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2022 Dyxum Postcard Exchange (DPE)!!

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Topic: 2022 Dyxum Postcard Exchange (DPE)!!
Posted By: ADub128
Subject: 2022 Dyxum Postcard Exchange (DPE)!!
Date Posted: 01 September 2022 at 18:54
Let's kickoff the 2022 Dyxum Postcard Exchange (DPE). I think this has been going on over 10 years now? I will check my notes. This is my favorite event here at Dyxum. It's so fun to send and receive postcards from around the world ... let's keep the DPE momentum going.

For those of you who weren't involved before, the details for registration can be found below. Here is the https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/2021-dyxum-postcard-exchange_topic140141_post1663815.html#1663815 - 2021 DPE thread if you want to see how things work.

SUBSCRIPTION IS OPEN UNTIL 15 SEPTEMBER 2022

INTRODUCTION
The 2022 Dyxum Postcard Exchange is open to all members of the Dyxum community.

The intent of the exchange is to share prints of your own photographs with other like minded Minolta/Sony camera users (and other hangers on!), whether Digital or Film, via sending them as postcards.

THE PROCESS
The exchange will be structured as follows:
   
Registration - This will be a set period as announced in this initial call to exchange thread.

Each member who wishes to participate in the exchange must register during the sign on period. Please do this by replying in this thread only - do not send any postal address details to anyone yet - we will ask for this later.

FOR THIS TO BE A SUCCESS, YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO SEND CARDS TO ALL YOUR DESIGNATED RECIPIENTS

You should show your intent to be involved in the call to exchange in this thread, but please DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS DETAILS ON THE PUBLIC FORUM!!!

Like the last few years there wonít be a draw for practical reasons. Once we have closed the subscription, we will create a list where we will try to create maximal geographical spread and travel distances for the cards.

The idea is to send cards to 5 people below you on the FINAL LIST (to be published after the submission closing date!).

Print and Post - The second to last and most important step is up to you guys. It's time to get a printing and sending them out!

How you print them and how you do your postcards is totally up to you. Keep in mind that some postal systems may have maximum sizes for postcards, so as a rough guide, printing standard 4 inch by 6 inch cards would be a good standard. You can print using home printers, but it may work out better in the long run to print using a mini-lab service (& probably cheaper).

The postcard backs, again it's totally up to you. You will find that quite a few places will sell self-adhesive backs, which may make the process just that little bit easier.

Once you are done, address the cards (please get them right!), put the right postage stamp on for the destination and send them on their way!

Receiving cards - Hopefully, over the following weeks you should start to receive postcards to your letter box. Enjoy the cards, marvel at others photography and be inspired!

Once the registrations are done and the print, post and receive process is well underway, a new thread will be started (or we'll use this one) that can be used for feedback and other general discussion. Itís a good idea to post that you have received a card, so we know that they are hitting the mark. Itís also a good idea to maybe make a comment or two about the cards that you receive.

With any luck, the whole process should be done and dusted over a two or three month period (approximately one month for registrations, two months for printing, sending and receiving).

RULES
Now, without getting too wordy, I think there are a few common sense rules. Briefly:

Be Committed - For this to be a success, the members who participate should be committed to seeing the process through. If you say you are going to send cards, please ensure that you do send cards!

Image guidelines - As this is done under the banner of Dyxum, please ensure that the images you send conform to Dyxum guidelines. (i.e., no racist, sexist, violent, pictures depicting cruelty, drug use, sex or nudity)

Text guidelines - A short description of the postcards' subject is useful for the recipient!

SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES
Theme - The theme is open subject, but it might be a good idea to show something local to where you live. Maybe show an image that was taken, say, within 100miles/160km of your home? This is not a strict rule, but try and keep it close to home. Not that we don't want to see your vacation photos, but the point of the exchange is to make unique postcards from your locale.

Personalize your cards - Once you get the list of recipients, maybe it would be a good opportunity to do some research on the members on your list? Maybe you could personalize the message or the image on the card? Maybe you might be able to send them something that they may not normally look at and see? When receiving cards, look at what has been sent to you with an open mind.

