Made it to the hotel, going to Tremont for first light and will see you folks at 9A.M...Frank and Evan
Jeff, We are all heading to to Country Made in your honor.
Well don't worry... We got there too late, they were closed.
We can all go to the Country Maid Sunday after brunch. They open at 11 AM.
We will toss one down for the Gipper.
One of the happiest moments of my 63 years of photography was to take twenty some Apug photographers from five states to a place where I have made 100 images in the last 1 ˝ years. Then as they ranging from amateur to pro, 35mm to 11x14 format, spread out, finding the subjects I had found, I got to watch their faces light up, their excitement build and their mouths flap as they discovered what a wonderful source this was. I wandered from guest to guest reveling in their delight as they set up equipment and compositions, watched their friends do the same, and wonder if they could make this picture and get to the next before the beautiful light changed. Then I watched our host, the builder of this 1800s farm museum, fall in love with Charlie’s wet plate gear, completing the give and take circle of happiness.
If that were not enough for a wonderful day, two of my three Labradors took advantage of their freedom and the commotion of the party. They took a hike. Only the kindness of an unknown couple, two miles away, saved the day as they lured the girls in with biscuits, called the phone numbers on their collars and waited for the jailer’s wagon to bring the runaways home.
Thank you for this day.
Thanks to John and Dolly for hosting another great event. I really enjoyed seeing old friends and meeting the new guests. Like John, I had a blast at the farm. Matt- sorry I had to cut out before the "mating", but I thought the demo was great as is your enthusiasm. Thanks again to everyone.