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2 Bridges

Meetup is on despite chance of rain - see you there!

 

Status update:  This event is going on tonight.  There is a 30-60% chance of rain.  Please check your email spam filter or your email preferences in your My Profile on Meetup if you have not received the event details.

This is a 2 Location event.  Attendance at both locations is required.  If you prefer just one, wait for the location to repeat as a single event.  If you do not check in at both locations you will be counted as a No Show.  Why?  You've taken a spot away from someone else who would have liked to go to both locations.

Please read this entire event description - there is important info throughout.

 

(I would like to do more dual location events w/ this group and will be interested in your feedback on how you liked it/how it worked for you. ~ Joolz)

 

EVENT HOSTS:  Joolz & Sarita - We'll answer questions not covered in this description - Steven gets a break for this Meetup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

  • If your plans change, please change your RSVP immediately so the next person on the Wait List can get in.  You must withdraw prior to noon, Friday, Mar. 29 if you will not attend or you will be counted as a no show.
  • You must join the waitlist to be eligible to attend this event - a total of 20 spots will be be available
  • You must have a YES RSVP to actually attend
  • The majority of spaces will go to Supporters & will be determined by Lottery two weeks prior to the event
  • The remaining spaces are available to non-supporter members  - also to be determined via Lottery
  • People with prior No Shows will be ignored in the lottery and removed from attendance
  • no show to this event will be recorded and tracked
  • Guests are not permitted
  • Bringing undeclared guests will be treated the same as a no-show
  • RSVPs are open until noon, March 17 - after that we'll run the Lottery.  Notifications will go out by 6 pm Monday.  The first person on the waiting list will get moved to a YES RSVP if a spot opens up.

Signed Liablity Waiver Agreement Required: Download, sign, and bring the form: http://files.meetup.com/1491227/BANP_GeneralReleaseOfLiability.pdf

Attendees without signed waiver forms at the event will be counted as no shows.

 

ABOUT THIS EVENT

This event will begin w/ sunset at a beach w/ a classic view of the Golden Gate Bridge.  After the light is gone we'll move on to the Bay Bridge to photograph the amazing Bay Lights installation now in progress at the Bay Bridge.  Check this out for more info: http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/06/17213814-bay-lights-elaborate-sculpture-lights-up-san-fran-bridge

If we're fogged out of good light for sunset we may move on to the Bay Lights early so please keep in touch w/ one of the Hosts.

One of the challenges of the Bay Lights show is that a long exposure won't show the cool patterns so we'll have to be creative, high ISOs, fast lenses, large apertures, anything else? to capture them.  This is also a great opportunity to play w/ video if your camera does that, so be sure to bring extra memory and batteries!

 

SCHEDULE
6:30 pm   Meet at first location to shoot GGB - Check in w/ Hosts

7:30 pm  Sunset

8:15/30 pm  Drive to 2nd location to shoot Bay Lights on the Bay Bridge

8:45/9:00 pm  Check in w/ Hosts at 2nd location - or you will be recorded as a No Show

10: 00 pm  Event ends - you can continue shooting if you like

 

WHAT TO BRING

  • headlamp and/or flashlight
  • warm jacket, warm hat, light gloves - we'll be right on the Bay after the sun sets so it can be very cold!
  • Camera, tripod
  • Extra film/memory cards & batteries
  • Recommended Lenses: Wide Angle - the fastest wide angle you have/can rent - possibly mid-range as well.  For GGB -  a variety of lenses could be used
  • ND filter and polarizing filter may be useful for GGB
  • Intervalometer / remote release
  • Liter of Water, Gatorade or the equivalent; Snacks

 

COST
There may be parking fees at one location - bring coins & carpooling is suggested


DIRECTIONS, PARKING & other pertinent info
Will be sent to Yes RSVPs prior to the event


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Q: How do I know if I'm ready to do this?
A: The locations for this meetup are not very physically demanding as long as you're wearing supportive footwear.  You will probably want to be sure you're wearing closed-toed shoes.

Rain will cancel  :(

 

If you have further questions ask below in the comments.

 

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  • Joolz H.

    I want to acknowledge all of you for coming out on a rainy night and making the best of it! Your good nature and hard core spirit was inspiring!

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup with this group and I was highly impressed with the level of organization and communication. If only the weather could have been more cooperative. Looking forward to more meetups with this group!

    March 31, 2013

  • Alister C.

    Creative angles! Whoever shot the Palace of Fine Arts.

    March 31, 2013

  • Steve J

    Thanks for organizing, Joolz and Sarita. Even with getting a bit soaked and full of sand, it was a lot of fun.

    March 31, 2013

  • Christine C.

    Although it started raining on us just as our little group arrived, I thought that if we hung in there and hung out long enough we would be richly rewarded with something great to photograph…perhaps a meteor or an alien spacecraft! And we were…not with those but with the most gorgeous golden sunset anyone could ask for! Thank you so much to Joolz and Sarita for coordinating this event--I sincerely appreciate the work you two put into this. The weather did not deter us and we did get some great photos!

    March 31, 2013

  • Sarita

    Thank you all for coming yesterday. It was great to meet you!

    March 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Sarita and Joolz for setting up and executing this wonderful meetup despite the weather prediction. We were richly rewarded with a beautiful sunset at Golden Gate. Both of you rock!!!

    March 31, 2013

  • rocco t.

    IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST MEETUP MEETING EVER!

