Yes Holmburgers,
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!
Bill