We All Need Some Stress In Our Life!!


This Meetup takes places at one of New York City's famous landmark. Also the Meetup will involve a lot of people photography. Add to the people photography we are going to shoot the stressful things people do at this famous landmark.

So where is the stressful place in New York City? That will be the “world” famous New York City landmark called Coney Island.

So where is the stress? That will come from mostly the watching and photographing the people that are doing those stressful things like the amusement park rides and attractions. Also the stress that you see in people sitting on a bench watching life go by. I think we all like that type of stress!


1 - The Meetup location is on the corner of Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave. If you exit the subway station on Surf Ave make a right turn that will be Stillwell Ave. The Nathans is diagonally across the street from the meet up location.

2 - If the Meetup is postponed, for example due to rain, it will take place in July as the following week is the Mermaid Parade and there is a Meetup Saturday for that day.

3 - The trains N,Q,F,D all go to Coney Island. My train ride from Jackson Heights to Coney Island on the F train was one and half hours long. Not including the time to walk to the subway!  So make sure you give yourself enough time to get there on time. My plans to get their very early and have lunch at Nathans before the meetup.

4 - I will be wearing that day blue jeans, black shoes, blue/white checkerboard shirt and wearing glasses. Also I will have DSLR camera around my neck and camera bag on my back. So I should stand out of the crowd. I might be wearing a baseball cap as I seem to have lost the one I been wearing for the prior meetups.

5 - Ok some of you are going to be late! So at 3:00PM there is a second meetup point.

I will meet anyone that is late in front of Ruby’s Bar and Grill which is on the boardwalk http://www.rubysconeyisland.com/ . I will not be inside the bar but standing outside on the boardwalkI will only wait for five minutes at outside of Ruby's and then rejoin the rest of the group.

6 - I will be collecting $3 at the first or those that are late, meetup locations before we start. I do hate asking, so be nice when you see me and just hand me the $3 dollars.

Hope to see you all on this Meetup!

Some snapshots of people doing stressful things at Coney Island I shot last weekend. Enjoyed!




























































































































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  • Sandra F.

    Plan to come. Lots photo ops. You may want to include the handball courts on W 5th. Action and character. National one wall handball tournament held there annually. Many National champs, including my husband, play there on weekends.

    May 1, 2013

  • iz

    Great weather, great leader, and great photo ops. Would never have gone to CI on my own. Thank you Bill!

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I though everyone had a great time and was surprised with the new version of Coney Island. The group was having so much fun it was the only time ever the group left the leader behind. Also the weather was just right as it was not too hot and cool breeze blowing from the beach.

    June 19, 2012

  • Toby

    Terrific leader, great mix of people & Coney Island's visual treats - a great combo.

    June 17, 2012

  • Ed

    great time

    June 17, 2012

  • Joy H.

    Great weather and company. Lots of challenging subject matter for this amateur photog.

    June 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good mix of people, and Coney Island is among the most scenic and people-filled places in the city. Small group today, probably because of many people going to the mermaid parade next week. Worked for me to get some people-shooting practice.

    June 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    When I found out Meetup has a yearly charge that is paid by the organizer, I instituted a 'small' fee to help pay for the Meetup fee.

    June 13, 2012

  • Wanda

    That's new. I didn't realize the group had instituted a membership fee.

    June 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The $3 is the Meetup fee and entrance to the park is free. But the rides well you know the answer.

    June 13, 2012

  • Wanda

    This sounds interesting, if I can make it. What is the $3 charge for: entrance to the park?

    June 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dan. Next year and this time we, you and I will do some planning months before you come.

    1 · June 6, 2012

  • Dan C.

    Sorry I missed out on this one but our visit to NY ended yesterday. I'd hoped to make it to Coney Island but we ran out of time... :o(

    June 6, 2012

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