SF Bay Area Summer Gathering & WFW Send-Off

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  1. galyons

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    Hey SF Bay Area folks!

    Time for a summer time get together and the opportunity to send our own Will Whitaker off to the other side of the continent!

    Saturday, July 16th
    6:00 PM

    I live in Pleasant Hill, (near Walnut Creek/Concord - 680/24/4) so access is easy by car, boat, bike, plane or train!

    We will have a BBQ dinner, so don't worry about food. But, please bring your own libations.

    Bring prints to show and stories to tell!

    Let me know if you would like to join by July 13th!

    Geary
     
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    I'll be there with the Jim Chinn camera!
     
  3. BradS

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    hmmm, more than four days away...difficult to see it is.

    I will pencil it in on the calendar and talk to my social coordinator.
     
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    Geary, Assume that Carla and I will be present. It looks like a clear date at the moment, and I think we can keep it that way.
     
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    i'll be there :smile: and i'll try and bring mark along too.
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    I sure wish I could join you all again. I had such a great time at the last gathering. Unfortunately, I have no California trips planned.
     
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    my daughter's 15th birthday... but who knows?

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    Bump!
     
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    Hmmm, someday you might actually use it. :D
     
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    I have the film waiting for it, a new berlebach tripod, eventually a new designed black jacket style darkcloth, a 355 g claron lens I bought from Jim Galli, and other small bits and pieces for it. Mateo is going to help me figure it out since my blonde roots get in the way most times. I'm sure the folks at APIS will be more than willing to inspect it and show me it's usage as well.

    So those that attend Geary's farewell party for Will, can shoot a sheet of film if they want to, and process it in Geary's designer darkroom if he gives you access. I will even have some 11x14 sleeves for the film for those interested.
     
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    Looks too posed. You need to get more candid stuff. Pretty girl though.

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    I agree, but hey, it's what she wanted. She set helped me set up the lighting panels & quartz lamps in the living room...
     
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    No comment.
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    Still time to join the gathering! Just let me know by July 13th!!

    Cheers,
    Geary

    Time for a summer time get together and the opportunity to send our own Will Whitaker off to the other side of the continent!


    Saturday, July 16th
    6:00 PM​

    I live in Pleasant Hill, (near Walnut Creek/Concord - 680/24/4) so access is easy by car, boat, bike, plane or train!

    We will have a BBQ dinner, so don't worry about food. But, please bring your own libations.

    Bring prints to show and stories to tell!
     
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    pm sent.
     
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    I am confirmed with my social coordinator. Looks like I'll actually get to go this time!
     
  18. Aggie

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    Just got home this afternoon, confirm me!
     
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    Prize for longest distance??

    Planning on trekking over the Sierra via Tuolumne tomorrow for this! Geary, PM me with directions to your place. Cell phone # is 775 741 7219. I'll leave real early just in case there's a photo op in Yosemite. Can't imagine there is. I'll bring the banquet camera for a group shot :wink: What time are folks going to be getting there?
     
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    HI Geary, I need an address or directions too please.
     
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    that's a long way

    Wow, I whine about driving a mere 3 hrs.!

     
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    Hi Jon. Well, I may just have a nice drive over the mountain and back the next day if I don't get some directions. Could be worse. I've got 4X5, 8X10, 7X11, and 7X17 packed for the adventure. What time are folks showing up? Jim
     
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    Jim, both email and PM, I gave you my cell phone number. It usually gets going mid afternoon. I can have you follow me over there, but I can't tell you the name of the streets.
     
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    Boy this is making it hard to stay away.

    However, I just spent a week dragging my kids around in the back of the car everyday. Time to give them a break at home.

    Have fun, all!

    Matt
     
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    Thank you

    I want to thank Geary and his family for their gracious hospitality and for opening their home to us and hosting this event. Good food, interesting conversation, beautiful prints and a fascinating array of large format and dark room gear. It was a great pleasure for me to meet face to face with all who attended. It felt somehing like gatting re-acquainted with old friends. Thank you all and good luck to you on the other coast Will.
     
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    Brad it was great to have you in our midst, along with Jim Galli. The display of Jim's cameras was something not to miss. Geary and his wife are wonderful. Best of luck to you Will on the east coast.