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Bliss Dance and the San Francisco Skyline at Sunset

Join me in the early evening to capture the iconic Bliss Dance.  We will have the opportunity to capture this statue, SF skyline and surrounding areas in daylight, at sunset, and twilight.  This is an opportunity to work with different natural lighting as evening approaches. Sunset is at 7:49PM.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Pia for taking the time to pick me up. I had a great time meeting you and Elizabeth. Looking forward to the next meetup.

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • Pia J.

    Good event. Maybe we should try again during the holidays. Bliss Dancer is lit and the Embarcadero Center buildings are outlined with lights from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day (at least they were last year). The only problem is that the weather can be tricky, but it would be worth a try.

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Irene B.

    Thanks everyone for attending and the wonderful comments. I had a great time and I agree with Eric in that the lack of light on Bliss Dance made me a lot more creative in post processing. I managed to get a few nice shots with light painting. The wind, lighting, helicopters, etc. made for a challenging evening. What a great way and with such wonderful people to practice photography.

    4 · August 25, 2014

  • Eric E.

    I actually think were lucked out not having the sculpture lit up. Our light painting turned out very nicely despite all the light pollution in the area and it added a degree of uniqueness to the shots that others don't get.

    August 25, 2014

  • Lucille van O.

    Col as all get out but beautiful views. Only sorry that movie setup decided to do its own shooting last night of all nights. Still, Bliss Dance was beautiful even in daylight and the skyline at night was magical.

    August 25, 2014

  • Lucille van O.

    Col as all get out but beautiful views. Only sorry that movie setup decided to do its own shooting last night of all nights. Still, Bliss Dance was beautiful even in daylight and the skyline at night was magical.

    August 25, 2014

  • June G.

    Is there a plan for another outing? Hope so, may see all then.

    August 25, 2014

  • June G.

    Good time had last nite, maybe can try again when lights are on Bliss Dance.... across the Bay is Beautiful, San Francisco & Bay Bridge Lights. Nice, great group!!

    August 25, 2014

  • Anne S.

    Great. The wind made it difficult, but it was still a good time.

    August 25, 2014

  • Laura T.

    Great concept, we just missed out on Bliss Dance being lit up--nothing that could be predicted prior to our arrival. Skyline brilliant.

    August 25, 2014

  • Jeanne

    Very nice evening. I had never seen Bliss Dance during the day. It looks very different from the night version. I will post some pictures of what it looks like when I was there before and it was lit.

    August 25, 2014

  • Elizabeth S.

    Very nice! For those of you I've met before; I am sorry I didn't connect with you. I couldn't recognize anyone in the low light! Thanks Irene for organizing this!

    August 25, 2014

  • Lucille van O.

    It took about an hour once I left to feel my fingers again, but what a view!! Thanks Irene for hosting our meetup. Can't wait to post my pics of the new bridge tonight.

    August 25, 2014

  • Gus F.

    A great location for a photo shoot!

    August 24, 2014

  • Will L.

    A great place to shoot!

    August 24, 2014

  • Anna

    Beautiful views of the city, even if the statue didn't light up for us :-)
    Thanks, Irene, for putting this together for us!

    August 24, 2014

  • mark

    We're in court 8

    August 24, 2014

  • Grant K.

    Not sure we need power, but there is nothing on the news about power being out at TI. Parts of Napa, maybe, but I doubt TI.

    August 24, 2014

  • Jayne W.

    Anyone know if the power is working ok on Treasure Island? Heard there were many power outages.

    August 24, 2014

  • Grant K.

    I had to go to Vallejo on an errand, and the freeway is fine. I'm also planning on going tonight.

    August 24, 2014

  • Irene B.

    I am still planning on the event. I live in Martinez. Shaking but no damage. There are no reports of damage on 80 or the bridge. See you tonight.

    1 · August 24, 2014

  • Eric E.

    From what I have been hearing the damage is mostly in a Napa and to a lesser extent parts of Vallejo and Sonoma. Seems that things are fine along the I-80 corridor.

