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Newport Beach Lighted Boat Parade

Hundreds of yachts, cruise ships, and water craft of all kinds participate in this annual parade in Newport Beach harbor in what the New York Times stated as “one of the top 10 holiday happenings in the nation." Approximately one million people will view the parade from shore, by boat, or along one of the many docks that line the bay. Let's enjoy an evening of fun photo opportunities - one might say challenages - of shooting boats moving in the dark.

This will be a fantastic learning experience and a good old fashion fun. Bring your fastest lenses - as experience has shown this is NOT an easy shoot! We will be meeting at 7:00 to carpool.

Carpool: Fashion Island, in the Bloomingdales portion of the parking lot, in the section closest to Newport Center Drive. Look for my red Mini-Cooper. We will be viewing the parade from the beach on W. Bay Ave, between 18th and 19th. There is a parking lot that will require a walk of a couple blocks, and parking on the street. It may be cold, so bring jackets, gloves, scarves and gloves. Hot chocolate and snacks makes for a fun evening. Folding chairs or a blanket are a must, along with your tripod and best camera shooting ability to shot moving objects at night. According to the official parade schedule, the boats will pass our location at 8:40 pm. 

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  • Ave

    Didn't find you guys either!

    December 19, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      We're in the back of the Bloomingdales parking lot. Red Mini Cooper.

      December 19, 2013

    • Angela W.

      No the easiest place to meet is the carpool. I'm at the Bloomingdales parking lot and will wait 10 min.

      December 19, 2013

  • Angela W.

    Yep. I'm at fashion island waiting on folks. See you soon.

    1 · December 19, 2013

    • Joe Z.

      Where are guys meeting at? I'm at the parking lot outside Bloomingdales already.

      December 19, 2013

  • Ave

    Aren't we supposed to meet in Fashion Island?

    December 19, 2013

  • **Jimmy K.

    if i have trouble finding you guys ill be on the bridge

    December 19, 2013

  • Umaga

    yes,i want to join

    December 18, 2013

  • Marie

    so bummed. i fell over the weekend and fractured my wrist. no camera holding for me for awhile.

    December 18, 2013

  • Laguna Beach P.

    C-ya there :)

    October 21, 2013

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