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Gathering at Eddie's is ON! may 1st

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Topic: Gathering at Eddie's is ON! may 1st
Posted By: Eddie
Subject: Gathering at Eddie's is ON! may 1st
Date Posted: 15 March 2010 at 07:14
hey all,

still planing to gather on may 1st and shoot plates and film.  all are welcome.  steve from black art wood craft will attend as well as mike from artcraft chemicals. 

Originally posted by Joe Smigiel;569731

Can you keep us updated on what will occur at the event as it shapes up Eddie?  Will Mike and Steve still be showing?  Is the sell/swap still on?  Will there be tuneage?  Revelry?  Fire?  Wabbits?

I've been thinking of driving the Magic Bus over and bringing along a bellowless 8x20 Korona & holders to sell along with a couple lenses to pay for gas for the trip.  Might also be time to let loose of that 20" Vitax.  I'll also bring that 5x7 Seroco Petzval and maybe a Rembrandt portrait lens and darktent to unload.

I might be after a Dallmeyer 2C if one shows up.

Joe


har har har!

thanks joe,

there will be deer, turkeys (not just you guys) and rabbits being pulled from hats! Frank Petronio will be coming as well....he is in charge of all the fire!

mike and steve are scheduled to show. maybe we can get a 50/50 raffle in on some chemical goodies....

yes, please bring some stuff to swap and sell. i will make arrangements for a tent and some tables. i was just not able to pull it off as grand as i had planned but i will try and include all the fun non-the-less. the more goodies that show will help to get some of the tire kickers to come on over......

i know of a 2C that will be there....not sure if it will be for sale but it will be available for play!

It is wet plate collodion day on May 1st. it is a day that all WPC people shoot a plate and post it on a website. we will be having a group effort to do this. we will also be shooting film and large format. i will have some models, food, and great local micro brew beer!

it will be worth the drive. i/we hope you (and all others) are able to make it. so far we have about 20-25 people waiting for the day to arrive.

there is 50 acres of forest to play in as well. i will be arranging local forays to nearby shooting destinations for those that want to shoot photos of something besides the models. we have 1600 era stone houses, bridges (BIG and small) rocks, mountains, barns, trees waterfalls and old trains to name a few of the awesome potential all within 15 mins drive.

eddie



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Posted By: J0B00
Date Posted: 15 March 2010 at 09:56
Ah, dang...Frank is gonna be there? Still haven't met him although we talk pretty regularly...
 
If he's in charge of fire, make sure there is a bucket of water close by!
 
Tell him I said hello!


Posted By: richard Mellor
Date Posted: 15 March 2010 at 11:12
When you meet Frank.

You will be meeting a soft spoken gentlemen.
And when you meet Eddie ......
Eddie is the guy ,who will get up at dawn and drive  down  a dusty road, to look through a box of rusted nails  in search of camera and parts...

Sounds like a great time I will try and make it.
 


Posted By: mylar_stars
Date Posted: 15 March 2010 at 16:46
Oooo. Sounds like fun. I'll have to have a look at how long the drive is.

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State 'O' Maine
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Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 16 March 2010 at 06:47
Originally posted by mylar_stars

Oooo. Sounds like fun. I'll have to have a look at how long the drive is.


yes,  come along!  maine is not that far.....:)  it takes me 3-3.5 hours to Boston......how far are you from boston?

it is closer than coffer's

plenty of free camping as well.

eddie


Posted By: mylar_stars
Date Posted: 16 March 2010 at 12:01
I'm about two hours from Boston. Free camping? That just might do it!

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Troy R. Bennett
State 'O' Maine
www.mysteryjig.com


Posted By: Marek
Date Posted: 17 March 2010 at 06:42
This sounds like fun! Where in Maine are you?

Thanks!

Marek


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 17 March 2010 at 07:09
Originally posted by mylar_stars

I'm about two hours from Boston. Free camping? That just might do it!


....and free beer!  that should push you over the edge!

great.  see you here.  it will be a great gathering!

eddie


Posted By: mylar_stars
Date Posted: 17 March 2010 at 07:57
Free brewskis? I'm there!

I'm in Portland, Marek, where are you?


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Troy R. Bennett
State 'O' Maine
www.mysteryjig.com


Posted By: Marek Warunkiewicz
Date Posted: 17 March 2010 at 09:54
Troy, H!

I'm in Toronto, Canada, where we are having a lovely summer day, where it will be 62 degrees in a few hours.

Marek


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 02 April 2010 at 16:09
okay.  less than  a month.  frank petronio is organizing some models.   (could get wild with frank).

steve from black art wood craft is coming and will bring some toys to look at.

Mike from artcraft chemicals will also be there.  order them and pick them up and save on the shipping. 

there will be raffles and chinese auctions for some great wet plate chemicals.

should be great.

eddie


Posted By: Robert
Date Posted: 02 April 2010 at 16:52
Free beer? Hell this will be bigger than Woodstock :-)


Posted By: Dana Sullivan
Date Posted: 02 April 2010 at 18:36
Woodstock? More like Edstock!


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 03 April 2010 at 11:09
har har har!

woodstock NY is only 15 miles away....the original site is only 30 miles away.

think about how fun this will be.  large format shooter, wet heads, grain alcohol, ether, loacl BEER, and BBQ action...oh!  and lets not forget model.

spread the word.

thanks to all that are participating.

eddie


Posted By: Euphus
Date Posted: 09 April 2010 at 11:41
You make it sound so inviting. I have a closing reception at the Meridian Museum of Art that weekend.

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euphus


Posted By: jodyake
Date Posted: 09 April 2010 at 11:53
im going! Ken can you give me a ride?

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http://incameraindustries.com/


Posted By: smieglitz
Date Posted: 10 April 2010 at 18:47
So, I awoke OK from surgery yesterday only to find the stitches covered in collodion!  Somehow seems appropriate.  :)

I had an umbilical hernia repair and am now looking forward to cavorting with the belly dancers at Eddie's gig in a couple weeks.  Things went well and I should be mended sufficiently to make the party.  I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.


Posted By: alex from holland
Date Posted: 10 April 2010 at 20:00
Originally posted by Eddie

har har har!

woodstock NY is only 15 miles away....the original site is only 30 miles away.

think about how fun this will be.  large format shooter, wet heads, grain alcohol, ether, loacl BEER, and BBQ action...oh!  and lets not forget model.

spread the word.

thanks to all that are participating.

eddie
 
 
Don't forget those little plants you brought from my lovely country................................LOL


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You don't take a picture, it's given to you.
Alex Timmermans

http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/ - My wetplate blog
http://www.alextimmermans.com/ - My website


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 16 April 2010 at 06:38
it is getting closer fast!

i ordered the beer!  see my priorities?  :)

i am looking into a tent (for SUN shade!  remember positive weather thoughts).  i will be talking with my "chef" on some food.

several "models" will be there.  a couple are "real" models and the others are regular folks that are willing to sit for us.  should be great.  lets remember to get a print or something to the sitters for their time.

looking forward to seeing everyone.

eddie

edit:

here are some ideas fro hotel/motels in the area. you probably want to stay in New Paltz or Kingston:

Holiday Inn. kingston 845 338 0400

Sky Top Motel kingston 845 331 2900 this is on top of a "mountain" over looking kinston.

Super 8 in Kingston 845 338 3078

Super 8 in New Paltz 845 255 8865

oh! and for the big spenders that want all the comfort plus check out the http://www.mohonk.com/ - Mohonk Mountain House in new paltz. AWESOME (and you pay for it) 845 255 1000

these hotels are about 10 min drive from my place.

there is a quaint little http://www.thehighfallsmotel.com/ - motel in high falls as well....about 4 miles from me.


