NE OH Gathering, August 9-10-11, 2013

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    We are well into Summer. Time to gather for a photo event with good people.

    Last May we had some 25 visit for fun, photography, print review and food. We missed a few regulars and gained a few new folks. It is time to get out shooting film and wetplate, come together to see recent work, climb ledges, walk the OH & Erie Canal, photograph waterfalls, explore the Ohiofarmmuseum.com, see the Flats and have group fun at a gathering of like minded friends and hopefully new faces.

    Dolly, the Girls, three yellow lady Labrador Retrievers and I would like to invite you to our home for a film photography gathering starting 5 PM Friday, August 9th and continuing through August 10th and 11th . We have been doing this, several times a year, for six years with attendance ranging from 10-25 photographers. It has been a blast for us. I hope you have enjoyed it as much or will try it for the first time at this event. For more information about the flavor of these events read the threads on earlier NE OH Gatherings.

    Most recent:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum174/114960-ne-ohio-gathering-may-17-18-19-2013-a.html

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum174/...30-2012-a.html

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum174/...29-2012-a.html


    Lee L has kindly built and maintained a Google Mapbook with most of our previously visited locations. https://sites.google.com/site/neohapug/

    Available options we have enjoyed in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park,
    http://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm

    Within five miles of our house:
    Blue Hen Falls http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/bluehen.shtml
    Brandywine Falls http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/brandywine.shtml

    Please note the obvious, waterfalls can be dangerous. The day after our May, 2011 event a person unknown to us slipped and fell sixty feet to his death at Brandywine Falls.

    Virginia Kendall Ledges
    Everett Road Covered Bridge
    Maps http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/maps.htm
    The National Park Service offers a general paper map of the whole park. We will have a stack of these waiting for you. Please ask if you don’t see them.

    Several visitors have been interested in the OH Turnpike bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the three 19th century churches in the scenic little town of Peninsula, OH.

    There is often fog early in the morning in the Cuyahoga River Valley and locally over our pond. This can be natural or self induced depending on activities. It can add interesting aspects to your photography. Some have slept in for five years and never noticed. It is your decision.

    If nature/landscape is not your thing, Cleveland, the Flats, where it is difficult to take a picture with less than three bridges, and five is more likely, awaits you. At the May event two Large Formaters set up at sunrise at the Russian Orthodox St. Theodosius church, with its 13 onion domes. http://sttheodosius.org/home_1.html
    It is a beautiful building inside and out and the people we met were most welcoming.

    I am working on a twenty 7x17 picture series in the flats with my friend Peter Spangenberg who is shooting 8x10 and 5x7 there. We hope to scan in a few prints to this thread to tempt you to come. I hope any previous attendees will add their pictures of any of the attractions that they have enjoyed.

    “The Ohio & Erie Canal was a technological marvel. The inland waterway incorporated a series of sandstone locks that enabled boats to climb differences in elevation along the Continental Divide. The steepest section of the canal was between Akron and the Little Cuyahoga River. In a single mile, 15 locks, or "steps," were necessary.”

    Richfield Ohio’s Jim Fry has created The Museum of Western Reserve Farms and Equipment, dedicated to preserving the tools, equipment, skills and way of life lived by Ohioans in the 1800s. Mr. Fry, a farmer, historian, and artist, has collected 44 buildings including what may be the largest surviving early blacksmith shop in Ohio, the oldest barn in the state, the Stouffer farm smokehouse, and one of the largest surviving post and beam barns in Summit County. The farm is constantly evolving as animals, tools, buildings, machines, in various states of preservation are added or combined into exhibits. This is 1.4 miles from our house. http://www.Ohiofarmmuseum.com/ At this posting that website is not functioning.

    On occasion it has been too hot, too wet, too tired, to hike in the woods lugging heavy gear. We are fortunate to be located between the Cleveland Museum of Art and The Akron Art Museum. Both have very good photography departments and have been kind enough to have excellent exhibits coinciding with our calendar. We have been known to drop dirty, sweaty gear behind, make a group visit to an ethnic restaurant and attend either or both museums as needed. It is all about like minded individuals sharing an interest.

