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jp80874
11-12-2007, 01:23 PM
Art, thank you. I think the Michigan gathering lost you to an Origami affair. Unfortunately we can’t plan these events on one week’s notice. This one has already discovered and adjusted to an overlap with the Minnesota gathering, twelve months in advance. If you are available you certainly are welcome.

Bob, welcome to APUG. I am honored that your first post is for this event. Introduce yourself and let us know where your film interests lie. Novelty is not far away. Peter Spangenberg and I find some of our most interesting equipment near there at a printers' salvage company.

John Powers

Bob Curtis
11-12-2007, 10:06 PM
For the last several years I have been using a medium format camera. Recently purchased a 4x5 camera and am busy making mistakes while learning to use it. Shoot black & white and recently built a darkroom at our home.

jp80874
11-14-2007, 07:13 AM
Bob,

Welcome again. Don’t feel badly. We are all making mistakes with our
Gear. This has been a wonderful place for me to explore those mistakes and learn from others. That is available for anyone on APUG and we hope at all the gatherings.

John Powers

DeBone 75
11-20-2007, 08:13 PM
I live over in Erie PA. About an hour and a half away. I'd love to get together with some other film people. Not much going on here in Erie. All digital. If it works I'll be there.

jp80874
11-20-2007, 08:43 PM
Leslie,

Great to hear you will be with us. Lots of film being shot over here especially that weekend. I see hiking and camping in your profile. If you want you can camp here or stay in a near by motel. There is lots of hiking thoughout the national park and the local parks. Hope to see you here.

John

jp80874
02-12-2008, 08:48 AM
It looks like we should make some attempt to get this event organized. Lets try and firm up a date. As some may remember from the Michigan event, good food and good conversation is a significant factor in this kind of gathering. A good 356 Porsche friend, who manages a local country club, also runs the four day Greek Festival at his church in Akron, September 18-21. I have never had food in a US Greek restaurant that compared to the food prepared for this event. Besides that it is much cheaper than a restaurant. I would suggest some of us spend one day of our event in Akron including the festival and:

Architecturally the new Akron Art museum
http://www.akronartmuseum.org/photos/thumbnails.php?catid=40

Photographic collections the new photography wing at the Akron Art Museum

Entropy1 the 200 year old locks of the OH Erie canal,
four in one mile, oddly in Summit county http://www.cascadelocks.org/

Entropy2 the waste of industry moved away with crumbling buildings and nasty neighborhoods, architecture and street photography. I'll rent out our dogs as body guards.

Dale Chihuly Glass-Contemporary Art Glass Sculpture at the Polymer School, University of Akron http://www2.uakron.edu/cpspe/CHIHULY.html

So how do you feel about the week leading up to the weekend of September 18-21?

John Powers

steckmeyer
02-18-2008, 02:46 PM
Count me and my wife in. We are in Pittsburgh.

Bob Steckmeyer

jp80874
02-18-2008, 03:39 PM
Bob,

Wonderful and welcome to APUG. I see in your profile that you shoot medium format. What subject matter can we help you find on your visit?

John

ic-racer
02-21-2008, 02:55 PM
I just found this thread; didn't realize there was a 'regional section'. Sounds like this would be just down the road from me, I can't miss it.

BTW, I finally did get an 8x10 enlarger, so I need to shoot some more 8x10 negs. I keep enlarging the same ones from my first box of 20, over and over...

jp80874
02-21-2008, 06:46 PM
Ic-racer,

Welcome.

I have been reading about your new Durst 1184 and was about to mention that I also use 6” multigrade Ilford filters under the lens of my 8x10 Durst 138S conversion. By the time I got to it you had already thanked everyone for their information.

Come on down. There may be several of us shooting 8x10 or the 4x10 variation by then. For that matter since you are local, why wait? Peter, Shawn and I are shooting the cliffs at Kendall Ledges and Nelson Ledges. I am continuing my 7x17 Ohio-Erie canal series. Help us find some new spots for the out of town visitors and make some new negatives to print.

John Powers

jp80874
02-21-2008, 06:49 PM
The recently finished renovation of the Akron Art Museum and its new Photographic wing were mentioned here earlier as things to photograph and see in our area. Read an interview in B&W (US) issue 58, April 2008, page 52, of collectors Fred & Laura Bidwell. They are photographers. He was president of the Museum for eight years, ran the building fund raising & design committee. She chairs the accessions committee and has run a gallery. They donated the photography wing, have half their collection on display now, bring major photographers to lecture and do workshops at the University. Their bringing Lois Conner to University of Akron is the reason I got into LF and specifically 7x17. This may give you an idea of the photographic spirit of the neighborhood you will be visiting.

