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Sunset cruise on the Zurich Lake

The PICZ competition of this month is "Sunset Magic".

We would like now to propose you a photo sunset cruise on the Lake of Zurich.

The plan is to leave from Zurich by train departing HB at 18:40 and go to Rapperswil. There, we will take a boat at 19:50 to travel back to Zurich (Bürkliplatz). During the evening you will be able not only to enjoy a drink in a great company of other photographers but also to capture the beautiful landscapes with the powerful and magical sunset. We will discuss the various techniques for sunset photography. If you’re interested you may explore some tips here:

http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-photograph-sunrises-and-sunsets/

At the end of the meetup, participant will normally have some pictures to submit in our competition gallery if they wish to enter the competition.

What photo equipment should I bring?

Camera: You can come with any type of camera. Make sure your batteries are charged, and that your memory card is empty! For this type of photography you can also use your IPhone you to achieve nice effects.

Flash: Please do NOT bring your portable flash because it annoys the boat people

Lenses: Any type of lens can be used for this topic. Having a zoom lens will give you extra possibilities.

Filters: Filters are not required, but using grad filters (graduated neutral density) or polarizer will make your images much stronger.

Tripod: A tripod is not needed and it will probably be impossible to use on the boat.

Sunglasses: It might be wise to bring your sunglasses


Meeting point and itinerary:

We will meet between 18:15-18:30 at the Zurich main station under the Blue Angel. We take the 18:40 train to Rapperswill (S15 departing from Platform 43/44) and then 19:50 boat back to Zurich. The train journey to Rapperswill will take us ca. 46 minutes leaving enough time to have a drink close to the ZSG Schiffstation before we enter the boat. The boat arrives at Burkliplatz at 21:55. Details of the boat trip you can find here: http://www.zsg.ch/en/sunset-cruise.html

For this round trip you can buy to buy a ZVV 9-Hour-Pass that costs 25 CHF (full price) or CHF 12.50 if you have Halbtax Abo. This ticket is valid for all Zurich zones and allows you to take any public transport including the boat.


Who can join the meetup?

The meetup is open to all.


How to enrol?

By simply registering to this meetup.
We remind you that registering to the event is only to inform us of your intention to join this meetup. It doesn't mean that the transport reservation or ticket purchase will be done for you. All participants must organise their own tickets for the transportation.


Cost

The meetup is generally free but the club accepts the donations which will help us in organising future activities. Please let us know during the meetup if you would like to help us with your contribution.

Please mind that there is an extra cost attached to this event, mainly the cost of the travel tickets.

For this round trip you can buy to buy a ZVV 9-Hour-Pass that costs 25 CHF (full price) or CHF 12.50 if you have Halbtax Abo. This ticket is valid for all Zurich zones and allows you to take any public transport including the boat.


Cancellation policy

In case of bad weather and no visibility for the sunset shooting the event may have to be cancelled.


No-show policy

Even if this group doesn't have a strict no-show policy, we would like to remind you that a no-show to a meetup where you are registered really impolite. If you sign up for the event and you can't make it for any reason, please remember to change your status or to write us an e-mail. Thanks!


For any question: feel free to contact us at [masked]

See you on Wednesday and happy shooting!

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  • Mohammed A.

    It was very nice Pascal thanks.
    My picture are here.
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/82017674@N07/sets/72157645017017888/

    1 · June 30, 2014

  • Lorenzo J. S.

    June 14, 2014

  • Dominik S

    This was my first meetup with the group and it was well spent afternoon. Looking at the pictures I took, I can say I am satisfied. Thanks for the idea of the event and organising it.

    June 13, 2014

  • Ing

    Dear all. It was great to meet you and a fun evening on the boat. Despite the assumption of many of you, we from Zurich do not often take the boat, so it's a beautiful adventure for us as well.
    Thanks Pascal & Co. for the organisation.
    Sorry, I was a bit lazy with photography, but uploaded 3 behind the scenes pictures nevertheless.
    By the way, is any of you interested in practicing some portrait together? Would like to do some "sparring" sessions to practice.
    Enjoy your weekend
    Ingo

    June 13, 2014

  • Maija R.

    Hi everyone! Thank you it was very nice event. I upload couple of my photos at club webpage http://www.picz.ch/index.php/pictures-competitions/category/20-sunset-cruise-on-the-lake. More will come.

    June 13, 2014

  • Pascal (.

