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jp80874
02-23-2008, 11:20 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.

Bob,

Great idea. Here is a link to some of their own pictures.
http://www.gardendome.com/asm/asm_dome.html

John Powers

smieglitz
02-23-2008, 05:42 PM
John,

Have you made a decision regarding the date? Is it September 18-21? I hope to attend.

Joe

ic-racer
02-23-2008, 05:58 PM
Not to put too fine a point on it, but isn't the Metro Park off River Road the South Chagrin Reservation?

You may be correct, but just like 'Main Street' that is probably a different 'River Road.' And they are probably all called 'Metropark.'

The place I like is technically called Brecksville Reservation, part of Cuyahoga County National Park. One of the nice, deserted, shooting spots is just at the junction of Chippewa creek and the Cuyahoga river.

This mapquest is awesome. In fact, I don't even have to go there to take pictures any more, I can just get them from the aerial image... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/mapimage.jpg

Here are the boulders in the river http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/map2.jpg

ic-racer
02-23-2008, 06:38 PM
Bob,

Great idea. Here is a link to some of their own pictures.
http://www.gardendome.com/asm/asm_dome.html

John Powers
Well, I couldn't resist. I had to see what that dome looked like....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/dome.jpg

jp80874
02-23-2008, 08:42 PM
Well, I couldn't resist. I had to see what that dome looked like....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/dome.jpg

Your choice of course, but I personally find it more exciting looking up from the ground. For me it is more a sculpture than a building. Just beautiful.

John Powers

jp80874
02-23-2008, 09:18 PM
John,

Have you made a decision regarding the date? Is it September 18-21? I hope to attend.

Joe

Joe,

That is great news. I had hoped for more feed back on the date, but it seems positive so far. No objections as of today. I am really testing the water.

Speaking of testing the water, do you have any interest in bringing your wet plate workshop here earlier in the week as you are doing at Bill Schwab's in June? I believe Robert Puckett from near here has signed on for the June event. There seems to be a growing interest in wet plate here. Please feel free to sample interest in this thread if you are interested.

One of my silver 7x17 contact prints was juried in to the six state FAVA show going on right now in Oberlin, OH. There are several wet plate images there as well as Cyanotype, Ambrotype and some other alt processes. I am going for a second look Monday March 3rd and will try to remember to get a count. http://www.favagallery.org/Fava%20gallery.html

John Powers

steckmeyer
04-28-2008, 08:13 AM
Are we still on for September?

jp80874
04-28-2008, 12:34 PM
Dolly and I would love to have the party, but we don't know if there is an interest. On February 25th we sent the following questionnaire to the twenty APUGers who had expressed interest in previous posts. Of twenty sent we received four back. If there is an interest please respond by PM.

Questionnaire:
Northern Ohio Gathering, Fall of 2008, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The week leading up to the weekend of
September 18-21, 2008

Thank you for your interest in our APUG Ohio Fall 2008 Gathering. Please take a moment to give some information about yourself so Dolly and I have a better understanding of who will be our guests and how we can make it a great time. We promise not to use this information for any other purpose.

Name (s) coming

Home address

Telephone number

Email where we can send updates

Cell phone if you will have it with you so we can contact each other during the event.

Will you be camping on our property? We will have to rent a porta potty and split the costs or there is the woods.

Would you like us to explore near by hotels that might give a group discount?

Which nights do you think you will be here?

Of the photographic interests described what are your priorities so we can plan outings?

We will have a show and tell of any work you wish to bring

Is there a workshop or presentation you would like to offer?

Emergency contact we hope not to need?

Your Questions?

Thanks for giving us your thoughts. We are looking forward to your visit.

John & Dolly Powers

jp80874
05-01-2008, 11:33 AM
Cody Gross, who was at Bill Schwab's 2007 gathering, brings us up to seven. He said that he would like to see Cuyahoga Falls. That gave me the idea to list nearby water falls with links to pictures and details so others can decide if that is something they want to see. Obviously how much summer rain we have will alter the view.

John

Water Falls in the area


Berea Falls
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/berea.shtml

Blue Hen Falls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUcxGpiF5_8
http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/bluehen.shtml

Brandywine Falls
http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/brandywine.shtml

Buttermilk Falls
http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/buttermilkCUVA.shtml

Chagrin Falls waterfall
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/chagrin.shtml

Cascade Falls, Nelson & Kennedy Ledges State Park
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/cascade.shtml

Cuyahoga Falls
http://www.sheratonakron.com/photo_gallery.htm
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/cuyahogafalls.shtml

East Falls of the Black River
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/eastfalls.shtml

Great Falls at Tinkers Creek
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/tinkersgreatfalls.shtml

Mill Creek Falls
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/millcreek.shtml

Paine Falls
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/painecreek.shtml

West Falls of the Black River
http://www.gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/westfalls.shtml

jp80874
05-05-2008, 08:03 PM
How long an event will this be? Basically you are welcome for what time you can spend. Tentatively we plan to welcome people at our house every morning around 9 AM . Some may want to join others, or go off in their own direction. We can meet again around 5 PM to look at prints, go to dinner and tell stories about our adventures.

We can start that process Wednesday morning and go through Sunday. September 17-21, 2008 I can show those that want some off the sights mentioned earlier or just give directions if you want to go off on your own. Thursday I am suggesting we shoot in the Akron area (Cascade Locks, Akron Art Museum, etc) and end up at the Greek Festival for dinner. From there on we can make it up based on what of the long list of things mentioned you want to do. If anyone was thinking of starting earlier than Wednesday, let me know your thoughts. I am sure we can work something out.