    March 31, 2013

  • Mike

    After getting over my inital disappointment that "2 Bridges" was not a meet & greet with actors Beau and Jeff Bridges, I decided that I had fun with this event. The drizzling wasn't enough to dampen our enthusiasm! Thanks Joolz & Sarita for your efforts.

    1 · March 30, 2013

  • Sarita

    Sorry, a mistake in the final location #1 (street address was incorrect). To clarify, we will be meeting in the lot near the beach. Please check your email for the driving directions, parking, and my phone number.

    March 30, 2013

  • AJ V.

    I just learned today that I am no longer in the waiting list; however I can no longer attend because of some other commitment. I'm giving up my spot so other members in the waiting list can attend. Thanks a lot. Enjoy.

    March 30, 2013

  • Janet Arline B.

    Any last minute cancellations? I'd love to join you all! call me:[masked]

    March 30, 2013

    • aron c.

      I'm not sure if I can make it... due to a last minute media photo job. I just emailed Sarita to see if you or someone else could take my spot

      March 30, 2013

  • Sarita

    The event is on tonight. Depending on the online weather site, the chance of rain showers is 30-60%. If you have not received the details, please check your email spam filter or change your email preferences on your meetup My Profile. I will send again.

    March 30, 2013

  • rocco t.

    Where are we going to meet tonight? I don't have any detail yet. Are we still going?

    March 30, 2013

  • Serisha N.

    got sick and cannot make it

    March 30, 2013

  • Joolz H.

    Re Chance of rain: Sarita sent out an email last night saying we'll email everyone by noon on Sat. to let you know if rain will cancel or if we're going for it. The last 2 days have consistently showed a 50% chance during the window we'd be shooting. Please do read through the email for info you'll need to know - & remember, you have 2.5 hours to change your RSVP if you won't be attending w/o incurring a No Show designation.

    March 29, 2013

    • Mike

      You now have several minutes left to cancel. :-)

      1 · March 29, 2013

    • Joolz H.

      Until RSVPs close, the date/time you have to withdraw is noted under the # of attendees, near the top of the RSVP list. It was also noted in the event description.

      March 29, 2013

  • rocco t.

    Hi All,
    It looks like it is going to rain on this weekend. What can we do?

    March 28, 2013

    • Christine C.

      Rocco, we will get to photograph more reflections! Don't forget t bring a raincoat for your camera!

      March 29, 2013

  • Raja

    Hi,
    I will be driving from Pleasanton. Let me know if anyone is interested in car pooling.

    Thanks

    March 27, 2013

    • Mike

      Hi Raja. I'm thinking of taking BART in (from Lafayette). Let me know if you'd be able to pick me up somewhere in the city such as the Embarcadero, on the way to Baker Beach. Thanks.

      March 28, 2013

  • Cheryl S.

    Just wanted to see if there is anyone who is interested in carpooling, or if someone has room for one more person in their car? I'm really looking forward to this event!

    March 25, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Christine & Ho I would like to leave around 4:15 that will give us enough time to get there even if there is heavy traffic. Give me a call and we can arrange a con;vient place to meet. [masked]

    March 24, 2013

    • Christine C.

      Okay Mike, I will call you during the week. I wrote down you number. I would like to go early too!

      March 24, 2013

  • Kim s Photography C.

    I am craving night photos

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Sandeep G.

    Still on waitlist. :-( Hope they take in more ppl

    March 22, 2013

  • Kal

    I will be driving from Monterey. If anyone local is interested in carpooling and sharing gas expense, let me know.

    March 17, 2013

    • Barton L.

      I would like to catch a ride with u. Best Buy is a good parking lot. What time do u think u will be driving by? Thanks 4 the offer.

      March 22, 2013

    • Kal

      4:30 PM. Should give us ample time for the drive ahead.

      March 22, 2013

  • Mike W.

    Hi Christine & Ho no problem both of riding with me. Christine now are doing hope you have made a full recovery? Do you need me to pick you up at your house?

    March 18, 2013

    • Christine C.

      Yes, Mike, unless it is more convenient for you if I meet you somewhere. And yes, I made an almost complete recovery. My ankle still hurts but not nearly like it did during those bridge photos and I am in my normal shoes again!

      March 20, 2013

  • Mike W.

    I live in the Evergreen area of San Jose and I will be driving so is anybody is interested in carpooling and sharing car expenses let me know.

    March 17, 2013

    • Christine C.

      Mike, I live in Campbell and would love to catch a ride with you. I will certainly help with gas expense.

      March 17, 2013

    • Ho Y.

      If you have room for one more? I'm in Cupertino.

      March 18, 2013

  • Chetan T.

    Sorry I will not be able to make it.

    March 17, 2013

  • Ho Y.

    Just got confirmed for this, first confirmed event ever for this group.

    Do folks carpool at all to these events?

    March 17, 2013

  • Lynda S.

    Can you tell me, what defines 'a supporter'? Thanks

    March 15, 2013

  • AJ V.

    My previous message was truncated. " I'm available on this date and looking forward to be selected."

    March 12, 2013

  • AJ V.

    I'm available.

    March 12, 2013

    • Steven C.

      Available for what? Co-hosting? Hosting on a different night?

      March 12, 2013

  • Janet Arline B.

    I'm new to this group & excited about night shots. I captured the bay lights opening night onboard a boat in the rain. Look forward to better weather!

    March 12, 2013

    • Travis C.

      I was there that night too! Covered my camera with a plastic bag and continued shooting!

      March 12, 2013

  • Mayank B.

    Looking forward to it. :)

    March 12, 2013

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