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    Depending on what else is going on in my life then, I might be able to make it up. I was up there this weekend and there's lots to shoot.

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    Bethe,

    Happy to have you if you can come. I used to live and work in Westmoreland County. Great place and also photogenic.

    John

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    Hello, I am a student in Akron, and I just stumbled upon this. It sounds interesting, and I was wondering what happens at events like this and who is welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ts103706@ohio.edu View Post
    Hello, I am a student in Akron, and I just stumbled upon this. It sounds interesting, and I was wondering what happens at events like this and who is welcome.
    Welcome to APUG and welcome to our gathering. What happens is that a group of like minded people of all ages gather to enjoy photography, see the work other people have been doing and make new images of local attractions. We think, talk and do photography for as many hours as we can stay awake. The idea is based on Bill Schwab’s Photostock 2008, a northern Michigan gathering that started three years ago and will draw some 60 photographers in next week. It is fun, informative and a good experience. Bring your work to show. Enjoy what other people have been doing. If you are interested in APUG you are certainly welcome.

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    Thanks, I think I will come check it out.

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    I just caught this thread a little late. I would be so thrilled to come to this! I'm also in Erie Pa. Is this a multi-format event or large format? I'm open to either but prefer LF. This would be so kool! Can you see the stars on your property if you stay in a tent? Wow! I'm unemployed right now so I can make plans for anything and then wait and see.

    Dorothy

    p.s., I suspect you need to be an Apug member?
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    So John... Are you set on that Sept 19th - 21st weekend now?

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    Dorothy,

    Welcome. I am sorry to read of your unemployment. I have painfully been there. As a former software salesman, every time someone sneezed in the Silicon Valley a bunch of us all over the country were looking for another employer.

    This is definitely a multi-format event. People have said they are coming who carry 35mm up through ULF. My current work is 7x17 inch contact prints. I hope you and all others will bring their best work to show and tell. Seeing all that great work is always inspiration for me to go out and do my own work a little harder. Though it is an APUG event one member is bringing a friend who isn’t a member. Again for me it is all about an interest in photography.

    This is the enthusiasm that carries the day. “I would be so thrilled to come to this! “

    You can see the stars on our property. There is a glow to the south that is Akron and a glow to the north that is Cleveland, but over head there are stars on a clear night. The days are what amaze me. I just finished breakfast with my wife as she prepared to go to a watercolor workshop. We overlook about a half acre pond. On the far side a Great Blue Heron had landed and was stalking his breakfast. All of a sudden the Heron started running. Behind it was walking a large Doe having a breakfast of leaves from the trees. We have already seen spotted fawns this year running around the edge of the pond. Where you will be camping we have seen as many as twenty deer at a time. We have also seen raccoon, fox and coyote, so don’t leave any food out. My guess is that the noise of people will keep most of the regulars at a distance.

    You all come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billschwab View Post
    So John... Are you set on that Sept 19th - 21st weekend now?

    Bill,
    I am wondering if there is more to the question than you wrote because I thought that had been answered?

    On 4/28/08 I put in the questionnaire,
    The week leading up to the weekend of
    September 18-21, 2008

    On May 5, 08 I wrote,
    We can start that process Wednesday morning and go through Sunday. September 17-21, 2008 I can show those that want some off the sights mentioned earlier or just give directions if you want to go off on your own. Thursday I am suggesting we shoot in the Akron area (Cascade Locks, Akron Art Museum, etc) and end up at the Greek Festival for dinner. From there on we can make it up based on what of the long list of things mentioned you want to do. If anyone was thinking of starting earlier than Wednesday, let me know your thoughts. I am sure we can work something out.

    You of all people are welcome as the inspiration for this event. You are welcome to come for the whole event or any part of it. It would help with our planning if people who are coming would fill out the questionnaire posted 4/28/08 so we can prepare for their arrival. Please PM the questionnaire.

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp80874 View Post
    Bill,
    I am wondering if there is more to the question than you wrote because I thought that had been answered?
    Sorry John. I think I missed the questionnaire on 4-28 and haven't been following the thread that closely. I read through 5 pages of it until I came to Joe's question on the dates and your answer to his post still did not confirm them. Later in the same page you write...
    Quote Originally Posted by jp80874 View Post
    The week leading up to the weekend of
    September 18-21, 2008
    That was still a little vague to a simple mind like mine. Wasn't sure where that "week" started. The weekend is the 19th - 21st. The week is the 15th to the 21st (if you start your weeks with Monday). I can now see from your quotation of the questionnaire that the start date is the 17th. My bad.

    In the future, you might want to simply pick the dates and then post them at the beginning of the thread. I've found that trying to work around people's schedules is difficult at best. Set your date and then work up to it. Better than having people try to plan for some vague time frame. Once they have something firm to plan for, there is a better chance they will come.
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