Boston Skyline @ Dusk

Piers Park in East Boston offers an amazing view of the city, and catching this view at sunset / golden hour / blue hour can make for some stunning shots of our awesome city. If you have a tripod, that would be a very good idea for some nice long exposures. After maybe we can grab pizza and beer at Santarpios? Sunset is about 8pm, so let's plan on 7:30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE - May 14th -

I just added a map to the description (above). I have highlighted 4 areas:

PIERS PARK - we will meet here - probably at the end of the pier (by the gazebo structure).


LO PRESTI PARK - This is a place where some of you might want to venture off to, it offers a nice view and if we really have 70 photographers that show up, it offers more space - consider it a secondary location that you can go off to if you so desire.

MBTA Blue Line: Maverick Station - closest station to PIERS - you might consider taking public transportation as I don't think there are 70+ parking spots, although on-street is available as well.

SANTARPIO'S PIZZA - mmmm Santarpio's.

If it's raining, I'd suggest we postpone to the following week (May 25th, same time), if there are clouds and no rain, it's on like donkey king ya'll.


A couple notes:

Dress warm, it might be cool and / or windy - layers suggested.

Bring a tripod - you'll need it.

Be careful of the tide, I actually got stranded on rocks at LO PRESTI park last week (jumped the fence) - and had to walk through knee deep water back to shore (with equipment). If you are going to be adventurous, be aware of the tide, thats all!

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  • Daniel L.

    The photos being shared are awesome, great work everyone - and thanks for sharing so many, so quickly!

    1 · May 20, 2013

  • Terri

    Greet meeting everyone last night! Looking forward to the next Meetup'

    3 · May 19, 2013

    • Tanya M.

      Great meeting you Terri & everyone else! Looking forward to doing another meetup again (that was my first)

      1 · May 19, 2013

    • Terri

      I'm going to learn so much from you all! It's exciting!

      May 19, 2013

  • Mo A.

    It was nice to meet all of you and looking forward to meet again soon.

    2 · May 19, 2013

  • Daniel L.

    Thanks to all who came out last night!! Reminder, here is the Google+ hashtag to share your photos: #piersparkmeetup

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/Pi...­

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Kateryna R.

    Sorry didn't come. Had unexpected birthday photo shoot today! Hope you will have another one coming soon!

    May 18, 2013

  • Daniel L.

    Just an FYI - we are here at the end of the pier - come on down and say hi!

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Ellen J

    i really wanted to go but I got sick. Hopefully you'll have another Boston skyline @ dusk again.

    May 18, 2013

    • Daniel L.

      If it goes well perhaps! Feel better!

      May 18, 2013

  • Michael R.

    If it's not too late, I'll join you all. Should be nice weather.

    May 18, 2013

    • Daniel L.

      It's not too late! Hope to see ya tonight!

      May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I'm sick Daniel. Hope all of you have fun!

    May 18, 2013

    • Daniel L.

      Bummer - feel better and see ya next time!

      May 18, 2013

  • Kateryna R.

    I'm excited to come tomorrow! Will we meet right on that pier?

    May 17, 2013

    • Daniel L.

      Yep - look for a bunch of folks with cameras! Right at Pier

      1 · May 17, 2013

  • Tyler W.

    Weather looks like it will be sunny all day. :D

    May 17, 2013

  • Mohit V.

    Sorry, will not be able to join this weekend. Will need to go to this location layer.

    May 16, 2013

  • Dianne M.

    I am not able to come this weekend, but would be interested in future meet ups!

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mine too :).

    May 14, 2013

  • Tyler W.

    This will be my first meetup with this group!

    May 13, 2013

  • Gary M.

    How would yOu like to start a creative visions weekly workshop. Built primarily around the concept of seeing differently.. Creatively..?
    I could house a program like this in a large garage converted into an office with a projector.let me know

    May 11, 2013

  • Terri

    This is New England! Who cares what the weathermen say, they are typically wrong! This meet up is a week away!

