Nov 16, 2013 · 4:00 PM
This location is shown only to members
A beautiful historic bridge, a couple of ornate buildings, and some lights in the dark.
This photo shoot will start in Eagle Landing State Park, from which there is a perfect view of the Haddam/East Haddam Swing Bridge, and the Goodspeed Opera House and Gelston Restaurant buildings on the other side of the river. At nighttime, the bridge and buildings are brightly illuminated, creating a beautiful light in the dark and reflections in the river. This past summer marked the Swing Bridge's 100th anniversary and Mid CT Photo members were present to photograph the daytime festivities. You can also drive across the bridge to take photos up close.
See daytime photos of the swing bridge and opera house: http://www.meetup.com/Mid-CT-Photography-Meetup/photos/15509202/
Plan to arrive around 4 pm so that you will have plenty of time to stake good locations and set up your equipment before night fall, and catch some blue light.
If anyone wants to meetup before the shoot to ask questions, etc., we will meet at a nearby restaurant about an hour before. Details and a separate event posting are forthcoming.
For members who may be new to night photography, a list of recommended equipment (in addition to a camera) to bring to this photo shoot will be posted in the next few days.
Important note: this event is weather-dependent. In case of inclement weather or soggy ground, the event may be postponed to the following Saturday, or to the first Saturday in December.
This will be the first in a series of night shoots that will be scheduled throughout the year in different venues around Connecticut. If you have never taken night photos, now will be your chance to learn from experienced night shooters.