Don't be tempted to stick your card between two pieces of cardboard and put them in an envelope. Half the fun of sending and receiving postcards is how they end up at the other end. Sure, they might be a bit bent, but that adds to the character of a postcard.

Once all your postcards have been received (or if you get no notification, towards the end of the exchange period), maybe show what you had sent?

Try not to be lazy! Make each postcard a different image (if you can).
Don't forget, this is a Film Friendly activity as well!
If anyone wants to make suggestions to these rules or guidelines, just make a post.

Lots of participants from lots of different countries make these exchanges fun, so sign up now, and lets beat the number of last year !!

THE FINAL LIST IS HERE: ... https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/2022-dyxum-postcard-exchange-dpe_topic141415_post1698335.html#1698335 - Final List posted 9/18/22 Pacific time

Final LIST updated 9/18/22 10:15am Pacific time
1     Fred_S
2     gregja
3     nandbytes
4     waldo_posth
5     KoBra64
6     ADub128
7     pegelli
8     MiPr
9     Harm vb
10     alpha_in_exile
11     Howard_S
12     Hezu


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Replies:
Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 01 September 2022 at 19:31
MiPr as the 7th participant ;)

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Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 01 September 2022 at 20:22
Is it till possible to join the party? If, yes - count me in!

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"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." (Walker Evans)    http://www.flickr.com/photos/waldo_posth/ - http://www.flickr.com/photos/waldo_posth/


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 01 September 2022 at 22:07
@waldo_posth ... sign ups through 9/15/22 (or 15/9/22 in your part of the world, LOL)! You're good!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 01 September 2022 at 22:15
Originally posted by MiPr MiPr wrote:

MiPr as the 7th participant ;)
Welcome aboard! Is your daughter still shooting? Maybe she can join the fun again!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 02 September 2022 at 03:13
I'll participate again - count me in.

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-- Matt
A7RM4, A900, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Min 85/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, Tam 70-200/2.8
http://mattbarber.zenfolio.com/ - my web gallery


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 02 September 2022 at 14:33
I'll participace too, but I am abroad untill the end of the month with limited internet acces so sending cards and possibly my adress will take place when I'll get home.


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 02 September 2022 at 16:30
We're at 10 now. Tell your friends to sign up! Last year we had 20 participants. Let's see if we can beat that count!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 02 September 2022 at 18:51
Let's go for that!
Thanks for setting up this great event this year Art!

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/147603320@N02 - My Flickr    
https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 02 September 2022 at 20:44
Ah, I'm in already...

Come on everybody, let's beat the 20!

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 09 September 2022 at 16:52
Bumping this thread ... I hope we get a few more sign ups!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 13 September 2022 at 16:47
Ok, I'm in.

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http://hezu.1g.fi/ - Galerie Hezu


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 13 September 2022 at 17:14


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https://www.flickr.com/photos/147603320@N02 - My Flickr    
https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 13 September 2022 at 20:01
We're at 11. With luck, we get a few more signups! Big or small group, this is still my favorite Dyxum challenge.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 14 September 2022 at 16:33
I cannot resist joining any longer. I shall signup too

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nandbytes/ - my flickr
A7IV, G100, GM5, G5xii, DJI Air2s


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 20:46
Thanks, nandbytes! A few more hours left ... maybe we can get a few more. A dozen works too (the current count), no worries.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 16 September 2022 at 16:22
We have our list of 12 for the 2022 DPE. Let me work my magic to re-order the list to optimize the geographical spread. I have to dig up the spreadsheet I used in prior years. I'll post the sorted list sometime this weekend. Get ready to prep 5 cards, folks!

With 12 participants, I may send postcards to all 11 others!! I love printing 4x6 images nowadays here at home.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 16 September 2022 at 16:25
Mmm, indeed, why not send your best shots to everyone?



BTW, your calculations on the distances? Like to see the thoughts behind those calculations.

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 18 September 2022 at 07:20
I will post the final list on Sunday. I'm Pacific time, so later in the day Sunday for most of you.

