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daleeman
05-18-2010, 04:22 AM
Thank you John for having me over again. I had a wonderful time. I'm going to the camera show this saturday morning and hopefully will run into everyone there.

Bill

Bill,
Where is the camera show? I know there is one in Columbus on the 29th. I plan to go to that one.
Lee

jp80874
05-18-2010, 05:50 AM
Bill,
Where is the camera show? I know there is one in Columbus on the 29th. I plan to go to that one.
Lee

Lee,

May 23-24. It is in the Quality Inn, 4742 Brecksville Rd., across the street from Richfield Family Restaurant where we had breakfast Sunday. Usually the show is on a Sunday but this time it is Sat-Sun, 10am-3pm. The web site is down as I write, but you can usually get info at Photorama.com.

Dale, Bill, Peter, Bethe, Lee L. Shawn and I often see each other at these events. Shawn mentions above that he won't be at this one. I think Jeff S said he might be there.

John

djkloss
05-19-2010, 06:35 AM
I posted my first Holga pic in the gallery. Thanks Lee for taking us there.

jp80874
05-19-2010, 11:17 AM
I posted my first Holga pic in the gallery. Thanks Lee for taking us there.

Dorothy,

WOW. I really like the IR. That is a very interesting effect. Thanks for showing it.

The Midwest LF Asylum has asked that we post any pictures we can from the event. I am trying to encourage members there to visit our gatherings as I think our regulars will find similar interests with their members. Dorothy if you don't mind I would be grateful if you would email copies of these so I can post them to the MWLFA. If they are not subscribers here they can't see them in APUG galleries.

The same invitation/request is extended to any others who were here. If you don't already have my email, please PM.

John

jp80874
05-19-2010, 11:32 AM
The MWLFA usually has a post event thread. I was amazed and delighted at quiet Colleen's response.
Thank you for the responses here already. I hope you all has as good a time.

John

May-Viva la Cuyahoga!
ę on: May 17, 2010, 01:59:23 PM Ľ

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Excellent weekend! I left home Friday morning for Ohio, and had absolutely no traffic, which was nice. It took a little over 7 hours of driving to get there. I had totally forgotten about the time zone change until I passed Elkhart IN. Elkhart made me think of Mike, which made me think of Frank’s story about driving there in a snowstorm and thinking he was early, but was actually late because of the time change and DING DING DING I remembered about the time issue, which altered some of my plans slightly.

Anyway, I made it over to John & Dolly’s, met some other people and we all went out for dinner and made plans for the next day.
We planned a meeting place for 7 am, and John suggested Horseshoe Pond as an easy place for me to check out at dawn.
Saturday morning I did check out the pond-there was a very nice mist hovering over the surface and I used a couple sheets of film there. I then went on to the 7:00 meeting place and it was decided to go to the Beaver Marsh.

The marsh was really cool-lots of lily pads, lotus(I think), trees, and grasses scattered through the open water, and a boardwalk taking you through the middle of all this. We shared it with a lot of birders and people with big glass. Another photographer steered us down a short trail in the woods where there was a profusion of yellow flags blooming, though the shot was difficult due to lighting conditions and mud.

A lady asked me if my camera was an old 35 mm, but she was just being funny.

After the marsh, we hung out by John’s until lunch. After lunch, we checked out a nearby lock, then went to find some old rusting paper mill equipment sitting in a meadow. We found it, but the gate that was previously unlocked was now locked and we thought we might be pushing our luck by crawling through the slit in the chain link. We continued on to the Everett Road Covered Bridge, and moved on to dinner after that.

Sunday morning we hit Blue Hen Falls(I was late getting there due to some ongoing issues with the hotel alarm clock so I missed most of the others who had already headed up the stream to Buttermilk Falls). Blue Hen is fabulous and larger than I had expected from the pictures I had seen on the web. After that, I decided to start the drive home.

Cuyahoga definitely merits more exploration-there are tons of great photos concentrated in a fairly small area. I really want to get back there for a longer stay now that I’ve seen what’s there.

Thanks John for the invite and opening my eyes to Ohio!

Colleen

jp80874
05-19-2010, 11:45 AM
After a little off line checking it looks like July 16-17-18 will be a good date for us to have the next event here. Please mark your calendar. I will post a new thread shortly. I was trying to match Dolly’s schedule, the weekend the MWLFA usually travels and avoid date conflict with an exciting Cinci-Louisville Apug gathering in planning for early June and the rogue northern MI group in late June. For years we all wished we could meet another film shooter or two. Now we have a traffic jam. Who says film is dead? It is just more expensive.

John

PS: In keeping with our usual culinary interests I just noticed that those dates overlap a delicious Greek festival about a 20 minute drive from here.

Lee L
05-19-2010, 11:52 AM
I'm no longer a paying APUG subscriber, so I can only see gallery thumbnails, but the IR looks very good. Lots of IR 'wood effect' with the R72 filter, even in the shaded side of the evergreens, where we weren't expecting it to show up. Makes me want to order some of the Efke IR820.

