Group Shoot- Night Photography on Treasure Island

While most of us have at least driven over Yerba Buena Island (that odd little island community in the middle of the Bay Bridge) many of us have never stopped to enjoy what either island has to offer. It hosts some great viewing and photography options of San Francisco and the greater bay. TI also is full of abandon buildings and post apocalyptic roads and alley ways. TI does require a use permit for non-residences, but I think if we keep our heads down and don't draw too much attention, that it won't really be a problem. Let's meet on the Magic Carpet Great Lawn just off Avenue A. From here we can shoot as a group some shots of the city, or we can form small groups or venture out solo for cool finds on the islands. Heads up- light painting on buildings will probably draw a decent amount of attention. And like anything, if anyone asks if you do this commercially, say NO> that you are just a hobbyist. Fines for commercial use can be steep. Rain or low visibility could make this trip a problem. The city is viewable from the south side of the island, and parts of the Golden Gate are visible from the west side. Things to bring-
heavy tripod
warm clothes
a sac dinner and water
a wide and a telephoto lens
extra batteries/mem cards
a head lamp or small flashlight to see your camera- be extremely careful not to splash others with your light. a shutter release

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  • Darren

    Woke up with a sore throat & im selfishly not going to share it with anyone

    January 25, 2014

  • Frances

    Great spot Bobbi. Will be going back another day.

    January 26, 2014

  • Pauline D.

    Had a great time. Fell asleep downloading pics so you'll have to wait. So many to choose from!

    January 26, 2014

  • Kenneth B.

    Good bunch of people. Thank you Bobbi!

    January 25, 2014

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    Wow-eee! This for me at least, was one of the most the most fun adventures I've had leading a this group so far. Dalton- THANK YOU again- you rock. And Frances- good job on wearing you WCPG shirt- I owe ya a little one on one time. :) If I missed anyone, I'm sorry. It was a large area.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Tim M.

    Great location, awesome weather, and fun group. I had a ball.

    January 25, 2014

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    East bay and bay bridge are packed!! I'm driving a dark blue outback.

    January 25, 2014

    • Pauline D.

      We just crossed the toll booth, maybe 10-15 min out

      January 25, 2014

  • Tim M.

    If anyone else needs a ride today. I have one more spot in my car available. I'm in Cotati and will be leaving a bit before 3pm.

    January 25, 2014

    • Pauline D.

      If you prefer, you can email me at [masked] or call me at[masked]

      January 25, 2014

    • Tim M.

      OK I have a full car now

      January 25, 2014

  • Maxine C.

    sorry I forgot about another commentment

    January 25, 2014

  • Pauline D.

    Is the plan to be THERE at 4 or leave locally at 4?

    January 24, 2014

    • Simone O.

      We will meet there at 4pm

      January 25, 2014

    • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

      I am meeting there at 4. The light will be pretty on the city, and if we get to the west side of the island, we should be able to catch sunset behind the golden gate.

      January 25, 2014

  • Simone O.

    This sounds like a great trip. Wonder if I could car pool with somebody?

    January 10, 2014

    • Tim M.

      Yes

      January 22, 2014

    • Simone O.

      Hi Tim. Thought I have your address, but I could not find it. Can you send it to me again? Thanks.

      January 25, 2014

  • Pauline D.

    Last question. Anyone have any idea about how late we plan to stay?

    January 24, 2014

    • Tim M.

      For me it will depend on conditions but I don't think I'll be there past 8 or 9pm

      January 25, 2014

  • Pauline D.

    I'm going to try to get childcare so I can go. Anyone carpooling?

    January 24, 2014

  • Susan

    South Bay Photography meetup group will be shooting at TI at 4pm too. Maybe both groups will bump into each other.

    January 21, 2014

    • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

      huh- COOL. I hope we don't draw too much attention. I'm pretty sure we can coast under the radar

      January 22, 2014

  • Darren

    I have some batt pwrd xmas lights, if anyone is interested in light painting

    January 20, 2014

    • Tim M.

      I'll bring some of my light toys too.

      January 20, 2014

    • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

      While I encourage fun, don't draw too much attention as I don't have the proper permit to host a group on the island. And if anyone asks, we are non commercial.

      January 20, 2014

  • Tim M.

    I'm putting myself down for attending this but I have a few other calendars to check to be sure of no conflict. This is a great location often frequented by some photog friends of mine. The views of the bay and bay bridge are very nice.

    January 10, 2014

  • Bobbi Lance-Yuzu S.

    The date has been changed to the 25th. I was looking at the wrong calendar.

    1 · January 10, 2014

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