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jd callow
08-18-2005, 10:55 AM
Ferndale is in peak photo season right now.
The state fair is going on until Sunday (5 rolls of 220 and 5 of 120 shot so far and going back for more tonight) and the dream cruise starts tomorrow.

Sept 10 is a little early for colour isn't it? Clare and the date are aok with me. The pidgeon river is a little north, but easy to get to and very photogenic. Little manistee is very nice but a little harder to find and your stomping grounds, although even further north are very excellent (cherry festival?).

Luddington is easy, pretty and has tons of accomodations...

(EDIT)
Let me back track a hair. Clare in Sept is great. As noted above, there are a lot of oppertunities for future meets.

smieglitz
08-18-2005, 04:29 PM
..see attached collodian image of the state of michigan for directions

Don,

Are you doing wetplate? I just returned from a collodion workshop in NJ with Michael Mazzeo and am psyched to do some more soon. Ive accumulated all the stuff to do it on my own and am working on a portable field darkroom. I hope to have it set to go by next weekend.

Are you in Saugatuck by any chance? I've heard someone there does the process. I also know Albinger in Lansing used to make tintypes and there are a couple ambrotypists in the Detroit area I believe.

Any idea how many wetplate collodion photographers are in the state and who they are?

Joe

jd callow
08-18-2005, 04:47 PM
collodian image/print is different than a a collodian plate is it not?

FWIW and not yet for public consumption we are real close to getting scully and osterman for the APUG conference see http://www.collodian.org

BWGirl
08-18-2005, 05:29 PM
I don't think they allow dogs on most of the path. Only from the parking lot to chapel falls..."I think". It may be quite a walk for an old dog, its getting harder for me I notice.

If you don't have one, check the book store for "Michigan Atlas & Gazetteer". It has the state broke down and shows all the waterfalls in the state. There are a lot of them in the U.P.

I'm from Kazoo and live 50 miles north. If you get to kazoo, I'm good for coffee.

jim

Sounds good, Jim! :)

smieglitz
08-18-2005, 06:01 PM
collodian image/print is different than a a collodian plate is it not?

FWIW and not yet for public consumption we are real close to getting scully and osterman for the APUG conference see http://www.collodian.org

AFAIK the term "collodion image" would refer to either a wetplate collodion ambrotype glass positive, a tintype/ferrotype/melainotype positive on a metal sheet (iron in the past and aluminum contemporaneously), or a collodion negative glass plate. There were some dry collodion glass plates for negatives as well.

I've never heard of a collodion print, which is not to say there isn't such a thing.

Joe

PeterDendrinos
08-18-2005, 06:36 PM
OK ! So, how about it ?

Peter.... and all ...

Gotta start someplace. How about September 10, in Clare, Michigan ?

If we meet in the middle of the state a couple times this fall, we can meet.. then retreat during the winter. I think Ferndale, maybe a studio tour, would be good in, oh, November or December.

Don

see attached collodian image of the state of michigan for directions

Ok, Clare sounds good to me. The 10th will work out as well. Who else is on board?

For what it's worth i shoot 4x5 B&W only.

Oh, and how may i be of assistance in getting things together for this little gathering?

jd callow
08-18-2005, 06:37 PM
Joe,
I have been told that at one time (late 19th century) collodian prints were very popular, but have become more obscure.

I could be mis relaying or applying the information I was given.

ggriffi
08-18-2005, 07:01 PM
Ok, Clare sounds good to me. The 10th will work out as well. Who else is on board?

For what it's worth i shoot 4x5 B&W only.

Oh, and how may i be of assistance in getting things together for this little gathering?

Peter, I believe that I can make the drive up. However I will come up Friday evening more than likely. So I am gonna find a nice cheap hotel. How about a rec for a good meal and a beer? Also, for what's worth, I will shoot 35mm primarily, but I am planning on bringing my 4x5 (thanks, bobfowler) and perhaps when you or someone else has a little time maybe you could show me a few things.

Gary

df cardwell
08-18-2005, 09:05 PM
Don,

Are you doing wetplate? .. .Are you in Saugatuck by any chance? ..

Joe

Aw shucks, Joe. I was just fooling around. I'd like, in a couple years to take on wet plate. But, no.

don

df cardwell
08-18-2005, 09:07 PM
Ok, Clare sounds good to me. The 10th will work out as well. Who else is on board?...
Oh, and how may i be of assistance in getting things together for this little gathering?


I guess by spreading the word, and representing the 'up north' contingent !

And we can figure out some details. Know anybody from Clare ?

d

wildbill
08-18-2005, 10:52 PM
So i don't live up north anymore but i'll probably end up back there when i get fed up with the movies. I'll be back in Cross Village for much of September so maybe i can make it during one of my fishing trips. Peter, I emailed you last year i think about seeing some of your work. I'll be making at least one trip to t.c. while i'm home so maybe we can meet up.

PeterDendrinos
08-20-2005, 10:43 AM
So i don't live up north anymore but i'll probably end up back there when i get fed up with the movies. I'll be back in Cross Village for much of September so maybe i can make it during one of my fishing trips. Peter, I emailed you last year i think about seeing some of your work. I'll be making at least one trip to t.c. while i'm home so maybe we can meet up.

I'll pm you with contact info. I would like to meet you, though i don't think i recall the email. Sorry.

Anyway, as for the rest of you that might be interested in attending a APUG based gathering in Clare Michigan on September 10. How about sending me a PM so i can get a list together. I'll do some research on the area, perhaps even spend a day driving around in the area to get an idea of what there is to offer. I'll share that with all of you shortly.

Pete

BWGirl
08-20-2005, 11:23 AM
Hey Pete!

Here's a good place to start!

http://travel.michigan.org/city/index.asp?city=G2915

Dan Henderson
08-20-2005, 08:59 PM
I'm very interested in this group, but September 10 will unfortunately not work for me. I will be in NY state visiting my son who is in the Army. Please keep me in mind for future events.

df cardwell
08-20-2005, 09:57 PM
RIGHTO !

HAVE A GOOD TRIP.

We can begin with the Clare event, and go from there. I have a good feeling about this.

You western folks will probably have a great APUG thing going before long.

don

PeterDendrinos
08-26-2005, 08:44 AM
This is a quick note to remind others out there that some of us are planning on getting together in Clare, Michigan on Sept. 10 to meet and shoot.

If you are interested, please PM me and Iíll fill you in on any and all details.

What better way to build a community than to actually meet its members!!

Pete

PeterDendrinos
08-26-2005, 10:24 AM
At the moment it looks like we have 5 folks lined up. The more the marrier. Come on and lets get together.

Pete

PeterDendrinos
08-26-2005, 07:37 PM
Just a quick note to keep this a fresh post.

Did i mention there may be gifts involved??

Pete

df cardwell
08-26-2005, 09:48 PM
Just a quick note to keep this a fresh post.

Did i mention there may be gifts involved??

Pete

That's right Peter...

EVERYBODY has won, and all must have prizes !

PeterDendrinos
08-27-2005, 07:36 PM
Just a reminder, Sept. 10 in clare Mich. Will be a good time for all, and we might even get some photography in!!

Pete