RE: the method I am using, here are the steps I will take:

**1) Bucket folks into "local regions" (using the Country field that is displayed on Dyxum)

Bucket 1: we have 3 from the Netherlands in Bucket 1
Bucket 2: I put the 2 USA and 1 Australia participants in Bucket 2
Bucket 3: I put the 2 UK and 1 Belgium in Bucket 3
Bucket 4: the remaining 3 I put into a final bucket ... from Poland, Finland, Germany

**2) I will use a random number generator to sort participants in each bucket

**3) I will pull names from each bucket sequentially until we get our sorted list of 12.

Look for another post tomorrow/today, ha!


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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 18 September 2022 at 18:14
OK, let's go! Here is the final list.

1     Fred_S
2     gregja
3     nandbytes
4     waldo_posth
5     KoBra64
6     ADub128
7     pegelli
8     MiPr
9     Harm vb
10     alpha_in_exile
11     Howard_S
12     Hezu

The idea is to send cards to the 5 people BELOW you on the list (wrapping the list if you are close to the bottom). For example: #5 will be sending postcards to #6, #7, #8, #9 and #10.

At the end of the list, we just wrap around to the top. So #10 will send a card to #11, #12, #1, #2 and #3.

Like Fred_S did last year, I did my best to maximize the geographical spread. With the smaller number of participants, you may be sending to or receiving from folks you sent to or received from before. All good, always nice to catch up with old friends!!

To make this happen each person should PM their postal address to the 5 people ABOVE themself on the list. For example #3 should PM their postal address to #2, #1, #12, #11 and #10. Don't post your address here!!

One additional request is to write the date on your card. It's hard to tell when some of the cards were sent since the postmarks can be non-existent or illegible.

And if you have more than 5 cards available then just announce it in this thread. History has learned that there are always volunteers to get one of those via a PM with their address. [Note: I am more than happy to send a card to everyone on the list! Everyone, please PM me, ADub128, your mailing address]

When PMing your postal address please mind its formatting - put it in exactly the same format as expected by your post office: different countries use different formatting and it can be painful to make sure that all is done correctly.

BTW, the unspoken agreement is that postal addresses exchanged by PMs will be used solely for the purpose of Dyxum Postcard Exchange. Please mind privacy of fellow Dyxumers!

Have fun all!!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 18 September 2022 at 18:31


Sent my address to the 5 people above me in the list.

Now the selection will start!

Enjoy!

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 18 September 2022 at 20:42
Thanks for organising this fun event this round Art!
I will send my address dress on short notice

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 00:14
Impressively organised, like a World Cup of Postcard Exchanges!

I've had three addresses sent to me already and I'll sort my obligations out in the morning.

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 06:00
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

Impressively organised, like a World Cup of Postcard Exchanges!

Thanks for the kind words, Howard!

With Fred_S's help, I think we have streamlined the DPE process pretty well, very easy to organize. Now it's time for the participants to do the heavy lifting. Don't stress though, since we know you have other life obligations too!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 11:23
My address all sent

I noticed in the last 3 years (inc. this year) of my participation Howard had to send me a card on all occasions. So Howard hope you can better last two years, no pressure

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A7IV, G100, GM5, G5xii, DJI Air2s


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 12:25
I'll do my best Anand!

My address has now been sent out, and my next task will be to think about getting the cards done.

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Howard Stanbury https://www.instagram.com/instadelusions/ - Instagram | http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbury/ - Flickr | http://stanbury.org/ - Web


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 17:39
I have sent my address and recieved three now.
The cards are my next task

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 17:41
5 times address sent, received 4 addresses, cards ordered and waiting for them...

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 21:16
I've sent my address out. This year, I'm trying to shoot some new photos just for the DPE. I think I have at least one so far. Four more, and I'll get them printed.

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-- Matt
A7RM4, A900, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Min 85/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, Tam 70-200/2.8
http://mattbarber.zenfolio.com/ - my web gallery


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 21 September 2022 at 00:39
Five addresses out, five addresses in, five postcards uploaded. It may take a week or so for them to be processed, printed, and delivered. The photos were all taken in the last week and have not been seen in Dyxum, yet.

