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jp80874
04-04-2011, 08:40 AM
Just a reminder to all. Bring prints to show and tell.


I am wondering if this would interest our group? I’ve been asked to find the spot on the OH & Erie Canal that would offer the most potential to a group of ULF shooters. What I offered has lots of swings tilts and stuff, but also lots of history, angles and architectural drama. Would a stroll down this part of the towpath be of interest to our group? We could get there from here in less than 30 minutes or perhaps 20 minutes from breakfast at the Richfield Family Restaurant.

Here is how I described it to the ULF group.
“I am so happy to share with you the history, entropy, architecture,
formalism, rehabilitation, new life of the OH & Erie Canal. It has
been photographically and historically fascinating for me over the
past four years and 150 images. The canal goes from Cleveland through
the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, through industrial Akron and on
down through farm land to the Ohio River. We will go to a point on
the flat towpath where the whole canal, which takes its water from the
Cuyahoga River, is bridged by aqueduct across another river. We will
walk under an ancient railroad bridge coming out by another RR bridge
supported in the middle of the Cuyahoga River by boulders within a
wooden beam frame. That bridge sight line will intersect with an
arched multilane concrete overpass. Around the next curve we will go
under an interstate on ramp supported by multiple concrete columns.
We will encounter all of this and more within a mile of our parking
lot next to the local police department.

Some pictures of other areas from the series and an artist’s statement.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=3636&id=100000479112834&saved

Would this be of interest?

John

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=78304&id=100000479112834#!/photo.php?fbid=212313182127984&set=a.212313162127986.78304.100000479112834&theater

Here we are at the 2011 FAVA show. The middle 7x17 picture is a location on this tour. "Around the next curve we will go under an interstate on ramp supported by multiple concrete columns."

Picture of us taken by Mat Marrash. We met Mat, his girl friend, Lee L and his wife at FAVA and lunch. Mat also had pictures in the FAVA show.

jpreston
04-04-2011, 10:04 AM
Hi,

Hope you can make it. We have a lot of fun with John & Dolly and the twins. :munch:

Was it you that was thinking about going to Hocking Hills Frozen Film Shoot? My feeble brain thinks so. Look forward to meeting you. BTW, I am going to Hocking Hills again for 15-17 April. PM me for more information.

Lee

Yes Lee, it was me. Looks like I missed a good time from the photos you posted. I'll PM you about Hocking Hills.

Jeff

ic-racer
04-04-2011, 12:28 PM
I'm pretty sure I'll be there Sat and or Sun. I'm always interested in seeing others' pictures.

I'll email htimsdj and jameswilliamsjones and see if they can make it.

jp80874
04-04-2011, 12:38 PM
Dale,

Thanks for coming and thanks for passing the word.

John

daleeman
04-13-2011, 09:06 AM
Thread got quiet so I thought I would bump it up.

John I remember "signing Z papers".

If you can find us a fast place for dinner Friday I hope to be up Friday evening, Sat and head home Sunday after our normal breakfast it looks like.

mjs
04-13-2011, 10:00 AM
The canal path sounds interesting, John. Maybe I'll find a baby stroller and bring the 8x10. :)

Mike

jp80874
04-13-2011, 02:44 PM
Thread got quiet so I thought I would bump it up.
....If you can find us a fast place for dinner Friday ..

Thanks Lee. I was begining to wonder if there was still interest in the event. In Montrose there is pretty heavy Friday dinner traffic. I think the key to faster speed may be earlier dinner. When do you think you will be here?

John

jp80874
04-13-2011, 02:53 PM
The canal path sounds interesting, John. Maybe I'll find a baby stroller and bring the 8x10. :)

Mike

Thanks Mike. I recently walked the part of the towpath I described just to be sure nothing had changed. There are some amazing bridge structures, generations of transportation, all intersecting in a short bit of space. For much of that mile the towpath is the only thing separating the Cuyahoga River from the OH & Erie Canal. Bridges of many different designs are crossing over and intersecting each other.

If others are interested we can go Saturday morning.

John

Jeff Bannow
04-13-2011, 03:06 PM
We're still interested! We'll be there Friday night after dinner (probably 9ish, maybe later) until Sunday morning.

Charlie Wheelihan
04-13-2011, 04:07 PM
I am still interested and working on it. Will know soon, sure would like to. I'll let you know.

jp80874
04-13-2011, 04:10 PM
We're still interested! We'll be there Friday night after dinner (probably 9ish, maybe later) until Sunday morning.

Glad to hear it. Are you still bringing another couple?

John

jp80874
04-13-2011, 04:13 PM
I am still interested and working on it. Will know soon, sure would like to. I'll let you know.

I hope you can make it Charlie. If you are coming please PM me with this information from the boiler plate.

