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djkloss
10-14-2008, 10:24 AM
APUG NE Ohio Reunion I, Friday, September 17th – Sunday, September 19th


Dale Marsh, Ic-racer “Count me in. On the 19th I'll be checking out the Photorama as it is still mostly analog.”




what is Photorama? do we have any details on that?

thanks!

jp80874
10-14-2008, 10:25 AM
John, your first gathering was an immensely enjoyable weekend. Wonderful company, a great setting and the epitome of the gracious host.



Wow! Thank you.

jp80874
10-14-2008, 10:27 AM
I have a monorail and a Speed Graphic I am looking to unload,

Every sales person and marketing rep I worked with the last 40 years just rolled over on groaned.

djkloss
10-14-2008, 10:29 AM
I have a stainless steel backpacking shovel that fits in your pocket... in lieu of portapotty ;)

all kidding aside... the bank account/MC shut down on me and the guilt trips are mounting... I'm not sure I can do this. or maybe just a day trip on saturday

Jeff Bannow
10-14-2008, 10:32 AM
Every sales person and marketing rep I worked with the last 40 years just rolled over on groaned.

I meant to say, "I have the world's greatest deal - a monorail and Speed Graphic that (may have been) used by Ansel Adams himself! Guaranteed to better pictures or your money back! (money back guarantee only valid in southern Guam) Supplies are limited, act now!"

:)

Lee L
10-14-2008, 10:42 AM
what is Photorama? do we have any details on that?

thanks!

From a few pages back:
As added incentive, there is a camera show (used gear sales and swap) at the Quality Inn at Exit 173 of the turnpike, I-80, on Sunday the 19th from 10am to 3pm. That's the exit folks used for John's place. The show is shrinking lately, but bargains can still be had. http://cleveland.craigslist.org/pho/863003427.html

My schedule for the weekend will be determined by some combination of the score of a high school soccer game on Thursday evening, two doctors appointment outcomes today and Friday, the time it takes to get over a cold, and likely a half dozen other unforeseen factors. Put me down as Heisenberg^256. I'll be somewhere, but it will be very hard to tell where or when.

Lee

P.S. Two unforeseen factors added in the two hours since I first posted this. Can I arrange for someone to kidnap me and my cameras and film on Thurs evening and release me Sunday evening? Will exchange technical advice and camera loans for kidnapping. PM me.

jp80874
10-14-2008, 01:18 PM
From a few pages back:

My schedule for the weekend will be determined by some combination of the score of a high school soccer game on Thursday evening, two doctors appointment outcomes today and Friday, the time it takes to get over a cold, and likely a half dozen other unforeseen factors. Put me down as Heisenberg^256. I'll be somewhere, but it will be very hard to tell where or when.

Lee

P.S. Two unforeseen factors added in the two hours since I first posted this. Can I arrange for someone to kidnap me and my cameras and film on Thurs evening and release me Sunday evening? Will exchange technical advice and camera loans for kidnapping. PM me.

Done. Start by explaining Heisenberg^256 and tell me where to pick you up. We will discuss it over Indian Dinner.

John

jp80874
10-14-2008, 01:26 PM
what is Photorama? do we have any details on that?

thanks!

APUG wouldn't let me post shortly after you asked. Seeing your later post about funds, an answer may not be needed. For anyone else.

“Photorama USA, Everything Photographic Show, new and used professional and digital cameras.” I like that last wording, professional vs digital.

This is a swap meet run every two months at the Quality Inn in Richfield, just south of the turnpike exit for Rt 77 and I 80. Lee & one son, Peter and I have been going for years. Attendance has fallen off both on the sales and buying end. The current economy may make it very slow, just a guess. That might effect how much was shown or how low sellers will go who do show. $6 entrance, $2 student. I am still a student. 10:00 AM to 3 PM Sunday. Lee & I get there when it opens. Peter has softer priorities.

I have found a lot of photo books, Jobo, luggage cart, stainless trays. I think Lee has bought some lenses and filters there, but would prefer he comment. The whole show is run by Igor Reznik of Igor’s Camera Exchange. He usually has nice high end stuff and prices to match.

Things happen fast there. One time I said to Igor, “Oh I wish I had known that you had a 250mm Wide Field Ektar. I bought one on eBay this week and would have preferred to buy it from you”. He said, “Don’t feel badly. I took it on trade ten minutes ago”.

John

Peter Spangenberg
10-14-2008, 02:09 PM
I was planning on arriving Sunday at John's in the AM (not sure about Saturday yet). Then off to the show as I have something to pick up from Igor. From there, I was planning on going either to Nelson Ledges or to Quarry Rock Park (both favorites of mine). These locations are East of where John is by about 30-40 minutes, but very close to where I live. Perhaps this will work for people going East to return home?

jp80874
10-14-2008, 03:44 PM
From there, I was planning on going either to Nelson Ledges or to Quarry Rock Park (both favorites of mine). These locations are East of where John is by about 30-40 minutes, but very close to where I live. Perhaps this will work for people going East to return home?

