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Long Exposure Friday! Atop Potrero Hill

  • Jun 10, 2011 · 8:00 PM
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Long Exposure Friday!

Come capture twilight settling over the Financial District from an interesting angle...
Atop Potrero Hill there are a couple of amazing street views of the city un-obscured by wires.

I've spent more than a couple of evenings perched at this vantage point with my shutter hanging open, capturing the glow of the city and the traffic moving in and out. 
Now it's your turn!

Come join this short-but-sweet shootout and help us kick off our summer fun with a Long Exposure Friday! 

Sunset is around 8:30 on Friday, come a little early to give yourself time to find your right angle and set up- there are a couple of views in this area, one of SF another of Oakland to check out. We'll wrap up around 9-9:30, time enough for you to pack your gear away and hit the clubs!

What to bring:
Camera, of course!
Wear layers, the wind on Potrero can get chilly
Tripod or other stabilization devise
Long, Medium or Telephoto lens
Shutter Release

Parking should not be an issue if you drive.
Access via Muni 22 Line, walk up hill from 18th street.

As this is a residential street, we must be respectful with regards to traffic, blocking driveways and keeping our voices low to ensure we don't disturb the neighbors.

All levels of shutterbugs welcome, any kind of camera with night-time settings will work.

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  • Karen

    another nice outing with fun photogs! Thanks Shelah

    June 17, 2011

  • Kevin C.

    Nice friendly photography group. Thank you for the great event.

    June 11, 2011

  • Cynthia

    Beautiful view!

    June 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellant! It was fun.

    June 11, 2011

  • Ron H

    thanks for organizing, fun group. from porta-potty to fireworks - well organized.

    June 11, 2011

  • Andreas

    Thanks and great timing for this shoot & location
    Lots of fun trying new techniques ....
    Good timing with SF Giants night game WITH ADDED firework -- for the firework the location is not ideal.

    June 11, 2011

  • Prakash

    I am driving from Mountain View, email me if looking for carpool...

    June 9, 2011

  • Anny

    How about scheduling another meetup for this location and go for round 2?

    June 9, 2011

  • Jen

    Please let me know if there are cancellations and room for 1 more! Thanks

    June 8, 2011

  • joeVal

    Let me know if a spot opens up! Thanks

    1 · June 6, 2011

  • digitalShe

    For those who have shot long exposure twilight images before, here's a fun tutorial that can spice up the night:

    1 · June 6, 2011

  • digitalShe

    For the few folks who have never attempted night time photography, here's a link to a quick overview by Ken Rockwell:
    Of note, I do not use this method, but it's a great place to start!

    1 · June 6, 2011

  • digitalShe

    Example images in the Photo Gallery!

    June 5, 2011

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