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Glorious Gastown

  • Mar 15, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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Of course, we have to kick off the year with a Gastown Photowalk. Gastown was host to our very first photowalk and it is always a great place to photograph, NO matter the time of year or the weather!

We will meet just before 5pm outside Waterfront Station. From there we will walk down into Gastown and around the Gastown area. We will finish up at about 7:00 pm and meet for coffee at Coffeebar - 10 Water Street.

Some things to remember:

1. What should I bring with me?

You will need a camera....It doesn't matter if you have a point and shoot camera or a Digital SLR, either one is fine. The important thing is to make sure you have charged the batteries and it is ready to go. If you have a DSLR, think carefully about what you will shoot, don't bring a whole backpack of lenses and kit, you will have to carry it for 2 hours. If you like, you can bring a tripod, remember you will need to carry it. Bring sufficient memory cards and make sure that they are all in working order. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, you will be walking for 2 hours and crouching down, bending over and getting into all sorts of positions for that one amazing shot...so be sure you are comfortable

2. How long does the walk take?

We will walk for 2 hours, which sounds like a long time but it really isn't that long. We will walk a predetermined route, but we don't have to stay together as a full group all the time. You can pair off or go in threes. The idea though is to be within sight of each other and to share with each other what you are shooting. Once the two hours are up, make your way back to the agreed meeting place to share your images and chat with the rest of the group about what you were looking for.

3) How do I get there?

For transit info....www.translink.ca

For information on downtown parking lots.....www.bestparking.com/vancouver-parking or en.parkopedia.ca/parking/vancouver

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.

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 FIVE (5 only) OF YOUR BEST IMAGES

Hope to see you there!

Barry



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  • sandra

    wet

    March 16, 2014

  • Rob

    Whatya talking about...barely a light spring shower!

    March 15, 2014

  • Andy Y.

    Wet!...but SteamWorks was fun!

    March 15, 2014

  • tracy

    Lunch was great nice and dry inside

    March 15, 2014

  • Dennis S.

    Wet ?

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Barry J B.

    Hi all. It's 3pm and it's raining pretty hard here in downtown. I think we will cancel today and reschedule, pity, but it is just a little too wet!

    2 · March 15, 2014

    • Nancy

      Thanks Barry. I'll look forward to the next one. The weather has to give us a break one of these days.

      March 15, 2014

    • Dennis S.

      Figured it would be. Was DT from about 12:00 to 4:00 when I left it was pouring.

      March 15, 2014

  • Amman P.

    For future reference, if we do have a meet up in light rain, which id be ok w, how would I protect my cam from it?? It's kinda expensive so I'd be scared to take it out, is there something I could buy for it?? I thought of using a plastic bag but figure it out would be annoying n flapping in the wind n getting in the way. I'd actually like to take pics in light rain some time

    1 · March 15, 2014

    • kelly

      Kerrisdale cameras...sells the sleeves...in a package of 2 for $8

      1 · March 15, 2014

    • Amman P.

      Thanks guys! This will def open up some future endeavours for me :)

      March 15, 2014

  • Nancy

    It's now 2:15 PM and there is torrential rain falling in New Westminster. Tell me it's raining lightly in Vancouver and I'll come...but if its doing what it's doing out here...don't know that I'm brave enough.

    March 15, 2014

    • kelly

      Hey Nancy....I just got here...it is raining very hard....?

      1 · March 15, 2014

    • Nancy

      Well, it's coming down in New West pretty damn good right now. So we cancel for next time. The beer sounds good though.

      March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for making this tough and brave leadership decision, Barry. I know you don't want to let anyone down! But those hardy few that still want to go out, can ... right? :) I was really looking forward to this Photowalk (my first since Canada Day -- yikes!) but now just have another one to look forward to, once you've had a chance to reschedule :) Thanks for being an awesome leader!!

    March 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      PS I'm in the West End and it's BUCKETING down here too. Boo.

