I wish you the very best in upstate N.Y. I was born and raised in N.Y.C. and places "upstate" were as foreign to me as Nepal. Sudying under Ron sounds exciting (I mean intelectualy, not sexualy). Chemical photography will see a rebirth, after all circuitry on Earth is wiped out via sunspots, or Atomic detination in the atmosphere. It can happen!
Rochester or Bust - Rolling Up My Sleeves, Making a Move...
I visited Rochester about a month ago. I have a cousin that lives there with her husband. Great place, awesome diners for breakfast. We also went to the grape festival, there was wine tastings and tons of food like BBQ and such. I also had a chance to visit the Eastman house. I really enjoyed it and got to go on the indoor tour. It was raining so the outside grounds tour wasn't available. Also there was a wedding held there, which kinda blocked off certain areas. It's a fairly new thing my cousin in law said. I would visit again!