Old Town Alexandria Sunset and Evening Riverfront Fall Color Photowalk

Join me Saturday 10/26 @ 3:30pm in Old Town Alexandria for an evening fall color river photowalk and we can do some photography after sunset as well. I have no idea what it looks like at night, but I'm sure its fabulous! I was going to do this as an early morning walk in late September, but given metro doesn't start until 7:30am and parking places don't open until 8am, and we've got some nice foliage to look forward to in Oct, decided to push it back.

This meet up will have two parts, feel free to join either or both. Part I is the sunset riverwalk and Part II is the evening shoot after sunset.

Part I - 3:30pm - 6:00pm (roughly; Sunset is 6:15pm that day)

We will meet near the Alexandria Schools Rowing Facility. This is off of Madison Street (2 hour parking is only Mon-Fri on Madison per signage). There is a small boardwalk with a heptagon deck area and we can meet in the heptagon. We will walk along the river front down to King Street through Oronoco Bay Park and Founders Park through the marina near the Torpedo Factor Art Center and into Waterfront Park. We can then head up into town and mosey on back to King Street or anywhere else we so desire.

Part II - 6:30pm - 8pm

For part II we can meet near the big anchor in King Street Park. We can get our tripods set up and walk about King and surrounding streets in the evening for a little night photography practice.

What you will need for the photo walks:

1. Camera
2. Tripod
3. Good walking shoes/sneakers
4. Water
5. Find a few parking options before hand online or mark out your metro route before hand.
6. Good spirits and a willingness to explore :)

7. Small flashlight if desired for the evening photoshoot.

If you have any questions put them in the comments below and I'll check this page periodically between now and then. Note, I don't have organizer privileges, so I don't think meetup will email me when a comment is placed, so it may take a few days to respond. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know, I've only been down there twice scouting out places, so don't know the area really well. Also happy to throw in a stop for ice cream along the way :)

*Note the address is for the Rowing Facility to help with GPS, we will meet near the rowing facility at 3:30pm at the edge of Oronoco Bay Park (photo of place is below).

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  • Ron C.

    Met and chatted with some very nice people. From a few, I learned things I had not known before...for my main camera and my smart phone camera. Thanks to all of you. I look forward to seeing you in the future.

    October 26, 2013

  • Ron C.

    Met and chatted with some very nice people. I hope to meet up with them again in the future and meeting new ones in the process.

    October 26, 2013

  • Yvette

    Great group of shutterbugs to spend the afternoon with snapping away.

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like no one was at the meeting place for part 2 so am heading out. Just wanted to let folks know in case u were running late. Thanks for coming out. I'll definitely make some modifications if I do this walk again.

    October 26, 2013

  • Trevor

    Where r we now?

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In case anyone is checking we are heading down to jones point. There's a light house on the other side of the bridge.

    1 · October 26, 2013

    • Freddie A.

      R u still at Jones Point

      October 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No nearly back to king st

      October 26, 2013

  • Veronica M.

    I was really looking forward to joining you guys for the first time but I wasn't able to finish on time to head down there. I live in Bethesda and I don't have a car so it's a long trip to Alexandria. I hope I can join you next time!! Have fun :)

    1 · October 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Feel free to join us for part 2 if you'd like

      October 26, 2013

    • Veronica M.

      Thanks, Eric! But since it's so far away from me I wouldn't be able to make it on time for my plans tonight. I hope you all have a great time!

      October 26, 2013

  • Steve

    I'm sorry but I also have to back out. Have fun all who make it.

    October 26, 2013

  • Steve

    Can't make it by start time, I'll try for part 2.

    October 26, 2013

  • Michelle

    I won't be able to make the first part but will try to make it to the second.

    October 26, 2013

  • Farshad

    Something came up. Can't attend.

    October 26, 2013

  • Anita H.

    Had a conflict come up... Hope I can make the next one

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    For ease of finding me/us...I'll have on a orange-reddish base layer with a green jacket.

    October 26, 2013

  • Brycia

    Conflicts with kids' events, not going to make it after all.