    1 · May 11, 2013

    • gretchen

      Oh yes....so it is!!! Duh!

      May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Folks this meet-up is scheduled next week. Hope we are not discussing the weather this week!!!

    May 11, 2013

  • Gary M.

    Looks like rain or at least very. Overcast is the shoot still on?

    May 11, 2013

  • gretchen

    If it is raining out...should we reschedule? Pictures wont come out so good?

    May 11, 2013

  • Kateryna R.

    This will be my first meet up with this group! I'm very excited!

    May 11, 2013

  • gretchen

    Do we all meet at Piers Park?

    May 10, 2013

  • Terri

    Awesome! So excited!

    May 10, 2013

  • Daniel L.

    UPDATE: I am going to remove the wait list completely - the reality is that there should be space in and around this park. If it gets too crowded, there are other areas to shoot the skyline from nearby - plus I am sure we'll have some no-shows and do not want those really interested to miss out. Santarpio's is going to be a 'play it by ear' situation with a crowd this large, but it would be nice to give it a try. If you can take public transportation or car pool, I'd encourage it, there is parking but not sure enough for 50-60 cars plus whomever else might be going to the park!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • gretchen

    I have an 18-55mm lense. Will this be okay?

    May 9, 2013

  • Terri

    Hoping the Waitlist disappears!!!

    May 9, 2013

  • Chris W

    Dammit... I have a wedding to attend to. Womp womp.

    May 9, 2013

  • Gary M.

    Thanks will take a17-35

    1 · April 20, 2013

    • Daniel L.

      that wil be PERFECT IMO :)

      May 9, 2013

  • Daniel L.

    Hi everyone - it's now May and we are getting closer to the event. I ask that those of you that have RSVP'd: YES and will not be able to attend to please change your RSVP to allow folks on the waiting list to get it.

    Many thanks in advance and looking forward to the event!

    May 2, 2013

    • Sandy

      Still going, Daniel. Love that y'all are in my neck of the woods. Piers is great.

      May 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm on WL and a big YES when confirmed.

      May 6, 2013

  • Sandy

    Still going!

    May 2, 2013

  • Beth

    Something came up, sorry I can't make it!

    May 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello group!! Any updates with the waiting list. I'm looking forward to join this meetup.

    April 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make this one! Be out of town. Have fun guys!

    April 21, 2013

  • Sandy

    I am practicing with my 50mm.

    April 20, 2013

  • Gary M.

    Best lens to take ? For those that shot from there before

    April 20, 2013

    • Sonia

      I shot from there just once before. The best lens is the one you have! It's true the city is across the harbor, but looking down on it from Google Maps for example, you can see the city will be nearly 30 degrees wide from there and so a standard lens should be great for a skyline shot. A longer lens will show progressively interesting detail across the water, but I think the more interesting shots are wide angle. You can put something interesting in the foreground of your skyline shot, and the gazebo and park bench shelters look fascinating through wide angle lenses.

      2 · April 20, 2013

  • George B.

    Great place to shoot. I shot there about 2 years ago. A tripod is definitely needed if you are doing long exposures.

    April 12, 2013

  • Milena

    Hi Everyone, I am new to photography, but I am so excited to meet all of you and shoot at sunset.

    April 12, 2013

  • Laura E. S.

    Looking forward to this!

    April 8, 2013

  • cnd

    New to the group....Will try to be there.

    April 5, 2013

  • Gabriel O.

    Been hear a few times and wouldn't mind going again. Will plan to meet if nothing comes up.

    March 28, 2013

    • Mo A.

      Can't wait to get there. I've been planing to do so but never had the time.

      March 31, 2013

  • Migren

    Why not

    March 27, 2013

  • Sandy

    I live in Eastie. This one is easy tho make. :-)

    March 27, 2013

  • Ryan M.

    Looking forward to it. Wife might join me if we can get a babysitter.

    March 27, 2013

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