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Howard Stanbury https://www.instagram.com/instadelusions/ - Instagram | http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbury/ - Flickr | http://stanbury.org/ - Web


Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 21 September 2022 at 09:08
Originally posted by alpha_in_exile alpha_in_exile wrote:

I've sent my address out. This year, I'm trying to shoot some new photos just for the DPE. I think I have at least one so far. Four more, and I'll get them printed.


I think you have sent your address to the wrong people. You are supposed to send it to the 5 people above you instead of 5 people below you

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nandbytes/ - my flickr
A7IV, G100, GM5, G5xii, DJI Air2s


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 21 September 2022 at 12:43
Ok, I've sent my address to the five people above me.

I have received 3 addresses so far, from the 3 H's, still waiting for M and a.

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Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 21 September 2022 at 18:42
Originally posted by nandbytes nandbytes wrote:

Originally posted by alpha_in_exile alpha_in_exile wrote:

I've sent my address out. This year, I'm trying to shoot some new photos just for the DPE. I think I have at least one so far. Four more, and I'll get them printed.


I think you have sent your address to the wrong people. You are supposed to send it to the 5 people above you instead of 5 people below you


this has been corrected - my apologies - must've been rushing to get it out

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-- Matt
A7RM4, A900, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Min 85/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, Tam 70-200/2.8
http://mattbarber.zenfolio.com/ - my web gallery


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 21 September 2022 at 20:44
5 addresses confirmed. My address sent to 5 people.

BTW, as usual I'll be doing a batch of 10 cards + I have 3 spares from last year, so I can send cards to everybody on the list (including myself ).



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I'm noise-blind. And noise-about-noise-deaf too ... |   BTW, topic87334.html - Dyxum Weekly Exhibitions don't grow on trees ...


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 21 September 2022 at 21:06
I have 5 addresses confirmed too, along with one extra address so far. I am more than happy to send to everyone, so please DM if you want a postcard from me and you are not on my default 5.

Thanks for the energy, all!

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 22 September 2022 at 16:56
If anyone needs it, my full name is Matt Barber. I apparently skipped my name when cutting and pasting my address into the various PMs.

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-- Matt
A7RM4, A900, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Min 85/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, Tam 70-200/2.8
http://mattbarber.zenfolio.com/ - my web gallery


Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 22 September 2022 at 19:38
Still waiting for two more addresses, I don't want to name and shame anyone but you know who you are and you know you want my postcard

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nandbytes/ - my flickr
A7IV, G100, GM5, G5xii, DJI Air2s


Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 22 September 2022 at 22:39
My address has been sent five times. Still waiting for one address to arrive.

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"Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." (Walker Evans)    http://www.flickr.com/photos/waldo_posth/ - http://www.flickr.com/photos/waldo_posth/


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 23 September 2022 at 06:06
I am traveling home now from a lovely trip. When I am back I'll send my adress.


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 23 September 2022 at 16:31
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

5 times address sent, received 4 addresses, cards ordered and waiting for them...


All addresses are in.

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 23 September 2022 at 20:00
Originally posted by Harm vb Harm vb wrote:

All addresses are in.
Same here, I'll try to choose the pictures and send the cards in few days time. I'll again use Posti's custom card sending service, which will print and send the cards, so I won't be able to see the actual cards myself - and unfortunately I can't hand write the texts into these.

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Posted By: Maccroft
Date Posted: 24 September 2022 at 21:37
Been busy and just noticed this.
Looks like I've missed taking part this year.


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 10:34
I can still sent you my address

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 10:37
Selected and ordered my cards this morning. If all goes well, they will be delivered to me this Monday and sent on Tuesday.


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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 10:40
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

I can still sent you my address


+1, why not?


My printed cards will be in this week, including my personal stamps.

I guess by the end of the week things can be posted by snail-mail

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 11:38
My order is now placed. Cards should be ready on Friday. Will see.

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I'm noise-blind. And noise-about-noise-deaf too ... |   BTW, topic87334.html - Dyxum Weekly Exhibitions don't grow on trees ...


