NE Ohio Apug Gathering, Fall Color, October 9-11, 2009

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    We are going to have another NE Ohio Apug Gathering October 9th, 10th and 11th, at the Powers’ house to celebrate and enjoy Fall Color. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said this afternoon that if the nights are not too clear and cold, if the creeks don’t rise too much, they can sort of, maybe assure us, that perhaps there will be Fall Color in Northern Ohio in the early part of October. That is a firm government maybe.

    Available options we have enjoyed before will be the Cuyahoga Valley National Park,
    http://www.nps.gov/CUVA/index.htm
    Virgina Kendall Ledges
    http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/maps.htm

    Nelson-Kennedy Ledges. The last link has many pictures.
    http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/nel...5/Default.aspx
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_...ges_State_Park
    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...title&resnum=1

    What has become boiler plate for each event.

    We have had as many as 25 APUG members here at five bi monthly weekend events over the past year. Those 25 and any Apug members new to us are welcome to join for another gathering.

    The event will be in Bath, Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron, five miles south of the Ohio Turnpike and Route 77, meeting at a private home, two miles from the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. 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) is the most popular. Come as early as Friday, 5:00 PM. We usually have coffee & rolls each morning at 10:00 AM to allow for early shooters and late sleepers. We gather again about 5:00 PM to show prints, tell lies and go out to dinner. Sunset shooting is available, but previously showing prints and telling stories prevailed. While you are here the Lady Labradors will entertain with their splashing stick routines. This Fall they have switched to apples and must be frisked for contraband at the door. One regular Apuger will try to convince you that Bacon ice cream is a bit of heaven. When we learn how many are coming we can order a porta potty if there are enough to pay for it by contribution ($110).

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

    All APUGers are welcome. Who is interested in coming? What information is needed?

    If you have not been here before please PM me with name, address, phone, email and emergency contact if you do something you shouldn’t have. I will return with directions.

    Welcome to the Powers’ house.
    Hosts, John & Dolly Powers
     
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    It's on my calendar. I'll do my best to make it.

    Was hoping to have some prints done and attend last weekend since everyone else here at the ranch should have been concentrating on being back in school. Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

    Lee
     
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    Forgive me for doing a little patch work from the previous thread.

    "We should be able to come that weekend, though we would have to leave early on Sunday to attend a wedding back home."
    Jeff & Eva Bannow

    "I will be able to make it to at least part of the weekend for sure, possibly the whole time... I think a trip to Nelson is in order!"
    Shawn Dougherty

    "Unfortunately, that weekend is out for me. One of my cousins is getting married in D.C. on Saturday. If Dolly thinks the leaves are changing early, I could go out the weekend before that."
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    Bethe (Winger)

    "I put it on my calendar so tentatively yes, I'll be there."
    djkloss Dorothy

    "I'm going to be getting a big box in the mail. I'll be anxious to show it off..."
    ic-racer Dale

    Thank you all.
    Bethe, we will miss you. Come again next time.
    Looking forward to seeing the rest of you and the contents of Dale's box (???).
    Shawn, certainly we can go to either or both ledges. Just gather interest and those who want to go.

    John
     
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    It was a big day for LF camera purchases today. A colleague from work had been thinking about getting into 4x5, so I offered to help find a starter camera. We found a $50 B&J on CL but it turned out to be in the wrong state. Then we found a 4x5 Korona locally. When we went to check it out the guy also had a mint Graphic View. My friend couldn't decide so he bought both the Korona and Graphic View! We got a great deal. I think he is interested in our next gathering. By then I'll help him find a lens and get him started taking pictures.

    I'll tell you that Graphic View is a great camera. Very light weight for a monorail. This particular example looked like it just came from the factory. We even got the matching compendium shade (with red bellows) and the fold out viewing hood in the back.
     
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    looking forward to coming home for the weekend :smile: Probably won't have anything printed by then, we'll see.
     
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    A spot in the camping area is reserved. How is the transportation?

    John
     
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    Nice shopping. Bring him along. Remember I have a 4x5 lens or two to sell.

    John
     
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    Like new. I had to get a new computer put in. of course the hot weather hasn't been around to test it, but as far as I can see it's like it's brand new!
     
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    Congratulations. We need your enthusiasm at the party.

    John
     
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    The box arrived!
    Here is the new Shen Hao 8x10:
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    I'll be trying it out for the first time today.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's a beauty, Dale!
     
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    Wow, that camera looks like it was built for that lens. Good luck with it Dale. May it bring you lots of happy times and the good pictures to go with them.

    John
     
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    congratulations! what will you do with the other one?
     
