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Ice Land
Every year Moody Gardens has this thing called Ice Land, inspired by the famous ice sculptures in Harbin, China. Master Chinese ice carvers come to Galveston to carve tons of ice into imaginative sculptures that have to be seen to be believed. Ice Land opens on Nov. 17th this year, so let's check it out. Since Galveston is a lot warmer in the winter than Harbin, which is in Manchuria, China's answer to Siberia, they have to work to keep the ice frozen. They do this by erecting a giant tent on the grounds at Moody Gardens and bringing in some heavy-duty cooling equipment that keeps the interior of the tent at a fairly constant 14 degrees F. They provide guests a heavy parka that should keep you warm enough but not what you'd call toasty. You should bring a hat and gloves to augment it. As for camera equipment, you won't need anything special. A kit lens will be fine, but you might want to go a bit to the wider end of things, say, 18-35 mm equivalent. I have not tried to bring in a tripod, and I don't know their policy on that. In any case, you won't need a tripod on account of low light. Also, keep in mind that your camera may fog up when you leave the tent because of the sudden increase in ambient temperature. If you have a membership at Moody Gardens, you've already paid the admission price. If not, expect to pay something comparable to the admission to one of the pyramids.

Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q

21361 Gulf Freeway · Webster, TX

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Welcome to League City Photography

You have found the homepage of the League City Photography Meetup Group (LCPMG). If you love photography, you should love your involvement with us. We meet formally the first Thursday of every month at Rudy's BBQ on I-45 in Webster. But formal is not what we are about at all. This group loves to create wonderful images. We enjoy great company and we strive to learn to shoot new and beautiful images. You can see that we try to cover the broad area of art called photography. Since this is really a sociable network unlike the online networks you may be used to, please include a photo of yourself in your profile so we will know you when we meet in person.

Dues are $10 per year but meeting attendance is not required.

Please don't think that you need a fancy camera to enjoy the group. Our members take great shots with everything from Point and Shoot cameras to DSLR gear. Amateurs and pros are members, so don't be afraid to come visit us at one of the monthly meetings or at a shoot.

So that we all may enjoy having images posted here you have two choices. If you desire constructive critiques on your images, place them in the monthly Critique Album. If you post your image(s) here, others may give you open honest and respectful critiques of your work. If you would rather not be critiqued, just post in the month's regular album for all to enjoy. We have also added a monthly theme album as well.

Welcome to the most enjoyable photography group in the Bay Area. Let's have some fun. PLEASE NOTE, We do require that you put a photo of yourself as your profile image. We are very much a sociable group an need to be able to put a name with a face.

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