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**CANCELLED** Tulip Mania @ the DBG

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    Sad state of the tulip beds on 4/18/2013

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tulip beds 5/06/2011

     

     

     


    Tulip mania
    or tulipomania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.

    Short of going to Holland, our best bet for indulging in a tulip mania photo shoot around here is at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The above photo was taken May 6th, 2011 so it’s always a guess when the tulips will peak this year given weather and precipitation conditions. Let’s give it a try the third week of April and hope there isn’t a late spring snow, that we have an overcast day and it’s DAQ conditions. (Ask me at the meetup if you don’t know what DAQ means). The gardens should be a little less crowded on a weekday
    morning and those of you who work may have to play hooky

    Admission to the DBG is $12.50, seniors, $9.50 and free for members and guests. If you are a member with guest passes and you are willing to share them with others, please post your offer in the comment box below. Thanks a bunch for considering!

    Before the photo shoot:

    • Breakfast at Annies Café, 3100 E. Colfax Ave. 7:30 am.
    Please indicate in your RSVP if you are going to join us for breakfast so I can do a head count and reserve tables.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD672KFdHf0

    What: Tulip photo shoot

    Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 909 York Street, Denver 80206.

    When: CANCELLED

    9:00 am, meet near the ticket counter/gift shop area if you’re not coming to breakfast.

    What to bring: Other than the obvious (tripods, remote shutter release etc.) and according to Darrel Gulin, a Canon Explorer of Light photographer, a polarizer will take the glare off the leaves and give them a deeper, richer green. He also recommends using a diffuser to soften the light on the tulips when the light is too harsh and bright.  Scott Kelby has his assistant hold a black jacket or cloth behind the flower for a black background. If you don’t know any of the other attendees, do say hello and buddy up with someone if you want to do that sort of a photo. Small spray bottles for creating water droplets and small flashlights for back lighting, generally speaking, are also fun additions to a camera bag for a flower photo shoot. Lastly, if you have construction worker style knee pads or a gardening kneeling foam pad, bring them to make your experience more comfortable.

    After the photo shoot:
    • We’d love to see your shots!!! Please post them to the event photo album. It’s going to be a blast of color!

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  • Liz

    Group, I have cancelled this meetup based on the sad state of the tulip beds on 4/18/2013 and the damage to the buds and leaves from the snow and freezing weather we've had. An update was sent to all of you via email. It is a disappointment for sure! We'll try again for a tulip shoot next year. Later this year when the summer flowers are in full bloom, I will see about scheduling another event.

    Again, thanks for all your patience.

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Liz. Too bad, I was looking forward to it! Thanks for checking on them for us.

      April 19, 2013

    • Liz

      You're welcome Betsy. I was really looking forward to it to! Next year........

      April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    work

    April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just joined the meetup and can not make this one:( work

    April 18, 2013

  • Tom

    My wife reminded me that we have a previous commitment for the 25th. Have a great time.

    April 14, 2013

  • Jane W.

    This post says the 25th. However, when I forwarded the original Meetup to a friend, the date was the 18th. So..., is the 25th correct? THANKS!

    April 4, 2013

    • Liz

      Jane, an email message was sent out to everyone who signed up for this meetup to notify them of the change. It was also posted to the discussion board and that generates a message to the entire membership as well. I'm sorry you didn't see the emails. I would check your message settings in your account if you're not receiving the update emails. Thanks!

      April 4, 2013

    • Jane W.

      Thanks, Liz. I was in NY for a funeral and got behind on all my email. Have fun at the event and thanks for arranging it. I love tulips but will be out of town on the 24th.

      1 · April 5, 2013

  • Liz

    For those who did not receive the notice, this meetup was changed to the 25th because the DBG informed me earlier this week that there would be a lot of construction equipment in the way the preceding week to install all the outdoor sculptures.

    April 4, 2013

  • David S.

    Will be traveling for another workshop.

    April 3, 2013

  • Nona

    Sorry can't make the new date!

    April 2, 2013

  • Liz

    I think it will all depend on what kind of light we have and what you are trying to do. If it is a quiet overcast day, you can shoot for quite a while. If it's very sunny, I imagine it will be too bright approaching noon. Once we are in the gardens, people tend to disperse to various areas of the garden and then leave when they are done.

    April 2, 2013

  • Rhea

    Any idea how late everyone will be hanging out?

    April 2, 2013

  • John K.

    Working

    March 31, 2013

  • Elane

    great, now that my schedule just changed back to a day shift :(

    March 30, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    I will join everyone for breakfast.

    March 30, 2013

  • Jean

    Would love to but have to work.

    March 30, 2013

  • Charles P.

    looking forward to it...

    March 30, 2013

  • C. V.

    Have to work

    March 30, 2013

  • Liz

    I have one guest pass to share. Please message me directly if you would like to use it. First come first serve......

    March 30, 2013

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