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Brookside Gardens

  • May 14, 2011 · 9:00 AM
  • Brookside Gardens

Hello everybody,

This meetup is for you all macro, scenery photography lovers.  If you like to photograph lakes, bugs, butterflies, and flowers, then this meetup is for you.

We will meet in the visitor center.  IF IT RAINS, THIS MEETUP WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

What to bring:

Macro lens, telephoto lens, Wide angle lens, filters:circular Polarizers, Neutral Density filters, graduated neutral density filters. Tripod.

Bottles of water, snack bars.

Please feel free to leave any time you wish.

Michael

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  • Michael P.

    Veeresh,

    Why don't you create a group in this site or go to Montgomery County Meetup via facebook page?

    Sorry I had to leave yesterday. The weather effected me.

    Michael

    May 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think we can create a group on flickr for Montgomery photo club and tag them with the date of meetup...what say?

    May 15, 2011

  • Elanor W.

    If anyone who was there yesterday is on Flickr, here's a link to a Brookside Gardens group that I belong to: http://www.flickr.com/groups/brookside/

    Also, is anyone interested in me creating a group on Flickr for us to share our photos from yesterday?

    May 15, 2011

  • Fred

    Lee did a good job filling in and staying with the group. I met some new people

    May 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was my first meetup. Everyone was very friendly and I look forward to attending future meetups. Brookside Gardens butterfly conservatory was lots of fun, and I got some really decent shots.

    May 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rainy day. Got some good shots anyway. Waited until 10 a.m., and got lots of butterfly pics in the greenhouse. Would be good place to go back to on nice day.

    May 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Fred! It was a good meetup, loved Brookside Gardens. I will be visiting it again very soon.

    May 14, 2011

  • Fred

    Here's the link to the Air Show next weekend at Andrews:

    http://www.unexpectedtreasures.com/events/17135631/?eventId=17135631&action=detail

    May 14, 2011

  • Fred

    .I'm at the visitor's center and it's pouring rain right now. Not looking too good.

    May 14, 2011

  • Elanor W.

    The misty rain has stopped here in Queensguard. Leaving in 10 min. Look forward to seeing you guys! :)

    May 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am going to leave from Germantown around 8:30ish. I will stay for a few hours, unless it starts raining too much.

    May 14, 2011

  • John

    Misty rain here in Takoma Park. I'm not going.

    May 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am starting from arlington now, I hope to catch up if the meet up gets canceled and some of you still make it, I'd like to catch up.

    May 14, 2011

  • Michael P.

    Folks,

    I just checked the weather at Accuweather,com. We are now supposed to get rain around 12:00. I checked earlier and it said around 10:00 AM. Maybe I will stay for 1 - 3 hours.

    May 14, 2011

  • Michael P.

    I am not sure about the weather. If it is raining around 9:00, I am not going to go. I may just go for an hour. It all depends on the weather.

    Michael

    May 14, 2011

  • Elanor W.

    It's not raining hard. I'm still going.

    May 14, 2011

  • ROXANNA

    No, I'm not

    May 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It says 50% chance of rain tomorrow, so hope the shoot goes on as planned :). See you guys tomorrow. Is someone coming from the Glennmont station?

    May 13, 2011

  • Randy W.

    FWIW-I've been there as early as 6:30am without any hinderance. A lot of the locals use the paths for jogging and walks. I believe it's only the visitor's center opens at 9:00am.

    May 8, 2011

  • Michael P.

    To LeeInBethesda,

    OK, get a permit. Things ready change.

    Michael

    April 12, 2011

  • Michael P.

    To everbody about tripods,

    I've done this before at other gardens. You just have to fill out a form. I did this with Longwood Gardens in PA and District Botanical Gardens. You can always call Brookside Gardens ahead of time.

    April 12, 2011

  • Michael P.

    Lee,

    Yes, Please do get a tripod.
    You are correct about the butterfly house with tripods. You might be able to use a monopod.

    Michael

    April 8, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Michael, that helps.

    March 29, 2011

  • Michael P.

    Veeresh,

    The closest metro station is glenmont.

    Michael

    March 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even if the gates open at 9:00 am and that the light is going to be harsh, we could carry some butter paper (not sure if that's the right word) to diffuse the light.

    March 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it close to the metro station? If yes, I am in :)

    March 28, 2011

  • Michael P.

    Elizabeth,

    The problem is that the gates open up around 9:00 AM. When we come close 05/14/2011, I am going to call Brookside Gardens and see if we get to shoot earlier. Michael

    March 28, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shouldn't we be meeting before or right after sunrise to get the best light for macro? Like 7 am? I know that's early, but the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens shoot I went to was very early.

    March 28, 2011

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