    Thank you all for the good feedback. It would be great if some of you could also upload a few pictures on the website of the club, to make it appealing. This is here (need to be logged in first):
    http://www.picz.ch/index.php/pictures-competitions/category/20-sunset-cruise-on-the-lake

    Thanks !

    June 13, 2014

  • martin

    Excellent, great evening out

    June 12, 2014

  • Valerie

    Great evening, lovely people, thanks to all

    June 12, 2014

  • lyn

    It was very nice Pascal thanks, too bad we arrived too late to gather for a drink, maybe next time. I enjoyed all the people, ciao.

    June 12, 2014

  • Ursula Maria M.

    Great ! Thanks for organizing !

    June 12, 2014

  • Pascal (.

    Thank you all for coming, i hope you enjoyed it! We've been quite lucky with the weather, the clouds over the Alps offered us some stunning colours! I am looking forward to see your pictures! You can share them on the gallery of the photoclub as well : http://picz.ch
    I hope to see you again soon.

    1 · June 12, 2014

  • Julia

    Sorry, next time!!!

    June 11, 2014

  • Francesco

    Just came out of the office with a bad headache. I won't be able to join you at the boat. Take good shots. for me too!!

    June 11, 2014

  • Lorenzo J. S.

    We are moving to track 43-44

    June 11, 2014

  • Hetty

    Hi all, if my visit is away on time, I will try to jump on in Waedi, and join you till Thalwil!

    June 11, 2014

  • laure

    Sorry I won't be able to make it

    June 11, 2014

  • Nova

    Hi ... My name is Nova & this is my first post. I live close to Rapperswil so I would like to join the Group in Rapperswil. How can I find the Group there? Thanks.

    June 11, 2014

    • Bananahead

      Hi Nova, you should be able to find us at the boat. Don't worry because we will be a big group at the front of the boat holding cameras. Hope to see you later.

      June 11, 2014

    • Nova

      great see you there ... thanks

      June 11, 2014

  • Francesco

    I will join you directly in Rapperswil since I have to work longer and it is not convenient for me to come to Hb form the office. See you there in front of the boat

    June 11, 2014

  • Julia

    Hi, hoi, salut to all! I will try to come today, to HB 18:30, hope to be not late :))
    Rgds
    Julia

    June 11, 2014

  • Julija

    Hello.. I want make it too but I work till 18:00.. Do you start the trip from Burkliplatz? So I could maybe be there in the time

    June 5, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      Oh yes !! Thanks Lorenzo. I meant 18:40. Julija, I think if you work until 18:00 it should be feasible.

      June 6, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      So, Julija, do you finally join us for the 18:40 train ?

      June 11, 2014

  • Pascal (.

    Dear all, as Nigel said, it shouldn't be hard to find us: a big group with cameras. But if you have difficulty to find us, my number is: [masked]

    June 11, 2014

  • Adrian h.

    Have a great time everybody. I have a German class at the same time so I cannot make it this time.

    June 4, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      Sorry that you cannot make it Adrian!

      June 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way, do you think the ZVV BonusPass covers the trip?

    June 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I actually got my ticket checked today - so I asked them and apparently I can come to Rapperswil with the ZVV BonusPass :D

      June 4, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      That is verygood news! Thanks for sharing with us! :)

      June 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup in this group :) I hope we get nice weather!

    June 3, 2014

    • Bananahead

      The forecast is currently suggesting heavy storms so maybe we can make lightning pictures ....

      June 4, 2014

  • Darya

    Hi guys, I wish I could make it, but I have my German class exactly at the same time :( Have fun!

    June 3, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      What a pitty Darya !! Hopep we can make a repeat sometime soon so that you can join !

      June 4, 2014

    • Adrian h.

      Me to :-(.

      June 4, 2014

  • Bananahead

    You won't need a tripod because it won't work. And please do not bring a flash because it annoys the boat people.

    June 3, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      Hi Nigel, thanks for the information, I will update the description.

      June 4, 2014

  • Bananahead

    Hey Pascal, bump up the people limit. 20 is too low especially with some of us bringing partners.

    June 4, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      Hi Nigel, I removed the limit, sorry for this and thanks for calling my attention on this!

      June 4, 2014

  • lyn

    Helloo there i would like to participate to this meetup but i will have a plus one, how do you indicate that? Is it fine? thanks.

    June 3, 2014

    • Pascal (.

      Hi Lyn, I have turned on the +1 feature. You should be able to add it now. Cheers

      June 3, 2014

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