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jp80874
04-14-2010, 03:34 PM
Count me in, John. I'll send my info by PM

Hey Paul. Great to have you back. Thanks for the contact information. I will PM information

John

jp80874
04-14-2010, 04:26 PM
As many of you know Dolly teaches First grade. We have regular visitors to our gatherings, Jeff & Eva Bannow.

Dolly came home from work tonight and said that just before the children left to go home a little boy came up to her and said, “Mrs. Powers, I just accidentally stuffed flowers in Eva’s mouth.” Jeff, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PICK UP ANY ROSES.

John

djkloss
04-14-2010, 05:06 PM
Hey, where is Dorothy? Anyone heard from her? I dropped her an email. D O R O T H Y ! !

John

WOW! tALK ABOUT waking uP frOm the dEAd! :) How did I miss this thread??? Thanks for emailing me John, I'd have really missed out. Looks like I have to go buy a new tent. The old one leaked, and sleeping alone in the rain in a jeep that's too short last time just wasn't fun. Maybe a gps for the car too! This was just the ticket I needed to come out of hibernation.

I'll mark my calendar. Thanks again John!

Dorothy :)

ic-racer
04-14-2010, 05:18 PM
Puts me in a good mood just seeing this thread pop up every so often! Can't wait to get back... and maybe check out the "harder to get to" fall down from Blue Hen you were telling us about, John? If anyone is interested in making the trek with me!

And of course if you decide to do some shooting of your own during this round, John, my offer of carrying each others packs is still good.

Shawn

I was out with my kids at Blue Hen the other day. We were all shooting film. I also need to check out that trail farther up. Plus I'm interested if it goes up to the top of the ski slopes.

Shawn Dougherty
04-14-2010, 05:19 PM
I was out with my kids at Blue Hen the other day. We were all shooting film. I also need to check out that trail farther up. Plus I'm interested if it goes up to the top of the ski slopes.

I guess we're just going to have to find out for ourselves. Can't wait! Shawn

jp80874
04-14-2010, 05:34 PM
WOW! tALK ABOUT waking uP frOm the dEAd! :) How did I miss this thread??? Thanks for emailing me John, I'd have really missed out. Looks like I have to go buy a new tent. The old one leaked, and sleeping alone in the rain in a jeep that's too short last time just wasn't fun. Maybe a gps for the car too! This was just the ticket I needed to come out of hibernation.

I'll mark my calendar. Thanks again John!

Dorothy :)

Great news. Dorothy could you PM me an emergency contact.

Thanks. Glad you are coming.

John

jp80874
04-14-2010, 05:47 PM
Originally Posted by ic-racer
I was out with my kids at Blue Hen the other day. We were all shooting film. I also need to check out that trail farther up. Plus I'm interested if it goes up to the top of the ski slopes.


I guess we're just going to have to find out for ourselves. Can't wait! Shawn

On the trail between the two falls, just before you arrive at Buttermilk, there is a trail that goes UP, off the two falls trail. If you take that up, and Cindy and Savannah have to pull me up it, that gets you to within sight of the top of the ski lifts. The Hiking Hounds group refer to the girls as John's yellow escalator. If you go beyond Buttermilk falls, down stream, there are all sorts of signs saying, “GO Back, Private Property, The Elephants Will Trample You.” I ignored them the time I went down there with the RZ67. It is heavier than my 4x5 and I was not going to walk back uphill carrying that puppy. We had a second car parked below. There were only two of us and nobody greeted us, perhaps nobody saw us. I didn’t ask.

An alternate route is to take the Buckeye Trail north just before Blue Hen Falls. This will take you up to a plateau about a half mile west of the top of the ski lift. This ˝ mile plateau is a great trail to take in the fall. It is shoulder high grasses and brambles, wait those aren’t brambles, they are red raspberries. Our HH group took and hour to eat their way through that ˝ mile. Talk about delicious.

John

Shawn Dougherty
04-14-2010, 06:25 PM
Thanks, I'll print this out and stick it in my glovebox.

"John's yellow escalator"!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

jgjbowen
04-14-2010, 07:57 PM
i've got to check my calendar, but tax season ends tomorrow and I would really enjoy spending some time with another 7x17 photographer....I'll let you know, but at least I've marked this thread...

jp80874
04-14-2010, 08:08 PM
i've got to check my calendar, but tax season ends tomorrow and I would really enjoy spending some time with another 7x17 photographer....I'll let you know, but at least I've marked this thread...

Come on out John. You can laugh at the baby jogger and take a look at the OH & Erie canal. I know there is a similar canal near DC. I've taken 150 some 7x17s up and down the tow path. I think you would like what it has to offer. Everything is long and low. It is perfect for the format.

