By an overwhelming majority we've decided to forego our usual classroom meeting and head out for a photowalk. Treasure Island was the most-popular location.
It's all about sunset (and later) views of the San Francisco skyline. The HDR challenge is to shoot the city almost directly into the sun -- a huge dynamic range.
Arrive at the Bliss Dance sculpture (see http://goo.gl/KS5Vv) between 5pm and 6pm. Sunset is 6:10pm. Parking is easy. At about 7pm we'll carpool to two secret locations from which we'll see both spans of the Bay Bridge closeup.
Dinner will be at 8pm at the Treasure Island Bar & Grill: http://www.yelp.com/biz/treasure-island-bar-and-grill-treasure-island-3
I'll be using the new Group feature of the Glympse app for smartphones (http://glympse.com/) to keep track of who's where and to let us find and follow one another. If you have an iPhone or Android phone, download the app and join the group "!mpc-ti". From about 4pm on Thursday you'll be able to see where anyone else in the group is located.