Stanley Park is Vancouver's jewel and this year the Park is celebrating it's 125th year. So if you haven't been down to the park in awhile this is a good opportunity.
The Photowalk Route:
We will begin at the Stanley Park bus loop and walk along the road to Prospect Point. Take a look at Google Maps to get a good idea of where it is. There is also public parking space right next to the bus loop, so it should be a good place to meet.
There is PLENTY of subjects to be photographed along the way. You can go into the actual forest and do some great macro and flora shots, you can also get some great images of Lions Gate Bridge from different vantage points along the way. The road will cross over Stanley Park Causeway which will allow you to take some photos of the Lions Gate Bridge from above the road as cars enter the bridge. If you walk a little further, you will be able to get some great images of West Vancouver and the Lions Gate Bridge from Prospect Point.
We will then get together at the cafe at Prospect Point around 12:30 for coffee or lunch, if people wish to stay. I have made a reservation at the café for us and have posted this as a separate meetup as I need to confirm attendance.
If the weather is really bad (umbrella weather - not just light rain) then we will postpone the walk. I will keep you posted re: the weather.
1. What should I bring?
A Camera, It doesn't matter if you have a cameraphone, a point and shoot camera or a Digital SLR, any camera is fine.
A tripod (optional)
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, be sure you are comfortable and warm.
2) How do I get there?
For transit information check out www.translink.ca. If you are driving please offer to carpool if you can. Paid parking is valid throughout the park. Remember the carpool rules. If you are a passenger please discuss some type of remuneration with your driver.
RSVP Protocol - if you RSVP to this event and then can't make it please have the courtesy to change your RSVP so that people on the waiting list will have a chance to participate. If you are on the wait list and can't make it, please remove your name as well.
I am enthusiastic about photography and a lover of the City of Vancouver....however I am not qualified to answer any technical questions you may have...there may be more skilled members participating on the walk to answer your questions...if not Barry has kindly offered to answer any questions by email.
AT ALL TIMES, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FELLOW PHOTO WALKERS, YOUR PROPERTY AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!
AFTER THE MEET-UP DON'T FORGET TO UPLOAD UP TO EIGHT OF YOUR BEST IMAGES.
Look forward to seeing you!