Downtown After Dark II

  • March 31, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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This is a repeat meetup to go Downtown to photograph the buildings and sights at night. There should plenty of opportunity for some interesting angles, colored lights, and time-lapse traffic shooting, etc. I plan on doing some walking towards Central to check out the sights there. Last Sunday there was a group of fancy show cars parked along Central. If they return this Sunday I'm sure they would probably be happy to show them off if we wanted to take photos of them.

We will meet at 7:15 PM at the NE corner of Civic Plaza (Corner of 3rd St. and Marquette Ave). Sunset should be around 7:25 this night so we may have some cool sunset/twilight city shots when we first get there. Who knows? 

On Sundays there is no charge for street meter parking. If we should have to park in the  Parking Garage, each vehicle will have to pay for their own parking fees. Probably wise to bring a few dollars cash just in case. I don't anticipate that you won't be able to find a space on the street, but I want to make sure that you are prepared.

Disclaimer: I worked the night shift Downtown for over a year and never had any issues. If you respect others and smile or say "hello" then they generally act in kind and don't bother you. If you are too timid to have a homeless person possibly walk by and speak to you, then maybe this isn't a shoot for you. Not that I anticipate any problems, but it is Downtown so don't be shocked if a drunk should stagger by. As a group we can stay close enough to watch out for one another.

If this one fills-up don't worry, I'll be planning a repeat in the future.

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  • KC

    I would love to repeat this outing at the Old Town Plaza. There is a lot of interesting "stuff" to shoot. Anyone interested in a night shoot in old Town?

    1 · April 6, 2013

    • Lew

      Didn't remember there being an Old Town one, but I am interested.

      April 7, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Old Town sounds fun. I've only done shoots there on Christmas Eve. I'll have to keep that in mind! :)

      April 8, 2013

  • Cece G.

    Perfect weather and great company. I had such a great time! Thanks for posting this, Frances. And for the laughs :D

    April 1, 2013

  • Jukka J.

    We had good time learning to know other participants.

    April 1, 2013

  • Alvin S.

    very good

    April 1, 2013

  • Frances R.

    Had a great time last night! Ended-up walking around with a group of gals in our group and had fun talking and laughing with them.

    April 1, 2013

  • john k.

    Another alibi. Got to the site and my phone rang... will try tonight and pretend I did it last night.

    April 1, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Be sure to post your shots if you make it tonight. I wondered where you went last night. ;-)

      April 1, 2013

  • Bob H

    First time to try this type of shooting and this group was the incentive so that was good.

    April 1, 2013

  • Andy

    More activity downtown on an Easter Sunday evening than I would have thought.

    April 1, 2013

  • Vin L

    excellent -- perfect conditions

    April 1, 2013

  • Liz B

    same bug as Julia.

    March 31, 2013

  • JuliaP

    So sorry but feeling awful.

    March 31, 2013

  • Terry T.

    Last minute change....sorry.

    March 31, 2013

  • Lew

    Too much going on at home...beautiful day, have fun!

    March 31, 2013

  • Raylene

    heading's out on the bike today - won't be back in time! have a great time all!

    March 31, 2013

  • john k.

    Might shoot fillum (outdated Fuji NPZ)

    March 21, 2013

    • john k.

      Good luck getting chromes processed in NM

      March 29, 2013

    • Lew

      Understood...will more than likely sell it as expired film but that was kept refrigerated since purchased. I am guessing it is pretty good still Might shoot a roll or two and have it processed to confirm so I don't sell it and find out it deteriorated.

      March 29, 2013

  • Frances R.

    Sunday forecast; 74 high, 47 low. Yeah!

    March 29, 2013

  • Martha S.

    will hope the weather is better than last time

    March 29, 2013

  • Jesus G

    will be out of town

    March 27, 2013

  • john k.

    I missed a bunch of specific images. Nothing like Frances R's gorgeous, eye-opening shots (click Photos). So..I'll go back to see if I can do something with them.

    March 26, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Aw, thanks, John! :)

      March 26, 2013

    • Frances R.

      And if its cold again this Sunday I'm joining you at the pub for a drink instead, lol!

      March 26, 2013

  • Anne H.

    I'm sorry to have to cancel on this one as well.

    March 26, 2013

  • Jukka J.

    W

    March 25, 2013

  • Frances R.

    Since we are meeting at Civic Plaza instead of Lowe's I've edited the info above accordingly and I've increased the attendee limit in case anyone else wants to join us. Hope to see everyone there!

    March 14, 2013

  • Alvin S.

    I can meet at Civic plaza, need address not from here.

    March 12, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Since everyone but one is meeting at Civic Plaza I've changed the meetup location above. If you click on the link it will bring up the map where you can get directions from your place. We will meet at the NE corner which is Marquette and 3rd Street.

      March 13, 2013

  • Frances R.

    Thanks to all for answering my email question. So far, only one person would like to meet me at Lowe's so I'll meet with with them and then join everyone at the NE corner of Civic Plaza. I'll try to get the Lowe's folks to meet closer to 7:00 so that we will be at Civic Plaza by 7:15 to meet the rest of the group. I'll handle that with them via email. :)

    March 11, 2013

  • Frances R.

    Just a heads-up, this meetup will be rescheduled in the event of rain or high winds.

    March 7, 2013

  • Melanie

    Sorry! I have other obligations on this date. Maybe I'll catch the next one or be lucky and make it on the go list for the first. Thanks for scheduling a part II so soon! :)

    March 6, 2013

  • Raylene

    Would love to join the photo party. Haven't done much night photography in the recent years, but looking forward to the challenge!

    March 6, 2013

    • Frances R.

      Let me know if you have any questions about camera setup for night photos. I'm happy to assist if I can. :)

      March 6, 2013

  • Raylene

    I live east of downtown so will meet up at the Civic Plaza "regroup" spot.

    March 6, 2013

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