Stanley Park - Prospect Point Photowalk

  • September 15, 2013 · 10:15 AM
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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!

Jan

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  • A former member
    A former member

    happy to have met some interesting folks today!

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Jan

      Nice to have met you Freddie - enjoy Paris!

      September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks @Jan!

      September 19, 2013

  • Jan

    Wow, as always you guys have posted some AMAZING pictures! So great photos can come out of a rather interesting and long photo hike! Thanks again all of you for cowboying up and turnin' out!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Denis S.

    was hoping for more fog but great walk overall!

    1 · September 15, 2013

    • Jan

      Thanks Denis - lovely to see you as always! hugs.

      September 18, 2013

  • sandra

    Hi jan. Lost my way to the bus. I will see you for lunch though. Where abouts are u

    September 15, 2013

  • Jan

    Just a reminder - if you decided NOT to attend, but DO NOT change your RSVP to a NO before the meetup time, you will be marked down as a NO SHOW.

    September 15, 2013

    • Lawrence G.

      Jan, I tried to change my RSVP last night on my phone, but everytime I hit change, it came back to the same page. I assumed the RSVP was closed and could not be changed. Sorry.

      September 15, 2013

  • Denis S.

    when you click on the directions button on the confirmation email it put you right in the middle of the park on the Stanley Park Causeway ?

    September 8, 2013

    • Jan

      The Bus Loop and the parking are right near the Rose Gardens. We are actually going to walk along the causeway Denis.

      September 9, 2013

    • Grant

      Jan I'm at the rose garden but don't see you or a bus loop. If I go to the causeway will I see you?

      September 15, 2013

  • Jan

    Hi Everyone
    The weather is supposed to be rain and fog all day. If you decide not to attend please make sure you change your RSVP to a NO. Otherwise for those willing to venture out I will meet you at the bus loop by 10:15 this morning.

    September 15, 2013

    • Grant

      Hey Jan, I'll see you there. Rain and fog is perfect for atmospheric shots calling out the mystery of the brooding forest.

      2 · September 15, 2013

  • anne c.

    I'm so disappointed that it is going to rain today. I just bought the NEX6 and was hoping to try it out today. Has anyone used this camera before?

    September 15, 2013

  • Filomena R.

    Sorry Jan, was out yesterday and had the same bad luck. Hopefully we can do this one again sometime. Thank you.

    September 15, 2013

  • Candy

    Hi Jan, I've changed my RSVP to No, pls do not expect me. It's so foggy here, won't be easy to drive! You all have fun!

    September 15, 2013

  • KCC

    hi, wondering whether anyone could give me a lift. I live in Surrey. If not, I can go to Burnaby or Vancouver. Thanks

    September 6, 2013

    • Jan

      Sue, would you be able to connect with Keith and give him a ride?

      September 11, 2013

    • Sue F.

      I'm sorry, we are now staying over night at friends house so won't be able to go tomorrow as planned. Hope to come to one soon . Heading to Europe at the end of the month .

      September 14, 2013

  • Adrian

    Darn...had to cancel...got called in to do a nightshift tonight. Looking forward to the next event that I can attend then...have fun everyone.
    :)

    September 14, 2013

  • Trevor B.

    Would any other give hopeful gratitude to teach me, directions? I Want in!!! :)

    September 8, 2013

  • Jan

    Denis, would you do the honors of taking the group photo for this event?

    September 7, 2013

  • KCC

    Thanks, Jan

    September 7, 2013

  • Jan

    Everyone, as with the meetup today on the Drive, we are going to do a check in at the meetup point in Stanley Park, so please make sure you come up and chat with me so I can check you off the list.

    September 7, 2013

  • kelly

    Wish I could...

    September 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great day on sunday

    September 6, 2013

    • Jan

      Ari you do realize it will be the following Sunday - not this coming Sunday. just want to make sure you are aware of the date as I wouldn't want you showing up and not finding anyone there.

      September 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh my...well ill make it and i love taking photos is stanley park rain or shine:-)

      September 6, 2013

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