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05-21-2008, 09:13 AM
I think that us florida Apugers should get together and do a workshop of showing prints, technques, maybe a lecture or two. Along with a day of shooting where ever we have the meeting.
We should have it at a place where there are rooms at a good price maybe camping near by for the ones who like to do that and a meeting area inside to display prints listen to comrads about there technques on different subjects, weather it is printing, shooting, or visualizing. We could all have a good time and enjoy each others photofriendship.

michael andersen:D:D:D

05-21-2008, 10:22 AM
Sounds like a very good idea - if I can afford to buy gas. Doug, can I ride with you?

05-21-2008, 11:43 AM
Sounds like a good idea. I wonder what is the geographic distribution of Florida members of APUG ( its a bigger state than we sometimes realize)?

05-21-2008, 01:27 PM
We need to go somewhere there is great photographing and most of the people. I would drive up to the Jacksonville area if most of us are up there. We would have to have some kind of agreement from the people that are interested.

mike andersen

05-21-2008, 01:41 PM
I may be interested...I live in Tampa. I've got a friend (not currently an apug member yet) who might be interested as well.


Peter Schrager
05-21-2008, 03:37 PM
I'm interested but can we please plan this well enough in advance so that I can for once make it!! someone send me an email or such to stay posted
Best, Peter

Dave Wooten
05-21-2008, 05:38 PM
I ll be in the Keys in October-November-December

Paul Verizzo
05-22-2008, 11:42 AM
I ll be in the Keys in October-November-December

Haven't been to the keys since 1968.......

I'm in Sarasota. I would certainly be willing to share gas costs with the gent from Ft. Myers if we head north, or similarly if heading south.

Not sure how much I can contribute to the discussion, but it would be fun to be around serious photogs for a day or so.

Yes, FL is a big state, as mentioned. Does FL have the longest total coastline or does Alaska? I knew the answer to that once, but not now. Maybe it depends on if you count down the Atlantic to Key West and then back on the north side of the islands and then to Alabama. Dunno.

Inayat Noor
05-22-2008, 02:53 PM
Alaska, the longest coastline in the U.S., 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other states combined.

05-23-2008, 09:19 AM

Paul Verizzo
05-23-2008, 09:42 AM
Alaska, the longest coastline in the U.S., 6,640 miles, greater than that of all other states combined.

After all, if nothing else the Aleutians are a much longer chain than the Keys.

05-23-2008, 11:36 AM
I'm in Fort Lauderdale and might be interested.

The middle of the State might be best for landscapes and nature. I've shot quite a bit down south in Miami and of course in the Ft Lauderdale area and free parking is always a hassle. Out west in the Glades your limited in walking round easily. If you go to certain places like Vizcaya in Miami it use to be $12 to get in. Plus commercial properties don't like people on them shooting, even on the sidewalk out front. Maybe do a natural springs tour up north of Orlando with some tubing and barbecue thrown in. It would be pretty central for most everyone.

Paul Verizzo
05-24-2008, 10:32 AM
Since I'll be flipping back and forth on the pages, please forgive any errors.

Myself, Sarasota.
Jacksonville Beach
Unknown (mw4)
Ft. Myers
Unknown (Dave Wooten)
Fairfield Ct.?????
Boca Raton (home of my alma mater, sniff.)
Sobe, no idea where that is. So many new towns since I last lived in FL.

Hope I got everyone.

I propose a field trip to B&H or Freestyle! Road trip!

Dave Wooten
05-24-2008, 05:28 PM
Dave Wooten-Big Pine Key

05-24-2008, 05:50 PM
Palm Coast for me...North of Daytona, South of St. Augustine.

Lots of great spots close by...


Paul Verizzo
05-26-2008, 10:22 AM
I'm seeing central east coast. Senors Tampa, Ft. Myers and I can figure out the most logical car pool, depending on exact destination.

Sound reasonable?

05-26-2008, 10:28 AM
How about the Everglades? I am not a member yet but I wouldn't mind joining the group...

05-26-2008, 04:08 PM
Well I know of my photo friend in fort myers and John Brady from naples. he posts all the time check his work he is a Clyde Butcher look alike but in color now.
I've gone back in this section and see that the boys in the Jacksonville area have quite the spots they have photographed that are pretty cool. And there are alot from what I can see.

I'm from Ft myers but driving to the St. Augustine area is about 4-5, but if we stay a couple of days that shouldn't be that big of a deal. One of you guys from that area gives us a idea of some of your outing?
Aug? Sept? sound good.

mike a

Paul Verizzo
05-27-2008, 09:35 AM
How about the Everglades? I am not a member yet but I wouldn't mind joining the group...

Wait until the initiation........

Was it Groucho Marx who said, "I wouldn't be a member of any club that would have me?"

05-28-2008, 09:15 PM
I've been thru most of Florida (except Panhandle); and all areas have much to offer. I do think that NE Florida has alot of variety; and, for those interested in visiting the area, here are some of my recommendations (from South to North):
Southeast Museum of Photography (http://www.smponline.org/) in North Daytona Beach area (across from Speedway). In new building, with some very good exhibits.
Bulow Creek (http://www.floridastateparks.org/bulowcreek/default.cfm), part of the very scenic Flagler Loop.
Bulow Plantation (http://www.floridastateparks.org/bulowplantation/default.cfm) with its sugar mill.
Princess Place Preserve (http://www.flaglerparks.com/princess/preserve.htm). Scenic with plenty of wildlife including deer.
Washington Oaks (http://www.floridastateparks.org/washingtonoaks/) Beautiful gardens, and the seashore has some coquina rock outcroppings.
St Augustine (http://www.getaway4florida.com/) Alot of tourists here but also much to see.
Guana Preserve (http://www.dep.state.fl.us/coastal/sites/gtm/guana_river.htm) with miles of hiking trails.
Pumpkin Hill (http://www.floridastateparks.org/pumpkinhill/default.cfm) with Salt Marsh and a tabby structure (probably early Broward homestead).
Kingsley Plantation (http://www.nps.gov/timu/historyculture/kp.htm).
Big Talbot Island (http://www.floridastateparks.org/bigtalbotisland/default.cfm) with its dynamic coastline.
Ft Clinch (http://floridastateparks.org/fortclinch/ParkSummary.cfm) and Fernandina. A well preserved brick Fort.
Cumberland Island (http://www.nps.gov/cuis/). Across the St Marys River from Fernandina, the Dungeness ruins & wild horses make it a prime photo opportunity.

Maybe others can post their lists of sights to see; and we can then decide where to have an APUG meeting.