April 26, 2013 · 6:45 PM
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This event is about:
Star trails, Mountains lit up by moonlight, MoonBow and whatever you want to take a picture of in Yosemite. This is a one night event on Friday/weekday you need to leave the Bay Area early afternoon to get to Yosemite in time!
Event RSVP, attendance, limit etc:
This event is limited to 14. The event is limited to 14 because I don't want to deal with more people, some locations don't provide more space and we are not alone there!
People with the most recent no-shows or who have proved troublesome to deal with will get the lowest priority at the selection process.
The event on Saturday the 27th is the same with the exception that confirmed/official moonbow calculations are available for the Friday event only. If you have time to attend on both days please sign up for both days and send me (Enrico) an email which day you prefer to attend.
You will be allowed to attend only Friday or Saturday and not both events.
I'm tracking no Shows for this event. Guests are not permitted.
If you change to a "NO" status less than 3 days prior to the event you are counted as a No-Show. (i.e. after April 23th , 9:00 PM)
What you need:
- camera with lenses that cover an effective (35mm full frame equivalent) focal length of[masked]mm is recommended
- 1-2 spare charged camera batteries or battery grip or external power source
- spare memory card(s)
- sturdy/solid tripod where nothing wiggles or is lose
- rain cover for camera and lens (can be just a simple plastic bag with rubber band), lint free cloth to wipe water from lens/filter
- for taking star trails you need an intervalometer which can be one integrated in the camera (max 30s shutter speed) or external intervalometer
- red light! (or flash light that can be switched to red light) + spare battery and/or spare light
- comfy and warm shoes, warm layered clothing, knit hat, light gloves, heavy socks : from day to night temperatures will drop up to 40°F)
- water, snacks
Sunrise: 6:07am Sunset: 7:44pm
(Illumination 97%) Moonrise: 9:11pm Moonset(Saturday): 7:32am
Civil 5:39am 8:13pm
Nautical: 5:05am 8:47pm
Astron': 4:29am 9:23pm
Moonbow time: Upper Yosemite fall 10pm - 12:10am, Lower Yosemite Fall 10:10pm -1:30am
Carpooling strongly recommended
Parking in the park is free. But there is a National Park fee per vehicle of $20 (valid for a week).
Q&A about night photography: http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/messages/boards/thread/8314753
If you want to do star trails and haven't done it yet you may want to read up on that, http://blog.starcircleacademy.com/?s=startrail there are also plenty other blogs/articles about that on the Internet.
Why the cryptic event name? Because some people tend not to read the event descriptions if the title gives away what the event is about. Hopefully now they read the description.