John Powers

ic-racer
02-22-2008, 03:04 PM
Help us find some new spots for the out of town visitors and make some new negatives to print.

John Powers

I don't know how much you travels take you North on River Road, or if you have been to these two places; I keep visiting these spots over-and-over. I think others would enjoy visiting these places with a view camera. These two locations are in the Brecksville reservation just off River Road.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/chippewacreekjpg.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/8x101.jpg

cbassett
02-22-2008, 05:56 PM
It sound great but the date is the important thing for me. It is a 5-6 hour drive and most of my weekends (sat,) are taken up coaching tennis. I will see after you set the date.

jp80874
02-22-2008, 06:37 PM
It sound great but the date is the important thing for me. It is a 5-6 hour drive and most of my weekends (sat,) are taken up coaching tennis. I will see after you set the date.


Charlie,

Welcome to APUG. Happy to have you interested in this event with your first post. A little bit back in this thread I suggested a date and reasons why that might be a good time. "So how do you feel about the week leading up to the weekend of September 18-21?" I was surprised that there was no discussion.

Lets try again. Are those of you interested in coming to this event happy with the week leading up to the weekend of September 18-21? Several have said to me off line that they are coming when ever it is, but I realize that the dates can be critical for others. What do you all think?

John Powers

rosey
02-22-2008, 06:41 PM
That sounds like a fine time of year for me. I'll be coming from Toledo. I'm just a 35mm shooter, with way too much gear, but I'm still using film. I'm not a hiker or camper, but burn lots of film.
Ken

jp80874
02-22-2008, 07:02 PM
[QUOTE=ic-racer;591266]I don't know how much you travels take you North on River Road, or if you have been to these two places; I keep visiting these spots over-and-over. I think others would enjoy visiting these places with a view camera. These two locations are in the Brecksville reservation just off River Road.QUOTE]

Ic Racer,

Those look to be a great addition and quite different from what I have been shooting. I may have seen the rocks in the river that goes under Rt. 82 near the Brecksville entrance to the park, but it could easily be from another area.

Thank you and the others who have added ideas to this plan. The event is ours to make interesting and enjoyable for the group. As I am typing this I got a call from Peter Spangenberg who chimed in earlier. We are setting up a date to photograph at Blue Hen Falls. http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/bluehen.shtml. It is two miles from the house and should have a bit more snow and ice this week than in the linked picture. This park is a wonderful place, constantly changing.

Wow, my 1000th post. I am glad it is setting up something for many of us in APUG to enjoy.

John Powers

jp80874
02-22-2008, 07:09 PM
That sounds like a fine time of year for me. I'll be coming from Toledo. I'm just a 35mm shooter, with way too much gear, but I'm still using film. I'm not a hiker or camper, but burn lots of film.
Ken

Ken,

No need to camp. Once I have a count I plan to talk to the local motels to see if we can get a group rate. There is one motel at the Turnpike and Rt. 77 that is about five miles from our house. The others probably aren't ten miles away.

Film burners are welcome. At the beginning of the event i hope to take people around to some of the spots I like. Other locals may do the same. Some of the places we are talking about are a few feet from the car, some are a hike, hopefully something for everyone. We can all meet for dinner and tell lies about our day.

John Powers

Bob Curtis
02-22-2008, 10:14 PM
Not to put too fine a point on it, but isn't the Metro Park off River Road the South Chagrin Reservation?

jp80874
02-23-2008, 02:36 AM
Not to put too fine a point on it, but isn't the Metro Park off River Road the South Chagrin Reservation?

Bob,

It wouldn't surprise me if there is more than one River Road around here. What I understood, and I may be wrong, is the road that runs along the west side of the Cuyahoga River. The south end would be on the north side of Akron going to Peninsula at Rt. 303. The area I believe Ic-Racer mentions is the continuation north of that road to where it crosses Rt. 82 east of Brecksville. That road continues north to I believe Rockside.

Possibly another way of looking at it is, we have so many beautiful parks around here, national and local. Add that to the Buckeye trails traveling over several park systems and our own family's back yard of nearly a hundred acres. Maybe we should just call it Northern Ohio Gathering, Fall of 2008, in the park.

My two Labradors and I have hiked the South Chagrin Reservation with a group called Hiking Hounds and it is beautiful. I believe there is a River Rd. that hits Miles Rd. near one of the park entrances.

APUG, you all come to the NE OH parks and shoot film.

John Powers

Bob Curtis
02-23-2008, 04:20 AM
You're right John, there is a lot to see here. Another possibility is the geodesic dome at the American Society for Metals headquarters.