Dgrin Meetups - Western US

AndyAndy BicameralNew YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
edited February 27, 2011 in The Big Picture
Like, this is the place, man.. and don't harsh my mellow, OK? :deal
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  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited January 25, 2006
    civil unrest
    for anyone interested in political activism, photojournalism, street photography...

    On January 31st, simultaneous protests will take place in cities all over the USA to protest the Bush administration's policies. The date was chosen to coincide with the President's state-of-the-union address.

    In Los Angeles:

    5 PM - rally / gathering at Hollywood & Highland
    6 PM - march
    7 PM - rally protest at CNN building (Sunset @ Cahuenga)

    if you want to find info about activities in your city visit:

    www.worldcantwait.org
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited January 25, 2006
    I'm always up for a Pacific northwest meetup. I'm in Tacoma and I have car can travel. Mostly I'll need a heads up if it's going to me more than a days worth but other than that I'm good to go.
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2006
    I'll be in San Francisco all next week. I'll be working during the day, but would enjoy meeting folks for dinner. I'm staying downtown at the Hotel Triton on Grant Avenue.
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,295Administrators moderator
    edited February 10, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    I'll be in San Francisco all next week. I'll be working during the day, but would enjoy meeting folks for dinner. I'm staying downtown at the Hotel Triton on Grant Avenue.

    What day should I be sick?

    Ian
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2006
    ian408 wrote:
    What day should I be sick?

    Ian
    lol3.gif thumb.gif Friday would be best. I've reserved that day for myself. Thursday I have to drive to Parkfield and back, all for the sake of 5 minutes of video.
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
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  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,295Administrators moderator
    edited February 10, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    lol3.gif thumb.gif Friday would be best. I've reserved that day for myself. Thursday I have to drive to Parkfield and back, all for the sake of 5 minutes of video.

    I sure hope 12 hours worth of driving for a burger's worth of video is worth it.

    Friday could be tough getting into the city. Let's touch base before then.

    Ian
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  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 10, 2006
    Since we're posting our trips, I'm going to be in the Bay area (Travis AFB) the last week of Feb or so (haven't set the trip up fully just yet). My plan is to shoot my brains out on the golden gate bridge. Wait that sounds bad. I'm gonna take a lot of pictures. Probably of more than the bridge. Hey so if anyone wants to show me around the non-touristy but super sweet pic areas of SF or wherever, let me know.
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,295Administrators moderator
    edited February 11, 2006
    Mike Lane wrote:
    Since we're posting our trips, I'm going to be in the Bay area (Travis AFB) the last week of Feb or so (haven't set the trip up fully just yet). My plan is to shoot my brains out on the golden gate bridge. Wait that sounds bad. I'm gonna take a lot of pictures. Probably of more than the bridge. Hey so if anyone wants to show me around the non-touristy but super sweet pic areas of SF or wherever, let me know.

    Hey keep yur big 'ole starlifter at home :D

    I'll be out of town that week otherwise, I'd make the trip to Fairfield.

    Ian
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited February 11, 2006
    Sid,

    Take a look at this first.
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  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2006
    ian408 wrote:
    Hey keep yur big 'ole starlifter at home :D

    I'll be out of town that week otherwise, I'd make the trip to Fairfield.

    Ian

    Screw fairfield, I'll have a rental, I'm going to the big city man! Thanks for the offer though. Maybe another time.
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • Mike LaneMike Lane I � Unicode Posts: 7,106Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Sid,

    Take a look at this first.

    lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif lol3.gif

    :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4 :lol4
    Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance.

    http://photos.mikelanestudios.com/
  • gusgus Major grins Posts: 16,209Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2006
    wxwax wrote:
    I'll be in San Francisco all next week. I'll be working during the day, but would enjoy meeting folks for dinner. I'm staying downtown at the Hotel Triton on Grant Avenue.

    The one & only city in the world that i can say that i will def return to. That city is like a car accident...you know you shouldnt look but just cant help yourself.

    I love the place !
  • gusgus Major grins Posts: 16,209Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Sid,

    Take a look at this first.
    rolleyes1.gif rolleyes1.gif rolleyes1.gif
  • ian408ian408 More wag. Less Bark. Posts: 21,295Administrators moderator
    edited February 11, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Sid,

    Take a look at this first.

    Hey David, check out my avi...
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 11, 2006
    DavidTO wrote:
    Sid,

    Take a look at this first.
    umph.gif

    Oh yeah? Well, that happens to be a lovely shot.

    :bluduh
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2006
    One of my stereotypes involves Chinese restaurants. I always look to see if a restaurant has Asian customers. "They know better" I tell myself - if they're eating in the place, it must be good.

    That stereotyping comes to a crashing end in SF's Chinatown. Everybody's Asian! So, either all the danged restaurants are good... or I have to find myself a new measure for Chinese restaurants.

    By the time I got to town this evening, they were cleaning up after Chinese New Year's celebrations.

    56173345-L.jpg
    Sid.
    Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam
    http://www.mcneel.com/users/jb/foghorn/ill_shut_up.au
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited February 13, 2006
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited February 13, 2006
    Descanso Gardens
    Hey SoCal kids. The Camellia Festival, Feb 23 - 26
    Anyone interested?


    http://www.descansogardens.org/site/#
  • RohirrimRohirrim Hooked on Birds Posts: 1,889Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 19, 2006
    Bosque
    I have no idea how hard it would be to organize a shoot at Bosque del Apache but I would love to go there next year. Is there anyone else interested in a West Coast Bird Meetup at Bosque this fall/winter?
  • AngeloAngelo Turning frowns upsidedown Posts: 8,937Super Moderators moderator
    edited February 19, 2006
    Rohirrim wrote:
    I have no idea how hard it would be to organize a shoot at Bosque del Apache but I would love to go there next year. Is there anyone else interested in a West Coast Bird Meetup at Bosque this fall/winter?