John

jp80874
04-15-2010, 06:14 AM
Another thought on the waterfalls regarding lighting. The stream that feeds Blue Hen then Buttermilk flows east. The falls will be bright in the morning and in deep shadow in the afternoon. The stream that feeds Brandywine Falls flows west. Since Brandywine is much higher than the other two the effect of shadow will be greater. There is a ranger that leads a walk to all three and back in a day. I think it is about nine miles and quite an elevation change because both streams flow down to the Cuyahoga River. The girls said they wouldn't pull me on that one until I lose about 100 pounds.

John

daleeman
04-15-2010, 09:12 AM
Magee Marsh. Great place for spring warblers, and I've seen a Great Horned Owl with young there just a few feet off the boardwalk.

Lee

Yes, It is a great place to spot birds this time of year. Mother's Day is usually the best. I keep trying to get my wife to list it as a summer home for a tax deduction, being today is April 15th, since she spends so much time there.

Just got a "Better Beemer" for my flash to use with the 300mm lens to do some bird photography up there too. All the shooters up there use them and they really work.

Lee

Lee L
04-15-2010, 09:55 AM
Just got a "Better Beemer" for my flash to use with the 300mm lens to do some bird photography up there too. All the shooters up there use them and they really work.

Lee
I have an overhead projector Fresnel and a few smaller plastic flat sheet magnifiers (Fresnel) that I keep meaning to test for that application. Nothing done yet though.

The brushy area around the boardwalk up at Magee is too dark or contrasty much of the time to work without main or fill flash, so I can see why they use the Beemers. Does the flash disturb the birds?

Lee

daleeman
04-15-2010, 11:11 AM
I have an overhead projector Fresnel and a few smaller plastic flat sheet magnifiers (Fresnel) that I keep meaning to test for that application. Nothing done yet though.

The brushy area around the boardwalk up at Magee is too dark or contrasty much of the time to work without main or fill flash, so I can see why they use the Beemers. Does the flash disturb the birds?

Lee

HMMM, that might explain why they dooh on me everytime I take their picture. I asked Sue about that and she told me that she believes like lightning it will get their attention, but only in motor drive mode does she think it is disturbing, flee from what you do not understand. You can always subject it to the doody test, just do not feed them first.

Jeff Bannow
04-15-2010, 11:20 AM
As many of you know Dolly teaches First grade. We have regular visitors to our gatherings, Jeff & Eva Bannow.

Dolly came home from work tonight and said that just before the children left to go home a little boy came up to her and said, “Mrs. Powers, I just accidentally stuffed flowers in Eva’s mouth.” Jeff, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES PICK UP ANY ROSES.

John

:o

That's a good excuse - should save me a bundle at the florist. :)

daleeman
04-20-2010, 08:03 PM
Just returned from Shoot the Hills (www.shootthehills.com) a digital competition at the Hocking Hills in SE Ohio. A real fun time, you have 24 hours to shoot things in 5 categories in the four counties that are known as Hocking Hills. I hope you really have a chance to check it out... Yes they evolved from film into digital but it is really a good time.

Sue and I had my son and his wife there and shared a cabin. Next year we plan to rent a house that will sleep 8 that we identified. I think we did 8 miles in rain and sunshine across the 24 hours. Just had a blast and a HUGE campfire. We had to keep moving back it was so hot.

Lee

jp80874
04-20-2010, 08:50 PM
Great Lee,

My sister used to live in Columbus, would take husband, two sons and a turkey dinner to one of those cottages for Thanksgiving. Many happy stories.

Looking forward to having you here. Love the enthusiasm.

John

djkloss
04-28-2010, 07:07 PM
so I was depressed & bought a new film camera - arrives tomorrow. ITS A HOLGA! Thought I could get out of the technical madness. Anybody in our group use one? It's a 120N. I heard 400 ISO to start with. ???

Sorry John for hijackn this thread, but it's more fun talking to people you know than strangers on different forums.

ic-racer
04-28-2010, 07:13 PM
so I was depressed & bought a new film camera - arrives tomorrow. ITS A HOLGA! Thought I could get out of the technical madness. Anybody in our group use one? It's a 120N. I heard 400 ISO to start with. ???

Sorry John for hijackn this thread, but it's more fun talking to people you know than strangers on different forums.

Very cool. I think of Nancy Rexroth's work when I see Holga photographs (though she used the 70s Diana). I suspect the Holga's lens is just as good (or bad ;) )

jp80874
04-28-2010, 07:36 PM
so I was depressed & bought a new film camera - arrives tomorrow. ITS A HOLGA! Thought I could get out of the technical madness. Anybody in our group use one? It's a 120N. I heard 400 ISO to start with. ???

Sorry John for hijackn this thread, but it's more fun talking to people you know than strangers on different forums.

Hijack on Dorothy. It is all about us enjoying this hobby-art-photography thing together. Last year one of my fellow students had a panoramic Holga that took pretty good landscapes. Enjoy.

John