Another Denver Area Meet-up...

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  1. toro_mike

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    Hey all,
    We should try to get together again for another APUG shoot. I'm looking at the weekend of March 26/27 or April 2/3.

    How about changing things up a bit and hitting one of the local parks (City Park maybe?) or downtown Denver. Thoughts?
     
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    There's an idea. The Civic Center Park by the capital building has some interesting things within a couple blocks' walk. I used some of them for my Ektar and Reala test rolls a couple months back. Fountains, gold domes, court buildings, some interesting architecture, some greenery.

    Might be good.

    I'd much rather a Sunday, but I can probably make Saturday before evening time. I have a prior appointment Saturday evening that requires advance preparation, so as long as we're done by.. say.... 5pm (?) it's in my range.
     
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    That sounds like an excellent idea! Anybody up for it?? Sundays are fine with me too. How about a tentative 3/27?
     
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    I'm good for a tentative 3/27. Actually just heard 5 minutes ago I've been roped into something earlier on Saturday (trip to the dump) so there goes that day. What time of day do you look for? Light and shadow can look rather blah around high noon in that area. Might suggest 9-10 am or 2-3 pm to avoid high noon, other than that it would be my first "meet-up" so I'll defer to other suggestions.
     
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    Either time is good for me. Hopefully somebody else will chime in with opinion!
     
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    Sunday sounds good to me, whatever time you guys like.

    Usual disclaimers about me not having a clue as to my schedule and whether or not I'll be in town apply...:whistling:
     
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    Okay, so Sunday 3/27 at 9AM at Civic Center Park. We can meet on the main walk on the east side (Broadway), center of the park. Okay?
     
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    OK but what/where is Civic Center park? Is that the one to the west of the capital building where all the homeless hang out?
     
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    Yep :smile:

    I'll be there as long as we're not in Buena Vista.
     
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    Hey Markster!? We missed you today??!! Had a good time as usual with new friends, oh, and good thing for back up equipment!:wink:
     
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    A good time with friends indeed. Thanks guys, I always enjoy your company! I developed one of the rolls last night and will get them scanned soon. The other roll, well it has 9 more shots I need to take :smile:

    Doug, have you figured out what is wrong with your brick, er, I mean RZ??

    Mike
     
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    I must apologize thoroughly and basically withdraw from attempting to meet up in the future. I received such a torrent of verbal abuse at the very idea I attend from a family member that.. well.. let's just say this person still has just enough pull in my life to make it hell (and does so at every turn). Due to financial shortcomings and bad economy and student loans I am not entirely autonomous with my social life or comings/goings. Yes I'm an adult and have a job and drive a car and pay my bills all that adult stuff, but the verbal abuse was too much for me and I caved.

    I'd rather not go too far into it. It angered me to have suggested it and looked forward to it, then not to be able to make the meeting.

    Sincerest apologies. From now on I guess I'm just a virtual being.
     
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    No problem Markster, sometimes stuff just happens. Maybe sometime at a future date.

    @Mike, no not yet, I have the cinder block (RZ) on the kitchen table right now and decided to see how long it takes the wife to yell at me to "REMOVE IT NOW OR I WILL!!"
     
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    Sorry to hear it Markster. Hopefully things will improve for you in a short time! I've been there, done that, and eventually escaped. Good luck, my friend, and feel free to chime in on these threads whenever you can.

    @Doug, fun stuff! Good luck and let us know when you figure it out.

    Mike
     
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    My turn to explain why I wasn't there! I was planning on it, and no, work didn't call at the last minute and send me to North Dakota or some other boring, god forsaken, un-photogenic place with shitty weather. No, my wife did it. She was ok with my going and meant it but I hadn't seen her in a while (see above reference to North Dakota) and well at the last minute I just decided to spend the day with her instead. You guys are cool to hang with and I really enjoyed it last time and am looking forward to doing it again but...well shes prettier and sexier and more fun to look at than all of ya put together so ya'll lost! :tongue: We ended up hanging out, doing some shopping, and some yard work (which somehow I actually enjoyed :blink:) and then went out for a nice dinner (she loves BBQ! :D) It was a nice day and a nicer evening :whistling: so all's good.

    I was though planning on wowing you guys with my extensive collection of fine photographic hardware by showing up with my grandfathers old Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 loaded with Adox. Its a fun little shooter to play with, takes away all the stress and transports one back to a simpler time when all you knew was that the sun was out or it wasn't. Just aim in the general direction of your subject and hope for the best. Somehow it always seems to work too. Flippin magic is what it is...:cool: Ya see Doug, you quite playing with that high tech RZ stuff you wouldn't have all these problems! (I do hope its nothing major)

    So hopefully next time! Speaking of which, how bout a trip up to Rocky Mountain Nat. Park for a real day of it? Any of you in for it?
     
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    No worries Ed. Family, especially wives, always take precedence! Glad to hear you had a good day. RMNP sounds like a great idea. Let's open a new thread for the April outting and start the planning process.

    I have developed and scanned the first roll from the March outting. All were shot with my super-portable Pentax ME Super with a Takumar 25mm on 400TX and were developed with HC110, dilution B for 7 minutes.

    Highlights to follow:
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    The rest are HERE on my Flickr site.

    Now, I just need to get the remaining 9 shots taken on the second roll and I will get them scanned as well :smile:
     
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    AWE! SOB! Fixed my camera guys:smile:. I would prefer not to say what was wrong (battery:whistling:) as I would not (battery) appreciate all the ( BATTERY you DUMB ASS!:redface:) possible ridicule (Go ahead, let me have it now) that might come (cuz I deserve it!) my way, so thanks!
     
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    Oh, and to Ed's Idea I love it! But April will be a tough month for me, only the 23/24 of 30th/1st weekends will work for me so let everyone else chime in and lets see what the general thoughts might be?
     
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    Mike, these are both phenomenal. Tri-X? The tones look wide and great.
     
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    I enjoyed the shoot. Ed, I'll try to be more alluring in the future.

    Anyway, here are a few of mine. Almost afraid to post after Mike's great shots. Apropos of our "purist film shooter" (of which I am not) conversation on Saturday, these have been digitally folded, spindled and mutilated. All on Ektar, with my trusty M2 and Zeiss 25mm. Lab dev/scan. My meter was acting oddly, so I just shot sunny-16.

    (note, I didn't really fuss too much with the shots I left in color.)

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    The rest are in my flickr photo set.
     
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    Damn Mike! you did get the girl with the red glasses, nice candid!
     
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    Nice job Mike! Excellent candid indeed!
     
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    Yes, both are 400TX, which is amongst the best film out there, in my opinion. Thanks for the compliment on my film choice and exposure :tongue:
     
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    I finally caved and joined APUG specifically so I could join in on these meet-ups.

    PLEASE tell me there will be another one soon?
     
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    Great to have you aboard tristan!. Yes, we intend to have another one. I will start the thread now.