• 03-06-2004, 12:17 AM
    walterick
    I feel like being in New York City again.
    Anyone want to have a 3rd annual NYC Gathering this summer?

    Rick
  • 03-06-2004, 12:18 PM
    natatbeach
    in a shake of a lamb's tail
    we're there let us know...we'll suffocate with you! :D
  • 03-06-2004, 12:24 PM
    paulnj
    ALASKA would have great fishing, eagles, barrow's goldeneyes nesting , tufted puffins, grizzleys.... but i can't make it :(

    to be honest, NYC has too many people all 4 seasons, but the bum action around the B&H area is killer year round! were else can you watch herion sick junkies waiting for methadone and walk 3 block and buy more film :)

    spring and early summer are nature time, mid summer is fledging bird, bear cub time, fall is migration, winter is ducks.... but i may be able to trip over a few rude new yorkers if given fair warning
  • 03-06-2004, 07:48 PM
    walterick
    I thought I could count on you guys :)
    I'm NOT sure the summertime id the best time to be there ;) But I'm willing to bear it all out if you are ;)

    Honestly, Alaska is a bit far out of my price range right now: the same reason I missed you guys in Miami. NY is a 5 hour drive for me from DC it makes it much more doable.

    I think we should WALK AROUND TAKING PICTURES THIS TIME rather than just eating dinner together and saying goodbye. Just as I was getting to know you guys, the night was over :(

    So I first suggest we plan at least a half-day of shooting.

    And please if you guys decide to go to Alaska, please post pictures :)

    Rick
  • 03-06-2004, 07:51 PM
    walterick
    You'd give up...
    RATS WITH WINGS for grizzleys?!

    COMO?!

    I think you should come to NYC and party with us the <i>real</i> wildlife ;)

    Rick
  • 03-06-2004, 07:52 PM
    walterick
    Woo-hoo!
    I was hoping you'd say yes! Let's get out and do some shooting this year, eh?

    I may even let the little lady come...

    Rick ;)
  • 03-07-2004, 09:08 AM
    Asylum Steve
    You call Disney REAL??? :-)))
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    I think you should come to NYC and party with us the <i>real</i> wildlife ;)
    Rick

    I dunno, Rick. Seems you guys tasted <i>NYC Lite</i> when you decided to have pizza in the "NEW & IMPROVED" Times Square last time. That area was a lot more fun in the 80's when you couldn't swing a dead junkie without hitting a hooker or a sleazeball handing out flyers for some nearby peep show... :D :D

    Seriously, I'm in for a NYC get together. I'm not sure summer would be my preference, but if that's when you guys decide, I hope I can make it.
  • 03-07-2004, 11:05 AM
    paulnj
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    I was hoping you'd say yes! Let's get out and do some shooting this year, eh?

    I may even let the little lady come...

    Rick ;)

    i'm pretty sure i'm in(but remember i'm not keen on cities or crowds)



    not to sound crazy... but the only thing in NYC that i'd shoot would be bums, hookers, and the people steve mentioned ;) buildings do nothing for me but provide heat/AC :D

    central park has birds, the great state of NJ has the statue of liberty(and you thought that was a ny trademark... liberty state park exit 14B off nj turnpike HAHAHA or staten island SHHH)
  • 03-07-2004, 12:06 PM
    walterick
    Hookers, sleaze and NYC.
    Sounds like a tour you could make some money on, Steve :)

    I don't want to do the same ole same ole this year with tourist things but I don't want to be hanging out in the ghetto all weekend either.

    Maybe...

    Statue of Liberty in the day time, take in a strip show at night? That way everybody wins ;)
  • 03-07-2004, 12:09 PM
    walterick
    From all corners of the globe
    and in all seasons they gather :)

    It sounds like summer is a bumb time, how about fall?

    I agree, I'm waiting for the Native's input as well. They always know the cool stuff to do ;)

    I'm sorry to hear you guys are going to Hawaii. And not taking the Viewfinder Board with you. I guess we'll get over it.

    Rick
  • 03-07-2004, 12:14 PM
    walterick
    Geez,
    Between you and Steve, I'll be lucky to get out of New York alive!

    Or at least with my chastity! ;)

    Hope you can make it man. Just remember: if you start feeling claustrophobic, just close your eyes and imagine yourself soaring like a pigeon over the city :)

    Rick
  • 03-12-2004, 10:12 PM
    walterick
    Update
    Hey Penny & Gene

    October would work for me. However:

    I just found out my mom might be working for a month on Long Island in April. I thought about going to then. Would April be too early? For anyone? I'll post something more substantial when I find out for sure if she's working then. That way I'll kill 2 birds :)

    Thanks for reviving the post. I think Otober would be fine. Whatever we do, let's go shooting together this time!

    Rick
  • 03-13-2004, 03:51 AM
    natatbeach
    April what?
    we could sure use a getaway...soon...

    we just need like two weeks notice to gather resources (babysitters, shelter,budget it in,etc)

    we'd love to hang with you in the apple--- (get it? big apple) provided you haven't stopped talking to me by then :eek: :rolleyes: ;)
  • 03-13-2004, 10:07 AM
    Liz
    Count me in this time...................
    I live 25 minutes away by NJ Transit Express!

    I'll be looking forward to meeting some of you.........and sharing my frequent NYC jaunts with other photogs. ;)

    Liz

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    Anyone want to have a 3rd annual NYC Gathering this summer?

    Rick

  • 03-13-2004, 10:10 AM
    Liz
    What about my Partner here! Hey Charles
    It's early in the season........why not take this opportunity to visit the Big Apple? You've been mentioning a trip from time to time........and it's not too far from Philly.

