End of the Summer BBQ & 5th Annual Scavenger Hunt

  • September 21, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Clues are up here:
http://www.meetup.com/lancasterphotographers/files/

 

We're combining two of our favorite events from the past into one end-of-the-summer celebration!  Not only will we have a great pot luck BBQ for everyone, we'll be reviewing shots from our Scavenger Hunt on a giant outdoor screen (weather permitting of course!)

Par-t-Que

Members of the Lancaster County Photography Meetup Group and their spouses and/or significant others are invited to a Summer Par-T-Que in West Hempfield Township! That's right, if you've ever dreamed of partying in Ironville, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!

Join us for a night of food, fun and photography. We just want everyone to come out, have a good time, get together and celebrate a great summer of photography and friendship! And join us as we view the results of the Scavenger Hunt on a big inflatable screen in the great outdoors, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets for maximum viewing comfort!

Please note although we want as many people to participate in the Scavenger Hunt as possible, you do not need to participate in that event to come to the party and enjoy!

Sounds great! What can I bring?

If everyone could bring a party-friendly food, heavy h'orderve, or libation to share with the rest of the attendees that would be great. Please let us know on the RSVP what you plan to bring so we can adjust the food/beverage levels accordingly.

If your spouse or significant other is not a member, mark them as a +1 on your RSVP. If you have any other questions about the party, just let me know. I hope everyone can make it!


Announcing the Fifth Annual Photographic Scavenger Hunt!

We have had a whole lot of fun participating in this event over the years and we’re gonna do it again.

Here are the details:

Part 1

When: Begin at 7:30 am September 21, 2012, captures end at 5:00 pm

Where: Anywhere (They don't have to be taken in Lancaster County for you non-Lancastrians out there)

Please shoot in JPG only (Yikes! I know. We'll explain later)

Part 2 - Synopsis

When you are finished shooting. Go to your computer, make a directory on your flash memory card, name it “your name”, and select the ONE image you wish to submit for each clue. Rename that image to the name of the clue and copy it to “your name” directory on your flash memory card. Bring that flash memory card to the Part 3 event following.

Part 3

Date: 5:00 PM September 21, 2012
Where: 404 Indian Head Road, Columbia, PA  17512

The Long Form - Directions for each of the parts of this event.

Part 1 Explained

Everyone knows what a scavenger hunt is, but what’s a photo scavenger hunt? A scavenger hunt depends upon finding and retrieving things from a given list. Whoever accumulates the most things on the list wins.

The difference with a photo scavenger hunt is that we only take away images of the things on the list. But it goes much deeper than that. Can you imagine retrieving a smile in an old-fashioned scavenger hunt? Well, in a photo scavenger hunt, you can. Emotions, gestures, suggestions, hints, fantasies, and events are all fair game.

On the date of the Photo Scavenger Hunt we will publish the list of clues to capture at 7:30 AM. The clues will be made available at our Meetup website in the Files section. They’ll be available in PDF format. You will have until 5:00 pm to accomplish this task by shooting anywhere at all to fill the list of clues with your interpretations. Your creativity is tested and exercised to the limit in this event. Kudos are gained by providing the most innovative solution to the clue.

Here’s an example (not found on the clue list you will be given): “Dinosaur” Dinosaurs were extinct 65-70 million years ago. Where would you find a dinosaur to photograph today? You might look for a gas-guzzler car, enhanced by a smoking (fire-breathing?) tail pipe. Or you might head to the toy store, plenty of dinosaurs there. How about a museum display? I think you get the idea.

The list of clues that you will receive is geared to adults. This is because we want you to think. Exercise the little gray cells. There is nothing inappropriate for kids but much will fly over their heads, I am afraid. Then again, I may be surprised, as I often am.

Part 2 Explained

Here’s exactly how part 2 works:

When you are finished shooting your clues, plug your memory card into your computer, navigate to your memory card and make a directory on that card, name it with “your name”.

Assume you shot 17 images of a clue named “corn”.
Select the one perfect “corn” image and copy it to the directory with “your name” on it. Change the file name from “_MG_2080.jpg” (or whatever default name scheme you have selected) to “corn.jpg”.

Bring your memory card to the meeting and drop it into the provided envelope and write your name on it. That’s it.

Part 3 Explained

We will meet at the BBQ to enjoy each others company and to share our results. We will distribute an envelope to each participant for your memory card. Write your name on the envelope and enclose the media card. Please be prepared for a delay while we enter your results into the computer for display.

There are no prizes, just the adulation of the crowd. Let me know prior to the event if you have any questions about how this is going to work, and I hope to see you there!

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  • Sharon F.

    Parteque was great. Loved the location and our hosts. Laughed a lot! Had a great time. Thanks to all who helped put it together

    September 22, 2013

  • michele

    Great party and thanks for a great scavenger hunt.

    September 22, 2013

  • Charles S.

    Lots of fun

    September 22, 2013

  • Dr. Lee J. S.

    This was my first photography scavenger hunt. My wife and I had a great time interpreting and searching for the clues. The evening celebration was a nice opportunity to socialize. Such fun and laughs viewing our photos. Thanks to Jeff and Sandy for hosting the event, and kudos to the organizers.

    September 22, 2013

  • Rachelle

    Great party, beautiful setting!