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 15:15
Not the fastest with sharing my address due to circumstances but my cards are on their way


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 25 September 2022 at 18:40
I have printed many 4x6s, deciding who gets what . With luck, my postcards are dropped in the mailbox early this week.

Very easy for me to print more here at home, so if you'd like a card from me just message me your address.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 27 September 2022 at 15:57
Well done, Peter (aka Kobra64), the first card arived today

https://flic.kr/p/2nPpaG4">

Following text:
https://flic.kr/p/2nPpMhd">

Hello Harm,
Here a card from Groningen, taken in Willemstraat, characteristic for its laborers houses, which you almost don't see. This Tulip was brughtening the street in spring. I send you this card because I see regularly some detailed macro's with your Sony-marco-lense.
Greetings from Peter aka KoBra64
Now you should know ;-)

Card is in perfect condition, no marks what so ever of it 250km trip across The Netherlands.

Edited: made a photo from the postcard, so it should represent the reality better than the scan with my poor phone.

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 27 September 2022 at 16:22
Nice to know the first one arrived. The scan however... the card IS a lot sharper!


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 27 September 2022 at 16:28
At least, the tulip is.

Sorry

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 27 September 2022 at 16:34
Wow, wow, wow, the first card has landed! I still need to send mine. My images are ready, but I need to prep the back side of the cards. Soon. With luck I get mine sent in the next day or two.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 27 September 2022 at 18:39
I'll post tomorrow my 5 cards

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 28 September 2022 at 00:04
I dropped my cards in the post late on Monday, but they may not have been collected until Tuesday, so I hope the UK card arrives promptly and the others in good time ...

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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 06:48
The cards are on their way...

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 07:08
Received my first card
Thank you Howard.

Still need to post mine which will most likely be next week.

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A7IV, G100, GM5, G5xii, DJI Air2s


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 12:07
https://flic.kr/p/2nPKaZi">

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 12:40
Oops, I'm a bit late this year. I have selected the photo's but need to send them out for printing. My home printer is not up to the task anymore

I hope to get them back in the course of next week and then send them out.
So don't hold your breath waiting for my cards, that might be lethal

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 16:17
I have prepped all of my cards and will dropping them off at the post office later this morning. With luck, the various postal services can still read my handwriting

Safe travels, postcards!

I can easily print more images -- message me if you would like one from southern California.



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Posted By: nandbytes
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 16:32
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:


I can easily print more images -- message me if you would like one from southern California.


does it come with a nice bottle of Southern California wine too?

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/nandbytes/ - my flickr
A7IV, G100, GM5, G5xii, DJI Air2s


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 16:47
I have my cards printed at home and received my first card from Howard today, but I have been 'out of order' due to a bike accident last Sunday and recovering only slowly, bit nothing that won't heal again fortunately. So, a little patience is required for my cards to be written and sent. The scanning and posting of the cards I receive will suffer some delay too.
I'll keep an eye on the forum though !

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 17:09
Ai, Fred.
I do hope you recover soon.

Be carefull!



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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 17:55
I think there will be significant delay in my postcard sending: today I almost did this, but after almost completing the process the payment phase failed and puff! then I no longer had anything in shopping basket and thus the carefully written text are gone forever. Sadly, I don't probably have enough time to redo this in the near future, since I got start packing for a trip from which I am expected to return only on Sunday, October 9th. That also means that if any cards arrive next week (or later in the afternoon tomorrow) I won't be able to report this outright. However, if I counted right, next week only mail delivery days are Tuesday and Thurday since here we have this two week rhythm that means every other week there is three delivery days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and alternating weeks only on two days. And this alternates also on different parts of city, so the same mailman can cover two areas on different days. This is obviously due to the fact, that the amount of mail is dimishing...

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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 18:09
Good to hear that two of my cards have got through, and commiserations on your bike accident, Fred. All the best for a speedy recovery!

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Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 18:21
Get well soon Fred


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 29 September 2022 at 19:06
@Fred - heal up! I hope it's not too serious.

