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jp80874
06-18-2008, 11:00 AM
[QUOTE=billschwab;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.[/QUOTE]


Thanks Bill.

Both you and Joe Smigiel asked this and I hadn't understood the question. I am glad I asked and you responded. I hope it is clear to all now. I look forward to your event next week and hope to see many of the same people here in the fall,

Wednesday morning through Sunday, September 17-21, 2008

Please, those who can come PM the questionnaire posted 4/28/08 so we can prepare for your arrival.

John

billschwab
06-18-2008, 11:50 AM
Thanks John. Not trying to be difficult, just a little thick sometimes. :)

jp80874
07-07-2008, 07:20 AM
Wednesday morning through Sunday. September 17-21, 2008
Northern Ohio Gathering, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Anyone wondering why have a second or third gathering in the Midwest in one summer need only look at these pictures of Photostock 2008 from Mark an Marc. Look at the faces. These people are having fun and/or are considering really interesting photographic ideas. For me that is what it is all about. Come to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in September for more of the same.

http://picasaweb.google.com/mfobrien/2008Photostock

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makemannphoto/sets/72157605975202127/

John Powers

Marc Akemann
07-07-2008, 08:46 AM
I'm planning on making it to the gathering, John. I'll be home from the Minnesota gathering late Monday night/early Tuesday morning (9-15/16), catch up with things at home & work for a couple days and hit the road again probably on Thursday morning (9/18) to head out to Cuyahoga Valley NP.

Thanks for putting this together, John!

Marc

jp80874
07-07-2008, 10:58 AM
I'm planning on making it to the gathering, John. I'll be home from the Minnesota gathering late Monday night/early Tuesday morning (9-15/16), catch up with things at home & work for a couple days and hit the road again probably on Thursday morning (9/18) to head out to Cuyahoga Valley NP.

Thanks for putting this together, John!

Marc

Marc,

Thanks for the enthusiasm. That is a lot of driving and great pictures. Bring prints to show.

John

ts103706@ohio.edu
07-08-2008, 05:46 PM
So is there going to be any processing and enlarging happening?

jp80874
07-09-2008, 07:44 AM
So is there going to be any processing and enlarging happening?

My darkroom is only 10'x13'. Processing and enlarging could be a little crowded. I can show you what I have (Jobo flm developer, 4x5 and 8x10 enlargers) and how I use it, but my expectation is that this event will be more about shooting, looking at current work, talking about how we do the current work and picking up ideas from people who are doing other things.

Do you have access to darkrooms in Athens? Are you taking any film-wet darkroom courses there? University of Akron has two B&W darkrooms, a color darkroom, thirty five enlargers and a color processor. The wet courses are overbooked so they have had to hire additional part time MFAs to handle the additional students. Oh, they also teach that other process as well.

John

Shawn Dougherty
07-09-2008, 08:42 AM
John,
I'll be there. Questionere will be sent in the next day or so. Thanks for putting this together, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. All the best. Shawn

jp80874
07-09-2008, 10:42 AM
John,
I'll be there. Questionere will be sent in the next day or so. Thanks for putting this together, I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. All the best. Shawn

Shawn,

Great to hear that. Thanks. Did you get over to Nelson's Ledges? Kendall Ledges in the Cuyahoga Valley Natonal Park, about three miles from here, is a tamer version of Nelson's Ledges. Either place offer great photo opps for the rocks, roots and "trees just hanging on" enthusiasts. LeeL, Peter Spangenberg and I are fans of that. Lee and Peter plan to be here also.

Looking forward to meeting you. Thanks for the survey when you have a chance.

John

ts103706@ohio.edu
07-09-2008, 05:33 PM
I am no longer in Athens anymore. I have my own darkroom, and hopefully I will have access to Akron's darkrooms this fall. I have taken one intro course there, but after 4 classes in high school, I can't say I learned anything new.

jp80874
07-09-2008, 07:07 PM
I am no longer in Athens anymore. I have my own darkroom, and hopefully I will have access to Akron's darkrooms this fall. I have taken one intro course there, but after 4 classes in high school, I can't say I learned anything new.


I retired in 2003 and have taken fourteen photo related courses at U Akron since then. I am probably as old as your grand parents, but hopefully we can talk by that gap. I will PM you and we can talk about course possibilities off line. As you get into the advanced classes and move to larger formats there is potential for a lot of excitement. The school has 6x7 cm and 6x9 cm Fuji range finder cameras and 4x5 inch view cameras to loan to students. If you are in the Akron area this summer I would be happy to have you visit my darkroom before the Sept. gathering and talk about where you want to go with your photography.

