I also just received @drpsilver 's beautiful "Tree reaching". Trees make for such awesome subjects; and the print you made (and with heavily fogged film!) is gorgeous! Would you mind explaining what OD(FB+F)=0.74 means?
Ah, the exchange is in a full swing now. I've just dropped the first batch of my cards to European destinations in the post office. The rest will follow soon.
Hope to get my mail from Tashkent in the second decade of May.
Thank you for the explanation, Darwin. My mind is blown at this amount of detailed knowledge!30 Mar 2023
The meaning of "OD(fb+f) = 0.74" is a comment on the optical density of the "film base + fog" of unexposed parts of the film. Optical density is measured as the -log(T) where T is the transmittance of light [i.e (measured intensity)/(unobstructed intensity)]. Most 120 roll films have a OD(fb+f) of 0.2, with a maximum OD of 2.5+ (which is as dense as exposed leader on a 35mm roll of film). An OD of 0.74 for a fresh roll of film would produce close to a "middle grey" print. For more information read about photographic sensitometry. A good start is A. Adams "The Negative".
Hope this helps.
I'm sorry but will be late again, I'm currently on sick leave for a burnout and have to get the energy back before I can select a negative (my nightmare) and print it.
Update: I have now received @koraks's, @Dunga's, @Daniela's, @negativefunk's, @rcphoto's and @jonmon6691's cards. (14 total so far). Thank you all for the photos, I was very excited to receive them in the mail! I have to figure out what I'm going to do with this collection of prints ◡̈
I also received Dunga's excellent Blooming light with descriptive notes in Saturday's mail. The black envelope with Romanian stamps were very effective.
What to do with these prints? You might want to consider getting a scrapbook. I keep mine in this. It will hold 2 5x7 or 1 8x10 on each page and can mount both Dunga's print and descriptive narrative alongside each other. Makes a great coffee table book.
I wanted to thank y'all again for the cards. These have been excellent. I'm not a newbie to this, exactly, but I aspire to be able to make compositions like many of the members here. I'd especially like to complement
@koraks whose card I received today. My little area of Mississippi is home to some of the last remaining longleaf pine, which is endangered or extinct in most areas due to unsustainable logging practices. Unfortunately the land here is almost impenetrable with brush in some areas. Made something that was familiar seem very different, and that's hard to do, especially in landscape photography.
@Dunga had an excellent portrait, one of my favorites. Not many portraits just get me to sit and stare like that, but when a portrait is well done it just captivates and captivates. I'll be honest that I'm ignorant and small minded when it comes to nude photography, but you are clearly one of the few that managed to make art instead of pornography. Loved the use of the square format as well.
I used to photocopy the back of the cards, and put both the card facing forward and the photocopy side by side, on the same or facing pages in books like this.
Thrift stores can be a great source for the books.
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