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Botany Bay Trip

We're planning a trip to Botany Bay this Friday,[masked] (a few days before Daylight Savings Time begins and before the bugs start coming out in full force).  We plan on being at the gate when they open at 6:00 a.m. (with our forms already filled out).  It will be a brisk walk to the beach as sunrise is at 6:36 a.m. (civil twighlight at 6:14 a.m.).  High tide will not take place until 11:43 a.m. so we should have plenty of time to shoot on the beach (low tide will have occurred at 5:33 a.m.).  There's 0% chance of rain (so far) on Friday; however, thunderstorms on Thursday so maybe there will be some nice cloud formations at sunrise.  The low will be 39 degrees and the high Friday will be 56 degrees.  After shooting, we plan on heading to the Sea Cow restaurant for breakfast/brunch/lunch.  

We will meet at the Wal-Mart Supercenter 2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC 29169 near I-26 Exit 111B at 2:30 a.m.Note: There is no charge to get into Botany Bay Plantation.For those of you wishing to car pool please be considerate by helping your driver with the cost of transportation.

Attached is a link (via google maps) from West Columbia to Botany Bay Drive:  http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=west+columbia,+sc&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&geocode=FQ-zBgIdwugq-ynLzbwbpLz4iDEa9n4VilaDlw%3BFUqq8AEdArw3-w&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=16&sll=32.545656,-80.242789&sspn=0.013964,0.027874&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16
For additional information on Botany Bay, please visit the following website:  https://www.dnr.sc.gov/mlands/managedland?p_id=57

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  • Dawn

    Great sunrise and lots of interesting things on the beach to photograph not to mention Great company!!!

    March 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an awesome place to shoot. Thanks Mike for setting it up.

    March 11, 2011

  • Annemarie K.

    I had a great time shooting the sunrise with everyone! Thank you for setting up the trip Mike!!!!

    March 11, 2011

  • Dawn

    Julie, I went and saw the angel oak this past summer, it was really neat and I did get some great shots of it!!

    March 10, 2011

  • Julie H.

    Has anyone heard of the angel tree on Johns Island? People at work told me it was close to were we are going and that it is great for photos.

    March 10, 2011

  • Annemarie K.

    Here comes the sun,
    nah, nah, nah, nah, nah,
    Here comes the sun,
    And I say,
    It's all right . . .

    March 10, 2011

  • Marilyn K.

    ROFLMAO

    March 10, 2011

  • Annemarie K.

    Mare, you good with 1:50am??

    March 10, 2011

  • Marilyn K.

    Hey Mike, I know where it is ... it's in my PODS with all my other "stuff" -- if we have time, I can let you try my RRS ball head and bracket set up or you can just slip your card into my camera and try it ... I think you are going to really, really love it :) In the meantime, next time I go to the PODS, I will scout for the box with my "stuff" and see if I can't easily pull it all out for you by the next CCC meeting.

    March 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I guess I'll have to back out. I'd LOVE to go--but money issues and still no time commitment on this shot...I know you guys will have a ball! I hope you post your pics.

    March 10, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Ya, what Mare said... Mare question for you. Did you find the ball mount? I am still interested in getting one. Thanks.

    March 10, 2011

  • Marilyn K.

    One more reminder -- if you have a cable/shutter release bring it because this will help you with long exposures by reducing and/or eliminating the possibility of camera shake. Ciao

    March 10, 2011

  • Mike C.

    When you pull into the Wal-Mart parking lot turn left like your going to Radio Shack and we should be on the right as you turn left. I am driving a black chevy truck. If anyone gets lost or is running late please call me at[masked]-0665. Note: We plan to leave the parking lot at 3:00 a.m. try to be there between 2:30 - 2:45 so we can re-group for anyone who is carpooling. Thank you

    March 10, 2011

  • Dawn

    How will I find you all in the parking lot? Its a BIG parking lot..what kind of cars do I look for? Thanks

    March 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget flashlight. It will be dark when we get there

    March 10, 2011

  • Annemarie K.

    Without that wild drive, you wouldn't have that great photo of the dirt road WITH leading line tire tracks!!! LOL

    March 10, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Oh ya I forgot that part. I remember now it's all coming back to me. Driving like 80 mph to get someone to the nearest facility that was like miles away. Good input Annemarie. :-)

    1 · March 10, 2011

  • Annemarie K.

    And, most importantly, don't drink a lot of coffee on the way because there are no restroom facilities there! It still shows no rain for tomorrow but I would bring a large plastic bag just in case it starts raining (to protect your camera).

    March 10, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Just a reminder to: Charge your Batteries, Bring an Extra Battery, Format Memory Cards, Filters, Extra Lenses, Tripod, Flash, Small Towel, Cleaning Gear, Bug Repellent, Sun Screen, Point and Shoot Camera, Something to drink and a Snack.

    March 10, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Good morning, Dawn. We will meet at the Wal-Mart Supercenter 2401 Augusta Rd West Columbia, SC 29169 near I-26 Exit 111B at 2:30 a.m.

    March 10, 2011

  • Dawn

    Which walmart are ya meeting at?

    March 10, 2011

  • Marilyn K.

    What me snore! LOL

    March 9, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Mare, I was thinking about letting Annemarie drive down. Trust me you will want to stay awake if she is driving. LOL

    Just kidding !!!!!!

    Oh ya, No snoring allowed

    March 9, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Update: Note to Karen when we meet at Wal-Mart we can check on the seating arrangements. Right now I have four riding with me. We can look at fitting five. If your good with the amount of space and everyone is comfortable, I have no problem with you riding along. With that being said, we will need additional driver?s that are willing to support carpooling. Please post if you?re willing to drive.

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Marilyn so glad you are going

    March 9, 2011

  • Julie H.

    Thank you Mike. I will see you at 2:30, I can't wait to see this spot, have seen so many wonderful photos.

    March 9, 2011

  • Marilyn K.

    Mike you better plan on a large car ... no way I will stay awake all the way to Botany Bay LOL!!!!

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm not going to know until Thursday. I've been trying to book a shoot for an art piece for weeks...but I want to go!!!

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike I would likE to ride with you as well I will give you money for gas

    March 9, 2011

  • Mike C.

    Hello Julie
    Yes we have room for you to ride with us. We should be at the Wal-Mart by 2:30 a.m. Hope to see you there.

    Thank you
    Mike

    March 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mike, is there a fee to go on the WMA? The site doesn't say. Will we be carpooling?

    March 8, 2011

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