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Lighted Halloween Pumpkins

They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, so here is what we are going to recreate. with our own little twist!

SO IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS MEETUP, YOUR ENTRY FEE IS...

• A CARVED, REAL pumpkin

• And a way to illuminate it, e.g., candle, battery operated light etc.

If you don't bring a CARVED REAL PUMPKIN, you will NOT be allowed to shoot!

It doesn't have to be an elaborately carved pumpkin, but something that is done well,  and neat. So please at least put some creativity in to it!

Also be sure to bring...

• Camera

• Camera Gear

• Tripod or Monopod

• Flashlight

DID YOU KNOW CHEESMAN PARK IS ON DENVER'S HAUNTED PLACES LIST?  Here's the story of the park...

While taking a stroll upon the rolling hills or having a picnic under the shade of one of the many trees in the beautiful 80 acre Cheesman Park, many visitors don’t realize that they very well may be walking or sitting right upon the grave of one of the many who were buried here in the 19th century. Surrounded by Capitol Hill mansions in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado Cheesman Park is not only frequented by visitors wanting to explore its botanical gardens or enjoy its 150 mile panoramic view from the pavilion, but is also said to be home to a number of restless spirits.

The park’s history began in 1858 when General William Larimer jumped the claim of the St. Charles Town Company and established his own town, which he called Denver.

In actuality, the property didn’t belong to the Town Company either; rather the land legally belonged to the Arapaho Indians. In November, 1858, Larimer set aside 320 acres for a cemetery, which is now the site of present-day Cheesman and Congress Parks. Larimer called it Mount Prospect Cemetery and several large plots were designated on the crest of the hill for the exclusive use of the city’s wealthy and most influential citizens. The outermost edge of the cemetery was reserved for criminals and paupers, while the middle class were to be interred somewhere in between. 

Read the rest of the story here...http://www.legendsofamerica.com/co-cheesmanpark.html

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So come if you dare...we might even see a ghost!

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  • Sara G.

    Hi Everyone - just wanted to let you know that I tweeted my "BOO!" photo and stated how much fun I had. It was retweeted by a 7 news journalist Anica Padilla who was sharing Halloween Happenings. Thanks again for holding the event.

    2 · October 16, 2013

    • Teri V.

      That's soooooo awesome!!!

      1 · October 16, 2013

  • Teri V.

    TONIGHT WAS A BLAST! It was a lot of fun not only seeing everyone creatively carved pumpkin (there were some good ones!), but all the great lighting of images you guys came up with! Can't wait to see the images! Thanks to everyone who came out, I want to do it again! With glow sticks, more colored lights and a fog machine!

    3 · October 15, 2013

    • Sara G.

      Dry ice would be great!

      October 16, 2013

  • Elin V.

    Looking at the pictures so far it looks like it was a grand event. The shots posted and carved pumpkins look great.

    1 · October 16, 2013

  • Nona

    Teri thanks so much for doing such a fabulous job organizing tonight's event! It was so worth frozen hands by the end of the evening! I can't wait to download my photos tomorrow! Also thanks to those who took the time to carve such fabulous pumpkins! And thanks to our marvelous light painters! I give this event as many stars as Teri had on her pumpkin.......5+! :)

    3 · October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Teri, thanks so much for organizing this really fun meetup. It was a wonderfully creative idea that you brought to life. And, yes I had a blast as well and found everyone to be polite and respectful. And thanks to everyone else for helping make this event a success....from rearranging pumpkins, re lighting them, spreading leaves around etc., and a big thank you to Elizabeth's husband for being such a good sport and a fantastic light painter! I was also truly impressed with the effort everyone put into carving their pumpkins. They were beautiful!

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    After looking at my pictures, I realized I forgot to thank everyone who took the time to carve a pumpkin! There certainly were some works of art there tonight! Thanks for participating and making this event special! Don't forget to post some pics!

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Elizabeth G.

    Teri, Thank you so much for organizing this meetup! Everyone was having so much fun and I got to meet some new people that I haven't seen before at the meetups. The weather, people and pumpkins were all just perfect. Everyone was polite and gave room to others so that everyone could get cool shots of all the pumpkins. I appreciated all the ideas that the other photographers had and it was neat to do some light painting as well. I heard nothing but great things about the event. Can't wait to do it again next year! :)

    2 · October 15, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    Definitely a 5 Star event!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Kristal K.

    Teri, Thanks for taking the time and making the effort to organize such a unique and fun event. I appreciate all your efforts and know most people feel the same way! I can't wait to see my pictures!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Beth H.

    Thanks for organizing, Terri!

    1 · October 15, 2013

    • Beth H.

      Woops! Teri, not Terri.

      October 15, 2013

  • Jean

    That was a fun meet up thanks for organizing it. Can't wait to look at my photos!!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Sara G.

    It was really fun - thanks!

    1 · October 15, 2013

  • Britni

    This was my first Meet Up and I have to say I was really disappointed by how rude some people were. This was supposed to be a fun, festive event. I'm so saddened that people weren't being kind and enjoying a fun opportunity that we all spent time to make happen. I hope people can take some time to enjoy this time of year and show some kindness to one another.

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, are you guys around? I'm at the pavilion.

    October 15, 2013

  • Justin M.

    How are we looking on the leaves? Should I grab a couple bags full on my way still?

    October 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      My trees haven't shed many leaves yet so, yes please do bring leaves if you have them

      October 15, 2013

  • Leslie p.

    I hate to do this but I have a sick little guy at home today so unfortunately I will have to back out at the last min. I am jealously awaiting the posted pics though!

    October 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! It looks like someone backed out this morning, so I'm in! Problem is, I definitely don't have time to go home after work (at 5) and carve a pumpkin by 6... Since I just got the notice this morning, is it possible to still come (sans pumpkin)?

    October 15, 2013

  • Jean

    I am signed up am I not? I signed up long ago but don't see my name. I'm planning on coming.

    October 14, 2013

    • C. V.

      Jean signed up on the TSI meetup site

      1 · October 14, 2013

    • Teri V.

      Jean you RSVPd on the Taking Stock Images Meetup. So you are good to go!

      October 14, 2013

  • C. V.

    Didn't I see that someone was bringing tea lights and we were going to use them so the pumpkins would all have a similar glow?

    October 14, 2013

  • Anna

    I realized im signed up twice. I free'd my name from this list and am signed up under the other group.

    October 14, 2013

  • Teri V.

    Teresa, I just checked 9News weather it's suppose to be time of sun and clouds, high in the mid 40's. So it will be chilly, but no rain/snow for Tuesday evening. Monday yes, but nothing for Tuesday. Dress warmly!

    October 12, 2013

  • Justin M.

    Look forward to this!

    September 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm a little confused (as a non native CO) by your map links that show a park north of I-70 (https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Pavilion+on+the+east+side+of+the+park,+Denver,+CO) and what Google provides when I search for Cheesman Park: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=ll
    I'm sure that the second link is correct but I just want to check with you to make sure...

    September 27, 2013

    • Teri V.

      Richard, it's the Park is downtown, between 8th and 1th Streets. The pavilion is on the east side of the park, you can't miss it. Thanks for the heads up, I changed the address, Meetup was pointing to.

      September 27, 2013

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