      2 · March 15, 2014

    • Barry J B.

      Thanks Beck, yeah, it's just a little too wet, will reschedule though!

      March 15, 2014

  • Filomena R.

    Since Barry picks all the rainy days, maybe Kelly can pick the next haha...she seems to always have great luck! (just kidding Barry) ;)

    2 · March 15, 2014

    • Rob M.

      lol look at the weather in Victoria

      March 15, 2014

  • Kiwa

    Sorry, but I have to cancel.
    My dentist appointment took more out of me than I thought it would :s

    March 15, 2014

  • Nancy

    I will await your decision Barry.

    March 15, 2014

  • Francine

    I will have to cancel as I must know by now due to the rest of my schedule today. See you all another time.

    March 15, 2014

  • Berk

    Excited for my first photowalk rain or shine! An umbrella and a plastic bag over the camera should do the trick.

    March 15, 2014

  • Barry J B.

    Hi all, I am aware that rain is forecast. I will make a call on the Photowalk by 3pm. Right now , it looks like light rain, in which case we will go ahead. If it is heavy rain we will reschedule!

    2 · March 15, 2014

  • Francine

    Hi Barry. Heavy rains in the forecast for this afternoon. What time do you think you will be deciding on whether or not this is going to go forward?

    March 15, 2014

  • Kathryn

    Cant wait to attend my first photo walk

    March 15, 2014

  • Kathryn

    Cant wait to attend my first photo walk

    March 15, 2014

  • tracy

    Hi Barry, any chance you can decide before 4pm if this will be cancelled...I (as well as several others I'm sure) have to leave before 4 to get downtown....

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • Rob

      You are correct sensi, but I have leave by 1:45 for eats then photowalk! lol

      March 14, 2014

    • Denis S.

      ohmmmmmmmm...I see a beautiful evening in our future....

      1 · March 15, 2014

  • Lea

    Don't think I'll be back in town in time :(

    March 14, 2014

  • Susana

    I will come if it doesn't rain.

    March 14, 2014

  • Bhag B.

    Sorry, No camera for this event. Maybe next time.

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Getting to know my camera. Will join next time.

    March 13, 2014

  • Marlisse

    Rats, I can't make it now, either :( Have fun, everyone - and Happy Meetup-versary!!

    March 13, 2014

  • Brigitte

    Since there were a few of us brave ones at the walk, where do we post our photos?

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Barry J B.

      Yes of course, post them up once the walk on the 15th is done!

      1 · March 4, 2014

    • tracy

      Kelly, if you went in the rain, I guess I will too...The pics you showed me were awesome....all the colour and reflections from the rain and wet pavement...off to Kerrisdale cameras tomorrow to buy a sleeve...

      March 13, 2014

  • Clare S.

    Just found out I got a spot to attend after being on the waitlist... but had made other plans - so hopefully someone can go in my place!

    March 13, 2014

  • Nancy

    Yay! I'm in!

    March 13, 2014

  • Jane W.

    The wait list opened up for me after I made plans - sorry, I can't make it.

    March 13, 2014

  • kelly

    Hi Barry....will the start time of this photo walk remain at 5PM...even though we just put the clocks ahead?

    March 10, 2014

    • Barry J B.

      I think so, it seems like it will be cloudy so it should be ok!

      March 13, 2014

  • Barry J B.

    I think we will go ahead, it looks like it will be light rain...

    March 13, 2014

  • Chris*

    So, it's suppose to rain on Saturday!...just our luck! =( Will this be another game day decision on whether or not we will still be meeting up?

    March 13, 2014

  • Melissa

    I've been in this group for a while but never been brave enough or available to make a meet-up..I thought I signed up for this one..but now I'm getting a notice asking if I want to be put on the wait list? How do I tell if I am on the list? :(

    1 · March 9, 2014

    • Simon S.

      I'm in the same boat, cus i'm too newwwbie!

