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ic-racer
02-02-2010, 07:36 PM
What have you all been up to this winter?

I got a box of 250 sheets of Ilford 8x10 paper on fleabay for cheap and have been printing at least 3 times a week. Mostly printing small format negatives from my archives. I have printed all my 8x10 negatives multiple times, I'm eagerly waiting for the days to get longer so the sun is out when I'm done with work so I can make more 8x10 negatives.

jp80874
02-02-2010, 08:49 PM
Since 2005 I have been a very quiet, lurking, member of the Midwest Large Format Asylum http://www.dunnamphoto.com/midwestlf/index.htm. On January 23, 2010 they had “The Third Annual Portfolio Review/Print Show” at a hotel at the entrance to the Indiana Dunes in Chesterton, Indiana, just east of Gary. That is a mere 310 miles one way from here.

16 or 17 members showed work, one at a time, from 9AM to 2:30 PM, on well lighted, combined tables, long enough to accommodate 17 of my matted 7x17 inch prints. It was a great experience with lots of really excellently seen, shot, printed and matted work. As the name implies all work is shot on large format. Most were 4x5, but there were many larger cameras up to 8x20. Most printed silver, but there were several platinum and even carbon prints.

My first impression was a lot of very nice people, fun, but also very serious about photography. They have a traveling outing the third weekend of each month. Most are simply further than I can drive alone. Let that be a segue to conversation for any who might share the ride or caravan in the future.

The print show was Saturday. Sunday they were going to invade a large falling down church in Gary. It was pouring rain Sunday morning so I headed back to OH by way of another love, the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, IN. I’m told I missed some great shooting with part of the church roof falling in and the floor shaking from the wind and rain howling through the broken out windows. I’ve just never learned how to have fun.

Look forward to meeting some of these good folks. We haven’t picked a weekend yet, but several of them would like to visit one or more of our gatherings when we start having them again in warmer weather. It might even be another good group for you to join.

John

jp80874
02-02-2010, 09:01 PM
[QUOTE=ic-racer;935302]What have you all been up to this winter? QUOTE]

My teacher (not quite half my age) said she doesn’t want to hear about cold, wet, clouds, snow and ice. I have been out shooting 8x10 with a theme of religious buildings in transition. I will be printing 16x20 for my class. Assuming I survive, that will mean 10 new images every other week, an over matted series of at least twenty images by the first week of May and a paper on Atget. Last term’s required five page paper on Walker Evans came out 17 pages. Lots of work ahead.

I am frightened to think how difficult the monkey on my back will make it when I retire from retirement.

John

jp80874
02-02-2010, 09:06 PM
That little bump we saw on Bethe in December should arrive as a beautiful baby boy just about now. Prayers for safe delivery and arrival.

John

winger
02-02-2010, 09:16 PM
That little bump we saw on Bethe in December should arrive as a beautiful baby boy just about now. Prayers for safe delivery and arrival.

John

Should be soon! :) Thanks for the prayers - I think I'll need those as well as drugs.

jp80874
02-02-2010, 09:35 PM
Should be soon! :) Thanks for the prayers - I think I'll need those as well as drugs.

GO FOR IT GIRL

JP

jp80874
02-07-2010, 01:05 PM
Should be soon! :) Thanks for the prayers - I think I'll need those as well as drugs.

I received this yeaterday, but waited to see if she posted. A celebration is in order. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

"Nathaniel Kenneth King was born at 4:41am today (2/6/10) 5 lbs 15 ozs. 18 inches. Pictures to follow next week or so.
:)" (Bethe)

John

Shawn Dougherty
02-08-2010, 12:36 PM
Congrats, Bethe!

Jeff Bannow
02-08-2010, 01:11 PM
I received this yeaterday, but waited to see if she posted. A celebration is in order. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!

"Nathaniel Kenneth King was born at 4:41am today (2/6/10) 5 lbs 15 ozs. 18 inches. Pictures to follow next week or so.
:)" (Bethe)

John

That's great news! Congratulations Bethe!

winger
02-09-2010, 06:43 PM
Right now is the first chance I've had to get online and check in anywhere (I had my iPhone at the hospital).
Thanks, all!!!
We're both doing ok. I think I've had 4 hours of sleep since Friday, but we both seem to be healthy at this point and that's a good start. The only photos I've taken so far were with my iPhone and digi P&S, so I won't post them here now (and they aren't even downloaded, yet).
oops - gotta go feed! I know, TMI. :)

dlin
02-09-2010, 09:44 PM
Wow! Congrats Bethe, and hello to the little one.

Best,
Daniel

ic-racer
02-14-2010, 11:14 AM
Good job Bethe! I hope baby and mother are both doing well !

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On a somewhat unrelated topic, I'll have to admit that I do frequently think of John when I am using my 8x10 enlarger. Knowing that 'someone else' also had the crazy idea to get one of these enlargers made me think that its OK to put an 8x10 enlarger in my basement also.

Well, now I'll be thinking about John every time I process film :) I just installed this water mixer Friday night.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/DSCF4956-1.jpg

jp80874
02-14-2010, 04:59 PM
Well, now I'll be thinking about John every time I process film :) I just installed this water mixer Friday night.



Oh well better than the flush John references received since my birth.

John

ic-racer
03-13-2010, 07:58 PM
Well, I don't know about the rest of you, but the sun has been out the last few weekends. I was able to shoot quite a few nice images lately. For most of the winter, it really had been too dim to even go out.

jp80874
03-14-2010, 08:46 AM
Shot 16 sheets of 8x10 last week in my wanderings for my “Transitions” series at U Akron. The sun is promised for next week. This weekend we are developing film in the Jobo, five sheets at a whirl. A while back we had 21 days of clouds. The professor said we either drop the class or shoot in the clouds and snow. A little higher filter number helps. Peter and I talked about shooting this weekend, clouds turned to rain, turned to snow. Some time ago the Plain Dealer had an article about the weather. It seems Paris has roughly the same weather we have. In Paris they call it silvery.

Happy Birthdays: last week Bethe who as she puts it will soon be departing for the beach (HI) for a year, and Dorothy tomorrow who is freezing at the Erie beach.

John

djkloss
03-14-2010, 06:59 PM
I've been printing & framing this season (Dec-March). no shooting for awhile, but am getting better at bleaching out the black spots on my prints. Getting ready for a Wine & Art Tour end of March. My hair is getting alot more silver. Don't know if it's the chemicals or the stress ;) I can't even fathum (sp?) doing a solo show! ready to go back to the falls again.

thanks for the birthday wishes John...

djkloss
03-14-2010, 07:03 PM
congratulations Bethe, looking forward to many pictures of the little one!

jp80874
03-14-2010, 09:55 PM
I'll be 70 at the end of the month and just happy to have hair of any color.

John

Jeff Bannow
03-15-2010, 07:49 AM
Up here in Detroit, we're prepping for a show with the photo group we run. Been shooting a bit, but mostly staying in and enjoying the furnace!

bill schwab
03-15-2010, 08:51 AM
Congratulations Bethe!