Yesterday I took it over to a friend's house to use his ladder and replace a roof vent.
I managed to find an old cassette of Woodstock I. Drove around listening to Canned Heat's "Going Up the Country." Far Out!
I finally made room reservations today. Can't wait to head north.
I'll be giving a slide show talk on pan photography on friday, and we'll be shooting a cirkut group shot at some point, per Bill's schedule. I'm looking forward to seeing Joe do wet plate, and am curious who else is going? Post your web site if you have one. so we can see your work ahead of time.
Peter Schrager and I are staying at the Birchwood Inn, arriving Monday. Anyone else coming in early? Looking for dinner conversation Monday or breakfast at the Inn Tuesday.
Peter has some work in the galleries here and a show just finished at the Valley Photo Center. I'll bring some 20x24 B&W enlargements from 8x10 negs of a greenhouse series done last fall, “six acres under glass”. One piece of that work is juried into the six state FAVA show at Oberlin. I'll also bring work in progress, 7x17 contacts of the Ohio-Erie barge canal in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, how it has changed since it was functional circa 1810-1913.
Looking forward to meeting all, seeing interesting work, watching interesting people make work, and shooting film.
John, I am arriving slightly early!! Probably getting up to the Petosky area around 9:00 am on Tuesday and poking around the area until the afternoon.
On a side note. Is there any place between Cincinnati and Grand Rapids that I could get 4x5 film? Not Detroit though, unless something west of Detroit. I will most likely be driving through Dayton, Fort Wayne, Lansing to get to GR. But could go through Toldeo, Ann Arbor, as well.
If anyone knows a place, great, if not no biggie. Just looking to pick up some more readyloads.
I would call Midwest Photo Exchange Jim Andracki, LF Dept. 614) 261-1264 3313 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43202. If he has it, UPS Ground will deliver any place in the state next day.
When I moved up in size I sold off sealed boxes. I have four open boxes of sheet film, not ready loads, in the freezer. If you get desperate I can bring those and do a piece count in the dark room.
Dodd Camera's Professional store in Cleveland went down to carrying one box of 4x5 two years ago.
I would think Calumet or B&H could get it to you before the weekend with two day UPS service.
Let me know if you need the open boxes.
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I will definately call Jim, and if anything order something from Calumet.
I have plenty of sheet film, but if you will never use the open boxes, bring them along and I'll pay you for them. My biggest challenge is empty boxes !!!!
I just moved up to 4x5 so have no empties to put exposed film in....have been staring at some matte board thinking about whipping up a film box, but haven't tackled that yet.
Hey, if you're driving through GR (or Kalamazoo for that matter) you might give Norman's Camera a call. They might have some 4x5 film, depending on what you want. Looking forward to seeing all of the old faces and meeting the new ones up north next week. I'm planning to get there early Wednesday morning.
Thanks Dan. I may give them a call. All of the local shops here in Cincinnati do not carry any readyloads or much LF film for that matter. Arrrggghh!!
Quick check on the long range weather forecast at accuweather is showing the following:
19th - Morning rain; overcast Hi 70 L 42 - Looks like potential for evening rain
20th - Clouds and limited sun Hi 66 L 45
21st - Times of clouds and sun Hi 69 L 50
22nd - Sunny to partly cloudy Hi 74 L 56
23rd - Rather cloudy Hi 76 L 60
24th - Mostly cloudy and warm Hi 80 L 57
Overall it looks like pretty favorable weather.
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Let me wish everyone a happy gathering. I had this fairly firmly set in stone to attend this year, but some recent developments have put a halt to it. Next year, next year... Have a lot of fun, and post lots of images in the galleries!
Bill here. I mistakenly put this thread on ignore and can't undo it for some reason. Anyway, this is the reason for the posting under my business' name.
I am working on the final details of the loose schedule that will go out later this evening. The first couple of days will be pretty low key as most aren't arriving until Thursday or Friday. I should be there by 2PM Tuesday and you will be welcome to come and set-up camp then. I have to ask this year that everyone park up on the road to keep the place as free of cars as we can. You can drive in to drop your camp gear and then move it back out to the road. We only have 2 small roads on the property and it can get pretty bottled up in there with only a few cars. Parking on the main road is no problem as there is plenty of room on the side and very little traffic down our dirt road.
More if I think of it.
As for the weather... up in the Straits area can often be quite different due to the meeting of the 2 Great Lakes. Very often the rest of the state can be socked-in and we will be beautiful. However it does go the other way as well, so cross your fingers!
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