    Is it? :confused:

    Liz

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    Anyone want to have a 3rd annual NYC Gathering this summer?

    Rick

  • 03-14-2004, 09:17 PM
    walterick
    April 24ish
    Is what I'm thinking. But this is not set in stone.

    IF I'm still talking to you then :p

    Rick
  • 03-14-2004, 09:19 PM
    walterick
    Great!
    Liz, I wa hoping you'd join in! You're one of the more prominent posters here that I haven't met yet. It would be a pleasure :)

    Rick
  • 03-15-2004, 06:31 AM
    paulnj
    what am i chopped liver???

    i think i MAY be able to swing it(remember i'm a 3rd shift guy, so i'd need night before and night of for each day on NYC)... I COULD USE A BREAK, but can't afford one :)
  • 03-15-2004, 07:01 AM
    natatbeach
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    IF I'm still talking to you then :p

    Rick

    It's an awfully long time from now to April...I have all kinds of things to say so we'll see :rolleyes: :D

    I talked to my in laws and I think we'd be coming from CT which makes it a 2 1/2 -4 hour ride from Hartford (depends who's driving) and I figure we can drive in way early Saturday and drive home late in the evening ...maybe pull of an overnight....we'll see who we can round up.

    My mom in law said o.k. already so...it's a matter of getting a firm date....
  • 03-15-2004, 09:25 PM
    walterick
    Wakeupwhydontyougoputonalittlemakeup
    No, wait, that's <i>chop sui</i> ;)

    I'm cheering for you, Paul! I'm hoping you can make it also. Maybe we can arrange it so that we pass each other walking into/out of the hotel at sunset/sunrise (ever seen <i>Ladyhawk?</i>

    Keep us informed!

    Rick
  • 03-16-2004, 07:49 AM
    megan
    Chastity?
    <g>

    YEAH RIGHT!

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

    okay, i'll simmer down now.

    megan
  • 03-16-2004, 07:52 AM
    megan
    As always.....
    My apartment and my lumpy futon are available.

    Megan
  • 03-16-2004, 08:33 PM
    walterick
    Aw, come on!
    Don't tell me you're gonna post in a New York thread and not invite yourself to come! ;)

    Rick
  • 03-16-2004, 08:38 PM
    walterick
    Sounds great...
    Ugh, except for the "taxes" part! (that was my first year technically self employed so I have to pay the 15.3% self-employment tax :( )

    Everything else sounds like it's coming along nicely for you guys :) In the words of the A-Team's Hannibal: "I love it when a plan comes together!"

    After-party at the Waldorf Astoria?! Wow, how nice of you guys to offer! ;)

    I'll get moving on the weather, but first I need to have a confirm from momma.

    Rick
  • 03-17-2004, 07:12 AM
    megan
    It's a given!
    I'm SO there that I'm already here, waiting for everyone else to get here! :D

    So just get here already!

    Seriously, see my post below in this thread.

    Megan
  • 03-17-2004, 07:46 AM
    paulnj
    sounds good.. sorry dude i missed that show on NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC(what my tv is usually on)

    michelle and I already have that arrangement..... no need for a repeat ;)
  • 03-18-2004, 08:21 AM
    paulnj
    only a hug? darn, i thought a kiss on my cheek would be in order too!

    at this point in my job... i will call out sick if they say no! i can't stand my job anymore.... pitty party please :)

    besides, late april will have plenty of songbirds migrating through by night and feeding by day :)
  • 03-19-2004, 09:46 PM
    natatbeach
    Calling all GATHERERS
    Hey Mr NY co-ordinator...where are ya...life must be crazy

    For the 24th of April as the NY date...what's going on...there's deadlines on plane and hotel specials...some of are feeling the time pinch....Please :) could you give us an o.k.
  • 03-19-2004, 10:03 PM
    walterick
    Thanks
    Megs,

    If we go that weekend, I'll have accomodations in my mom's hotel on Long Island. <i>Where</i> on Long Island? I dunno. It can't be that far, can it? :)

    But if we feel like getting a taste of city life, I'll call ya :)

    So, is Regamin gonna come?

    Rick
  • 03-19-2004, 10:09 PM
    walterick
    Lady Hawk...
    Was the movie from the 80's where two lovers were separated by an evil curse: the man turned into a wolf at night while the woman was human and at sunrise the man became human and the woman turned into a hawk. So they could never be together.

    I don't know what made me think of that.

    They eventually killed the witch and lived happily ever after.


    THE END :)

    Rick
  • 03-20-2004, 03:52 AM
    paulnj
    well.... i'm a wolf in.... AND i'm a hawk chasing fool :D
  • 03-20-2004, 09:50 AM
    Asylum Steve
    Now I really wish I could go...
    April 24ish is me boithday... :cool:


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    Is what I'm thinking. But this is not set in stone.

    IF I'm still talking to you then :p

    Rick

  • 03-20-2004, 11:21 AM
    paulnj
    OK :D

    if everyone's not too artsy fartsy i would be interested in hitting central park(LAST TIME I WAS THERE WAS THE FREE ELTON JOHN CONCERT..I WAS 8) for some city nature :)

    sure i'll blast a few gigs in the hustle and bustle of the village/time square.... even down in harlem if that's your speed!

    i can bring plenty of gear, as i have plenty to share ;) nikon f100/80-200f2.8, tokina 400, tokina 19-35, 50mm.... rest would be pointless to bring along with my canon gear that i'll be blasting with !