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17 Mile Drive

  • Jun 28, 2014 · 3:30 PM

We have a date, we will start from downtown Monterey and through Pacific Grove.

Who's up for a drive, how about taking a cruise to scenic 17-mile drive. 17-Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove on the Monterey Peninsula in California, much of which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions, including the Lone Cypress, Bird Rock and the 5,300-acre Del Monte Forest of Monterey Cypress trees.

There is a $10 toll

Car pool is highly recommended


Rain will cancel and reschedule for future date.

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  • Erick C.

    Thanks everyone that made it, as always great seeing the usual members and meeting new ones. You are all a talented, and I'm looking forward to shooting with you again.

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Abhishek S.

    Thank you Erick for making us all get better with every meetup (=

    @Everyone : It was nice meeting you all. Hoping to see you again soon (:

    3 · June 29, 2014

  • Samantha B.

    It was nice meeting you all, and I had an awesome time! Thanks for all the tips, Erick!

    2 · June 29, 2014

  • Gaurav R.

    Had a wonderful time! Thanks Eric and everyone else for making this such a great event!

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Saurav

    Excellent organizer , the trip was fun and educational.

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Manju S

    It was such a fun/education trip. Thank you Eric.

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Sayali S.

    Had a great time! Looking forward to more fun times!

    2 · June 29, 2014

    • Ashray G.

      Thanks Eric for organizing yet another time and thanks to everyone who showed up to make it awesome!

      1 · June 29, 2014

  • Rita

    Couldn't have been better. Thanks Erick for the grand time. We appreciate you.

    1 · June 29, 2014

  • Allegra

    Taking a food break in Carmel right now. Where is everyone at the moment.

    June 28, 2014

    • Rita

      Last I heard Erick was at no 10...

      June 28, 2014

  • Allegra

    in my car is to return to the vista point between Point Joe & Bird Rock.

    June 28, 2014

  • Sayali S.

    We meet at the designated spot at 3:30 right? Or earlier?

    June 28, 2014

    • Erick C.

      Meet there around 3:30 if people get there early its a good time to share photo tips and such.

      June 28, 2014

    • Sayali S.

      Where are you guys? I just got here and am at spanish bay

      June 28, 2014

  • Allegra

    Anybody still at the pacific grove gate? We arrived a little late.

    June 28, 2014

    • Sayali S.

      I arrived late too am at spanish bay

      June 28, 2014

  • Erick C.

    As you pass the gate I'll be on the first drive way immediately to the right

    June 28, 2014

  • Manju S

    I am in Mountain view. Anyone interested carpooling?

    June 23, 2014

    • Samantha B.

      Hi Manju, I can't find your email, but I can be reached at [masked], or at[masked]

      June 27, 2014

    • Vikram

      Thanks Manju, but it looks like I have to leave early, so I will probably drive my own car. Thanks, again, though!

      June 28, 2014

  • Shirley

    Sorry to miss this. Have a great trip.

    June 27, 2014

  • Erick C.

    Hi Guys, sorry for not replying. I have emailed the group but for those who have signed up last minute here is what I sent them We can meet here:

    Pacific Grove Gate
    17 Mile Dr
    Del Monte Forest, CA 93950

    The plan is to meet here and rive along the road, stop at the interesting spots and shoot, take our time and hope for a good sunset. If too cloudy, plan for B/W photography.

    Things to bring:

    Tripod
    Filters (if you have them)
    CPL
    Cable Release or Wireless Shutter Cable Release
    Warm Clothing (layer)

    Don't forget there is a cost to enter 17 mile drive.

    For the less experienced and those looking to improve your photos, I'd suggest to pair up with folks with a bit more knowledge, that helps to learn to take better photos. Thats what I've been doing and have picked up a lot of new tips and tricks. :)

    June 27, 2014

  • Saurav

    Hi, I created this google spreadsheet to enable people to manage carpooling better.
    People who are offering carpool , please fill it out so that others can join you. Have mentioned Bhushan already.

    Number of rows equals number of passengers you can accommodate.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HQ5EJfqJqCMt5_FxTvN_Gwym_AS9hSR3Q4PA-5L0KWM/edit?usp=sharing

    1 · June 27, 2014

    • Erick C.

      Excellent idea Saurav

      June 27, 2014

  • Manju S

    Eric, are we meeting at any specific location (at 3:30 pm)?

    June 25, 2014

    • Saurav

      Same question from me.

      June 26, 2014

    • Rita

      Hi Derek, at what time shall we meet before heading out? Text my cell[masked], thank you!

      June 27, 2014

  • Marcus T.

    Don't have a car, unfortunately, so is anyone interested in carpooling? I'm in SF (Post St., near Union Square)

    June 26, 2014

    • Ashray G.

      Hi Bhushan, can I take the last spot in your car?

      June 27, 2014

    • Gaurav R.

      yes, I actually have 2 more spots, so you are welcome to join. Email/ message me your phone number and address.

      June 27, 2014

  • Mike W.

    I am going to have to be out of town on business sorry I have to miss this trip.

    June 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can bring one person. I am in La Honda. So I can pick up someone en route. Did I mention I have a convertible?

    1 · June 22, 2014

    • Fifi

      Eric, Not sure if you still have the space... Would it be better to meet on CA1, maybe somewhere near La Honda?

      June 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Fifi, I may or may not be able to attend. So I can guarantee anyone a ride. Sorry

      June 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot make the trip. I am traveling for work. That may change, but I can't plan on it. :-(

    June 24, 2014

  • Mike W.

    I live in San Jose and can drive if anybody is interested or would like to join someone else if they are driving.

    June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've decided to go to a meet-up closer to san jose, so that i can get to know some of the members before going more then an hour away.

    June 23, 2014

  • Sayali S.

    I'll be driving from east bay (san ramon) Let me know if anyone wants to join..

    June 23, 2014

  • Christina Q.

    I'd like to carpool if someone's driving from sunnyvale!

    June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there a plan for food? Or an itinerary for the meet-up?

    June 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How are we planning this? Everyone on their own? Will we be doing some night photography! :)

    June 23, 2014

  • Dave B.

    Sunset is at 8:30 that day, would it be better to meet later to get to Cypress Point during the Golden Hour?

    June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to join as well if I can get a carpool!

    June 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go!!! Is anyone carpooling from san Jose? I live at camden and 85.

    June 22, 2014

  • Samantha B.

    I've gone along that drive before, and got some great photos. I think it would be a good idea if there were a way to organize an itinerary of where we'd be stopping at what time. And yes, carpooling would definitely help :D

    April 2, 2014

  • Gene D.

    Sounds like fun. I've never done it but have been meaning to for a long time. For me it depends on the date since I will be traveling until the end of April.

    April 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any chance this could be the weekend of May 10, that would be greatly appreciated :D
    But understand that earlier might work better for folks.

    April 2, 2014

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