You all come.

John

winger
05-05-2008, 10:17 PM
Depending on what else is going on in my life then, I might be able to make it up. I was up there this weekend and there's lots to shoot.

jp80874
05-06-2008, 05:31 AM
Bethe,

Happy to have you if you can come. I used to live and work in Westmoreland County. Great place and also photogenic.

John

ts103706@ohio.edu
06-17-2008, 01:08 AM
Hello, I am a student in Akron, and I just stumbled upon this. It sounds interesting, and I was wondering what happens at events like this and who is welcome.

jp80874
06-17-2008, 06:01 AM
Hello, I am a student in Akron, and I just stumbled upon this. It sounds interesting, and I was wondering what happens at events like this and who is welcome.

Welcome to APUG and welcome to our gathering. What happens is that a group of like minded people of all ages gather to enjoy photography, see the work other people have been doing and make new images of local attractions. We think, talk and do photography for as many hours as we can stay awake. The idea is based on Bill Schwab’s Photostock 2008, a northern Michigan gathering that started three years ago and will draw some 60 photographers in next week. It is fun, informative and a good experience. Bring your work to show. Enjoy what other people have been doing. If you are interested in APUG you are certainly welcome.

John Powers

ts103706@ohio.edu
06-17-2008, 10:23 AM
Thanks, I think I will come check it out.

djkloss
06-17-2008, 08:45 PM
I just caught this thread a little late. I would be so thrilled to come to this! I'm also in Erie Pa. Is this a multi-format event or large format? I'm open to either but prefer LF. This would be so kool! Can you see the stars on your property if you stay in a tent? Wow! I'm unemployed right now so I can make plans for anything and then wait and see.

Dorothy

p.s., I suspect you need to be an Apug member?

bill schwab
06-17-2008, 09:31 PM
So John... Are you set on that Sept 19th - 21st weekend now?

jp80874
06-18-2008, 08:57 AM
Dorothy,

Welcome. I am sorry to read of your unemployment. I have painfully been there. As a former software salesman, every time someone sneezed in the Silicon Valley a bunch of us all over the country were looking for another employer.

This is definitely a multi-format event. People have said they are coming who carry 35mm up through ULF. My current work is 7x17 inch contact prints. I hope you and all others will bring their best work to show and tell. Seeing all that great work is always inspiration for me to go out and do my own work a little harder. Though it is an APUG event one member is bringing a friend who isn’t a member. Again for me it is all about an interest in photography.

This is the enthusiasm that carries the day. “I would be so thrilled to come to this! “

You can see the stars on our property. There is a glow to the south that is Akron and a glow to the north that is Cleveland, but over head there are stars on a clear night. The days are what amaze me. I just finished breakfast with my wife as she prepared to go to a watercolor workshop. We overlook about a half acre pond. On the far side a Great Blue Heron had landed and was stalking his breakfast. All of a sudden the Heron started running. Behind it was walking a large Doe having a breakfast of leaves from the trees. We have already seen spotted fawns this year running around the edge of the pond. Where you will be camping we have seen as many as twenty deer at a time. We have also seen raccoon, fox and coyote, so don’t leave any food out. My guess is that the noise of people will keep most of the regulars at a distance.

You all come.

John Powers

jp80874
06-18-2008, 09:10 AM
So John... Are you set on that Sept 19th - 21st weekend now?


Bill,
I am wondering if there is more to the question than you wrote because I thought that had been answered?

On 4/28/08 I put in the questionnaire,
The week leading up to the weekend of
September 18-21, 2008

On May 5, 08 I wrote,
We can start that process Wednesday morning and go through Sunday. September 17-21, 2008 I can show those that want some off the sights mentioned earlier or just give directions if you want to go off on your own. Thursday I am suggesting we shoot in the Akron area (Cascade Locks, Akron Art Museum, etc) and end up at the Greek Festival for dinner. From there on we can make it up based on what of the long list of things mentioned you want to do. If anyone was thinking of starting earlier than Wednesday, let me know your thoughts. I am sure we can work something out.

You of all people are welcome as the inspiration for this event. You are welcome to come for the whole event or any part of it. It would help with our planning if people who are coming would fill out the questionnaire posted 4/28/08 so we can prepare for their arrival. Please PM the questionnaire.

John

bill schwab
06-18-2008, 10:33 AM
Bill,
I am wondering if there is more to the question than you wrote because I thought that had been answered?Sorry John. I think I missed the questionnaire on 4-28 and haven't been following the thread that closely. I read through 5 pages of it until I came to Joe's question on the dates and your answer to his post still did not confirm them. Later in the same page you write...

The week leading up to the weekend of
September 18-21, 2008That was still a little vague to a simple mind like mine. Wasn't sure where that "week" started. The weekend is the 19th - 21st. The week is the 15th to the 21st (if you start your weeks with Monday). I can now see from your quotation of the questionnaire that the start date is the 17th. My bad.

In the future, you might want to simply pick the dates and then post them at the beginning of the thread. I've found that trying to work around people's schedules is difficult at best. Set your date and then work up to it. Better than having people try to plan for some vague time frame. Once they have something firm to plan for, there is a better chance they will come.