I wouldn't say that I 'took' us to the mill site, only that I knew generally where we might stumble across it. Bob was able to confirm my suspicions before we started walking from the parking lot with information he got from his librarian. The park map showed a private ski resort road as if it were open and would get us closer to the site, and I was trying for that, but that road was gated for the summer. In any case, the Jaite paper mill site and the nearest public parking lot are now marked on the NEOH APUG google site listed elsewhere in this thread.

Lee (daleeman) and I were given an impromptu lecture on a rather large, strict set of rules for nature photography at the beaver pond Saturday morning. That was entertaining, and we got some joking mileage out of it for the rest of the weekend.

Lee

Shawn Dougherty
05-19-2010, 11:56 AM
Yes, thanks for my lesson about "the hand of man", Lee!!!!!! =)

Lee L
05-19-2010, 12:22 PM
Yes, thanks for my lesson about "the hand of man", Lee!!!!!! =)
Shawn,

I think you may have been packing up your tent when Jeff mentioned that one of his prints was criticized at a local camera club because a rather large rock near a stream bank in the shot appeared to someone as if it could have been shaped by a human. He used the same 'hand of man' phrase. Apparently I'm way behind on the rules of nature photography even after 40+ years of doing it.

Lee

Shawn Dougherty
05-19-2010, 12:24 PM
Yeah, remember him saying that! And the picture was quite nice to boot.

Rules about art =) I love it!

Thomas Bertilsson
05-19-2010, 12:41 PM
Nothing like keeping an open mind... :)

So Shawn, Lee, when are you joining the camera club? Seems like you have found new and unexplored value that could add immensely to your work.

Paul Armstrong
05-19-2010, 12:42 PM
After a little off line checking it looks like July 16-17-18 will be a good date for us to have the next event here. Please mark your calendar. I will post a new thread shortly. I was trying to match Dollyís schedule, the weekend the MWLFA usually travels and avoid date conflict with an exciting Cinci-Louisville Apug gathering in planning for early June and the rogue northern MI group in late June. For years we all wished we could meet another film shooter or two. Now we have a traffic jam. Who says film is dead? It is just more expensive.

John

PS: In keeping with our usual culinary interests I just noticed that those dates overlap a delicious Greek festival about a 20 minute drive from here.

What is the best shutter speed to shoot Belly Dancing?

Shawn Dougherty
05-19-2010, 12:49 PM
Nothing like keeping an open mind... :)

So Shawn, Lee, when are you joining the camera club? Seems like you have found new and unexplored value that could add immensely to your work.

We're going through our initiation right now. Currently working with a laminated copy of the rules, once we've committed them to memory and passed the written test the members take a vote.... fingers crossed.

Thomas Bertilsson
05-19-2010, 01:19 PM
Remember - no creativity allowed! I think I would have found myself in a situation where it would be difficult to keep my pie hole shut. :D


We're going through our initiation right now. Currently working with a laminated copy of the rules, once we've committed them to memory and passed the written test the members take a vote.... fingers crossed.

eclarke
05-19-2010, 01:23 PM
And don't forget about "yer rule o thirds"...mandatory...Evan Clarke

Lee L
05-19-2010, 01:30 PM
... once we've committed them to memory and passed the written test the members take a vote.... fingers crossed.
I'm not good with math, so I keep failing the 'rule of thirds' section on the written exam.

Lee

Thomas Bertilsson
05-19-2010, 01:37 PM
It's clear that photography is there to serve as an exercise in providing memberships of such fine constitution with pictures that are cohesive, rule obedient, and free of any annoying deviance of the standards.
Don't you dare being creative, or you will be slapped three times with a ruler across the fingers of your focusing hand - the 'hand of man' will be expelled!

Lee L
05-19-2010, 01:40 PM
I think I would have found myself in a situation where it would be difficult to keep my pie hole shut. :D
Given the mindset I was in (finished shooting at that location and headed back to the car while waiting on companions to finish shooting), it was kind of entertaining to listen to the guy keep rambling, and piling on one rule after another. What was really funny was that the kit he was carrying complied with only one of the 'hardware' rules he said he'd taught in adult continuing education classes for 20 years. He also glanced at our setups while he was laying out the rules, I think in part to make sure he wasn't offending greatly.

He wasn't nasty about it at all, just seemed to want to help us out with good advice in a grandfatherly sort of way.

Lee

jp80874
05-19-2010, 02:43 PM
What is the best shutter speed to shoot Belly Dancing?

Dolly usually comes along so it is a slow delicious meal rather than a visual consumption. Any slow speed will do as long as the grape leaves keep coming.

John

ic-racer
05-19-2010, 02:50 PM
Lee (daleeman) and I were given an impromptu lecture on a rather large, strict set of rules for nature photography at the beaver pond Saturday morning. That was entertaining, and we got some joking mileage out of it for the rest of the weekend.

Lee

"Rules" for Nature Photography (notice capitals) reminds me of a local photography club fascinated with the creative aspects of 0 and 1.