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jp80874
09-08-2009, 08:47 PM
We are going to have another NE Ohio Apug Gathering October 9th, 10th and 11th, at the Powers’ house to celebrate and enjoy Fall Color. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said this afternoon that if the nights are not too clear and cold, if the creeks don’t rise too much, they can sort of, maybe assure us, that perhaps there will be Fall Color in Northern Ohio in the early part of October. That is a firm government maybe.

Available options we have enjoyed before will be the Cuyahoga Valley National Park,
http://www.nps.gov/CUVA/index.htm
Virgina Kendall Ledges
http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/maps.htm

Nelson-Kennedy Ledges. The last link has many pictures.
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/nel...5/Default.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_...ges_State_Park
http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...title&resnum=1

What has become boiler plate for each event.

We have had as many as 25 APUG members here at five bi monthly weekend events over the past year. Those 25 and any Apug members new to us are welcome to join for another gathering.

The event will be in Bath, Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron, five miles south of the Ohio Turnpike and Route 77, meeting at a private home, two miles from the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. If some visitors want to camp by the garden, they are most welcome. Others can stay at local motels. The Hampton Inn, Richfield, OH (1 800 Hampton) is the most popular. Come as early as Friday, 5:00 PM. We usually have coffee & rolls each morning at 10:00 AM to allow for early shooters and late sleepers. We gather again about 5:00 PM to show prints, tell lies and go out to dinner. Sunset shooting is available, but previously showing prints and telling stories prevailed. While you are here the Lady Labradors will entertain with their splashing stick routines. This Fall they have switched to apples and must be frisked for contraband at the door. One regular Apuger will try to convince you that Bacon ice cream is a bit of heaven. When we learn how many are coming we can order a porta potty if there are enough to pay for it by contribution ($110).

We are trying to have a loose organizational shell under which all Apug cats may be comfortably herded. The plan will evolve until the majority are happy and the protesters fall asleep.

All APUGers are welcome. Who is interested in coming? What information is needed?

If you have not been here before please PM me with name, address, phone, email and emergency contact if you do something you shouldn’t have. I will return with directions.

Welcome to the Powers’ house.
Hosts, John & Dolly Powers

Lee L
09-08-2009, 10:38 PM
It's on my calendar. I'll do my best to make it.

Was hoping to have some prints done and attend last weekend since everyone else here at the ranch should have been concentrating on being back in school. Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans.

Lee

jp80874
09-09-2009, 06:32 AM
Forgive me for doing a little patch work from the previous thread.

"We should be able to come that weekend, though we would have to leave early on Sunday to attend a wedding back home."
Jeff & Eva Bannow

"I will be able to make it to at least part of the weekend for sure, possibly the whole time... I think a trip to Nelson is in order!"
Shawn Dougherty

"Unfortunately, that weekend is out for me. One of my cousins is getting married in D.C. on Saturday. If Dolly thinks the leaves are changing early, I could go out the weekend before that."
__________________
Bethe (Winger)

"I put it on my calendar so tentatively yes, I'll be there."
djkloss Dorothy

"I'm going to be getting a big box in the mail. I'll be anxious to show it off..."
ic-racer Dale

Thank you all.
Bethe, we will miss you. Come again next time.
Looking forward to seeing the rest of you and the contents of Dale's box (???).
Shawn, certainly we can go to either or both ledges. Just gather interest and those who want to go.

John

ic-racer
09-09-2009, 08:04 PM
It was a big day for LF camera purchases today. A colleague from work had been thinking about getting into 4x5, so I offered to help find a starter camera. We found a $50 B&J on CL but it turned out to be in the wrong state. Then we found a 4x5 Korona locally. When we went to check it out the guy also had a mint Graphic View. My friend couldn't decide so he bought both the Korona and Graphic View! We got a great deal. I think he is interested in our next gathering. By then I'll help him find a lens and get him started taking pictures.

I'll tell you that Graphic View is a great camera. Very light weight for a monorail. This particular example looked like it just came from the factory. We even got the matching compendium shade (with red bellows) and the fold out viewing hood in the back.

djkloss
09-09-2009, 08:39 PM
looking forward to coming home for the weekend :) Probably won't have anything printed by then, we'll see.

jp80874
09-10-2009, 05:32 AM
looking forward to coming home for the weekend :) Probably won't have anything printed by then, we'll see.

