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Andrew Moxom
06-23-2008, 10:55 AM
This should be an awesome trip. Can't wait to see everyone.

deisenlord
06-23-2008, 01:38 PM
Andy,Thomas,
Figures we need to go to Michigan to see each other!
Looking forward to it.
Ike

Andrew Moxom
06-23-2008, 03:21 PM
Yup, it's sad that it takes driving 500+ miles to hang out for a while, but in a good way!

Marc Akemann
06-24-2008, 12:29 AM
I'm getting antsy to hit the road up north. Should be asleep right now. I look forward to meeting the group I missed up at the Minnesota/Lake Superior Deep Freeze photo shoot (MN North Shore Winter Trip) this past February, as well as everybody else, of course.

Thanks for the weather report, John. Looks like a fine week for shooting!

I'll be up there around noon.

Marc

mjs
06-26-2008, 10:31 AM
Does someone going to this gathering this weekend have any B&W 8x10 film they'd like to bring to sell? I'd like to bring the 8x10 but don't have film (I have 4x5 film though, and will be bringing the little camera!)

Mike Sherck

Chazzy
06-26-2008, 11:11 AM
Mike, I'm relying on you to tell me all about this when you get back. It sounds like a lot of fun.

rorye
06-26-2008, 06:46 PM
It turns out work commitments are preventing me from going, but I want to wish you all a WONDERFUL time!
I look forward to seeing some great images.
Best,
Rory

billschwab
06-27-2008, 12:24 AM
Hi Mike,

I'll ask around to see if anyone has film for you. I am going back up to the fire now to see who is still up. So far it has been great! Nicole and Bob Carnie got here tonight... and we are now over 30 strong. Pretty amazing to have all these folks in one place! More arriving tomorrow.

Sorry you can't make it Rory! Thanks for the well wishes. I'll pass them on. I'll post some photos tomorrow if I can get the time! I need sleep. :)

SuzanneR
06-27-2008, 06:51 AM
:( Wish I could be there...

mjs
06-27-2008, 11:25 AM
Hi Mike,

I'll ask around to see if anyone has film for you. I am going back up to the fire now to see who is still up. So far it has been great! Nicole and Bob Carnie got here tonight... and we are now over 30 strong. Pretty amazing to have all these folks in one place! More arriving tomorrow.

Sorry you can't make it Rory! Thanks for the well wishes. I'll pass them on. I'll post some photos tomorrow if I can get the time! I need sleep. :)

Don't worry about it, I'm all packed and ready to leave and the 8x10 is still down stairs. See you later this evening!

Mike

df cardwell
06-29-2008, 10:41 AM
Photostock, Saturday morning, over morning coffee

Campsite, waiting for the light
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/2619252565_37b08f1718_o.jpg

Jeff & Eva, looking for breakfast
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2620076450_bf69f27f04_o.jpg

Friday night, Jamie Young showed some fabulous PANOS, some in VDB.
I think the film version of Jeff & Eva will end up a Van Dyke.

The 8x10 shot, probably a boring old silver print !

.

North Light Press
06-29-2008, 01:28 PM
Well, just got back from the road where I watched Smieglitz' Magic Bus lumber away on down the road. The last of the group is now gone. Vinny "Wild Bill" Walsh and Matt "Blaze On" Blais along with Joe were the party closers.

What a GREAT time I had!

I can't thank you all enough for coming and making this year's gathering such a success. It has been a blur and my head will be buzzing with all those I've met and learned from over the past week. I'm sure I will have more to say, but for now I must rest. But before I go, I have to thank Bob Carnie, Cindy "MOTZ!" Motzenbecker and Jamie Young for the the fantastic presentations over the last few days. Excellent stuff! And speaking of excellent, I can't say enough about the quality of work I've seen here this week from all involved. It is wonderful to be surrounded by so many talented people!

Thank you again everyone!!!! Here's to hoping your drive home was safe... and not too long. I know it was a looong drive for many and I appreciate it a great deal.

On to next year!!

Bill

Mayfair710
06-29-2008, 02:35 PM
i am just back home and unloaded.....spent the past 2 hours telling tom all about the gathering and the WONDERFUL time i had with everyone there. wish i hadn't waited til the 3rd annual to attend but now that i have, i look forward to next year! i was surrounded by such a wealth of knowledge and my hope is that i might have absorbed even a smidgen that was being tossed about in conversation..... many thanks to bill for opening his place up to all of us and making the event a success....a good time was had by all....
~~marianne

Jerry Basierbe
06-29-2008, 03:29 PM
I've been back for about an hour now and I have to say that this year was the best of the gatherings. It was great seeing old friends and meeting new ones. I had a great time again and alot of laughs along with some good wine. (Thanks Nicole)

And thanks again Bill for another great event. I'm looking forwar to Photostock IV.

Jerry

Toffle
06-29-2008, 05:28 PM
I just got in as well. What a wonderful time! It was so inspiring to meet all these people I have gotten to know online. There were some amazingly talented printers in attendance. (I'm sort of glad I forgot my portfolio at home. :rolleyes:)

Thanks, Bill. I don't know if you realize what an inspiration this event is. I will be there for Photostock IV for sure.

One of my highlights was "exploring" Wormwood with Marc and Mark. :D

Oh, and thanks for letting us use your tripod holes at Sturgeon bay.
Cheers, and greetings to all,

markos
06-29-2008, 07:14 PM
Thanks, Bill, for organizing and hosting another fantastic gathering. I had a great time talking with old and new friends, and photographing in the beautiful areas in Emmet County and the UP. I'm looking forward to developing my film, and to next year.

Mark

Dan Henderson
06-29-2008, 08:55 PM
As I suspect all of you did, I played the last 4 days over in my mind on the drive home. Those of us who attended were so fortunate to share time with so many other talented photographers. I have at least several ideas spurred by the comments of others that I want to try on some of my photographs. Thanks to everyone for being so free with your expertise, and especially to Bill for his wonderful hospitality. And how great was it to make some new friends?
Dan

smieglitz
06-29-2008, 11:50 PM
The Magic Bus made it back to Kzoo tonight without incident. In spite of the tranny problem experienced this week I still love that vehicle - nothing like cruisin' around in a '69 listening to Jefferson Airplane, but I digress.

I had a great time again and got to meet some more Ape Huggers from far flung lands. Thanks again to Bill, the workshop attendees, the presenters, and all who attended.

I didn't shoot much, but got one of blaze-on that I like.

It's a half-plate black-glass ambrotype...

smieglitz
06-30-2008, 03:59 AM
I forget who I was talking to about Dallmeyer lenses at the gathering, but someone was looking for a 1A Patent Portrait. There's one on eBay at the moment - item 270250776726

Jeff Bannow
06-30-2008, 06:47 AM
What a great event. Eva & I had a great time meeting all of you great photographers. I made some great photos - well, at least the ones in my head are great. We'll see what's on the film. :) Thanks to Bill for his hospitality and for organizing such a nice event.

Now we need to start planning a winter get together!