Boy, come to my party and steal my guests. Hrumph! And these are my friends.

John

Peter Spangenberg
10-14-2008, 03:53 PM
My motives are only almost totally selfish. I have some work I'd like to finish at these spots, and I feel like I'm running out of time before the "big freeze". Only offering because I thought there was some interest in one or both of these locations. I suppose I could change my plans if I will henceforth be referred to as "the guest thief"?

jp80874
10-15-2008, 08:29 AM
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will post a Fall Color report in the next 24 hours which I will copy and paste here.

"Updated reports are available from ODNR each Tuesday through early November."

Last week it wasn’t posted until 1 AM Wednesday. This week’s Tuesday report is still not posted at 8:30 AM Wednesday. I have tried refresh. Tell me if I am missing something. You may want to check yourself.

http://ohiodnr.com/news/home_page/NewsReleases/tabid/18276/EntryID/747/Default.aspx

Lee L
10-15-2008, 08:37 AM
John,

I put in a request to ODNR to delay fall a week or two until I had more time to shoot, having missed it the last two years for other reasons. That's probably the reason for the delay. :)

Lee

jp80874
10-15-2008, 08:39 AM
My motives are only almost totally selfish. I have some work I'd like to finish at these spots, and I feel like I'm running out of time before the "big freeze". Only offering because I thought there was some interest in one or both of these locations. I suppose I could change my plans if I will henceforth be referred to as "the guest thief"?


Well, several of us were wondering about your hanging around grave yards thing, the detailed pictures of grave stones, especially new ones, your tendency to carry a shovel in the car, your reluctance to be out in the sun, those two teeth that seem to hang out over your lip.... Just wondering, mind you. Could there be a connection between this and "the guest thief" thing?

Name withheld to protect the wary. Disregard the Avatar. It is another person.

jp80874
10-15-2008, 07:51 PM
Revised Weather Prediction

Friday, Oct 17
High: 57 °F
Partly sunny and cool
Low: 40 °F


Saturday, Oct 18
High: 59 °F ABUNDANT SUNSHINE!!!
Low: 41 °


Sunday, Oct 19
High: 64 °F Partly Sunny!11

Lee L
10-16-2008, 10:58 AM
John et al,

Looks like this weekend is good timing. The new ODNR report is here: http://ohiodnr.com/news/home_page/NewsReleases/tabid/18276/EntryID/756/Default.aspx

Looks like I might be able to do Sat and Sun. Probably will sleep at home overnight, but with the earlier sunsets, could certainly do dinner with the group.

I may or may not have a cell phone, but wouldn't mind meeting up with folks for shooting before we converge in the evenings if that can be worked out.

Lee

(John, on your local ramblings this week, where are the most interesting grays? :) )

jp80874
10-16-2008, 11:00 AM
Jeff and Eva just asked about the cheap motel about a mile away. I think it was $40 a night, but ask the motel. It could be a little chilly and damp in a tent this weekend, to say nothing of a shower and bathroom. I know you guys are all macho and tough. My father traveled all his career and was a room service kinda guy. I was 26 and a combat engineer in the Army before I went camping. Want a bathroom? Flip a coin, C-4 explosive or D-9 bulldozer.

Ohio Motel
2250 Cleveland-Massillion Rd.
Bath, OH 44210
tel: 330-659-9999

In case you didn't see it when you were here, they are roughly half a mile south of Everett Rd. (our road) on the north south road that changes names from Brecksville Rd. to Cleveland Massillon Rd.. They are on the west side of that road.

I don't want no stinking, leaky, crabby people yelling at me when I pour coffee for the 9 AM gathering.

John

Lee L
10-16-2008, 11:08 AM
I don't want no stinking, leaky, crabby people yelling at me when I pour coffee for the 9 AM gathering.

John

Can we sit upwind on a tarp and be quietly sullen? :)

Lee

jp80874
10-16-2008, 11:23 AM
(John, on your local ramblings this week, where are the most interesting grays? :) )

Fields of Gray. I was south of Barberton, OH at one of the five PPG Lime Lakes on the Ohio & Erie Canal. As I understand it PPG made soda ash for thirty + years. A ton of product yielded 1.5 tons of lime slurry waste. In pre EPA days they would let the water evaporate in these settling lakes. One completely filled over the canal for miles. Now with a little encouragement from the government, they are mixing lime with purchased waste water sludge to make lovely fields of green trees and grass.

Today it is a gray white moonscape with huge dump trucks they call Floaters. A Floater has six, ten foot high by four foot wide tires and all wheel drive. The truck's huge dump bed is filled with three scoops from a modern version of a steam shovel and it all gets mixed, I think with graders, though I didn’t see that part. The 7x17 negatives, over exposed and underdeveloped to get detail of three trucks and a shovel, contrasted with the moonscape, are simply amazing.

Dolly says the maple leaves look good also.

John

jp80874
10-16-2008, 11:25 AM
Can we sit upwind on a tarp and be quietly sullen? :)

Lee

I want to see either of us be quietly anything.