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Photowalk: Kemah Boardwalk @ Sunrise

 

Last minute details for the photo walk tomorrow at the Kemah Boardwalk.

If you don’t read anything else read this!!!!  It is very humid at the boardwalk and will probably be warm from the moment you get there. This can cause significant problems with lenses fogging up. I was there last weekend at 5:30 and still had some lenses that were as yet unusable at sunrise at 6:20!! If you have a safe un-air-conditioned place to keep your equipment tonight I would strongly consider it.  If you cannot do that then transport your equipment in the trunk (not in the car) WITH THE BAG OPEN so that the lenses warm up and defog faster.   You don’t want to get up way before dawn and then miss shooting sunrise due to equipment problems!!

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen…..I know it will be dark when you arrive but the sun starts scorching pretty soon when it comes up. Mosquito repellant is also your friend down here.

The regular parking lots are blocked off on weekends to make them available for valet service later in the day.  There is parking available in front of the Bullet (rollercoaster) and just past Starbucks in front of Saltgrass.  If for some reason that parking is all full there is street parking avail on Bradford Ave between 4th and 5th Streets.

There is plenty to shoot even before official twilight starts so I’m going to do check-in a bit differently to make sure that everyone gets out on the boardwalk to shoot as the light is changing.  I plan to be in front of Starbucks to start checking folks in at 5:15 so those that happen to arrive a bit early can go ahead and get started.  I will stay there until 5:35ish to give stragglers a chance.  After that if something happens and you arrive late you will have to track me down on the boardwalk to check-in.  You can call or text me at[masked] and I will let you know where I am.

Lastly, the photo-ops abound.  After you get you fill of sun up, the surrounding areas are ripe for exploration.  The Boardwalk, the marina and The Lighthouse District are all great places to explore.  I’ve attached a link to a crude (very crude – I need Google map lessons if anyone has time on their hands, lol) map that shows these areas.  Blue is the Boardwalk, yellow is to the marina and red is the Lighthouse District.  https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=210887170994996716960.0004df10cc876918510a6

I hope you enjoy yourselves!! See ya tomorrow dark and early!! (Sorry I just couldn’t resist!)

Angel

 

 

The Kemah Boardwalk is known for it's daytime activity and great night photography opportunities, but it's also a great place to shoot sunrise, especially in the  summer.  The sun rises over the water when you shoot East off the boardwalk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The early morning boat activity creates some nice opportunities as well.  The rest of the boardwalk and the surrounding area is good fodder for morning light. You'll be able to fill your card with fantastic images before the heat gets too bad!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the navy sunrise will be at  6:20 and twilight will start at 5:52.....so we will meet at 5:30 for check-in to allow everyone time to pick a spot and set up before twilight starts.   We will meet in front of Starbucks.  The management has agreed to open an hour early for us at 6am for those who still need your morning jolt!!!!


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  • Pam S.

    It was a good time! Thank you Angel for organizing!

    June 16, 2013

  • Dave-it

    It was an interesting experience to be out taking pictures during the magic hour.

    June 16, 2013

  • Angela

    The only improvement would have been less clouds.

    June 16, 2013

  • Matthew F.

    Sorry we didn't actually make it. I've been working nights and wasn't able to make the transition.

    June 16, 2013

  • ROBIN

    Really enjoyed that!

    June 16, 2013

  • Craig S.

    Great times! Great Photos! I think I will be at the next meetup :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Darin K.

    My +1 and I had a great time, thanks for organizing such a cool location.

    June 15, 2013

  • Darrel B.

    Had a good time in spite of the heat and humidity. Thanks Angel for setting this up.

    June 15, 2013

  • Falguni

    This is my first trip with meetup and I truly had grate time and I really amazed with colors, glad to be a part of this. Can’t thank enough to Angel for arranging this. Looking forward for another trip! :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Saundra S.

    Angel, were we supposed to give you $2. I saw that posted somewhere.

    June 15, 2013

    • Angel

      No worries Saundra....it's a completely voluntary tip.....not a big deal at all. I'm glad you had a good time.

      June 15, 2013

  • Saundra S.

    Thank you for setting this up Angel and to Joe for your tips.
    This was wonderful.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful. Never have seen the bay that sill in the morning

    June 15, 2013

  • Jasleen

    It was first time for me to come out shoot for sunrise. I have always admired sunrises from my car - but today really enjoyed the play of colors, the shifting of scenes, the drama. Thank you Angel & Joe for all the tips for camera & self prep. Thank you so very much.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very enjoyable. Thanks for organizing, Angel!

    June 15, 2013

  • Pam S.

    Good time. Thank you Angel.

    June 15, 2013

  • Syed B.

    Really enjoyed it. Thanks Angel.

    June 15, 2013

  • Richard S.

    I enjoyed it very much, maybe we can do another in the cooler season. Thank you for doing this.

    June 15, 2013

  • Henrik F.

    Great photowalk and excellent place to catch the sunrise. Will come back another morning and get some more pictures. Thanks, Angel!

    June 15, 2013

  • Wilfred

    Sigh... Realized forgot tripod while driving... Not going to make it.

    June 15, 2013

  • Annie V

    Something came up and I might not be able to make it. If I can, I will just show up

    June 14, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Be SURE and bring bottled water so you stay safe. When you need a 2nd bottle of water, I will have a case on the ground or somewhere near my SUV, feel free to grab one. Look for a black Ford Escape with a roof rack and a bunch of 100 Club stickers.

    2 · June 14, 2013

  • rose

    Have fun,

    June 14, 2013

  • Jessica J.

    Family emergency

    June 14, 2013

  • Jasleen

    Looking forward to.....

    June 14, 2013

  • Virginia Ann U.

    Cant await to see yalls pictures, have fun and be safe. :-)

    June 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but have to work.

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, but have to work.

    June 12, 2013

  • Dianna C.

    sorry something unexpected has come up and I won't be able to attend...have fun and will enjoy seeing your photo's

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work calls.... someday I'll get to meet you all for an event!

    June 11, 2013

  • dian a.

    Rats. Can't make it after all. Look forward to seeing some photos; should be a cool shoot.

    June 10, 2013

  • Richard S.

    Love photography. Semi retired, love nature photography.

    June 10, 2013

  • Alcy N.

    working

    2 · June 9, 2013

    • Joe L.

      You're working at 5:30am? Wow! ;)

      June 9, 2013

    • Alcy N.

      Not that early,but old age has me doing one thing a day LOL

      2 · June 10, 2013

  • Virginia Ann U.

    Is there anyone driving over to this walk from the Tomball/JV area in the morning? Could I hitch a ride?

    June 9, 2013

    • Joe L.

      Virginia, what is "JV"? Maybe someone might be able to meet you halfway?

      June 9, 2013

    • Virginia Ann U.

      Jersey Village

      June 9, 2013

  • Michele W.

    Looking forward to your photos, Folks!

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • Debi

    Will pay. I'm not a jerk :0)

    2 · June 7, 2013

  • Krys W.

    Oot

    June 1, 2013

  • Denise B.

    Sorry, would love to come but will be out of town.

    June 1, 2013

  • Joe L.

    Awesome Angel!! Thanks for setting this up!

    June 1, 2013

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