    Don't know this place. Please tell us more.
  • RohirrimRohirrim Hooked on Birds Posts: 1,889Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 20, 2006
    Angelo wrote:
    Don't know this place. Please tell us more.

    Bosque is reportadly one of the top bird photography places in the US. I've never been there so I can't say, but from looking at the images from the place from Arthur Morris and others it looks awesome.

    Listed as one of the Crown Jewels by the National Audobon Society
    http://www.audubon.org/top_refuges/bosque.html

    For some basic info:
    http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/

    Some more info and pictures
    http://www.birdsasart.com/bn189.htm
    http://www.hforcier.com/articles/bosque.htm
    http://www.photofocus.com/showarchive.php?aid=49&cid=6
  • Bob BellBob Bell Major grins Posts: 598Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 20, 2006
    Rohirrim,

    I want to go there and patagonia this fall/winter. Most people go to bosque with 500 or 600's + TC's. Right now my longest is a 400 so I will have to find out if big glass is really needed.
    Bob
    Phoenix, AZ
    Canon Bodies
    Canon and Zeiss Lenses
  • aero-nutaero-nut It's been a while. Posts: 693Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 20, 2006
    Rohirrim wrote:
    Bosque is reportadly one of the top bird photography places in the US. I've never been there so I can't say, but from looking at the images from the place from Arthur Morris and others it looks awesome.

    Listed as one of the Crown Jewels by the National Audobon Society
    http://www.audubon.org/top_refuges/bosque.html

    For some basic info:
    http://www.friendsofthebosque.org/

    Some more info and pictures
    http://www.birdsasart.com/bn189.htm
    http://www.hforcier.com/articles/bosque.htm
    http://www.photofocus.com/showarchive.php?aid=49&cid=6

    Ahhh...THAT bosque. I grew up near there. I have to agree..I highly recommend it for any wildlife photo buffs.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 23, 2006
    Dgrin meetups: Amgen Bike Tour in SoCal this weekend
    It's not Tour de France, but it must be a very picturesque event anyway:-)
    This Saturday Feb 25 it's coming to Thousand Oaks, next to Amgen, ETA 1 pm. There also gonna be festival, etc.

    Details: http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/

    I'm thinking of taking a few shots on this account:-)
    Anybody wanna get together?mwink.gif
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  • aero-nutaero-nut It's been a while. Posts: 693Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 24, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    It's not Tour de France, but it must be a very picturesque event anyway:-)
    This Saturday Feb 25 it's coming to Thousand Oaks, next to Amgen, ETA 1 pm. There also gonna be festival, etc.

    Details: http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/

    I'm thinking of taking a few shots on this account:-)
    Anybody wanna get together?mwink.gif

    That sounds cool, Nik. Unfortunately I'll have to miss it, as I'll be up in Tehachepi this Saturday. I'd like to see some of your shots though.

    Have fun.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2006
    LA area: Poppies anybody?
    I'm thinking of going to shoot me some poppies this coming weekend, supposedly Sat April 22d. There was plenty of water recently, and all this week it's gonna be sunny, so I hope to catch them in a peak of blooming.
    Along the way I also think of visiting to Red Rock Canyon State Park.

    Anybody wants in? Ideas are welcome, too!:):

    UPDATE:
    Angelo was kind enough to inform me (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627) that this year's view maybe far from spectacular. However, I'm still thinking of going for a photohike (need gear testing fro May anyways:-), and the state parks are not that fragile... So thus far I'm still going..:-)
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited April 17, 2006
    Nik, I'd love to go, but I have my daughter's track meet all day saturday. Great idea, though!
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 17, 2006
    Take her with you!
    DavidTO wrote:
    Nik, I'd love to go, but I have my daughter's track meet all day saturday. Great idea, though!

    I'll get Helen.. We'll make them run the canyon :-)
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  • aero-nutaero-nut It's been a while. Posts: 693Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2006
    Nikolai wrote:
    I'm thinking of going to shoot me some poppies this coming weekend, supposedly Sat April 22d. There was plenty of water recently, and all this week it's gonna be sunny, so I hope to catch them in a peak of blooming.
    Along the way I also think of visiting to Red Rock Canyon State Park.

    Anybody wants in? Ideas are welcome, too!:):

    UPDATE:
    Angelo was kind enough to inform me (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627) that this year's view maybe far from spectacular. However, I'm still thinking of going for a photohike (need gear testing fro May anyways:-), and the state parks are not that fragile... So thus far I'm still going..:-)
    Nik,

    I was just out there two weeks ago, and there are very very few poppies. Don't let me stop you from coming out to have an outing, but I have to agree with the warning...very sparse this year for some reason. Still not a bad excuse to go shooting. :D I might be able to come and hang out for a while at the reserve. Let me know what time you expect to be out there.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2006
    Will do...
    aero-nut wrote:
    Nik,

    I was just out there two weeks ago, and there are very very few poppies. Don't let me stop you from coming out to have an outing, but I have to agree with the warning...very sparse this year for some reason. Still not a bad excuse to go shooting. :D I might be able to come and hang out for a while at the reserve. Let me know what time you expect to be out there.

    I do wanna get out, didn't have a decent chance to break in my new toy yet:-)

    Last time we met (Rose Valley Falls:-) you mentioned some nice State Park, with the weird rock formations and even a lake in the viscinity of Lancaster... Do you remember what it was? I wanna have a couple of Plan Bs :-)
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