I've been everywhere ooooohhh yeaahhhh still I'm standing tall.
"He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.
Welcome from Florida's east cost and right across the alley. You might consider Dale Labs in Hollywood FL, for any enlargements. Their prices are reasonable and shipping is next day. Thanks for joining us..
Yes, BWGirl, I'm afraid some day I just may try to develop my own film. :o
And Wayne, thanks for the tip on Dale Labs across the alley. I'll check them out. Years ago (in the late 90s) I used Thomson Photo in Coral Gables for my B&W, and they did a terrific job; but I heard they closed and, sure enough, I haven't been able to locate them.
That’s interesting about many Kodak retirees living in Naples. Next time I’m in our pro lab I’ll ask the guys.
Nature photography here is pretty much limited to the beach on the West and the Everglades in the East. For the Everglades I’d recommend taking US 41 (not I-75) toward Miami; US 41 is a “Scenic Highway” and truly beautiful.
I’d be happy to show you around, however I’m a 35mm amateur and you’re way over my head. As a LF user you may wish to visit our local version of Ansel Adams: Clyde Butcher. He’s based out in the Everglades in a hamlet called Ochopee, about 30 miles East of Naples on US 41: http://www.mapquest.com/directions/m...&2s=fl&2z=&r=f
Here is Butcher’s website: http://www.clydebutcher.com/ I’ve never met him, but a friend who shoots MF and LF took some of his photos out to Butcher to look over and they had a grand time.