Silver Lake Dunes Shoot

  • August 10, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Please join the Shutterbugs for a day trip to the Silver Lake Dunes(1st picture) and Little Sable Point Lighthouse(2nd picture). This is one of my favorite spots in the state for shooting landscapes. It gives access to sand/desert settings, water bodies and a light house all within a few square miles.  The high sun provides some of the dramatic scenes to capture in a photograph. If you have a Graduated ND/Split ND/Reverse ND filters and didn't find a suitable place to use it or you were thinking about getting one, this would be a great time to do so.

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Sunset at Little Sable

We will leave Carpool parking on M-14, Miller Road Exit in Ann Arbor at 9 AM and reach Silver Lake Dunes by 2 PM, stopping around Grand Rapids area for lunch. We will do some dune hiking and shoot pictures around the area till 5:30 PM. After that we’ll have dinner in the area. I'll setup the carpooling options in such a way that after the dinner we can either return back to Ann Arbor reaching here by 11 PM or visit the Little Sable Lighthouse at 7:30 to capture the beautiful sunset over the lake Michigan and reach Ann Arbor by 1 AM.

Please refer to the section below to find further information:

Where to shoot: Silver Lake Dunes and Little Sable Point Lighthouse.

Where to meet: Carpool Parking - 2901 Miller Road, Ann Arbor, MI

What to bring: Camera, Lens(es), a tripod, ND/GND/Split ND filters if you have, Water, Snacks/Energy Bar and anything else that you will want to shoot pictures.

What to wear: Comfortable outdoor clothing, Hiking/Tennis Shoes, A hat if you prefer (It'll get hot)

What will it cost: It is a free event. If you are carpooling, you will be expected to split the fuel cost with the driver.

Carpooling Options:Depending on the attendee responses, I'll setup carpooling options.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Note: This is not an instructional photo-walk. Our goal is to make photographs together, not to teach how to make photographs. Questions are fine and learning from one another is important, lets just make sure we direct our focus on shooting.

 

 

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  • Pravin S.

    Kiran

    Thanks for arranging this meetup. I liked my 1st real landscape only shoot. I have learned a lot by seeing pictures taken by other members of this meetup. To see some of my attempts, please see this link http://pravinphotography.smugmu...­

    My assessment - It is not as half as good as some pictures posted by some of you. But hopefully, it will inspire me to get better at pre-visualizing the shots.

    2 · August 17, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Beautiful pictures! Each person has his/her own unique vision so you can't really compare ones' pictures with others. What I really like about all the pictures posted by everybody is that there so many different views and it opens my eyes to different possibilities and try something new the next time I shoot!

      3 · August 19, 2013

  • Niroop

    Just want to spam Kiran's email.... :P....good night guys...reached home....drive safe...

    2 · August 11, 2013

    • arpita

      I made it safe too last night. It was a lot of fun!

      1 · August 11, 2013

    • Momma N.

      Niroop can you send me the group pics of us? It's not loading. [masked]

      1 · August 14, 2013

  • DeAndre E.

    Spam..spam..spam. .lol. please don't to send the flicker account info Kiran..

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Momma N.

    We made it home. Thanks again for everything. Had a great time!! Can't wait for the next one!

    3 · August 11, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    We're at Sands!

    August 10, 2013

  • arpita

    I'm couple exits away! Are u guys able to wait?

    August 10, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      We're taking off... See you at Panera...

      August 10, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      We're at Panera!

      August 10, 2013

  • arpita

    Ok, see ya all there!

    August 10, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    See you all tomorrow!

    1 · August 9, 2013

    • arpita

      Feel like I'll be a bit late, like 9:05:(...thx for the address Kiran, I was feeling confused too

      August 10, 2013

    • Momma N.

      Almost there

      August 10, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    We're at the parking...

    August 10, 2013

    • HELEN A.

      not sure where i am supposed to be. at etas

      August 10, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      2699 Miller Road... It's a carpool parking right off of M-14 Miller Exit 2.

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • Gary L.