      March 10, 2014

    • kelly

      Hi....the meet-up site had severe technical difficulties that lasted close to a week...perhaps you signed up then and your RSVP wasn't recognized by the system...

      March 10, 2014

  • Rastio

    Time to use my newest toy!

    February 17, 2014

  • Filomena R.

    So now that I did the right thing and changed my RSVP, I got bumped to the waiting list... :(

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Julie

      Same.

      February 15, 2014

    • kelly

      unfortunately, it's the only way the system works....i'm sure you will get on...its still a month away.

      February 16, 2014

  • Robert S.

    Geez, i was there waiting, kinda late to check the email. Well, see you next meetup.

    February 15, 2014

  • Ellie

    Just arrived downtown from SFU. Good job I checked my email by chance. Got to go back now! :(

    February 15, 2014

    • Trevor B.

      Wow I well realized that having the rain early would have it like the way it is now STOP!! I was having a more of an a artistic thought and realized with the rain shine on light and cobble stones would uggghh..!! Worth my day Worth a frame. Whoops can't miss the fact of water down below fog. Well if any one sees it with simulator vision come stop by. I am acrylic artists yet I don't know the area at all!!Someone help...!!

      February 15, 2014

    • Trevor B.

      H

      February 15, 2014

  • Trevor B.

    Well hello I'm Trevor Buddin who was.... Is still trying to find the photo group at 601 Cordova.!out of hope could one member find me at Tim Hortons across from Skytrain all I can see is across is "SSS" a richly mans apartment??

    February 15, 2014

  • Barry J B.

    Hi All, just to let you know, the meetup for today (15 FEB) has been CANCELLED due to rain. I have rescheduled it for 1 month from now 15 March.

    Thanks for your understanding!

    1 · February 15, 2014

    • Rob

      I'm in!

      2 · February 15, 2014

    • ChrisH

      Oops

      February 15, 2014

  • Mimi

    Thanks for rescheduling. This was def a meetup I was sad to be missing.

    February 15, 2014

  • Chris*

    Oh man!!...the rain is pretty heavy...is this meetup still a go??

    February 15, 2014

    • Barry J B.

      Hi Chris, we have cancelled the meetup due to the rain!

      February 15, 2014

  • Arlene W.

    Sorry it's raining hard where I live. I'm looking forward to this but I just can't go. :(

    February 15, 2014

  • Julie

    I was really looking forward to this. Was open to being in the rain but this is a little too much. For the die hards may you stay warm and get great shots.

    February 15, 2014

  • Amman P.

    Ya sorry I have to cancel too. More afraid of my camera's well being than anything else. Woulda been my 1st ever meet up too :( hope to catch the next 1!

    February 15, 2014

  • Laurie

    Just got off the waiting list, but made plans already. Wish I had more notice...

    February 15, 2014

    • Simon S.

      I agree. Just found out I got off the wait list but plans have been made since I was not expecting so many people to stop and have a spot for me. Anyway we can fix this?

      February 15, 2014

  • Filomena R.

    I'm so sorry Barry, I love Gastown and as much I was so looking forward to coming downtown, it's just too much rain. I hope you cancel and do this one again real soon.

    February 15, 2014

  • Mimi

    Sorry to change my RSVP so late. Hope someone can take my place.

    February 15, 2014

  • Ming L.

    I live at E. 32nd Ave. ( Fraser street ), Vancouver. It is pouring rain right now ( 3:05 P.M.) I would rather not go at 5 P.M.

    February 15, 2014

  • Filomena R.

    It's pouring here in Coquitlam. Are we still on?

    February 15, 2014

  • Jeanette

    I'm sorry Barry but I am bailing out. I know you hate it when people do this late in the day, but heavy rain and winds just isn't by cup of tea!

    February 15, 2014

  • Jane W.

    Sorry for the late notice but it's pouring rain here. I was all in until 10 minutes ago...hope someone can take my place.

    February 15, 2014

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