A spot in the camping area is reserved. How is the transportation?

John

jp80874
09-10-2009, 05:34 AM
It was a big day for LF camera purchases today. A colleague from work had been thinking about getting into 4x5, so I offered to help find a starter camera. We found a $50 B&J on CL but it turned out to be in the wrong state. Then we found a 4x5 Korona locally. When we went to check it out the guy also had a mint Graphic View. My friend couldn't decide so he bought both the Korona and Graphic View! We got a great deal. I think he is interested in our next gathering. By then I'll help him find a lens and get him started taking pictures.

I'll tell you that Graphic View is a great camera. Very light weight for a monorail. This particular example looked like it just came from the factory. We even got the matching compendium shade (with red bellows) and the fold out viewing hood in the back.

Nice shopping. Bring him along. Remember I have a 4x5 lens or two to sell.

John

djkloss
09-10-2009, 05:42 AM
A spot in the camping area is reserved. How is the transportation?

John

Like new. I had to get a new computer put in. of course the hot weather hasn't been around to test it, but as far as I can see it's like it's brand new!

jp80874
09-10-2009, 09:43 AM
Like new. I had to get a new computer put in. of course the hot weather hasn't been around to test it, but as far as I can see it's like it's brand new!

Congratulations. We need your enthusiasm at the party.

John

ic-racer
09-17-2009, 11:02 AM
The box arrived!
Here is the new Shen Hao 8x10:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/DSCF4723.jpg

ic-racer
09-17-2009, 11:04 AM
I'll be trying it out for the first time today.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/ic-racer/ShenHao810.jpg

Shawn Dougherty
09-17-2009, 11:43 AM
That's a beauty, Dale!

jp80874
09-17-2009, 01:19 PM
Wow, that camera looks like it was built for that lens. Good luck with it Dale. May it bring you lots of happy times and the good pictures to go with them.

John

djkloss
09-17-2009, 06:01 PM
The box arrived!
Here is the new Shen Hao 8x10:


congratulations! what will you do with the other one?

jolefler
09-18-2009, 05:52 AM
That's beautiful!

ic-racer
09-18-2009, 08:38 AM
For the old Century camera, I'm going to mount my brass Anthony lens on that camera. When I use the Arista.edu 100 film I shoot around EI 12, so I'll be OK without a shutter.

I may consider selling it also.

Since I have to take the lens off the Shen Hao, I need to come up with a new carrying arangement. That lens is pretty bulky, I need a third bag just for the lens.

So now I'm looking for a backback that will hold the 8x10 camera, one lens and 2 film holders. I have heard of folks making a cardboard box the size of the folded camera and going to a department store to see if there is any appropriate luggage or book bag that would work.

ic-racer
09-18-2009, 08:52 AM
The Shen Hao is fantastic. The controls are smooth and it folds up very quickly. It is quite sturdy. I'm glad I did not go with a super lightweight camera. That Fuji lens is turning out to be quite fantastic and much to my liking. Moving to a lightweight 'field' lens is going to be a step backward. Thats a f 5.6 lens; I forgot my darkcloth the other day and realized I was fine without it!

jp80874
09-18-2009, 10:46 AM
I have heard of folks making a cardboard box the size of the folded camera and going to a department store to see if there is any appropriate luggage or book bag that would work.


I have been asked what I was doing at both Target and Wal-Mart when caught slipping 8x10 film holders into cooler bags or cheap over night bags. Even when I explain they don't understand. The Wal-Mart people were happier because I at least bought the bag.

John

ic-racer
09-18-2009, 02:09 PM
I have been asked what I was doing at both Target and Wal-Mart when caught slipping 8x10 film holders into cooler bags or cheap over night bags. Even when I explain they don't understand. The Wal-Mart people were happier because I at least bought the bag.

John


We actually have two brand new-in box jogger/strollers, gifts for our first child. We never even opened them. So, I'm keeping that option available...:)

djkloss
09-19-2009, 11:40 AM
So now I'm looking for a backback that will hold the 8x10 camera, one lens and 2 film holders. I have heard of folks making a cardboard box the size of the folded camera and going to a department store to see if there is any appropriate luggage or book bag that would work.

you might try one of these. then you could put the whole thing inside a backpack.
http://www.photobackpacking.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=RPT&Category_Code=RPT01