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Alex Hawley
11-01-2006, 01:19 AM
Time to get this one organized! If you are interested, please cast your votes in the poll. Its a multiple choice poll so you can vote on each question. And if nothing listed strikes your fancy then lease make a suggestion.

Possible Places-My ideas:

Topeka area - plenty of opportunities; old downtown, industrial sites, the grain terminals, ect. I'm not the expert in the area though, so you Topeka members chime in with ideas.
St. Marys - a charming little town with lots of stone structures and the college campus. The college has a very famous and large dairy barn.
Flint Hills - between Topeka and Manhattan. Several good places within easy access of I-70. We could meet at the rest stop just West of Topeka.


Date: I can't make it for another couple weeks due to a weird work schedule. That leaves the 18th as the first weekend for me and I'm flexible. I'm partial to shooting on Sundays because there's far less traffic in the towns but I can live with Saturday too. Would a day during the long Thanksgiving weekend work?

Once we agree on a location, we can pick a meeting place. So, lets hear some ideas.

mikebarger
11-01-2006, 06:39 AM
Hi Alex

I'm very interested, but until the Goodyear strike is settled my schedule is goofy to say the least.

Any of the above are fine with me, grew up in Wabaunsee county, live in central Topeka, work in north Topeka.

Mike

jstraw
11-01-2006, 07:38 AM
I'm torn. My darkroom is under construction and I may not have it completed before the first of the year. I'd have to shoot 35mm this time around...since I can handle that at the university darkroom (Washburn's, which I could probably get folks in to look at if there was time and interest).

Can we do a spring event, maybe Tallgrass Prairie? Or maybe we could work on access at the Santa Fe shops or something interesting like that.

If we drag our feet just long enugh for me to be able to shoot LF, I wouldn't be sad about it.

pandino
11-01-2006, 12:36 PM
Can we do a spring event, maybe Tallgrass Prairie? Or maybe we could work on access at the Santa Fe shops or something interesting like that.

If we drag our feet just long enugh for me to be able to shoot LF, I wouldn't be sad about it.

No reason why we can't do both Fall & Spring!

My vote is for St Mary's and/or the Flint Hills.

I usually have Sunday morning commitments, but might be able to wiggle out. We have family in town Thu and Fri of Thanksgiving weekend, so those days are definitely out for me. The 18th is doable at the moment, 19th less so.

Alex Hawley
11-01-2006, 12:45 PM
No reason why we can't do both Fall & Spring!


Very true. Count this one as the Fall gathering. Let's organize the Spring gathering after we do this one.

rwyoung
11-02-2006, 01:42 PM
My vote is for St. Mary's and a Sunday.

Second choice for location is the Fint Hills.

Alex Hawley
11-09-2006, 02:56 PM
PM sent to everyone who was interested. If anyone else is interested, please send me a PM.

lwfkc
11-10-2006, 05:51 PM
I had hoped to join in, but will have to wait until the Spring event.

I did want to pass along two items of interest to members in the KC area this weekend (Nov 10-12).

Kevin Sink will have his annual holiday show this year at the Sav-Art Gallery (4504 State Line Rd). A very talented LF photographer. www.kevinsink.com

Also this weekend, on Sunday 11/12, from 9:00 to 2:30 there will be camera show at the Overland Park Convention Center (College and Lamar).

Hope the fall shoot goes well.

Larry

Gay Larson
11-10-2006, 09:32 PM
I'm interested but not Thanksgiving weekend...big family here. Depends on how close it will be to me, if I can get there. Love to though even if I just have medium format.

Alex Hawley
11-10-2006, 10:38 PM
PM sent Gay.

mikebarger
11-11-2006, 09:52 AM
Alex, I want to attend, but it is entirely dependent upon the strike situation.

I'm getting quite a few hours in the building.

I'll probably just have to watch for starting point and make it if I can.

Mike

Alex Hawley
11-13-2006, 10:03 PM
One more note just to let everyone know: We're meeting at 9 am, Sunday 19 Nov at the I-70 rest stop west of Topeka. If you want to join in and haven't spoke up yet, send me a PM. Its welcome to all.

mikebarger
11-14-2006, 06:17 AM
OK, I now Know I'll have to work this weekend, at least they are back at the table.

Mike

jstraw
11-14-2006, 01:40 PM
I really hope so. I'd hate for you guys to lose your medical... Do you know Derek Schmidt?

pandino
11-17-2006, 04:47 PM
One last bump before the weekend.

Second meeting of the Great Plains APUGers. Attendance is projected to increase 50% increase over the first outing. :rolleyes:

PM Alex or I if you need the rendezvous place & time.

Alex Hawley
11-17-2006, 05:08 PM
PM Alex or I if you need the rendezvous place & time.


Rendevous time and place is 9 am at the I-70 rest stop west of Topeka. PM me if you are going to come so we'll know to wait on you.

mikebarger
11-17-2006, 05:22 PM
Sorry I won't be there, having to go to Garland to close out a warehouse.

Have fun guys.


Mike

Gay Larson
11-17-2006, 10:01 PM
sorry Alex, have to get ready to cook for Thanksgiving. maybe next time

Alex Hawley
11-19-2006, 07:46 PM
Just got back back home about half an hour ago. What a day! We started out on Deep Creek Road near Manhattan and finished just outside of Eskridge, all in Wabaunsee County. Perfect weather; good sun, clouds were a little scant but they did some interesting things. Shot darn near all my 8x10 holders. It will take me a month to get all of them developed and printed.

Thanks to Chris Pandino, his son Anthony, and Mike Newman for making the trip. I was especially happy that they didn't get on my case for leading them down a trail where only horses or 4WD should go. :rolleyes:

pandino
11-20-2006, 10:18 AM
Are you kidding?!?! That path that led to nowhere was Anthony's and my favorite spot! Raw and unspoiled Kansas...save for the dung frisbees.:D

I think I got some really good shots there and managed to avoid the numerous cow pies. Anthony was not so fortunate.

Many thanks to Michael and Anthony for their interminable patience as Alex and I fiddled with our squeezeboxes trying to get the focus just right.

Thanks for a great day, Alex. Can't wait to dev & print.


Just got back back home about half an hour ago. What a day! We started out on Deep Creek Road near Manhattan and finished just outside of Eskridge, all in Wabaunsee County. Perfect weather; good sun, clouds were a little scant but they did some interesting things. Shot darn near all my 8x10 holders. It will take me a month to get all of them developed and printed.

Thanks to Chris Pandino, his son Anthony, and Mike Newman for making the trip. I was especially happy that they didn't get on my case for leading them down a trail where only horses or 4WD should go. :rolleyes: