Monday, December 23, 2019

From f295: League of Upper Midwest Pinholers; Eastern Division

F295 was an international discussion forum begun and administered by Tom Persinger. Originally just about pinhole photography, it expanded into all kinds of alternative methods.  It was active from 2004 until 2015 but it remains on-line. Recently it disappeared from the web for a few days, and that prompted me to decide to reprise some of my favorites here at Pinholica, for backup if no other reason. 

On Facebook today Ric Johnson posted a link to a ten-year-old story on a Twin Cities web site about a meeting of the League of Upper Midwest Pinholers, a group mostly consisting of folks from the Twin Cities, but which also included several members from other states including me by virtue of my attendance once at the invitation of Tom Miller who used to organize these events at the Minnesota Center for Photography.  (That’s how I got involved in Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day,) They continue to meet on an irregular basis, but for a few years it was always on the first weekend in November, usually announced on the f295 forum. I’ve only attended the one meeting but I always tried to take a picture relating to it on the day they met in Minneapolis.  On the day referred to in Ric’s post, I did this piece, posted on November 18, 2009 under the title: LUMP East.

Following a tradition of at least a couple of years, the Eastern Division of the League of Upper Midwest Pinholers mounted an expeditionary force to scale Mosquito Hill while the main body of the League was meeting in Minneapolis.

Beginning at the bottom of the North face.

Taking the official footograph was a bit of a challenge due to ground conditions at this time of year.

At the summit.

I don't think they perform this part of the ritual over there in Minneapolis.

And in recognition of the featured presentation by Marv Thompson and with a tip of the get well soon hat to Earl Johnson, here's a shot which includes a bridge.

All with the Populist. .15mm pinhole 24mm from 24x36mm frame.