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    Wow!

    That's beautiful!
     
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    For the old Century camera, I'm going to mount my brass Anthony lens on that camera. When I use the Arista.edu 100 film I shoot around EI 12, so I'll be OK without a shutter.

    I may consider selling it also.

    Since I have to take the lens off the Shen Hao, I need to come up with a new carrying arangement. That lens is pretty bulky, I need a third bag just for the lens.

    So now I'm looking for a backback that will hold the 8x10 camera, one lens and 2 film holders. I have heard of folks making a cardboard box the size of the folded camera and going to a department store to see if there is any appropriate luggage or book bag that would work.
     
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    The Shen Hao is fantastic. The controls are smooth and it folds up very quickly. It is quite sturdy. I'm glad I did not go with a super lightweight camera. That Fuji lens is turning out to be quite fantastic and much to my liking. Moving to a lightweight 'field' lens is going to be a step backward. Thats a f 5.6 lens; I forgot my darkcloth the other day and realized I was fine without it!
     
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    I have been asked what I was doing at both Target and Wal-Mart when caught slipping 8x10 film holders into cooler bags or cheap over night bags. Even when I explain they don't understand. The Wal-Mart people were happier because I at least bought the bag.

    John
     
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    We actually have two brand new-in box jogger/strollers, gifts for our first child. We never even opened them. So, I'm keeping that option available...:smile:
     
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    you might try one of these. then you could put the whole thing inside a backpack.
    http://www.photobackpacking.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RPT&Category_Code=RPT01
     
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    There will be three photography exhibits opening in Cleveland and Akron just before our October gathering. There is nothing yet on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s web site, but we got a flier today mentioning, “France at the Dawn of Photography” opening October 4-January 24th. More information as it is posted.
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    The Akron Art Museum will host, Nuclear Enchantment:
    Photographs by Patrick Nagatani
    October 10, 2009 - February 14, 2010
    Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery

    Fascinated by his new home state’s marriage with the nuclear industry, Patrick Nagatani began the Nuclear Enchantment series when he moved to Albuquerque in 1987. This exhibition, featuring around 25 works from the series, is drawn entirely from the collection of the Akron Art Museum.

    Nagatani, a Japanese-American, was born in Chicago just 13 days after the bombing of Hiroshima and raised in Los Angeles. When he moved to New Mexico, he discovered that it was the birthplace of the nuclear weapons industry, the site of uranium mines and of radioactively contaminated land, and, ironically, was also home to the oldest continuous culture in North America, the Pueblo Indians.

    “An underlying theme in Nagatani’s art has always been the conflict and comedy in collective ideologies,” writes art historian Eugenia Parry. In Nuclear Enchantment, “he is looking at the boundless faith we have in scientific expertise, and our trust in a peculiar technological ministry.”

    A tableaux photographer who arranges for the camera in a directorial mode, Nagatani constructed the Nuclear Enchantment images. Photographing at atomic test sites, the locations of nuclear accidents and radioactive waste dumps, he transmuted these banal-seeming places into the landscapes of dreams, and sometimes nightmares. Eschewing PhotoShop, Nagatani’s processes resemble the special effect techniques of early science fiction films. He stages his scenes in front of the camera, often shooting elaborate combinations of props, posed models and cut-out images against in front of actual places. The planes shown in Nuclear Enchantment are mostly model planes from his own collection, which he built from kits. Nagatani’s acidic hues are the result of altering color balances during printing.

    As stories about the threat of nuclear terrorism and building additional nuclear power plants appear on our evening news, Nagatani’s Nuclear Enchantment series from the late 1980s and early 1990s seems eerily up to date.

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    Summit Artspace, one block east of the Akron Art Museum, will host “Photo2009”, a group photo exhibit. As I understand it curator Andrew McAllister, who was commissioned to photograph the design and construction of the new Akron Art Museum, has gathered ten or eleven area photographers, and invited them to show four or five pictures each. I am happy to be one of those invited.

    John
     
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    Dorothy,

    I think that camera is you. You and Dale should start negotiating. If not maybe you could find another one and have your father restore it. I hear that he needs a project.

    John
     
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    We may want to postpone a trip to Nelson Ledges to another gathering. Apparently the weekend of Oct 10th there is going to be a big Beer Tasting Weekend going on at the quarry park (campground) right next door. Apparently they are expecting a heck of a crowd which might make for less than ideal photography conditions. Plus, I might just wander off to the tasting never to be seen again... =)

    Shawn
     
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    the heck with the cameras......... let's go drink some beer!
     
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    what dreams are made of :smile: