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jp80874
04-27-2009, 09:34 PM
I think it must be time for another APUG gathering in Bath, Ohio. We are five miles south of the Ohio Turnpike and Route 77.

Bob Steckmeyer and Norm Schumm were over the middle of last week to show and tell about our own prints and go see the Edward Weston-Friedlander exhibits at the Akron Art Museum. Bob and Norm were also interested in coming over in May. Shawn Dougherty wrote today asking if we could get together to shoot at the Ritchie or Kendall Ledges. Dorothy Kloss asked a long time ago if we were going to get together in May. Dale Marsh wanted to know if I was available to shoot this week. I think it must be time, but I want to be sure we don’t interfere with Bill Schwab’s bigger gathering at the end of June.

We are available Saturday and Sunday May 30 and 31. If some visitors want to camp by the garden as several did last September, you are most welcome. Come as early as Friday night. Dolly and I will have coffee made each morning and we can gather and talk by the pond. The Lady Labradors will entertain with their splashing stick routines. When we learn how many are coming we can order a porta potty if there are enough to pay for it ($110 last Sept.). If you want we can concentrate on photographing the ledges. I will steal some more Cuyahoga Valley National Park maps.

Show and tell of our prints and dinner out Saturday night. Be aware that Dolly teaches First Grade and school finishes June 9th, so we may not see much of her. All APUGgers are welcome. Who is interested in coming? What information is needed?

John Powers

winger
04-27-2009, 10:49 PM
I'd love to, but I'll be at f295 that weekend (and learning how to make a lens). So how many times have you seen those exhibits now? Definitely worth every visit.

Shawn Dougherty
04-27-2009, 11:25 PM
Alright, looking forward to it, John. I'm a for sure for Saturday afternoon and Sunday. I THINK I should be able to make it as early as Friday night this time around. Would be nice to attend the whole of one of your gatherings for a change. Thanks again. Shawn

jp80874
04-28-2009, 07:26 AM
I'd love to, but I'll be at f295 that weekend (and learning how to make a lens). So how many times have you seen those exhibits now? Definitely worth every visit.

Sorry to miss you Bethe. Hope we see you next event.
I am a slow learner. That is why I keep going back. At least that is what I tell Dolly when she catches me hanging around the cookie jar.

John

jp80874
04-28-2009, 07:28 AM
Alright, looking forward to it, John. I'm a for sure for Saturday afternoon and Sunday. I THINK I should be able to make it as early as Friday night this time around. Would be nice to attend the whole of one of your gatherings for a change. Thanks again. Shawn

That is great. Maybe you will even get the tent up. That had to be uncomfortable sleeping in the car last time. Thanks for the enthusiasm.

John

Jeff Bannow
04-28-2009, 07:36 AM
John,

Sounds good. We have a final critique Sunday night for our upcoming group show, but should be able to make it down for Saturday morning to Sunday around noon hopefully.

djkloss
04-28-2009, 08:24 AM
my calendar has been marked! :)

jp80874
04-28-2009, 10:16 AM
John,

Sounds good. We have a final critique Sunday night for our upcoming group show, but should be able to make it down for Saturday morning to Sunday around noon hopefully.


Great! Will you be camping or moteling? The girls want to know where so they can crawl into bed with you after retrieving a stick in the pond.

John

jp80874
04-28-2009, 10:20 AM
my calendar has been marked! :)

Dorothy,

Nothing like a well marked calendar. Does that mean you will be coming? Should we round up the coyotes for a sneak attack? We want to see what you have been photographing and printing since last Fall.

John

Jeff Bannow
04-28-2009, 11:07 AM
Great! Will you be camping or moteling? The girls want to know where so they can crawl into bed with you after retrieving a stick in the pond.

John

Camping probably. Wouldn't want to tire out the girls running back and forth from the Hampton!

billschwab
04-28-2009, 11:13 AM
I'm sure it will be a great time Joihn. I'll be sorry to miss this one. Heading north with the family that weekend... finally! Have a great time everyone!

Shawn Dougherty
04-28-2009, 04:28 PM
I did set up a tent and comfy air mattress last time, John. Probably will again (thank you). Of course I've done the car thing a time or two and the old escort is more comfortable than you might think! Looking forward to it. I've got quite a few new prints to bring over (many from those awesome ledges of yours). Can't wait to see everyone's work as well.

Sorry to miss you this time, Bill. Hope you have a great trip up north.

And what's the deal? Is someone going to get up with me for sunrise shooting this go round or what?! =)

All the best. Shawn


That is great. Maybe you will even get the tent up. That had to be uncomfortable sleeping in the car last time. Thanks for the enthusiasm.

John

jp80874
04-28-2009, 07:40 PM
I did set up a tent and comfy air mattress last time, John.

The world just passes me by. I missed the semi Jeff told me was down there also.

And what's the deal? Is someone going to get up with me for sunrise shooting this go round or what?! =)

Sure glad I've got to get up and make coffee. The thing I like about those ledges is that they have an east side and a west side. if you don't make the sunrise, you can catch the sunset.


All the best. Shawn

John

jp80874
04-28-2009, 07:42 PM
I'm sure it will be a great time Joihn. I'll be sorry to miss this one. Heading north with the family that weekend... finally! Have a great time everyone!


Thanks Bill. Have some great family time.

John

Lee L
04-29-2009, 01:02 PM
Looks like I can make it. Camping or commuting isn't decided yet.

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Shawn. Sunrise on those days is 5:59am. If I leave the house at 3:00 am and meet you at John's we could be at the ledges ready to shoot by sunrise. Rather than drive down to the campsite, I could just park in the driveway and honk 'til you show up. (Note to self: wear the kevlar.)

But in partial seriousness, if I'm camping, I might be up for some early shooting.

BTW, anyone interested in a Durst Laborator 1000 with multiple Schneider Componons (50, 60, 80, 100, 135)? $225 on Craigslist very near me. Let me know and I'll see if I can swing snagging it and holding it until John's event.

Thanks to John and Dolly for putting us up and putting up with us.

Lee

Jeff Bannow
04-29-2009, 01:06 PM
BTW, anyone interested in a Durst Laborator 1000 with multiple Schneider Componons (50, 60, 80, 100, 135)?

Dang! I'm trying to sell 2 Omega d3s - I don't need any more enlargers, but I still want it! :)

Lee L
04-29-2009, 01:12 PM
Dang! I'm trying to sell 2 Omega d3s - I don't need any more enlargers, but I still want it! :)
There's a D3 for sale on Craigslist even closer to me. I think it was $100-$200.
Do three D3's make a D9? Probably about right. Have to dig out the Caterpillar catalog. :)

We could level the camping area and enlarge the pond.

Lee

jp80874
04-29-2009, 01:15 PM
(Note to self: wear the kevlar.)
Lee

Note to self investigate Rocket Propelled Grenade Launcher relative to Kevlar.

Glad you are coming Lee.

jp80874
04-29-2009, 01:17 PM
So far we have had comments from APUG members who have visited at earlier gatherings enjoying the people and their prints. I want to be sure the APUG community understands that this is an effort for us to get to know each other and celebrate our shared interest in photography. Members are encouraged to join us and participate. The only thing exclusive about this is film photography.

The setting is a private home and yard, two miles from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For a better idea download the park map http://www.nps.gov/carto/PDF/CUVAmap1.pdf

A closer look is the Virginia Kendall Area http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/upload/VIRGINIA_KENDALL_UNIT_20041018.pdf

And specifically the Ledges Trail map http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/upload/LEDGES_Revision_perJennieV_20080414.pdf

where we plan to shoot. Naturally you are welcome to shoot anywhere you want, but most of us will be in the Ledges area. Bring copies of the maps with you.

John

Jeff Bannow
04-29-2009, 01:20 PM
Do three D3's make a D9? Probably about right. Have to dig out the Caterpillar catalog. :)

You could buy my two d3s and find out! :)