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Walmart Supercenter
1650 West Valencia, Tucson, AZ
Parking lot of Wal-Mart, (1650 West Valencia Tucson, AZ 85746) the south east side from around 7:15am look for a Black Jeep with a tripod on top

Hello All, I am going to Ruby, Arizona 85684 to shoot the ghosts on Dec. 15, 2012. For information on Ruby, click here... (http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/ruby.html) Or Google it. (Google: Ruby, Arizona, For maps, go to maps.google.com "Ruby near Arivaca, AZ")

To see some of the photos from previous trips look here (photos are both Ruby & Sasabe, AZ) click here.... (http://michaeljberman.zenfolio.com/p809837987)

The Ruby photos are HDR more on that below.
I will be in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, (1650 West Valencia Tucson, AZ 85746) the south east side from around 7:30 to 7:45 am. If anyone wants to join in, great, a car pool would be a good idea. If you have questions, e-mail me at: [masked] or call at[masked] (after work hours please) Ruby is a "working ghost town" There is a caretaker (to take the money) and tells a little about Ruby, but no food, drink or inside bathrooms!!! The phone number for infor on Ruby is[masked]

I will also be talking about HDR, if you would like to learn a little about HDR, this is a great place to play.

The software I will be using and showing you how to do HDR photos is Photomatix (www.HDRsoft.com)
To learn HDR, look here:
http://www.hdrsoft.com (http://www.hdrsoft.com/) or here
http://photo.tutsplus... (http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/hdr/how-to-shoot-and-post-process-professional-hdr-photos-in-one-day/)
Or just Google “HDR”

If you want to learn HDR, you WILL NEED to know how to use your camera, bring your instruction manual!!
1) Know how to shoot in Manual mode, You need Manual for expose (unless you know how to do bracketing) understand you light meter
2) Manual focus
3) Tripod
4) Cable release (wire or wireless)
5) PLEASE TRY TO KNOW THIS BEFORE SHOOTING, IF WE HAVE TO TEACH EVERYONE HOW TO USE THERE CAMERAS BEFORE SHOOTING, THERE WILL BE NO TIME TO TAKE PHOTOS!!

After the shooting, we can do some HDR processing during lunch.
“For information on Ruby, click here... (http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/ruby.html)

Or Google it. (Google: Ruby, Arizona, For maps, go to maps.google.com "Ruby near Arivaca, AZ")”

If you go to Ruby on your own, do not get there before 9 am am, some times the chain does not open before 9:15 am

Notes:
Cost $12 per person
The road: The last 10 or so miles are possible to drive in 2 WD with careful driving, I have done it a few times in a little Honda, but it will be very slow. If dirt roads in bad shape bother you, do not go, if you have a nice car, do not take it. Bring water to drink, a lot of it.

You will need to bring: Water, food, and Toilet Paper(?), and maybe even a camera.

After the shooting, I like to stop at a nice palace next to I-19 and Arivaca Rd for a cool relaxing lunch. (http://www.cowpalacer... (http://www.cowpalacerestaurant.com))
Note about the Wal-mart parking lot, if you are going to leave your car there and carpool, do not have any item of value left in the car. In fact, if it is a nice car, do not leave it there.

Also the printout below "Group Permit to Enter Ruby, Arizona " & the Tucson Photo Meet-up release statements. Both should be filled out before you get to Ruby, each car should have one printout and each person can fill in there information.

Driving directions to Ruby, AZ from Wal-Mart Valencia road Tucson

1. 1 hour 34 mins I-19 S and W Arivaca Rd 60.6 mi 1650 W Valencia Rd Tucson, AZ 85746
1. Head west on W Valencia Rd 115 ft
2. Make a U-turn 0.8 mi
3. Slight right to merge onto I-19 S toward Nogales 28.8 mi 4. Take exit 48 for Arivaca Rd 0.3 mi
5. Turn right at W Arivaca Rd 0.1 mi
6. Take the 1st right onto W Arivaca Rd/I-19 Frontage Rd 0.1 mi
7. Take the 1st left onto W Arivaca Rd 23.0 mi
8. Turn left at S 5th Ave 0.2 mi
9. Continue onto Fragutta 0.4 mi
10. Slight left at S Ruby Rd 2.0 mi 11. Keep right at the fork 3.1 mi (it may be more like 5 to 6 miles??)
12. Slight left at E Ruby Rd 1.7 mi Ruby, AZ

Group Permit to Enter Ruby, Arizona
Group:
Date: Dec. 15, 2012
Please have all visitors fill out one line of the form below and give it to the Care Taker upon arriving at Ruby..

RELEASE STATEMENT In consideration of the privilege and permission granted to me to visit Ruby, I do hereby release and absolve the Ruby Mines, Inc., owners, its agents, employees, and officers from any liability that may arise by reason of bodily injury, illness, death, or loss of or damage to property, that I may sustain while participating in the above-described activity. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have voluntarily executed this release on the date appearing after my name.
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