@nandbytes - I can send you an image of a nice California wine!!

@Hezu - no worries about any delays. The pace for the DPE is meant to be leisurely.

BTW, my cards were dropped into the mailbox about 20 minutes ago. Please let me know when they arrive. I would love to know how they get there (truck, plane, boat, truck), all of the intermediate stops. I guess I could pay extra for that?

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 30 September 2022 at 07:39
And, FYI, I bought some more international postcard rate stamps today -- 2022 edition. I used up all of my 2020-design stamps for the 6 non-US cards I sent earlier.

If you weren't on my initial list, I can send more! Just message me. I want to use at least one of my new stamps!

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Posted By: Hezu
Date Posted: 30 September 2022 at 09:56
Quick update: today's mail arrived just a moment ago and all that I got today happened to be a card from Howard! Nice card, but I'll save scanning the card for later time.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 30 September 2022 at 13:52
Thanks all for the kind words. I spent a few days I'm hospital, but back home since yesterday.

Today Harm's card arrived Scans to follow.
I will try to write my cards this weekend.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/147603320@N02 - My Flickr    
https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 01 October 2022 at 10:14
Quick update

My first card arrived yesterday morning in the post, it's from KoBra64 with a wall painting of a building in Groningen. A nice photo and the card came in in a very good condition, just some very minor rub marks and very slight bent corners. Thanks Peter!


My photo's are now printed, next step is writing, getting stamps and posting them, "a job for the weekend" as they say in Gardeners World

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Posted By: gregja
Date Posted: 01 October 2022 at 10:23
Slow process for me this year. I'll be using Moo to print cards this year..I'll send everything for printing this weekend but then it's got to get from them to me in Australia and then back out across the globe...



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Posted By: gregja
Date Posted: 01 October 2022 at 10:24
ps I'll have plenty of spares. If anyone else would like one please message me your address and I'll happily oblige


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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 01 October 2022 at 16:06
As a nice challenge and exercise I decided to walk to the nearest mailbox at 600m from home, so my cards are underway!

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 01 October 2022 at 16:07


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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 01 October 2022 at 21:15
Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

Nice to know the first one arrived. The scan however... the card IS a lot sharper!


Peter, I made a better photo of the card

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 01 October 2022 at 21:51
So I see Harm 👍🏼


Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 02 October 2022 at 22:11
The first card has arrived - it's from Howard! (Thank you!). I will scan it ASAP.

My cards have been printed, but I still have to get some stamps to send them off.

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Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 12:37


This is the first postcard which I received from Howard - a robin singing! Thank you, Howard!

Now that I got stamps (showing probably the most photographed building in Germany) I managed to send off nine cards this morning - five in color, four in b/w.



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Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 18:50
I received my first card today in very good condition, a lovely scene, Estate ter Coulster, taken by Fred_S. Thanks Fred!



And, I am fine, I hope you are too.


Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 18:59
I think we usually respond to posting a received card by showing the original ...

https://flic.kr/p/2nQP4NZ">
https://flic.kr/p/2nQP4NZ - Robin singing

My theme for my cards this year was cards sent from a holiday - the one I had a couple of weeks ago.

This robin was singing loudly in a tree next to the cottage we were renting near the coast in Dorset.

I used CEWE to make the cards and here cropped the source to make a 3:2 card.

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 19:11
So nice to see the cards landing!! Thanks for the posts. My cards have been traveling since late last week. I'm excited to hear about the first one to drop. I expect that one will be the one that was sent domestically, the other side of the U.S.

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 19:37
Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

I received my first card today in very good condition, a lovely scene, Estate ter Coulster, taken by Fred_S. Thanks Fred!

My pleasure Peter!
Good to see my first card has landed, although this one had just a little journey to go.

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/147603320@N02 - My Flickr    
https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 21:01
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Quick update

My first card arrived yesterday morning in the post, it's from KoBra64 with a wall painting of a building in Groningen. A nice photo and the card came in in a very good condition, just some very minor rub marks and very slight bent corners. Thanks Peter!

