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htimsdj
11-04-2011, 05:59 PM
On Friday night, at dinner, I brought my new Minolta 16 II, and Dale and I were talking about our new common camera. One of the rolls that came with my camera had exposed film in it. I took it to my guys at LabWork in Cleveland, and they were able to develop it and get some very grainy and quite fogged film images for me. You won't believe what it was: Vietnam. That little film cassette traveled to Vietnam and back and waited 40 years to be developed. I'll bring a few prints to the next gathering.

ic-racer
11-04-2011, 08:30 PM
That is really amazing. I have never had success like that. I got a camera in the 1970s from my parent's friend. He claimed came from Nagasaki. When I processed the film there were no images.

jp80874
11-05-2011, 05:54 AM
Wow. Just the place I didn't want to go when I got drafted in 1966. It will be fun to see the prints/negatives.

Do you have any interest in gradually doing some of your own darkroom stuff as your new life evolves? I would think between us all we could easily outfit a beginning darkroom for gift, loan or next to nothing price, to see if you enjoyed working your way into that very interesting part of the hobby. The print is the symphony performed to paraphrase Ansel.

John

htimsdj
11-06-2011, 12:37 PM
Dale -

This is the second roll of "found film" that I came across that had images on it. Last year I found a roll of 135 Delta 3200 in a box of expired film I purchased. The leader was pulled in, so I thought there must be something on it. From what I can gather it was taken at a gentlemen's club.

John -

I would like to do my own darkroom work at some point. I have been gathering the necessary supplies for some time now, its just that my current apartment is not really a good place to try to set up a darkroom. So far I have accumulated a 4x5 enlarger (Omega 5500) and a number of hand processing canisters and reels. I have actually processed a number of rolls of 135 myself, but it was just test rolls - nothing that I thought might be good. In the next year or so, I hope to buy another house, and I'll definitely set up a dark room. Between now and then, I would hope to take a course that involves darkroom work, but BW and Tri-C seem to be cutting back the offerings quite a bit. I will consider Akron, but after an evening class, that would be a long drive home to Westlake.


Also, I have some proofs of the windmill-against-the-wall shot from your neighbor's farm. I like it a lot. If we don't have any plans to meet up before long, I'll probably make a postcard out of it and send it your way.

Jeff

Jeff Bannow
11-06-2011, 02:37 PM
Very cool! I'd love to see some of the images.

jp80874
11-06-2011, 04:04 PM
Sounds Great. Let us know how we can help. I really think that applies to all of us. As our wishes make themselves apparent to each of us, I think we should share the ideas. I often find the next person has an idea I may not yet have tried. It may not be the answer, but it may lead me there.

John

jp80874
11-06-2011, 06:27 PM
Jeff,

At one time BW had both Photo I and II. If you have looked recently that may be gone. I believe Tri C closed their darkroom. I took Photoshop there in 2004 and they were getting ready to close the darkrooms. I vaguely remember there might be something at Lorain Community College, but I am not sure at all. Worth a call.

Worse than Akron U for distance is their subsidiary at Wayne. Cleveland State had one a few years ago, but it was treated as a one room school house. Photo I, II, and III all worked together. It was a horrible facility and went to the lowest level, Photo I, quickly. I was in there trying to get advice on MF film and 16x20 fiber prints. The rest of the class was trying to get an image, any image, on post card RC paper.

John

jp80874
11-12-2011, 12:03 PM
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, 10 AM - 3 PM
Photorama USA
Richfield Days Inn Photo Swap Meet
4742 Brecksville Rd. Richfield, OH
Just South of OH Turnpike entrance 173 and Brecksville Rd.

If enough of us are there, letís have lunch at:
Musketeers Bar & Grille, 3027 Brecksville Rd, Richfield, OH. Tel: 330-659-4111

John

daleeman
11-13-2011, 05:52 PM
Jeff, look forward to seeing the photos too.
I have no darkroom in the condo but process film in cans in the spare bathroom and use a clamp light for contacts prints. I took a 4x5 portrait class and really loved the results. So proud I'd love to show you all.
~ Lee ~ (the oter one, you know)

jp80874
11-13-2011, 07:22 PM
Jeff, look forward to seeing the photos too.
I have no darkroom in the condo but process film in cans in the spare bathroom and use a clamp light for contacts prints. I took a 4x5 portrait class and really loved the results. So proud I'd love to show you all.
~ Lee ~ (the oter one, you know)

So quit having water heaters and come to a print showing.

John

Shawn Dougherty
11-14-2011, 09:31 AM
For once, it appears my schedule is wide open! See you there, John. I'll bring some prints.
And thanks for the heads up on the show!

jp80874
11-14-2011, 05:45 PM
Shawn,

Great news. It has been so long. Should I send you a map?

I know you are an early person and will probably drive over in the morning, but if you would like to come the night before and camp out, Dolly and I would love to hear about your trip last spring.

If anyone else wants to come early and camp out, please feel welcome. There will be no Porta Potty, but Dorothy found one at a park just west of here.

If anyone is coming, please let us know.

John

Shawn Dougherty
11-14-2011, 07:54 PM
=P Let see, I think it was this camera show in March this year since I've seen everyone! No map required. Lynn and I made an impromptu trip over there a couple of Sundays ago. Was planning on calling you for dinner but forgot my phone with your number. Considered just stopping by but always feel a little weird about doing that...

Can't do Saturday but you guessed right, I'm going to head over for some pre-show shooting. Looking forward to it!
Shawn

Shawn Dougherty
11-16-2011, 10:03 AM
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, 10 AM - 3 PM
Photorama USA
Richfield Days Inn Photo Swap Meet
4742 Brecksville Rd. Richfield, OH
Just South of OH Turnpike entrance 173 and Brecksville Rd.

If enough of us are there, letís have lunch at:
Musketeers Bar & Grille, 3027 Brecksville Rd, Richfield, OH. Tel: 330-659-4111

John

Just curious, is anyone else coming or will John and I be scarfing up all the good deals? =P

winger
11-16-2011, 01:15 PM
Just curious, is anyone else coming or will John and I be scarfing up all the good deals? =P
I'm really hoping to make it over. I just didn't want to say until I had a better idea. But I think I can. Deals and lunch (and maybe print sharing, if I get something done tomorrow).

jp80874
11-16-2011, 04:59 PM
Dale and Jeff S should be there. I just sent a reminder to Peter. S. Lee always says he will know when he pulls in the driveway. Dolly says we are welcome back at the house after lunch for print showing unless you really want burgers and prints in the same hands.

I've ordered the new John Blakemore retrospective book. Don't know if it will get here in time.

Come on Bethe. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.

John

htimsdj
11-16-2011, 06:13 PM
I will be there for sure. Depending upon the light and weather, I may try to find some photographs before hand. And I will stick around for lunch and some print showing afterwards. John & Dolly, thanks for offering to allow us to come to your house after.

Jeff

ic-racer
11-16-2011, 09:05 PM
I seem to have missed the latest flurry of activity on this thread. I'll see you Sunday.

Shawn Dougherty
11-17-2011, 09:45 AM
This is great, other than meeting the locals boys in March at this show I haven't seen some of you since last year. I have lots of new work but much of it has not been mounted / matted. I'll try to get several done in the meantime. Curious to see what everyone has been up to!

Lee L
11-17-2011, 01:52 PM
B. flies back in from Chicago Sunday morning. We need one parent at home. I'll try to make it, but I'm not promising that airlines will be on time or won't cancel/overbook.

Lee