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    NE OH Gathering, May 6-8, 2011

    It is time to get out shooting film, come together seeing winter’s work, climbing ledges, walking the OH & Erie Canal, photographing waterfalls and having group fun at a gathering of like minded friends and hopefully new faces.

    My wife Dolly, the Girls two blond lady Labrador Retrievers and I would like to invite you to our home for a photography gathering starting about 5 PM Friday, May 6th, Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th. We have been doing this, 5-6 times a year, for about three years with attendance ranging from 10-25 photographers. It has been a blast for us. I hope you have enjoyed it as much. For more information about the flavor of these events read the threads on earlier "NE OH Gathering."
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum174/...16-2010-a.html
    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum174/...18-2010-a.html

    Lee L has built a Google mapbook with most of our previously visited locations. I hope he will be kind enough to post a link to access his very helpful work.

    The following is boiler plate based on earlier experiences.
    Available options we have enjoyed before will be in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park,
    http://www.nps.gov/cuva/index.htm

    Within five miles:
    Blue Hen Falls http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/bluehen.shtml
    Buttermilk Falls http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls...milkCUVA.shtml
    Brandywine Falls http://gowaterfalling.com/waterfalls/brandywine.shtml
    Virginia Kendall Ledges
    http://hikingohioparks.com/virginia-...hio-parks.html
    Everett Road Covered Bridge
    http://www.nps.gov/cuva/historycultu...red-bridge.htm
    Maps http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/maps.htm
    Several new visitors were interested in the OH Turnpike bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the three 19th century churches in the scenic little town of Peninsula, OH.

    If nature/landscape is not your thing, Cleveland, the flats, where it is difficult to take a picture with less than three bridges, and five is more likely, awaits you.

    The event will be in Bath, Ohio, between Cleveland and Akron, five miles south of the Ohio Turnpike and Route I-77, meeting at a private home, two miles from the edge of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. For a rough estimate of distance use zip 44286 in Mapquest.com. If some visitors want to camp by the garden, they are most welcome. Others can stay at local motels. The Hampton Inn, Richfield, OH (1 800 Hampton) at the OH Turnpike entrance and intersection with I-77, about five miles away is the most popular.

    Come as early as Friday, 5:00 PM. We usually have coffee & rolls each morning or go out to breakfast at 10:00 AM to allow for early shooters and late sleepers. We gather again about 5:00 PM to show prints, tell lies and go out to dinner. Sunset shooting is available, but previously showing prints and telling stories prevailed. While you are here the Lady Labradors will entertain with their splashing stick routines. One regular will try to convince you that bacon ice cream is a bit of heaven. There is an orchard-home made ice cream business near by.

    When we learn how many are coming we can order a porta potty if there are enough to pay for it by contribution ($112). Our home stumbles through on an ancient septic system and well so we must ask you to endure this porta potty inconvenience.

    We are trying to have a loose organizational shell under which all cats may be comfortably herded. The plan will evolve until the majority is happy and the protesters fall asleep.

    All film shooters are welcome. Who is interested in coming? What information is needed?

    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.

    Welcome to the Powers’ house.
    Hosts, John & Dolly Powers
    Labradors: Cindy and Savannah
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    And here is the website John referred to:

    https://sites.google.com/site/neohapug/

    It has maps for places we typically visit for photographing and eating, for hotels, etc, as well as links to further pertinent info, like weather. If you want me to add a place, just let me know.

    Thanks again to John, Dolly, Cindy, and Savannah for their ongoing hospitality, and offering a place for all of us to get together.

    There is a rumor in the air that John is considering Australian Shepherds and/or Border Collies for cat (I mean photographer) herding duties. But I don't believe that for a minute.

    Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee L View Post
    There is a rumor in the air that John is considering Australian Shepherds and/or Border Collies for cat (I mean photographer) herding duties. But I don't believe that for a minute.

    Lee
    More on the order of lions and tigers I think. I imagine anyone trying to herd this group is in for a chore. I went with the flow many events ago.

    Thanks Lee.

    John

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    Eva & I will be there, and hopefully will be bringing a couple of people with us as well.
    - Jeff (& sometimes Eva, too) - http://www.jeffbannow.com

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    Great Jeff. It will be wonderful to see you and Eva again and hopefully Daniel and Silke. Do you plan to camp or go motel? Love that new camping trailer.

    Thank you again for hosting in Detroit this winter. I really enjoyed being a guest, meeting new people and seeing a whole new world of Detroit Disassembled. Boy was the food good. I have got to find places that around here.

    John

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    Naturally we always hope for good weather, full sun, long shadows all day long. This being NE OH we also always try for a backup plan. I saw this excellent, but small, photography show earlier this week. Very good.

    Akron Art Museum
    http://www.akronartmuseum.org/exhibi....php?unid=1870

    "All-Star Jazz: The Photographs of Herman Leonard
    March 5, 2011 - July 10, 2011

    Often credited with creating the visual archetype of the jazz musician, Herman Leonard photographed his subjects during performances, rehearsals, recording sessions and backstage gatherings to create a visual diary of post-war jazz. He had no idea that his images of jazz musicians would someday be considered documents of historic significance, cataloging the development of one of America's greatest art forms. All-Star Jazz presents some of Leonard’s finest photographs and offers an intimate view of countless jazz legends and the nocturnal world in which they thrived.

    "This exhibition is drawn primarily from the collection of the Akron Art Museum, which owns a marvelous cross-section of Leonard's work thanks to generous gifts of photographs from Eric Alterman, Robin Krasny and George Stephanopoulos. In addition, work from a private Akron collection will be included."


    There is also a much larger MC Escher show going on at the same time, same building.
    http://www.akronartmuseum.org/exhibi....php?unid=1761

    Free parking on the weekend, a small entree fee to the museum.

    Adult: $7
    Student (with valid ID): $5
    Senior (65+): $5

    John

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    I put it on my calendar. don't know yet though.
    I got one of my pieces in the Erie Art Museum Spring Show - a big to-do in Erie. It's juried too! Only cost me $500 for the print & frame. (archival pigment print from a drum scan to 16x24 from 35mm negative) haven't been shooting much this year.

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    Dolly and I are proud of you Dorothy. Great accomplishment.

    I hope you can make it to the event. Please bring the picture if the exhibit is done by then.

    There is plenty of time for new pictures between now and May. On the other hand if that doesn't happen you are pretty enjoyable even without pictures.

    Dolly & John

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    So I was printing some negatives from last year's adventure and thinking how it would be nice to be back there and here you are, volunteering to herd cats again! So I made my reservation at the Super 8. Thanks for the invite and see you in May!

    Mike Sherck
    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming– “Wow! What a Ride!”

    — Hunter S. Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjs View Post
    So I was printing some negatives from last year's adventure and thinking how it would be nice to be back there and here you are, volunteering to herd cats again! So I made my reservation at the Super 8. Thanks for the invite and see you in May!

    Mike Sherck
    Thanks Mike. Glad you are coming. As mentioned before Dolly and I started having these gatherings as a direct result of having had a wonderful time at two earlier Bill Schwab events. We wanted to be sure we did not have a date conflict with his event this year.

    John

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