Past Meetup

Mary Avenue Bridge w/ Moon

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Mary Avenue Bridge

Mary Avenue · Cupertino, CA

How to find us

we willl be at the north end of the bridge with tripods(closest to high school)

Location image of event venue

Details

This event will befor first timeres only

Important Information This is a Sunday night event

EVENT HOST(S): John Cincotta Please contact him if you have questions or ask below. You might first want to read the "Must Read This (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/)" page as it may answer most of your questions.

ABOUT THIS EVENT

on May 15th the moon gets near the bridge while the lights are still on.

I'll be there on the 15th will try and stick around from 8:00ish to the lights go out or till the moon passes the bridge. The moon will be 55 degrees above the horizon when it passes the bridge.

Here are some pics to show tail light trails from the bridge and a problem that has to be delt with I used a couple of ball bungee cords and had the legs form an obtuse triangle to get the lens as close as possible

This is a similar photo with the problem accentuated with a red line on part of the vertical and horizontal wires

Here is a corrected photo by getting close enough so that you are shooting between the metal wires

There is parking along Mary on the north side as well as on the south side (I have not visited the s end at night) there is also parking(possible in the high school lot)

the nearest bathroom that I know of is the McDonalds on the corner of Mary and Pastoria.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS (please read this first if you have questions)

this meetup is for first timers only.

You must withdraw from the event 2 days before it starts or you will be counted as a no show.

If you drop out you cannot give your spot to someone else.

NO Guests are permitted.
Bringing undeclared guests will be treated the same as a no-show.

SCHEDULE

8:08 PM sundown

8:00 PM checkin. possible pictures of the golden hour

9:05PM moon at the zenith

10:00 PM lights go out on the bridge

WHAT TO BRING

headlamp and flashlight
warm sweater
Snacks
Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery
Intervalometer

Recommended Lens(es) wide to short tele

DIRECTIONS

the meetup will be at the north end of the bridge closest intersection is Mary Ave and Homestead Rd. Just behind Hoemstead High School

PARKING
There is parking along Mary on the north side as well as on the south side (I have not visited the s end at night) there is also parking(possible in the high school lot)

If you have further questions ask below in the comments.