    September 22, 2013

  • Ken B.

    Great time, met some awesome people, nice job by everyone on the interpretation of the clues. Thanks for Jeff nd Sandy for opening up their home for the event.

    September 22, 2013

  • Lynn G.

    What fun to see how everyone else interpreted the clues! Everyone did a great job.As for the picnic, the food was fabulous and the company was great.

    September 21, 2013

  • Dwayne

    Thanks all who helped plan and thanks especially to Jeff and Sandy for opening your home.

    1 · September 21, 2013

  • benoît

    Awesome!

    September 21, 2013

  • Karen

    Enjoyed the scavenger hunt and the get together. Nice combination of events! Great photos by everyone!

    September 21, 2013

  • Lynda E.

    Had a blast!! Great way to socialize and get to.know people in the group!! Thank you!

    September 21, 2013

  • John W.

    Good food, fun times, great photos

    September 21, 2013

  • Charles S.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of the scavenger hunt as well as the camaraderie of this great group of folks. So nice to see the efforts of others and to enjoy their company.

    September 21, 2013

  • greG

    Great food, awesome people, perfect location, cool photos. Three thumbs up.

    September 21, 2013

  • Dave

    I'm not going to be able to make it tonight. I was sick earlier in the week and I thought I was getting better but still feeling under the weather.

    September 21, 2013

  • Adam H.

    Can't come tonight, but will post some of my findings afterwards.

    September 21, 2013

  • John F.

    Why are there words in the list I don't understand? :-)

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Exercise the little gray cells as Hercule Poirot said.

      September 21, 2013

    • greG

      I need to Google before I begin...

      September 21, 2013

  • Rob W.

    I know Jaryid asked if this was Rain or Shine, but it is supposed to rain later in the day. Is there any provision at the BBQ location (a pavilion or something) so we don't get soaked if its a soaker?

    September 21, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      The event is at a private home. We will be dry as a dry scallop.

      September 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rain is good thing. it gives u a Challenge On getting a clear shoot of the rain drops. But the good news is there won't be any sever weather.

      September 21, 2013

  • Brian

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey is this a Rain or Shine event?

    September 20, 2013

    • Brian

      Yes.

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Brian

    Just sent out a message about party details including what you had initially indicated you would bring so you have a sense of any food gaps there might be.

    September 20, 2013

  • Scott

    I'm sorry I can't attend...last minute chance and I am in Philadelphia this weekend.
    I hope there is another scavenger hunt soon!?!
    Have fun everyone!!!

    September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming for sure. with both of my Cameras. lol

    September 20, 2013

  • michele

    Can't remember what I said I was going to bring?

    1 · September 20, 2013

  • Blake Z.

    The clues will now be available at 7:30 am tomorrow morning. Early birds may even catch the worm.

    September 20, 2013

    • John W.

      Is that a hint that one of the clues relates to worms???

      September 20, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      No, no such luck, not a worm to be seen.

      September 20, 2013

  • Lon

    Wups, just saw the comment about no kids, and I have my son this weekend. Have fun, all!

    September 20, 2013

  • John W.

    Wishing the clues could be sent even earlier than 8:30. For us early shooters :-)

    September 20, 2013

    • John W.

      I've got some commitments in the early afternoon, so will start as early as possible. Anyway, sunrise, golden hour, etc, etc.

      September 20, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Makes me wanna take a nap!

      1 · September 20, 2013

  • Sharon F.

    Any idea on time frame...to plan the ride home?

    September 18, 2013

  • Jeffery M.

    BUT, if I don't sign up, I won't receive the clues for the scavenger hunt!

    July 21, 2013

    • Blake Z.

      Good Point, Jeff!

      September 17, 2013

  • Blake Z.

    To everyone participating in the Scavenger Hunt this Saturday morning:

    If you would like to get an idea of what the clues will be like, you can browse the files section of our website to see Scavenger Hunt 4, 3 and 2 clues there. Be prepared for some toughies. These are not kiddie clues. Most of all it's gonna be fun! Oh yeah, it's not too late to sign up.

    September 17, 2013

  • Linda K.

    Sorry I can't make it...going to see Michael Buble in Philly. Hope you all have a good time.

    September 16, 2013

  • Grissel V.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it. Is my daughter's going away party into the military at home. Not ready for empty-nest:(

    September 9, 2013

  • Ken P.

    I'll be out of town this weekend and will miss the event

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this family friendly?

    July 29, 2013

    • Brian

      Hi maribel. Unfortunately, this event is for members and their significant others. Our kids have to sit this one out.

      1 · July 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

      July 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Two guest total.

    July 29, 2013

  • greG

    I don't remember what I said I would bring...

    July 20, 2013

    • Brian

      you said Finger Sandwiches, but we won't hold you to that!

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Daniel J. D.

    Wish I could, but will be away doing a show

    July 27, 2013

  • Blake Z.

    Wow, I am glad Jeff is going to this event, since he lives there.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Dr. Lee J. S.

    Sounds like fun.

    July 11, 2013

  • Rachelle

    I'll bring a dessert.

    July 10, 2013

  • Janet

    I'll bring Thai cole slaw with ginger and peanut sauce.

    July 9, 2013

  • Blake Z.

    I will bring 2-3 bottles of wine.

    July 2, 2013

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