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

John

ic-racer
04-14-2011, 03:13 AM
We have not had a special demonstration or mini-workshop for a while and I had an idea I'd like to do. The last time htimsdj and I got together he was using a Polaroid 350. Subsequently I got one also (these are the cameras with the Zeiss rangefinder). I'd like to shoot everyone's portriat on Polaroid to explore what these cameras will do and as a gift for each sitter. I'd also propose to anyone interested to bring any Polaroid gear (backs or cameras) and shoot some Polaroid, and we can show our work in the afternoon.

Another thing we have done in the past that newcomers might be interested in is recycling darkroom equipment. We have had informal swapmeet from the trunks of cars passing along surplus darkroom equipment into needy hands.

Along those lines, Jeff B, did you ever replace that capacitor in the Durst Power Supply? If not, the offer still stands that if you bring it with you (and the new part) I'll replace it.

daleeman
04-14-2011, 05:46 AM
I'd like to shoot everyone's portriat on Polaroid to explore what these cameras will do and as a gift for each sitter.

Love the idea of portraits. Unfortunately I do not have a Polaroid 350, I do have a Polaroid back for individual sheets for the 4x5 but have not seen any film for it for some time.

I could bring the 150mm and the Hassy and do some portraits too (OHHH and the compendium shade); just not as fast as the Polaroid instant prints. I've got some alien bees, stands, umbrellas and flash meter is anyone is interested is using them; somewhere we could stretch some AC runs.

John, do you have any flowering trees or bushes by the pond about that time?

jp80874
04-14-2011, 10:51 AM
We have not had a special demonstration or mini-workshop for a while and I had an idea I'd like to do. The last time htimsdj and I got together he was using a Polaroid 350. Subsequently I got one also (these are the cameras with the Zeiss rangefinder). I'd like to shoot everyone's portriat on Polaroid to explore what these cameras will do and as a gift for each sitter. I'd also propose to anyone interested to bring any Polaroid gear (backs or cameras) and shoot some Polaroid, and we can show our work in the afternoon.

Another thing we have done in the past that newcomers might be interested in is recycling darkroom equipment. We have had informal swapmeet from the trunks of cars passing along surplus darkroom equipment into needy hands.

Along those lines, Jeff B, did you ever replace that capacitor in the Durst Power Supply? If not, the offer still stands that if you bring it with you (and the new part) I'll replace it.

Great ideas Dale. Thank you for contributing. Nice portrait offer. I don't personally have anything Polaroid other than a 4x5 Polaroid film holder that has been lonesome for film a few years. At the FAVA show, Lee L, Dolly and I met Mat M and his girl friend. They are thinking about coming to the event, working out some scheduling conflicts. Mat had two images in the show, one an 8x10 self Polaroid portrait. Both the Polaroid holder and 8x10 camera were new to him. Not bad getting juried into a six state regional show with a new process, in a new format, on a new camera. I hope they will join us.

The recycling of good darkroom equipment is also a great idea. Bring what you got to sell or trade. Please feel welcome if you want to post in this thread, what you might bring ahead of time to see if anyone is interested. On the other hand, just bring it, because there are a lot of us who don’t know we want something until we lay eyes and hands on it.

John

jp80874
04-14-2011, 11:01 AM
Love the idea of portraits. Unfortunately I do not have a Polaroid 350, I do have a Polaroid back for individual sheets for the 4x5 but have not seen any film for it for some time.

I could bring the 150mm and the Hassy and do some portraits too (OHHH and the compendium shade); just not as fast as the Polaroid instant prints. I've got some alien bees, stands, umbrellas and flash meter is anyone is interested is using them; somewhere we could stretch some AC runs.

John, do you have any flowering trees or bushes by the pond about that time?

Lee,

I think the blooming sequence here goes weeping cherry (white), five apple trees of different varieties, lilac, cherry tree and late dogwood. When these will each kick in can only be predicted by God and the weatherman as far as I know. We have pusy willow and daffodils in bloom right now, but they will be gone by then. At some point some iris will also kick in.

John

Jeff Bannow
04-14-2011, 12:54 PM
Not sure - they would like to come but haven't committed yet. I hope so though!

Jeff Bannow
04-14-2011, 12:57 PM
Sounds like an interesting idea. I might be able to scrounge up something polaroidy. We also have lots of spare darkroom gear we could bring along as well.

We replaced the capacitor and I think all is working well now. Thanks though!

I would be interested in having someone look at our densitometer (to make sure it is working properly) and negs to see if we are on the right track with our personal dev time and personal film speed.

jp80874
04-14-2011, 01:56 PM
Jeff,

I sent you a PM on a possible way to solve the densitometer question with a local connection.

John

daleeman
04-22-2011, 06:25 AM
Happy Easter to all.
Look forward to see you in May