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Portsmouth Halloween Parade

  • Oct 31, 2013 · 4:30 PM
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The Event The Portsmouth Halloween Parade bills itself as a grassroots, all-inclusive community celebration of creativity, resourcefulness, collaboration and free expression on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. Always held on October 31st, The Seacoast Photographers Association and Drink And Click™ Portsmouth are joining forces for the creepiest and craziest Photo MeetUp of the year! Everyone is invited to attend this spectacle and practice your low-light flash street photography - while having a boatload of fun! 

More details on the parade here: http://www.spookyportsmouth.com/about.cfm

Logistics We begin the night with a social hour gathering at 4:30pm in downtown Portsmouth where a team of regular Drink And Clickers™ will welcome all the newbies from Seacoast Photographer's Association to our monthly chapter event! At 5:30 we gather up our garlic necklaces and photo gear and move stealthy (while constantly looking over our shoulders for “WALKERS”) to the PIERCE ISLAND pre-parade staging area. There we will spend an hour or so, capturing zombies, vamps, wizards and other undefinable characters as they prepare to be unleashed on the city streets of Portsmouth when the parade begins promptly at 6pm! From there we head towards the revelry and brouhaha at PRESCOTT PARK until 7pm where in Drink And Click™ fashion we will wander into our PUB OF CHOICE to count the survivors of the night’s events, share stories and images, possibly raise a pint and grab some grub while the crowds and traffic disperse.

A Photo Challenge Theme of SHADOWS will be the quest of the evening as "Wicked Cool Prizes" are offered to all who chose to submit their favorite three images to the International October Chapter Wide Drink & Click™ Challenge. Entry details will be shared during our social hour from 4:30-5:30.

We’ve heard rumors of Thriller Dancers in the area so rest assured if we discover there whereabouts we’ll be sure to add their location to the meet up in case you want to wander in other very cool yet creepy directions.

What to Bring Your camera and a good flash. An on-camera flash may work if you get close enough, but you'll be much happier with a dedicated mounted flash unit. Warm clothing - preferably lots of layers. We can't predict the weather, but assume it will be quite chilly. A water bottle, snack bars, or a couple bucks for snacks and drinks. Anyone who gets cranky because they're hungry and snackless will be wrapped in gauze and thrown into the parade route among the zombies. 

In Case of Problems Chris Keeley and Pat Corlin will make my cell phone number available to those who sign up as we get closer to the event. Note: Children may attend, but this event may not be considered appropriate for some parents' children. There is no jurying or weeding out process of paraders and what may seem as fun low-level debauchery to some may be viewed as offensive to others.

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  • Pat C.

    Huzzah to the brave from Seacoast Photographers Association and Drink AND Click ™Portsmouth! Those who ignored the rains on Halloween and came out to photograph the Portsmouth Parade can now submit your favorite images for a chance to win some great prizes! Here are your TWO links with submittal details. CALL FOR PHOTO SUBMISSIONS #1

    Our LOCAL Drink & Click™ Portsmouth Chapter is giving away VERY COOL PRIZES from our SUPER COOL SPONSOR at PAN AM bags! It's easy, It's FUN! -All images MUST be posted on THIS event page no later than
    November 7 at 11:59pm. -Voting with remain open through 11/31at 11:59 pm

    ALL DETAILS:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1424329451119116/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar

    CALL FOR PHOTO SUBMISSIONS #2

    OCTOBER INTERN'L DRINK & CLICK™ PHOTO CHALLENGE - SHADOWS ALL DETAILS: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/109618337680773015410/events/cij3pohgc44mia09vd5qb3oua1s

    November 4, 2013

  • Pat C.

    Well we did it! A small yet hardy group of us braved the weather and made it to the Portsmouth Parade. The event was full of photographic challenges including low light, constantly moving subjects and crowds of people and umbrellas to shoot through and around. Tough but always a good time with SPA members who's spirits never seem to be dampened, even by bad weather. Looking forward to seeing some great images from this crazy Halloween Night in Portsmouth, NH.

    October 31, 2013

    • Alan R.

      Pat, Thanks for coordinating this event - I know its lots of work, and too bad the weather did not behave. I did not attend because of the weather and helping with trick or treating with the grandkids. Looking forward to next year!

      1 · November 1, 2013

    • Pat C.

      It's all good, Alan, thank you for the update. You know us, we'll keep on clickin' so there will always be a next time.

      November 4, 2013

  • Jim O.

    Can you hanging witches in bad weather?

    1 · October 31, 2013

    • Pat C.

      Maybe they hang them FOR the bad weather ;-)

      October 31, 2013

  • Cynthia

    I don't have any weather gear ... Will be there once it stops raining.

    October 31, 2013

  • Pat C.

    Yup, this is New England weather and we get what we are given! On my way to the common man rain or snow it's Halloween Night and the show must go on! Will meet those brave enough to skirt the "Walkers" in the rain!

    October 31, 2013

    • Kathy

      you're braver than me, Pat. I'll be over around 5:30 if the rains stops, otherwise I'm staying put.

      1 · October 31, 2013

  • John R. M.

    Weather went south...I'm not fully weather sealed, so I'm not going to make it.

    October 31, 2013

  • Ellen Ryder G.

    I'm sorry to have to miss this! Last minute conflict. Have a great time everyone.

    October 31, 2013

  • Pat C.

    Super Cool prizes for participants who wish to submit images from the photo walk!!

    OCTOBER INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER WIDE DRINK & CLICK™ PHOTO CHALLENGE - SHADOWS --------------

    LOCAL CHAPTER DRINK & CLICK™ PORTSMOUTH PHOTO CHALLENGE - 2013 PORTSMOUTH HALLOWEEN PARADE Details for Photo Submissions for both competitions handed out at Photo Walk and on our Faceboook Event Page


    https://www.facebook.com/events/1424329451119116/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

    October 31, 2013

  • Pat C.

    Sounds great, Alan, see you there.

    October 31, 2013

  • Alan R.

    Will meet you at Pierce Island

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Pat C.

    I have connected with Jeff and Alana at The Common Man and they will be expecting our arrival for 4:30. I, myself, may actually arrive a bit earlier to place an order for food before we get shooting. If anyone prefers a late dinner I can set us up at Ri Ra. The town is going to be crazy so I'll have to let them know ASAP. Please let us know if you want dinner at Ri Ra for 8:30 or later!

    October 30, 2013

  • Pat C.

    We will miss you, Jim. Have fun!

    October 30, 2013

  • Jim O.

    I'll be hanging some witches in Salem, instead.

    1 · October 30, 2013

  • Pat C.

    Have my scouts out now getting details on the Thriller Dancer locations. I'm told there are possible 5 individual dances and a finale so I'll update when the info comes in!

    October 28, 2013

  • Pat C.

    GREAT news, Cynthia, so happy to have you joining us! See you at the staging area.

    October 28, 2013

  • Cynthia

    I can get there at 5:30 or so ... will plan to meet you all at Pierce Island. Should be great fun ~

    October 28, 2013

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