High Points in San Francisco (Lottery Finished)

  • March 23, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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The Lottery the results of the lottery are here.

http://goo.gl/Hqrx4

If you did get into this event then you should see an email that your  RSVP was Changed to YES.  10 supporters were selected and 5 non-supporters/supporters. 

If people change their RSVP to NO more people will be added in the order of the lottery.

 

EVENT HOST(S):  Voltaire & Eric H

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Lets take a blue hour shot followed by a night shot of the beautiful downtown and the bay.
This high point gives a close view of the city and the buildings streets etc. The elevation is not that high but it is a a beautiful.  This is not a place for star trails but is a good place for nocturnal panoramas, photographing the city and some light painting.  Parking is close and we will not be tresspassing. Everything is within walking distance but slightly up hill.  Bathrooms are not available at this location.

  • A total of 15 spots will be distributed:  10 for supporters, 5 for the members who are in the wait list
  • We will use the Meetup Lottery tool to determine participants.  Please sign up on the wait list then the organizers will promote the winning lottery participants to a YES RSVP.
  • The lottery results will be set March 10th. Those winning the lottery will be moved to yes status and sent - via email - the meeting location details. People will be promoted from the lottery waitlist as people drop out.  A link to the lottery results will be posted.
  • No shows will be recorded and those with prior no shows will be excluded from the lottery.  
    • You must withdraw from the event 3 days before it starts or you will be counted as a no show.
    • People with prior No Shows will be ignored in the lottery and removed from attendance.
  • No guests. Bringing undeclared guests will be treated as a no-show.


SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS (please read this first if you have questions)

  • You must have a YES RSVP to attend.
  • You must first join the wait list to be eligible to attend!
  • If there are confirmed attendees who withdraw after the lottery, those in the wait list in sequential order will be promoted to confirmed so please monitor any confirmations you might receive if you are wait listed.
  • Event will only be cancelled if it is raining and you will be properly informed of the cancellation.
  • No, we will not change the date,
  • No we will not increase the RSVP limit.
  • NO you cannot bring your pet. (That means your Dog, Cat or pet Walrus cannot attend).

COST
No cost.

SCHEDULE

  • 6:00 pm - meet up at the designated meeting location
  • 6:15 pm - climb up to actual spot
  • 6:30 pm - set-up and quick tutorial for those who need help
  • 6:30 pm - folks who are experienced with night photography can start setting up and shooting
  • 7:24 pm - sun sets
  • 9:00 pm - wrap up; those who want to leave earlier can do so


FURTHER DETAILS

  • We encourage you to car pool.  This can be discussed in our message boards.


WHAT TO BRING

  • headlamp and flashlight
  • warm sweater
  • knit hat
  • light gloves.
  • a liter of Gatorade or the equivalent
  • Snacks
  • Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery
  • Recommended Lens(es),  Both, Wide and Tele panoramic head if you have one.
  • Intervalometer


DIRECTIONS
How to get to the event? Meeting location(s) will be emailed to the YES RSVPs.  Please turn on your emails from this group.

PARKING
Street parking and limited parking in the surrounding community is available.  Thus we are limiting the RSVPs due to this reason.

CARPOOL LOCATIONS
Please set up Carpools from the South bay to San Francisco.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
If you have further questions ask below in the comments.

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  • Christine C.

    This was a super meetup! Voltaire was well organized, very alert to everyone's needs and very helpful. Voltaire paid attention to detail and made sure everything went smooth from beginning to end. Thank you so much, Voltaire, for hosting this! As always, I enjoyed the company!

    1 · March 24, 2013

    • voltaire

      You are welcome, Christine. I enjoyed the PayDay candy bar.

      March 24, 2013

  • Maxine C.

    Thanks voiltaire for all your attention to making this work for everyone. Did you make Treasure Island? I ran out of steam, so will do that trip another day.

    March 24, 2013

    • voltaire

      You are welcome, Maxine. Eric did the location hunting, I was just helping out. I ended up not going to Treasure Island because I was just so tired. I was already shooting baseball at AT&T Park for St. Ignatius since noon. It was the annual Bruce Mahoney game vs. Sacred Heart and my cousin was playing for SI.

      March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just the right size - enough people to make it interesting but small enough to keep it manageable. Nice views and pleasant company.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Maxine C.

    Voltaire - I am planning on being there this evening, but have lost the location. I am one of the photographer selected to attend this meetup. Hoping you can send me the exact location, as my memory is kind of vague.

    1 · March 23, 2013

    • voltaire

      directions were sent last Sunday. I'll send it again when I get home or you can email me at [masked] and I'll send you the info. thanks!

      March 23, 2013

    • Kim s Photography C.

      :-)

      March 23, 2013

  • Kim s Photography C.

    please be aware tonight it is lights out from 8 30 p.m. to 930 p.m. toward to support energy conservation. we are all supposed to light candles instead of electricity. just let you guys know:-)

    March 23, 2013

  • voltaire

    Location and directions were sent last weekend. Please check your spam folders. If you don't have it, please email me.

    March 23, 2013

  • voltaire

    Hi everyone! I did a recon of the location last night; please bundle up because it can get cold up there. There is a hike up but a short one. I easily get cold so I had a ski jacket and one more layer with it. I've sent a couple of emails this week. Please make sure my emails are not in your spam folder.

    See you all tonight.

    March 23, 2013

  • Christine C.

    Well, isn't there anyone going who lives in the South Bay? I don't want to drive to the City by myself if I can avoid it! Help someone!

    March 20, 2013

  • Christine C.

    Please see MSG BOARD subject: this meetup.

    March 17, 2013

  • voltaire

    All of those confirmed to attend should have received an email from me. If you need a bit more hand holding on night photography, please let me know so I can show you hands on or I can PM you on steps to take. I am a Canon person so if you have difficulty with Nikon, I recommend you read your manual and we can also check with other Nikon users on site who can help you out.

    See you all on Saturday! Post any questions you might have. We will be taking attendance and marking no shows. Thanks!

    March 17, 2013

  • Coy T.

    Have the details been sent to those that are on the list? I haven't received anything and I checked my spam folder.

    March 12, 2013

    • Eric H.

      NO not yet for this event we usually wait till a week before the event to post the meeting location. I will update the meetup description when I do.

      1 · March 12, 2013

  • Janet Arline B.

    New meetup member...and looking forward to meeting fellow night photographers.

    March 5, 2013

  • Vivek

    Cant wait to attend!

    March 5, 2013

  • Julian L.

    Will this be the same location as the 16th?

    March 5, 2013

    • Eric H.

      We are not sure yet. If we want to move it or keep it the same.

      March 5, 2013

  • Christine C.

    How fun!

    March 5, 2013

  • Rommi L.

    Could be fun, foggy times are coming!

    March 5, 2013

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