John

Jeff Bannow
07-11-2008, 11:49 AM
John,

I am planning on coming up and camping if there is room for me. Eva may join me as well.

jp80874
07-11-2008, 12:45 PM
Jeff,

You are most welcome. There is plenty of room for campers. I have not found anything local to equal the Big Chicken though.

How ever, please tell Eva that she made the party at Photostock 2008 and that you are not allowed to come unless she joins us as well.


John

Jeff Bannow
07-11-2008, 12:59 PM
Hmm ... no Big Chicken and I have to bring my wife? Well, at least I get to make some pictures!

jp80874
07-11-2008, 01:10 PM
It looks like we may have several campers. You are more than welcome to do so. At Photostock 2008 I noticed a few campers shivering through bucket showers. We have a pond about 1/3 to 1/2 acre in size located between the house and where people will be camping. The bottom is pretty muddy, but it drops off fast. If people would like we can anchor the 9 foot inflatable dingy I brought to Photostock 2008 and use it as a swimming raft. You can dive in to avoid the mud. When you get out you could wash the mud off your feet with a hose.

Hazards in the pond:
There is a snapping turtle whose shell is about a foot across. He may have been relocated by September.
There are often two flying yellow Labrador Retrievers just behind the tennis ball that landed beside you.

Additional perks: The pond has Bass, Blue Gill and three foot Grass Carp. The pond has not been fished in at least twenty years. If you will catch and release, anyone attending is welcome to bring a rod and reel. The last person that fished here twenty years ago caught four fish in four casts.

My guess is that the street photographers amongst us could have a lot of fun with any of the above.

Joe Smigiel, if you come and hire a model, she won’t get poison ivy in the dingy.

John Powers

jp80874
07-12-2008, 12:25 PM
Possible Motel Accommodations For the Northern Ohio Gathering
Wednesday morning through Sunday. September 17-21, 2008

Location 1:
Intersection of Ohio Turnpike I-80 Exit 173 and Route I-77, Richfield, OH

Hampton Inn, new this year, three star rating, tel: 330-659-6662
Quality Inn, much older, three star rating, tel: 330-659-6151

Subway and Richfield Family Restaurant within sight. The RFR has good, cheap family food in a run down environment. Great for breakfast.
The Richfield motels and restaurants are 6 miles or 8 minutes north of our house.

Location 2:
Fairlawn, OH Route I-77 Exit 137 A and B Intersecting with OH Route 18, also called Medina Rd., Market St and Montrose Blvd.

Akron Super 8 Motel, one star, 330-666-8887
Best Western Inn, three stars, 330-670-0888
Comfort Inn Akron West, two stars, 330-666-5050
Courtyard by Marriott Akron, three stars, 330-668-9090
Four Points Sheraton, three stars, 330-869-9000
Holiday Inn, three stars, 330-666-4131

Every imaginable chain restaurant and a few unique.
The Fairlawn motels and restaurants are 6 miles or 11 minutes south of our house.

Information provided by AAA Ohio TourBook and MapQuest

John Powers

gr82bart
07-12-2008, 12:55 PM
Hi John,

I was just alerted to this thread and I'll keep an eye on it. Looks like a great get together.

Regards, Art.

djkloss
07-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Wednesday morning through Sunday. September 17-21, 2008
Northern Ohio Gathering, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Anyone wondering why have a second or third gathering in the Midwest in one summer need only look at these pictures of Photostock 2008 from Mark an Marc. Look at the faces. These people are having fun and/or are considering really interesting photographic ideas. For me that is what it is all about. Come to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in September for more of the same.

http://picasaweb.google.com/mfobrien/2008Photostock

http://www.flickr.com/photos/makemannphoto/sets/72157605975202127/

John Powers

thanks for the links. I really need to attend one of these!

jp80874
07-15-2008, 02:57 PM
thanks for the links. I really need to attend one of these!

Dorothy,

We have you already signed up for camping and watching the stars at night. You just have to come on over.

John

djkloss
07-15-2008, 05:19 PM
Dorothy,

We have you already signed up for camping and watching the stars at night. You just have to come on over.

John

I can hardly wait! I got a Delorme Ohio Gazateer with the parks mapped out so I know where I'm going ... and a Cuyahoga map and splurged and got a GPS (handheld). (I get lost easy). I'm really looking forward to this! I haven't been camping in years!