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In for part 2

    October 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there for part 1 and may stay for part 2 ... i am coming with items 3-7 but will not have item 1 & 2 ... new to the idea of capturing my imagination in real life ... so i may have lots of questions for whomever ends up by my side :-)

    1 · October 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      dang!! unfortunately i will not make this outing today ... i didn't realize i had a previous engagement that i cannot break ... next time though ... :-)

      October 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      No worries, lots of photowalks coming up :)

      October 26, 2013

  • Ronnie J.

    Great! Thanks much, Eric.

    October 25, 2013

  • Ronnie J.

    I will be there but I'll be starting an hour earlier and unfortunately will most likely miss the group. I rarely get to Old Town so I have a favor to ask. Does anyone live in Old Town or is anyone intimately familiar with individual streets? I need to find a nice, quiet, cobblestone street in a residential area. I'll be working with a model doing some portfolio development. My Internet searches didn't help me much. Right now my plan is to arrive a couple hours early and just drive thru the area in the vicinity of King Street. Thanks in advance! :)

    October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ronnie, If memory serves from when I scouted this walk out (back in early Sept I think), there was some cobble stone on either (or both) on Duke or Prince Street, perhaps it could have been down as far as Wolfe. So, if you're on King St, go south on Union - Prince is two streets down and Duke is the next.

      October 25, 2013

  • Tony M.

    This sounds great. I had hoped it would also include a rendezvous point in a coffee shop or restaurant where we can compare photos and exchange constructive comments. A group on Flickr can do some of this but face-to-face is rare and to be treasured. Is this ever a part of your Meet-Ups?

    October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Tony,
      I know Crystal did that on one walk I did with the group. I'm happy to do that tomorrow too. I figured I'd leave it up to folks at the end if the walk. I agree face to dace is much better.

      October 25, 2013

  • Alice D.

    May not be able to attend. Will have to see.

    October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Would be good to shoot with you again, but no worries if stuff comes up.

      October 25, 2013

  • Steve

    So from 6-6:30 there is nothing scheduled? I'm an hour away.. looking into parking options tonight and trying to decide if i'll have the stamina to stay for one or both events.. Great write up and it sounds like a great shoot ...and 116 people signed up? wow..

    October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Steve, technically, no nothing is scheduled. I figured we may run a bit late from the first walk and gave folks a bit of lead time for a break if needed before next walk. Feel free to join and leave at any time based on what works best for you. No worries.

      1 · October 25, 2013

  • jim l.

    Sorry I can't make it, I have a company function to attend.

    October 25, 2013

  • Jonathan W.

    Just found out my son has homecoming that night. Grr...

    October 25, 2013

  • Stephen S.

    We have friends coming in from out of town s we won't be able to make it :(.

    October 24, 2013

  • Christine M.

    Sorry I won't be there as planned. Next time then. Thank you.

    October 23, 2013

  • jim l.

    Sorry will not be able to attend , I have to attend a company event.

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In for part 2

    October 22, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • James P.

    It's gonna be a lovely day

    October 21, 2013

  • E. C.

    I'm sorry I can't hang out with you all. I have a commitment to shoot for DCTV. Maybe next time. Have fun!

    October 21, 2013

  • Debra M.

    I also am going to rsvp yes for now for both of them...with the possibility of having to change that...but it sounds like a great time...

    September 9, 2013

    • Debra M.

      sorry got to change rsvp....hate to miss this...but gonna be out of town... :(

      October 12, 2013

  • Geysah D.

    This sounds terrific! Have to check calendar though. I'd like to add a small flashlight to your list; makes checking those camera dials/buttons in the dark easier.

    1 · September 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just added that, thanks for the suggestion :)

      September 10, 2013

  • Geysah D.

    Lyn asked us to bring a flashlight on our last Moonlit Monument tour. It came in handy!

    September 9, 2013

  • Kayleigh O.

    I'm going to RSVP yes for now, but we may have family in town at that time so I'm not positive yet.

    September 9, 2013

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