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Shooting by the Light of the Moon

  • Aug 9, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Final location determined - we will be in the mountains above Nederland on Caribou Road - please carpool if at all possible!  Use the comments below to help you organize!


Shooting by the light of the full moon - a different view of the world!

This meetup will be in the high country west of Denver.  The first hours will be spent enjoying the long, warm evening light, including moonrise and sunset.  We will take a pause for food and beverage (BYO), and once the moon is truly up and shining, make images by the light of the moon.

Moonrise:  ~7:07 pm

Sunset:  ~8:04 pm

Moon:  99% visibility (this is the night just before the full moon)

I scouted this location today (8/2) and it is lovely.  The wildflowers are amazing, the views are all around, and there are roads, trails, and old buildings to explore.  And critters, did I mention the critters?  Moose in the area (which I didn't see today), but I did enjoy a beautiful buck in full velvet.

The road is a bit rough - you won't need 4WD or high clearance, just take it easy with the sharp rocks.  More details in the final email.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Catherine, you did a terrific job of scouting this location. The wildflowers were amazing! Clearly we were reminded that we are not in control of the weather, but I had an excellent time!

    August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent location. Wish the weather cooperated...

    August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good to be out in the woods with fellow photographers. The rain was even special. Thanks for the camaraderie.

    August 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful views and gorgeous flowers! Thanks Catherine!

    August 10, 2014

  • Bob S.

    Exquisite location, thanks Catherine for scouting it out and planning it! Definitely a must do again.

    August 10, 2014

  • Bob S.

    Exquisite location, thanks Catherine for scouting it out and planning it! Definitely a must do again.

    August 10, 2014

  • Margaret

    Amazing place..Thanks for scouting this out..a must return.!!!

    August 10, 2014

  • Margaret

    Amazing place..Thanks for scouting this out..a must return.!!!

    August 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wheeee... On our way... Will be there before 5... Big blue truck...

    August 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be heading West from Brighton on Hwy 7. I can pick up riders between here and there if you let me know tonight.

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still looking for a couple more riders from south denver.

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. Liz and I will be riding together and we have room for 3 more. If there are any takers we will meet you at hwy 93 and hwy 72 at 4 pm.

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • J-D B.

    I've been anticipating this shoot for weeks (months?). But my mother decided to visit from out of state and our weekend is now booked with family activities in RMNP. I apologize for missing the group and any inconvenience I caused.

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just checked the road out on google maps and it's your typical county hwy... no problem. I can take 3 others (or ride if I get no takers) from the park n ride just off of I25 at Evens... west side of I25.

    August 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Let's wait and see if anyone else is riding with us! If not I am flexible on time! I can call you if you provide me with your phone number to discuss!

      August 8, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm thinking that 3 PM would give plenty of time unless everyone wants to go earlier. Thoughts?

      August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just realized that I don't get off work until 6:30 and won't make it up there in time. So sorry!

    August 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I may need to pick someone up from the airport. Perhaps the next time

    August 7, 2014

  • Barb A.

    I really wanted to join you Catherine and fellow photographers, but I can't seem to shake this throat issue. I will enjoy seeing photos that you post

    August 7, 2014

  • leisa b.

    Sorry I have to pull out. Conflict Interfering but i am looking forward to nextt event that our paths cross. Have fun ;)

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guess if now one else has a SUV and high clearance isn't needed, I'll drive. There's ample room for three. Is there a meeting place before heading up the hill?

    August 7, 2014

    • Catherine E

      No - the meeting place is the trailhead/parking lot at 5 pm. And you are absolutely correct - it's a county road, lots of residential traffic on the way in. See you there!

      August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a low rider as well. Can I jump in with someone?

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My Monte Carlo isn't made for off road. Anyone have room?

    August 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any carpools being arranged?

    August 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to carpool as well. If we're talking about non paved roads I'm not certain the accord is up to it.

      August 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would be interested as well. I have a Nissan Altima that may not be happy on unpaved roads. I'll be coming from Littleton when I get off work. I'll be off between 6 and 6:30.

      August 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummed…just realized I have a conflict with this!!! Probably ok since my elbow isn't 100% yet….have fun!

    August 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Catherine, my husband I would both like to attend if space opens up. I didn't see a +1 option for the RSVP.

    August 3, 2014

    • Catherine E

      Shari - this will be dependent on attendance. Right now, we're full. Limited attendance events are generally limited to members only. These events often shift closer to the event - I'll be sending an email to all attendees and those on the waitlist reminding them to change their RSVP if not attending.

      August 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, thought it was tomorrow.

    August 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a location and where to meet up info. I'm going to a gallery reception tonight and an all day workshop tomorrow. I'll be leaving directly from the workshop.

    August 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      it won't take you 7 days to get there.

      August 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    [masked]>>>

    Anyone have a look at the 1/2-moon last night? There were 2 stars on a diagonal line. One in the lower-left side and one in the upper-right side of the planet. Very interesting but suspicious... I got a few shots, but need to look at them.

    July 6, 2014

    • Bob S.

      Why was that suspicious Gary?

      July 6, 2014

  • Charles G.

    The graveyard on top of the mountain above Central City. Just a suggestion.
    Recreating Ansel Adams moonrise

    1 · February 26, 2014

    • Catherine E

      I like this graveyard; generally there in the fall/winter, so a summer visit would be unique!

      1 · February 26, 2014

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