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Lets Explore the Beach/Sunset

  • Jan 4, 2014 · 1:00 PM

*** This meetup is for paid members, New members that have never attended  a meetup are welcome ***

I enjoy the coast and are always looking for interesting places to shoot. The two beaches I'd like to explore are Shark Fin Cove and Davenport Beach and are in the Santa Cruz area. Lets explore shooting the rock formations, and practice some long exposures and see what else we find interesting. We may move to another beach if we don't find the area to be photogenic enough.

Parking is limited and can sometimes be a challenge. Car pool is recommended.


Where to Meet:
Panda Express 1PM
2121 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA ‎ 1.1 mi SW
Almar Shopping Center

First stop 1:15pm-2:30
Davenport Beach
Walking to the beach: Level easy
Distance from parking area: 10 minutes walk

Second stop 2:40-5:00 (maybe catch a sunset)
Shark Fin Cove
Getting to the beach: Medium to Moderate Steep climb


What to bring:
Tripod
Camera
Wide Angle Lens
Macro Lens
Zoom Lens
Polarizer filters
ND or GND filters
Wear Layers as it can get chilly!


If your interested in carpool send me an email at [masked] and I'll start a list.

*** IF RAIN, IT WILL BE CANCELED (clouds are great and add drama) ***

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  • Barbara M

    I'm impressed with the overall quality and variety of shots that everyone posted. There's so much creativity in this group! It's hard to believe that we were all in the same places at the same time given the wide variety of photos.

    2 · January 6, 2014

    • Erick C.

      I completely agree... and feeds creativity. Great job everyone

      January 7, 2014

  • Erick C.

    Thanks again for all that were able to make it. We overcame highway 17 and it turned out great. Glad Allen didn't get hurt from rocks falling near him. Great group of photographers really enjoyed it. See you at the next one

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Barbara M

    Fun time, great people! Erick, thanks for sharing new places and arranging a beautiful sunset!!

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Gwen

    Great time as always. Thanks Eric

    1 · January 5, 2014

  • Gene D.

    The locations and the photographers who attended were great. Thanks for organizing the Meetup!

    January 4, 2014

  • May

    Hi group, Erick. Sorry late rsvp. Im on my way to the meet up place, maybe Shark fin if too late. And hopefully meet somebody from the group. If not will just share photos i took. Have fun!!

    January 4, 2014

    • Erick C.

      Traffic was brutal on 17.

      January 4, 2014

  • Erick C.

    Running late will be at Panda Express by 1:30

    January 4, 2014

    • Fifi

      We are probably in front of you right before the accident on 17, the 4 of us. ETA 1:20pm. We will wait for you! :-)

      January 4, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      A bunch of us (7 or so) are at Davenport Beach. It's across the street from Whale City Bakery (Ocean Street).

      January 4, 2014

  • vijay

    I and sue are at the panda express . Cant see anyone !

    January 4, 2014

  • vijay

    My first meetup , i am coming from fremont , let me know if anyone does need a ride.

    January 4, 2014

    • Sue

      Vijay, can I ride with you? I can wait for you at Kohl, Hamilton Campbell, right off 17 hwy south

      January 4, 2014

    • vijay

      Sure Sue !! check your email .

      January 4, 2014

  • Sue

    I will drive to Davenport and leave the group there. Anyone is welcome to ride with me but will have to find another ride to second stop and home.

    January 4, 2014

  • Bernard G.

    Ok guys I'm coming from San Jose who wants to ride?

    January 3, 2014

  • Debbie S.

    Sorry I won't be able to join this time! I'm not feeling too well...but I hope to stalk the sun with you guys sometime soon.

    January 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for carpool, if anyone still has room. I'm close to Montague/101. Alternatively, can drive as well if anyone's looking for a ride.

    1 · January 3, 2014

    • Rita

      Rohit I live close to that spot. [masked]-6465. Text me later after 7 I'm having a massage.... Thx

      January 3, 2014

  • Sue

    Eric, I'm still looking for carpool to get to Davenport beach. My friend will pick me up from there

    January 3, 2014

    • Rita

      Sue so you do not need to carpool with me by reading your comment......

      January 3, 2014

    • Sue

      Rita, Can I carpool with you to Davenport? I will come back myself.

      January 3, 2014

  • Sue

    I'm interested In carpool

    December 30, 2013

    • Rita

      Sue call me to find out how close are we and perhaps carpool with Matt. [masked]

      January 3, 2014

    • Sue

      Im near to great mall. And I can join only Davenportb beach. My friend will pick up from there

      January 3, 2014

  • Erick C.

    I'll be carpooling with Ashray, he has 2 more spots available. We would be coming from South San Jose

    January 3, 2014

    • Ashray G.

      Matt, unfortunately Rich messaged me earlier that he wants to join...

      January 3, 2014

    • rich

      I have contacted Ashray and hope to join.

      January 3, 2014

  • rich

    would be interested in carpooling

    January 3, 2014

  • Barbara M

    I'm coming from Palo Alto and am happy to pick up people on my way. Send me an email if you'd like to go with me at [masked]

    January 2, 2014

  • Rennis K.

    I was just through this area yesterday (Jan 1) and it looks like the sun will set directly behind the shark fin rock - could be great!

    Also, there's another nice spot a little north of the town of Davenport (by the old cement factory) where the abandoned pier is located. Beach access is treacherous and I do not recommend going down. But you can get some good shots from the bluff above it. See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rennisk/9458348495/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/rennisk/11710553703/.

    There's a pull off along the road that's fairly large so we can park there. It's just a short walk across the railroad tracks to the bluff's edge. Here's the Google Maps GPS Coordinates:[masked],-122.199335. Just passing this on for consideration.

    2 · January 2, 2014

    • Erick C.

      I know the spot Rennis, Great captures by the way. Its an awesome spot, only if they could make an elevator to the pier... Thanks for the info

      January 2, 2014

    • Erick C.

      Or a rope ladder.... Hmmm....

      January 2, 2014

  • Samira S.

    Very beginner, first photo meetup.

    January 1, 2014

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