Posted By: Mike@Artcraft
Date Posted: 18 April 2010 at 14:42
Artcraft now has Ethyl Ether again. The Good stuff!! I'll be Eddie's on the 1st. Anybody want something let me know, free shipping, better quality and lower pricing. Just give me a call at 800-682-1730 and I can bring it down. Silver Nitrate, Collodion, Ether, Ferrous, bromides, Iodides and I will also be bringing some chems for a Chinese Auction to offset some of Ed's costs.
Thanks,
Mike Jacobson
http://www.artcraftchemicals.com - www.artcraftchemicals.com


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Michael Jacobson
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www.artcraftchemicals.com


Posted By: tuant
Date Posted: 21 April 2010 at 12:24
Boy, that Mohonk Mountain House surely is attractive!  For $160, it is probably worth staying.  Judging from its view, you can probably do a few plates too.  It is 265 miles from my place.  I missed your last gathering.  Still has the jasmine tea.  I plan to shoot all my way to mohonk on Friday, may have to sleep in my car in the parking lot  and then use my nose on Saturday to go to your barbecue stand:)

Tuant


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 21 April 2010 at 15:18
Originally posted by tuant

Boy, that Mohonk Mountain House surely is attractive!  For $160, it is probably worth staying.  Judging from its view, you can probably do a few plates too.  It is 265 miles from my place.  I missed your last gathering.  Still has the jasmine tea.  I plan to shoot all my way to mohonk on Friday, may have to sleep in my car in the parking lot  and then use my nose on Saturday to go to your barbecue stand:)

Tuant


great.  please do.  you may have trouble sleeping in your car at mohonk....lots of climbers in the area so they are ion the look out.   if you need come to my place on friday.  plenty of forest or floor space!  maybe we will tap the keg on friday night!

if it is only 160 stay there it is one of the most beautiful places around.  they include food as well.


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 22 April 2010 at 07:25
hello again,

i have invited my friends Dan Burkholder and his wife Jill Burkholder.  i am sorry to say Dan will be away on May 1st but i am happy to say Jill will be attending.  these two are an authority on digital negs and alt process printing.  you all should see there darkroom/computer room.  simply marvelous.  

i have encouraged Jill to bring a few prints.  this would be a great opportunity to "pick her brain".  she has such wonderful images and is full of knowledge.

the day is shaping up nicely.  see you all there.

eddie


Posted By: spiotta
Date Posted: 22 April 2010 at 20:40
Can't believe a year ago I actually had a house in Olivebridge.  My timing is always a little off!  (But stone house day was fun......)  You'll just have to carry on without me.

Christine


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 29 April 2010 at 06:41
hey all,

1st let me remind everyone to BRING a few prints so others can see what you are doing.

just an update and an informal idea on a schedule.

i will do a wet plate demo at about 11am.  the wet plate set up will be available for people to play with all day but i will go over it and answer question then.

it is World Wet Plate Day as well, so at about 3:30pm or so i would like to have a  group photo of everyone to submit to the WWPD book that is made.  should be a great one.

there will be tables set up so people can buy, sell, and swap what they wish.  no set time.

BBQ food will be available all day and into the night.  when you are hungry get some food or fire up the grill and cook some.  grill master wanted!

i plan to have several raffles/chinese auctions throughout the day so late comers will get in on it as well.  lets say one at 1pm, 4pm, and around 7pm.

almost there.

eddie


Posted By: jodyake
Date Posted: 29 April 2010 at 09:52
cant wait!

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Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 29 April 2010 at 11:59
oh!  i forgot to say.  

the studio and lights will be up and running all day long.  

the models will be coming and going all day.  there are several.

outdoor shooting is on all day as well.




Posted By: tuant
Date Posted: 30 April 2010 at 09:31
looks like Eddie's inbox is full.  I will show up around 9:30 tomorrow morning to help set things up.  See you there!
 
Tuant


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 14:02
WOW! what a great day!

a very special thanks to Mike at Artcraft Chemicals. he donated all chemicals for the raffle. buy your chemicals from mike!

another thanks to Steve at black art wood craft. hs cameras are simply perfect and beautiful.

thanks to all that showed up and made the day so successful. Thanks to the models Leah and Christina. so beautiful and so professional. thanks to louis and joe from bringing all the cool brass goodies...what a great selection of old brass.

i will post some tin types after the guess wakes up from the scanner room...).
put this date on the calender for may 2011! bigger and better!

eddie

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Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 14:06
some quick and dirty scans.

i will print the glass neg. i just wanted to get the scan up. the glass neg is the one with the writing the correct way.

the rest are black aluminum.

thanks








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Posted By: jodyake
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 15:37
what a great time yesterday was! thank you Eddie for hosting all of us.

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http://incameraindustries.com/


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 16:19
thanks for coming jody!

some form my pay jim romeo














Posted By: toydesign
Date Posted: 02 May 2010 at 21:19
Wish I could have been there...looks like a great day was had by all...!


-Greg


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-Greg

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity"

"Great artists doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."


Posted By: tuant
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 08:04
Hoho, Eddie, more people will show up next time:)


Posted By: BSchwab
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 12:45
Looks like a great time!

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Posted By: CarlRadford
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 13:29
Well done Eddie!


Posted By: smieglitz
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 16:43
Yes.  It was very well done.  Great people, great conversation, great food, great models, great weather and great equipment for sale/trade.  It was a lot of fun and well worth the trip.

And, there was even beer and Everclear being consumed.  LOL.

Do it again Eddie.


Posted By: alex from holland
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 17:38
pitty,
 
we should do something like this in Holland next year.
pitty i could not be there.
 
alex


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You don't take a picture, it's given to you.
Alex Timmermans

http://collodion-art.blogspot.com/ - My wetplate blog
http://www.alextimmermans.com/ - My website


Posted By: Robert
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 17:57
Well all I can say is..I'm glad you guys got to see my camera before me. Robert


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 20:03
Originally posted by Robert

Well all I can say is..I'm glad you guys got to see my camera before me. Robert


it is  beauty!  and do not worry.  we dripped a couple of drops of silver nitrate on it and a finger print of silver so it is "broke in" now.  you can see my thumb print very easily on the rear standard.....

har har har!

seriously,  it is a beauty.  steve was very adamant about NOT touching it!  it is in fine shape.


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 20:08
thanks everyone.  i have  to thank the people who came....THEY made it the success it was...

Joe S gets the award for the 1st to arrive....AND the last to leave!  AND he came from the farthest away....Kalamazoo Mi to NY....in the magic bus no less!  well done JS!

thanks everyone.  i will be doing it agian....BETTER...next year.  you have been warned.  i will coordinate it with WWPD as well.

eddie


Posted By: Robert
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 20:09
Glad to hear it. I'm sure it will have plenty of silver stains eventually. You should of asked him to shoot a plate with it. I can imagine what his reaction would of been...lol Robert


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 21:25
Originally posted by Robert

Glad to hear it. I'm sure it will have plenty of silver stains eventually. You should of asked him to shoot a plate with it. I can imagine what his reaction would of been...lol Robert


we shot a plate already.....!


Posted By: tuant
Date Posted: 03 May 2010 at 21:46
So it was Robert's camera! It was a real piece of art work!  The price is great considering the top craftsmanship.  Please post a few plates after you get it.  You challenge will probably be on shrinking you image from 15x15 to 600DPI here:)


Posted By: smieglitz
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 00:05
Leah aka Velocity
Leah aka Velocity

half-plate ambrotype
Taken in Eddie's backyard on World Wetplate Collodion Day 2010


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 04 May 2010 at 06:56
Originally posted by smieglitz

Leah aka Velocity
Leah aka Velocity

half-plate ambrotype
Taken in Eddie's backyard on World Wetplate Collodion Day 2010


great shot Joe.

be sure to get it into the book.


Posted By: Robert
Date Posted: 19 May 2010 at 13:47
Well I just finished up teaching large format photography at Hiram College. It was great having the freedom  to adjust the curriculum to include wet plate (tintypes and ambrotypes) and platinum printing, using film and glass negatives. So I'll be taking a trip to Rochester, N.Y. on the 28th to pick up the new camera that all of you saw at Eddie's place. I just received a picture of the new tripod and saddle that Steve is now making. Wait to you all get a look at the new tripods that are going to be offered from Blackart in the next few weeks. They are awesome looking. Robert 


Posted By: Eddie
Date Posted: 19 May 2010 at 15:36
come by my place when you get the camera.   we will shoot some plates with it....again...:)   it would be fitting for it to make another stop here ....:)

eddie


Posted By: Robert
Date Posted: 21 May 2010 at 07:04
Eddie, I'd love to stop by but time won't allow me this trip. Thanks for the invitation though. Robert



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