June would be tough for me. April is nice except that there's about a 50/50 chance of light rain. When it's not raining, it is gorgeous. May is drier than April and even nicer.
Sounds like we already have enough interest for me to get into some serious planning. Mike is bringing his fancy new Cooke lens. That should be enough alone to bring up the attendence.
I will contact the lodging people at Ft. Warden and find out what our best bet is for lodging. Early next week, I will have a better idea what month we can do this. Hold on to your hats everyone! The more advance notice I can give, the more people we can expect? There might even be some San Francisco bay area people who might come.
I would like to organize activities during the day (preferably exposing film and socializing) Maybe if there is a brave soul amongst us, this hypothetical brave soul could give a talk about his/her photographic process. For example, Oriecat has the polaroid transfer going. Mike has been doing LF for a while and he has that fancy lens. Others might also have something they would like to teach us. So an evening could be spent (after dinner and socializing) learning from a member of the group.
I will ask the lodging people if they have any objection to people developing their film in a bathroom at night. I have both 35mm reels and tanks, 120 reels and a tank, and a 220 reel and tank. Oh and I have a Yankee bakelite 4x5 tank for those who might want to develop sheet film. Or maybe people won't want to develop? Let me know
Dave, you are very welcome to join our group of course! The more the merrier! Eric, of course you would be a GREAT addition to the party!