Sunrise at Great Falls

Join me on this early morning adventure.  The park opens at 7am but it is my understanding that many of the workers are there as early as 6:30am and will allow photographers in to capture the sunrise.  Sunrise for that day is said to be at 7:22am.  There is a $5 per vehicle entrance fee for the park.  If you have not been or heard of Great Falls National Park then you have missed an amazing place to shoot.  I will place the park link below so you can take a look.  For safety reasons we will be limiting the number of photographers at this event so if you RSVP yes and your plans change please update your status allowing others waiting to join.  Thanks.

For those who would like to go we can plan to eat breakfast together after the shoot.  This gives us a chance to get to know one another better and discuss our passion for photography on all levels.  Please note if you would be interested in joining us for breakfast so we can find a location large enough.

http://www.nps.gov/grfa/index.htm

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  • Crystal V.

    Thank you to all who made it out this morning. I know that the cloud cover was thicker then expected but I think with the mist is made for a great shoot. Please upload you photos...I'll be the first with more to come later. Have a great weekend everyone.

    October 19, 2013

    • Dee E

      Hope your family photography event went well! Thanks for organizing.

      2 · October 19, 2013

    • Lynford M.

      Thanks, Crystal. That was a fun shoot. I had never seen that much mist there. At least our pictures will look different than the millions of others on clear days. :-) I haven't even looked through my pics yet, but I'm anxious to post and see what everyone got. Cheers!

      1 · October 20, 2013

  • Dee E

    No color but FANTASTIC mist over the falls. We've all got sunrise shots, but it's a rare gift to have such a sight to photograph. I think Mother Nature did a superb job for us this morning!

    October 19, 2013

  • Ann O.

    sadly, little to no color but you can't force Mother Nature.

    October 19, 2013

  • Crystal V.

    We're here on overlook 2

    October 19, 2013

  • Frankie K.

    If anyone confirmed this meetup and would like to swap with me on the 12th? Please let me know. I may have a conflict on the 12th.

    July 25, 2013

    • Frankie K.

      Crystal. Is this possible?

      August 18, 2013

    • Thoria

      Hi, I like to attend tomorrow. Is it okay? Thanks

      October 18, 2013

  • Crystal V.

    Hey Everyone,

    I am so excited about this meetup tomorrow. I know it is going to make for a sleepy afternoon but it will be worth it. Around sunrise it is calling for partly cloudy which could make for some great color in the clouds over the falls. Due to the large number of people coming tomorrow we will divide up at 2 overlooks. Overlook 2&3 here is the Parks link on these overlooks: http://www.nps.gov/grfa/planyourvisit/falls-viewing.htm

    For your safety please bring a small flashlight. We don't want anyone getting hurt in the dark on the way to the overlook points. Also around sunrise they are saying it will be around 50* so bundle up. According to the Park they have removed ALL trash cans so PLEASE if you are going to bring coffee to help stay warm plan on taking it out with you. Thank you and I look forward to seeing everyone in the morning.

    I will be in jeans and a black IAVA hoodie and I plan on shooting from Overlook 2. Thank you,
    Crystal

    October 18, 2013

  • Linda R

    Please disregard the request to carpool.

    October 18, 2013

  • Linda R

    I am looking to carpool from NW DC.

    October 18, 2013

  • Stephen S.

    I have to work tomorrow, so I will not be able to join the group for breakfast afterwards.

    October 18, 2013

  • Crystal V.

    Things may be on for this meet up after all. I will try to find out more tomorrow in regards to the park opening again. Please be on the look out for a direct e-mail from me. If we are able to hold this meet up I am going to have to decline breakfast as we are having Family Photos taken and I will need to get home and get myself and my family ready. Thank you and I will be updating again soon.

    October 16, 2013

  • Morgane

    I dont have car, can i join someone? I would love to go on this excursion

    October 14, 2013

  • Crystal V.

    I am aware that at this time the park is closed however I am keeping the meetup as scheduled until we are closer to the event date as we don't know when they may re-open the parks. Thank you for the information and I will be making announcements and cancelations if needed when the time comes.

    October 6, 2013

  • Alice C.

    I hope everyone knows this park us closed due to govt shut down

    October 5, 2013

  • Dee E

    It's a long way off but I'm definitely interested. Would also do breakfast.

    July 14, 2013

  • Freddie A.

    I've seen pics from great falls I'm looking forward to going.

    July 14, 2013

  • Ann O.

    I would be interested in breakfast or coffee afterwards.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Ruth M.

    Early in the morning the gates are not locked and you can just drive in. You can either go straight and park in a large lot just beyond the visitor center or after going through the gate, make a sharp left and park in a park area where trails start.

    1 · July 14, 2013

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