Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,518   Posts: 1,543,749   Online: 855
      

View Poll Results: Do you want an apug conference

Voters
51. You may not vote on this poll
  • yes

    45 88.24%
  • no

    6 11.76%
Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 32

Thread: conf. yes or no

  1. #11
    jd callow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Milan
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,002
    Images
    117
    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    And summer music festival at nearby Interlochen.
    And the BlissFest (folk, bluegrass and old time string) in July.

    Quote Originally Posted by lee\c
    I would like to go to the Upper Pensiula of Mi. It looks to me like the gold mine country of Northern CA. I think the flys and mosquitos are as big a canarys tho.

    lee\c
    Early Spring and Autumn are the times to go to the UP. In the dead of summer mosquitos are bad, real bad, but the black flys are like flying gorillas.

    Helen and I went in Nov. once. Although most parks were closed, they were not locked shut. We had unseasonably warm weather and it was magnificent. The UP forests are largely pine trees and other conifers so it stays green year round. There are few things that can match Superior in Nov. for power and beauty.

    *

  2. #12
    lee
    lee is offline
    lee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Fort Worth TX
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    2,913
    Images
    8
    I got to go to Houghton/ Hancock area several years agofor a week of work. Took 24 hours to fly from DFW to STPaul then to Marquette and then a 4 hour wait for the bus the airline sent and then a 4 hour ride up to H/H. Called my boss and told him it was like the movie Trains Planes and Automobiles. Very depressed area. Nothing has been built since the mid 1950's. It was March and snow was still around and piled way high. It was very cold every night also. The little fat Texas boy froze his huevos off.

    lee\c
    Last edited by lee; 08-13-2004 at 10:16 AM. Click to view previous post history. Reason: forgot something

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Southern California
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,879
    Images
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by mrcallow
    Leelanau county Mi, Traverse Airport more Hotels, B&B's and campgrounds than you can shake a stick at. Some beautiful scenery, some of the best beaches in the world --located on a fresh water inland sea with 30 or 40 miles of National Park coastline, and some very nice hidden beauties.

    No public transportation, fairly expensive to fly to Traverse airport, but I think it would beat Vegas like a drum.

    Just a thought...
    Been there, done that - would like to do it again! Beautiful area!Vinyards, Wineries Cherry orchards, etc.

    As I recall, the tourist season officially starts in early April. Booking flights into/out of Traverse Airport can be a problem - very few flights - mostly commuter planes. On the second day of the tourist season, United offered me $900. cash plus a round trip flight anywhere in the USA if I would give up my seat on the airplane when I was departing Traverse Airport.
    Tom Hoskinson
    ______________________________

    Everything is analog - even digital :D

  4. #14
    jd callow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Milan
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,002
    Images
    117
    I really do have work to do today but...

    Some shots of the UP (remember I'm not a nature photog ):

    *

  5. #15
    BWGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Wisconsin, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,050
    Images
    18
    And then there's South Haven, Kalamazoo, the Hot Air balloon festival in Battle Creek, but Copper Harbor in the UP...eh, der! haha Wisconsin's got nice stuff in the summer, too!
    But if we are talking West coast, then how could we go wrong with the San Jose area? Wineries, close to the ocean, fairly temperate. Close to SF...a huge convention center & hotels... shopping, good food, several large universities (that may be available for housing). This area would win my vote hands down over Vegas!

    I think Aggie and others had the right idea in the other post...get some ideas, get some general cost info & put it to a vote as to where to hold the first one. After that, we can talk about having it somewhere else (Are Denmark & Norway big enough to hold all of us??? hahaha )

    Cool idea, and I'm excited about it!
    Jeanette
    Jeanette
    .................................................. ................
    Isaiah 25:1

  6. #16
    jd callow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Milan
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    8,002
    Images
    117
    Tourist season starts on Memorial day and runs through Labor day. Early May is a great time to go.
    a couple from the LP:

    *

  7. #17
    Flotsam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    S.E. New York State
    Posts
    3,221
    Images
    13
    I always enjoy hearing of APUG members who are local to each other getting together to meet and enjoy photography but with active members spread from Australia to Denmark, it sounds as if a worldwide conference would be logistically daunting at best. Add to that the fact that creative folks tend to be, well... rather opinionated, all of the elements a complex event might be beyond the hope of reaching any consensus. (remember the simple "Name the Magazine" thread? There were as many suggestions as members. Poor Aggie finally had to close the thread. )

    While it would be an enjoyable event, I have my doubts that it is really feasable.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
    =Neal W.=

  8. #18
    bmac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    Posts
    2,156
    Images
    9
    Isuggest we all chip in and order one of these bad boys...



    Then any time there is a disagreement at the APUG get together, we can send the two combatants to the ring. The other members could wager on who was going to win, the proceeds would benefit APUG...


    hi!

  9. #19
    mikewhi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Redmond, WA
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    808
    Images
    9
    If we have it in the summer, the the Pacific Northwest would be a great spot. No rain from mid-july thru early Sept. Lots of outdoor opportunities for trips: Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, Cascades, San Juan Islands, Columbia River, Olympic Penninsula, rugged rocky shorelines, huge rainforests, etc. Glazer's for supplies, Seattle ARt Museum, Benham Gallery for photography. Lots of motels\hotels. Portland or Seattle would be good choices. Olympia is well located between them. A long way for Europeans to travel, though. Just a thought, but goood only in those mohths. Too much chance of rain in other dates.

    -Mike

  10. #20

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Århus, Denmark
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    2,102
    Images
    16
    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhi
    A long way for Europeans to travel, though.
    It's ok. then I have a perfect excuse to go to the US (I like the US, my wife thinks the US is bad).
    Then I will come and enjoy meeting all the nice people from APUG. Great!
    I may bring my 8x10 pinhole (made it in July).

    Greetings Morten

    (who in two will own 2 digicams as his new phone will arrive...why are there cams in all new mobiles?)

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin