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Mary Avenue Bridge w/ Moon

This event will be a lottery event there will be 4 slots for supporters and 2 for all left in the wait list. The lottery will be July 11th and all winners will be moved to the attending list.

Important Information This is a Thursday night event

EVENT HOST(S): John Cincotta and Joolz Haugen Please contact him if you have questions or ask below. You might first want to read the "Must Read This" page as it may answer most of your questions.



on July 18th the moon gets near the bridge while the lights are still on.

I'll be there on the 18th will try and stick around from 9ish to the lights go out or till the moon passes the bridge. (It may be close.)

The moon will peak at 21 degrees above the horizon as it passes the zenith at 9:37. This will give a decent image similar height of the moon as the cloud around the moon shot.












Here are some pics to show tail light trails from the bridge and a problem that has to be delt with I used a couple of ball bungee cords and had the legs form an obtuse triangle to get the lens as close as possible






This is a similar photo with the problem accentuated with a red line on part of the vertical and horizontal wires








Here is a corrected photo by getting close enough so that you are shooting between the metal wires

There is parking along Mary on the north side as well as on the south side (I have not visited the s end at night) there is also parking(possible in the high school lot)


the nearest bathroom that I know of is the McDonalds on the corner of Mary and Pastoria.

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

You must join the waitlist to be eligible to attend this event.
You must have a YES RSVP to actually attend.
4 Supporter spaces will be determined by Lottery two weeks prior to the event
2 spaces are available to anyone via the lottery.

People with prior No Shows will be ignored in the lottery and removed from attendance.
A no show to this event will be recorded.
You must withdraw from the event 3 days before it starts or you will be counted as a no show.

NO Guests are permitted.
Bringing undeclared guests will be treated the same as a no-show.


8:26 PM  sundown

9:00 PM  checkin

9:37 PM moon is at the zenith

10:00 PM lights go out on the bridge



headlamp and flashlight
warm sweater
knit hat
light gloves.
Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery
Recommended Lens(es)


the meetup will be at the north end of the bridge closest intersection is Mary Ave and Homestead Rd. Just behind Hoemstead High School

There is parking along Mary on the north side as well as on the south side (I have not visited the s end at night) there is also parking(possible in the high school lot)

If you have further questions ask below in the comments.

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  • Sandeep G.

    It was fun!

    July 19, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    Never been there before, Great time out there. I think I got a few good shots.

    1 · July 19, 2013

  • AJ V.

    Since one back out, can I still join?

    July 18, 2013

  • AJ V.

    Since Dee can't make it, can I go instead.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Dee R

    Can't make tonight. Please somebody jump in!

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • aron c.

    @John C - have you ever tried any sort of star trail photos from the bridge?

    July 13, 2013

    • Jing W.

      I think it was between[masked]

      July 13, 2013

    • Jing W.

      I'm sorry, it was186 shots so over 3 hours and not 2.

      July 13, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    Looking forward to doing some night shots again, see you all there. I have two head lamps, I'll bring both in case someone needs one.

    July 11, 2013

    • Thomas M.

      They are white...that said it has 1, 7, or 19 LED'S to choose from, plus it blinks.

      July 11, 2013

    • aron c.

      blinks!! :)

      July 13, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    See U There :-)

    July 13, 2013

  • Arjun B.

    I would like to bring another friend along with me,

    July 10, 2013

    • john c.

      its very crowded out there if they are not shooting and they stay out of everyone's way its ok w me

      July 11, 2013

    • john c.

      but you are not rsvp's as of now so neither can show or you will be marked with a noshow

      July 11, 2013

  • Khanh

    Maybe I missed where it is listed but what are the recommended lenses for this shoot?

    July 11, 2013

    • john c.

      wide to shot telephoto

      July 11, 2013

    • john c.

      all the pictures in the description were taken with an 18-55mm zoom on an APSC sensor. Ive seen some nice pictures with a fisheye set right under the toe

      July 11, 2013

  • john c.

    I didnt ost any mail to the people signed up
    but lottery will be held july 11

    John C

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • joy

    John, got an email to reconfirm (?), i still wanna go if selected, I requested the night off already.

    June 30, 2013

  • Steve S.


    June 30, 2013

  • Ramón M.

    This wonderful pedestrian bridge cannot be ignored for being photographed.

    May 23, 2013

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