    August 24, 2014

  • craig b.

    i LIVE IN VALLEJO SO HAD AN ECITING 3:30 AWAKENING. Will not attend b ecause I'm busy picking up and cleaning up,. No apparent serious damage.

    August 24, 2014

  • Lucille van O.

    I have the same question as Alice.

    August 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this shoot still going to happen, any word

    August 24, 2014

  • Marilyn P.

    Not going due to earthquake. It is too dangerous until they have time to assess everything.

    August 24, 2014

  • Eric E.

    Hi All, I just RSVP'd. Wasn't sure I would be up for it as I just got in this morning after a "looong"16-hour drive from northern Washington. I would love to carpool with someone coming through Vacaville (possibly from Davis or Sacramento) if you have room for one. I could meet you at any business or park-and-ride along I-80 that you are familiar with.

    August 23, 2014

    • Cheryl G

      Eric, I'm coming from Sacramento. I'm happy to stop in Vacaville if you are still looking to carpool. I also have room for 2 others.

      August 24, 2014

    • Eric E.

      Hey Cheryl, that would be great, thanks. Please call me at[masked] so we can talk about time and place to meet.

      August 24, 2014

  • Dave B.

    this may be an opportunity to do some light painting, post sunset

    1 · August 23, 2014

  • Grant K.

    Eric, I live in Green Valley, so if you're up to a short drive, I can drive most of the way. I'm planning on going over to TI around 5.

    August 23, 2014

  • Lorretta

    I don't know whether I can make it. However, just a word of caution - I heard a while back of a meet there and a lady was robbed of her camera, as she drifted away from the main group. I believe that the police find it difficult to enforce the whole island. However, I think if you stay together there should not be a problem.

    August 23, 2014

  • Jorge G.

    I'm definitely try to make it.

    August 18, 2014

  • Susan I.

    Sorry to miss this one.

    August 18, 2014

  • Gus F.

    I will be driving from Santa Rosa. Anyone needs a lift?

    August 18, 2014

  • Pia J.

    I'm driving from Davis. Maybe we could work something out.

    July 23, 2014

    • Pia J.

      Happy to have you.

      August 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you so much here is my email [masked]

      August 15, 2014

  • Marlene

    Interested in carpooling. I'm located off 80 and Watt Avr

    August 14, 2014

    • Kathryn M.

      Hi Marlene email me at [masked] for carpool info.

      August 15, 2014

    • Antonio Q.

      Marlene .. would you take mine as well, [masked]
      ~ Thanks

      August 15, 2014

  • Kathryn M.

    Marlene or whoever would like to carpool from Sacramento area email me at [masked]

    1 · August 15, 2014

  • Antonio Q.

    I'm in the Brentwood area - perhaps we can centrally meet and ride in?!? I'm open to getting to the location early, too.

    1 · August 15, 2014

  • Kathryn M.

    Hi I would like to car pool from Sacramento Curtis Park area- Please let me know if you would like to carpool I coud drive or go with someone.

    August 14, 2014

  • Laura T.

    Hi there! So looking forward to this awesome Meetup. Does anyone coming from Rancho Cordova or Fair Oaks, or Carmichael have a spot in their car? I am not able to drive, due to meds for my back/neck.

    August 13, 2014

  • monty m.

    Irene, any chance you could move this to Saturday so that those of us that have to drive 2 hours won't get home so late on a Sunday evening?

    July 27, 2014

    • Irene B.

      Sorry Monty. I wish I could help out but this worked out for my schedule.

      July 28, 2014

  • Dona W.

    Jan and Irene…will be far away and miss this one….keep an eye out for raccoons…they are fun to shoot at night…they hang out by the trash cans in the parking area :)

    3 · July 27, 2014

  • Bryan

    Such a beautiful picture. Striking blue and orange contrast. Really love this one. Good job!

    July 24, 2014

    • Pia J.

      I second that.

      July 24, 2014

  • Bryan

    I'm coming from Sacramento, too. Any chance I can carpool, too?

    July 24, 2014

  • Elizabeth S.

    I would like to go to this but do not want to drive. Is there someone I can carpool with from Sacramento?

    July 23, 2014

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