks a bit freaky :smile: nice shot and print!

Thanks!
 

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Today I received mshchen's "Open". Thanks for sending it.
It's a great shot of the little ice cream stand and makes you want to go in and get a cone. Great detail from the big negative. Any issues printing this size a print from that size a negative. Is it possible to run out of bellows draw on the enlarger? Also have you been using the Fuji for a while? Is the GW69III the model to get?

I was using a 135mm enlarging lens, plenty of bellows, though it was stretched, on my Beseler 45 enlarger. I've been using the Fuji rangefinders for 25+ years. I love these cameras. The model III is the one to get. Loading and uploading the film spools is much easier. Negative is so huge.
 

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Don Heisz, I received your lovely postcard today, Thanks!

Coincidentally, I just got your card. Rob's comment was right. I like 6x9, too - although, you almost have to contact print it onto 4x6. Thanks!
 

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I was using a 135mm enlarging lens, plenty of bellows, though it was stretched, on my Beseler 45 enlarger. I've been using the Fuji rangefinders for 25+ years. I love these cameras. The model III is the one to get. Loading and uploading the film spools is much easier. Negative is so huge.

I wish they had made something with a longer lens. I'm using a 135mm on my 120 film square and already wish it was longer.
 

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Two beautiful surprises in my mailbox today!

@negativefunk 's "Postcard"; a gorgeous landscape taken from above a cliff, I assume. It reminds me of my beloved Normandy, with its imposing "falaises" crumbling down onto the rocky beaches ❤️ The darkness of the accumulated algae serves as an added interesting element between the beach and the water. Thank you!

@mshchem 's "Open"; showing the store front of an ice-cream shop. The print is so sharp and the contrast so delicious that I don't know whether I want an ice-cream or I want to lick the postcard 😆 Awesome print. Thank you!
 

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Thanks both! Happy to see they're getting there. It is indeed Normandy, a walk along the cliffs I very much enjoyed. The tide was low and there were people collecting seafood down under, they don't appear in this shot though.
 

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I also received negative funk's nice "postcard". A great seaside cliff scene. I can see a few waves, and the tones in the water are very nice. Thanks Andrea!
 

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I also received @negativefunk's card - although mine arrived with a thick black marker line draw one one edge - I think to cover up some kind of postal bar-code. It only got the very edge of the image - the photo is very cool, by the way. No such scenery anywhere near here.
 

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I got @mshchem card today, happy to get it as when I get to an ice cream store indeed. I enjoyed the print, thank you very much.

I am also deeply envious of the straight white edges of your cards. I really need to step up my game for the next round.
 

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I got @mshchem card today, happy to get it as when I get to an ice cream store indeed. I enjoyed the print, thank you very much.

I am also deeply envious of the straight white edges of your cards. I really need to step up my game for the next round.

I found a very old Speed ez Easel in 4x6 inch size, then following @MattKing advice stuck it to a larger easel to keep it from moving around, worked great. Now if we could get Ilford to make more PC paper 😊
 

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Now if we could get Ilford to make more PC paper 😊

Just buy the 4"x6" Portfolio paper - you don't need the markings on the back!
Or buy 8"x10" Portfolio Paper and cut three 4"x6" sheets from it - you will even have a bit extra for tests!
 

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Just buy the 4"x6" Portfolio paper - you don't need the markings on the back!
Or buy 8"x10" Portfolio Paper and cut three 4"x6" sheets from it - you will even have a bit extra for tests!

I've got an old letterpress. Might need to fire it up.
 

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All my cards (actaually, letters) are in the mail today. Including my round 55 and 56 images to Ilya's alternate address in Tashkent. Enjoy!
 
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