A bit late, sorry. I am glad you like it Pieter. Thanks for the update.


Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 21:45
Howard - you use a camera with a square sensor? And then you crop the image to achieve a 3:2 ratio? Amazing!


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Posted By: Howard_S
Date Posted: 04 October 2022 at 23:00
Rumbled, Harald, rumbled.

(I did a square crop to about 90% of the frame width and then, when I uploaded the file to CEWE, their software cropped to fit the 3:2 card format (and I didnít notice!).)

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 16:05
Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

So nice to see the cards landing!! Thanks for the posts. My cards have been traveling since late last week. I'm excited to hear about the first one to drop. I expect that one will be the one that was sent domestically, the other side of the U.S.


I can report your first card landed Art
It crossed the ocean pretty fast.
I will scan and post it later this week. Many thanks for sending!

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 16:20
Wow wow wow, Fred!! The prevailing winds were blowing just right! Maybe my other Euro cards were on the same plane? I will have to check my notes, but that may be the fastest international postcard trip ever for me during a DPE.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 16:26
It must be the well deserved reward for the organizer

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https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 16:53
I've received two: one from ADub128 on Monday, and one from KoBra64 yesterday.

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Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 17:26
My cards are finally collected. Now I need to prepare stamps and write all those cards, then send them all :)

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Posted By: ADub128
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 17:42
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

It must be the well deserved reward for the organizer
Thanks, Fred! With your help in prior DPEs, we have this process down to a science.

@alpha_in_exile ... thanks for confirming that my card landed. So fast!! Mind blowing actually, that's like local city service speeds.

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A6400 | NEX-3, 6 | A77ii | A700 | Maxxum 400si | Maxxum 9 | SRT-101 | many lenses! | Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artwong128/ - @ArtWong128


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 19:05
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Originally posted by ADub128 ADub128 wrote:

So nice to see the cards landing!! Thanks for the posts. My cards have been traveling since late last week. I'm excited to hear about the first one to drop. I expect that one will be the one that was sent domestically, the other side of the U.S.


I can report your first card landed Art


Mmm, So the card sent to me should arrive soon, I hope

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 19:52
Thanks for the update Matt. That makes 3 confirmed cards!


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 05 October 2022 at 20:37
All cards prepared. I'll send them tomorrow as I have to visit the post office anyways :)

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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 07 October 2022 at 17:47
Happy to report the receipt of my fourth card today from Harald (Waldo_posth).
A beautiful IR shot, printed in BW on a king size card. Many thanks Harald. Scans to follow soon.


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https://www.flickr.com/photos/147603320@N02 - My Flickr    
https://www.instagram.com/fred_s_photography - My Instagram


Posted By: MiPr
Date Posted: 07 October 2022 at 17:59
All my cards were sent yesterday in the morning. I hope they will arrive to first destinations early next week.

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Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 07 October 2022 at 21:45
Received one today from Harm!

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-- Matt
A7RM4, A900, Min 24/2.8, Min 50/1.4, Min 85/1.4, Tam 90/2.8 Macro, Tam 70-200/2.8
http://mattbarber.zenfolio.com/ - my web gallery


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 08 October 2022 at 08:57


Thanxs for confirming!

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 08 October 2022 at 11:15
And I found Haralds card in my post.

Unfortunately the card is damaged a lot .

I'll post a scan later.

Thanks!

Edit:

The scan (photo of the card):
https://flic.kr/p/2nRwFAo">

As you can see: lots of removed ink, folds, even a dilatated corner.

But, a nice text:
https://flic.kr/p/2nRu5Vw">

Makes me want to visit Potsdam.
And, the stamps of Schloss Neuschwanstein, a very touristic hotspot in Bavaria/Germany.

Harald, thanks!

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Harm, with A7iv+A7iii plus 6-400mm glass.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/harmvanbeek/ - My Flickr


Posted By: waldo_posth
Date Posted: 08 October 2022 at 16:20
Seems you have to pay for the swiftness of the postal service by some damage which the card incurred - sorry about that. Let's wait and see whether my other two cards destined for the Netherlands fare better!

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