    The event will be in Bath, Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron, five miles south of the intersection of the Ohio Turnpike and Route I-77, meeting at a private home, two miles from the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For a rough estimate of time and distance use zip 44286 in Mapquest.com. If some visitors want to camp by the garden, they are most welcome. Others can stay at local motels. The Hampton Inn, Richfield, OH (1 800 Hampton) and Motel 6 Richfield at the OH Turnpike entrance and intersection with I-77 about five miles from our house are the most popular.

    Come as early as Friday, 5:00 PM. Saturday we gather at 9 AM and 5:00 PM to go shooting, show prints, tell lies and go out to dinner. Alternatively we have been known to call in pizza. Print showing and pizza eating are done at separate times with a cleaning of paws in between. Sunday we usually go out to breakfast at 10:00 AM to allow for early shooters and late sleepers. Some stay on to shoot, others start the long drive home. We have drawn film photo crazies from: OH, WI, IL, IN, MI, PA, CT and Ontario. It is all about the camaraderie of people following a hobby. One regular attendee will try to convince you that bacon ice cream is a bit of heaven. There is an orchard and home made ice cream business near by. Quality control visits and inspection checks are mandatory, often requiring multiple tests.

    When we learn how many are coming we can order a porta potty if there are enough to pay for it by contribution ($117 divided amongst us). Our home stumbles through on an ancient septic system and well so we must ask you to endure this porta potty inconvenience. We understand new septic systems are about $20K- 30K and don’t always work as well as the old one.

    We are trying to have a loose organizational shell under which all cats may be comfortably herded. The plan will evolve until the majority is happy and the protesters fall asleep.

    All film and wetplate shooters are welcome.
    Who is interested in coming? What other information is needed?

    If you have not been here before please PM me with name, address, phone, email and emergency contact in case you do something you shouldn’t have. I will return with directions and our phone number. If you have been here before but have new information please update us.

    Welcome to the Powers’ house.
    Hosts, John & Dolly Powers
    Labradors: Gabby (age 4), Cindy (8) and Savannah (14)

    All links were functioning at posting time, though many had gone dead and needed a change since the last event. Please send updates as you find them.

    John Powers
     
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    Excellent news! Can't be sure yet but will certainly do my best to attend. Thanks so much, John and Dolly.

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    I plan on being there! I've got a new camera to bring along, that makes John's 7x17 look small.
     
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    It's on the calendar, see everyone then! ^__^
     
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    I saw your post looking for a Nikon lens for your 12x20. As I said to Mat when he showed us the 360mm Schneider he had gotten, I am so envious; A: that you have gotten it and B: that you can still carry it. I am considering mounting tandem wheels on the baby jogger, but I would still have to put it in the baby jogger.

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    I'm considering a baby jogger myself, actually. I estimate all the gear is 60+ pounds (with 1 lens!) I don't think I'll be backpacking with this beast. :smile:
     
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    Sadly I shall have to miss this one :sad:
     
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    My jogger has 100 lb shocks. 7x17, tripod and head are 50#, 6-7 film holders and a bag of lenses bring it pretty close to 100#

    John
     
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    just when we got you trained. Maybe next time, should be Sept or Oct.

    John
     
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    like Dan's?
     
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    I can't wait! Another reason for putting off the job hunt! :wink:
     
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    Careful, I've got ten years on that one.
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    After a lot of hoopla relocating my print scanner, I can finally show pictures from the last few outings.
    First is an image from the flats. We had followed John that day and he took a stunning 7x17 image at this location.

    These are all scans of prints on Ilford MG FB paper.
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    Another from the same location:
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    This reminded me of MC Escher, with the scaffoldings arranged in odd orientations:
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    One of the local locks:
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    In the nearby Metropark:
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    hahaha, well that particular weekend in august is a standing 1812 reenactment event, gotta go chase after the pesky American's invading (again)! next one for sure!
     
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    Ivy covered bridge in the Flats:
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    If I recall, this perfect picture was taken when Jeff H. and I met up with John and Peter in the flats:
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    These two were taken at one of the local Homeday celebrations:
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    A bright future just down the street from where the group frequently gathers to eat breakfast:
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