    I'm about 90% sure I'm going to have to cancel this, but I don't want a spot to get unused, so I'm canceling early, even thought I'm not certain yet :(

    August 6, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      It's a manual waitlist now as there is not much time to automatically assign the next person in waitline (they many not be ready to go so close to the event)

      August 6, 2013

    • Gary L.

      Thanks for the answer. That was why I wanted to cancel now, so that people do have time to get ready. I've been bumped up from the wait list before, but at the last minute (or sometimes even a few days) doesn't do any good. This looks like a great event so I didn't want a spot to go to waste. Looks like you got it filled so that's great!

      August 7, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    People waitlisted, there is an open spot. If you can make it please reply to this. I'll add the first one to reply to the list. Thanks

    August 6, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      There was only one spot and Niroop got it. If anything else opens up I'll add you Sunny

      August 6, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Sunny, You're in the attending list now.

      August 7, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    All right you guys, I updated the RSVP based on attendees who confirmed that they were attending and changed RSVPs of the members who didn't respond. Carpool lists have slightly changed and I'll mail the updated list shortly to the attendees. Thanks

    August 4, 2013

    • Pravin S.

      Got the new carpool list. I will see you at carpool parking

      August 4, 2013

    • Momma N.

      I got the list. Yeah!

      August 4, 2013

  • Niroop

    Hi Kiran, it shows me as in waiting list....is there any space limit there?

    August 4, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Limited to 12 attendees.

      August 4, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    All those who haven't confirmed yet, please note that, if I don't hear back by 08/04/203, I'll be opening up the place to the next person on the waiting list. Please confirm ASAP. Thanks

    2 · July 31, 2013

  • Lisa

    Unfortunately I have to cancel this time. Hope we can do this trip again sometime.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    I request all the attendees who have not confirmed yet, to do so as soon as possible. Thanks

    July 26, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    I mailed out the Carpool list to the attendees. Please let me know if have you any questions/concerns. Thanks

    July 22, 2013

    • arpita

      Kiran...i am confirming! Just booked the place also, as I said earlier I'm staying over. I would like to do the sunset shooting as well with the group:)

      1 · July 24, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Awesome Arpita!

      July 24, 2013

  • dev s.

    Rsvped no. Ill b there by my own since i have a +1 and the spots here would be limited...

    July 22, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      Oh sorry to hear that! Hope you can join us next time!

      July 22, 2013

  • Vessela

    Does that mean im on the goin list or still waiting list?

    July 8, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      You are still on the waiting list. If a space opens up due to somebody backing out, meetup automatically assigns the next person from wait list. Unfortunately we have to limit RSVP to 12 due to space restrictions.

      July 8, 2013

  • Kiran B.

    I expanded RSVP to 12 spots. Just sent out a note to some about carpooling. Once I hear back, I will put together the final list!

    July 3, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      You are on the list Pravin. Waiting for some responses from photos willing to drive. Once I hear back I'll send the plan out to the attendees...

      July 3, 2013

    • Pravin S.

      Thanks.

      July 3, 2013

  • Momma N.

    I'm riding with George Mitchell

    July 3, 2013

  • Phyll

    What number am I on the waiting list? I responded as soon as I received the invite tonight. Wow, it must've filled up immediately. How many can go? (Maximum number?)

    June 11, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      You are in position 2. Looks there is a lot interest in this trip. By the end of this month, more people are wait listed, I'll see if the attendance can be expanded.

      June 12, 2013

    • dev s.

      Thanks kiran we would like that :-)

      June 12, 2013

  • Marie B.

    Just saw the posting. Do you have a waitong list?

    June 11, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      There is still 1 spot left. Also I setup a waiting list as well.

      June 11, 2013

    • Phyll

      Okay, thanks. Hope more slots open up!

      June 12, 2013

  • Sandy J.

    I too, responded almost immediately I thought; I hope this will work out.

    June 12, 2013

    • Kiran B.

      I was surprised to see such a quick response too. As mentioned earlier, by the end of this month I'll expand attendance option if more people are wait-listed.

      June 12, 2013

  • Marie B.

    Great destination. Sounds like a nice day to plan.

    June 11, 2013

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