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08-13-2006, 08:39 PM
Sounds like you had a good day Gary. Didja expose any film? It seemed to be a nice slight overcast day for shooting.

08-14-2006, 04:43 PM
No I didn't. I'm still recovering from surgery on my foot so getting out of the car and doing any shooting is more work than I needed. We just wanted to get out of the house for a while and doing a recon of the trailhead was a good excuse.

08-25-2006, 09:13 AM
how far is this from Greenville, SC???

08-25-2006, 02:55 PM
how far is this from Greenville, SC???

Estimated about 270 miles as the crow flies. Go to Mapquest and check out a route to Cleveland Ga. That'll be close enough to give you an idea of travel time.

08-25-2006, 02:58 PM
thanks...I know about Raven Cliff Falls here in Greenville county, didn't realize there was one in Georgia...always learning something new...

08-25-2006, 03:04 PM
Thats interesting! Maybe you could organize a shoot to that area some time later and we could all have our "here and there" shots to compare.

08-26-2006, 09:57 AM
Estimated about 270 miles as the crow flies. Go to Mapquest and check out a route to Cleveland Ga. That'll be close enough to give you an idea of travel time.

Thought I saw this as Cleveland, TN for a bit there. Ah well. I still might make this trip. I need to see if I can get a day off. For a 5 hour drive, I want to make the most of it. I could use a few days away from work anyway.

09-12-2006, 09:55 PM
Hey guys/gals... anyone still up for this?

I'll be there- a friend from work wants to come along, so I'll definately be at the parking area at 10:00, unless it is just plain raining like crazy.

09-13-2006, 12:08 PM
Will have to make it next time (too much going on in September and October)! Thanks for the great idea of a place.

09-13-2006, 02:53 PM
I'm planning to be there, and the weather channel forecast for the weekend gives us mid eighties and 20% chance of precipitation. Sound like it'll be a good day.

09-13-2006, 05:52 PM
I would have like to have gone, but I couldn't work out the fine details so I have opted to make the other gathering which is much closer to home. I appreciate the offer just the same and hope to make the next one...

- Randy

09-14-2006, 09:06 AM
Hey Gary.... what time did you want to meet at the trailhead? I have directions to pick up someone who is staying at a cabin over near Turner's Corner, and want to make sure I give myself plenty of time to arrive ontime!

09-14-2006, 03:13 PM
10 am seems like a good time to meet, it'll give everyone a chance to get there in time. Everyone agreeable to that?

09-16-2006, 01:53 PM
Counting down, hope to see a lot of film cameras at the trailhead!

09-16-2006, 09:11 PM
I'll be there by 10, if not prior. Looking forward to some nice weather.

09-17-2006, 05:21 PM
We had four shooters on the prowl today, Jeff Dilcher and a lady friend he brought, Scott Hamming and me. I'm beat, lugging that backpack for five miles is tiring. I think I'll have some keepers. I want to thank Jeff profusely for proposing this area for a shoot, it's great! Four waterfalls on the creek by the trail, each one bigger than the last. Now we wait to see what gets posted from the trip.

09-18-2006, 10:25 AM
We had fun, too! Gary, at least you didn't carry the 8x10 Korona, or we may have had to call out a rescue!

I am still trying to figure out a development strategy for my negs.

I had some 24second exposures, (including for reciprocity), using Ilford FP4. I'm assuming I'll need to lessen my development substantially.

I know how to develop for a "-2" scene, in zone terms. I wonder if that would be a good place to start, consider the long exposure times. Any ideas?

Next time I'll be bringing faster film! I admit it, I am just not used to shooting such long exposures in these shady coves!

09-18-2006, 03:35 PM
I had a great time yesterday. We couldn't have asked for much better weather for stomping around in the woods. I've already developed 2 of my rolls, and likely another 2 tonight. I'm very happy with the results so far, and know which will be printed first. Can't wait for the next get together.

09-21-2006, 08:43 PM
Here was the first photo I took. A negative scan. Rodenstock Sironar-N 150mm lens, I think F22, and about 24 seconds (counting in my head... I forgot my watch). Ilford FP4+, Rodinal 1:100 stand processed 32 minutes, 68 degrees.

Scott, we were right, that highlight on the rocks is going to require some burning in!

09-22-2006, 02:53 PM
Well done Jeff!