• 07-13-2006, 01:40 AM
    schrackman
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Wow, how did I ever miss the pictures from the New York gathering?!?! What a great bunch of shots. Liz had some beautiful shots of animals, Seb with his architectural images, and Mig with her lensbaby tulips. And all the others were top notch as well. I'm hopeful this outing will produce some equally fine images of L.A.! And hopefully I'll be able to participate too.
  • 07-13-2006, 06:44 AM
    walterick
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Wow, I had completely forgotten about that gathering. That I didn't attend. I set the whole thing up, got everyone excited about it, and then got the flu or something. Bummer.

    Eric, we've had at least 3 New York Gatherings. This one was pretty small in comparison. If you keep digging back, you might be able to find the other 2.

    I actually went to those :)
  • 07-13-2006, 08:49 AM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by schrackman
    I'm hopeful this outing will produce some equally fine images of L.A.!

    This is GUARANTEED!

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by schrackman
    And hopefully I'll be able to participate too.

    I wish you could GUARANTEE this.

    :D
  • 07-13-2006, 09:15 AM
    Kokopeli
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Since we are talking about quality photos from other gatherings, shall we do a print exchange for our LA Photogathering?

    Ray, Claudia, Gene, Penny and I did one at the Yosemite Gathering a few years back and I enjoyed it. I even left one for a fisherman that gave me a couple locally brewed ales he wanted me to try.

    If we decide to do an exchange, we need to decide soon so we can all select our shots and make prints.
  • 07-13-2006, 09:26 AM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Brian, please elaborate. Not really sure how this works. I so give someone pictures and I get free beer? Does that include Coronas? :)
  • 07-13-2006, 09:43 AM
    walterick
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Hehheh. Trading prints for beers is a new concept for photogatherings :)

    We also did a print exchange at one of the NY gatherings. Basically, you bring one print for each member who is coming to the gathering. Then, you trade, and you receive one print from everyone there. So you go home with a picture from everyone.

    My only problem with doing print exchanges is the cost :yikes: $8/print x 10 members adds up. But, I'm sure we can work something out if we all want to go that route.
  • 07-13-2006, 10:34 AM
    Kokopeli
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by manacsa
    Brian, please elaborate. Not really sure how this works. I so give someone pictures and I get free beer? Does that include Coronas? :)

    I think the Print for Beer Exchange was a once-in-a-lifetime event.

    As for the Print Exchange, Rick summed it up nicely.. We each bring a set of photos (one or two for each site member) to give to the other attendees. The photos you choose to share is up to you (and they don't have to all be the same), the only qualifier is that they have to be something you shot. The size of the prints are up to you as well, though I'd recommend that the smallest you go is a 5x7.

    Rick, I hadn't even though about how many will be attending. Perhaps we could do a random drawing to see who will trade with whom.. This will drastically reduce the cost and we will all receive something nice from at least one of our peers.

    I'm open for other suggestions as well.
  • 07-13-2006, 09:02 PM
    schrackman
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by manacsa
    This is GUARANTEED!



    I wish you could GUARANTEE this.

    :D

    LOL...I wish I could too, Eric!
  • 07-13-2006, 09:09 PM
    schrackman
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kokopeli
    Rick, I hadn't even though about how many will be attending. Perhaps we could do a random drawing to see who will trade with whom.. This will drastically reduce the cost and we will all receive something nice from at least one of our peers.

    I like this idea. With the amount of people that are planning to attend this makes it simple, affordable, and still a lot of fun. Especially if I'm there. :-)
  • 07-19-2006, 12:31 PM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    My thoughts on the photo exchange:

    I like the idea personally. Some have raised concerns on cost since this might be the largest photogathering group to date. Is it? Anyway, I suggest printing only 5x7s for each member to exchange to keep cost down.

    We are still meeting at 9AM in downtown Saturday but I need to scope out the place to find a Starbucks and a good place to park. The official itinerary will be avail in August, I promise.
  • 07-19-2006, 01:27 PM
    Tom_Proctor
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    I wont be coming guys. I live on the other side of the country :(
  • 07-20-2006, 12:21 AM
    Kokopeli
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    The BBQ is still on and as for the photo exchange, I thought we were going to pick names at random and just give one print to the person who's name was picked for you. I'd be happy to do the name selection and post it here once the roster is finalized.

    In other words, everyone needs to make ONE print (minimum of 5x7) so they can give it to their appointed recipient. Names will be chosen at a later date.

    Is it time for the gathering yet?
  • 07-20-2006, 09:01 AM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kokopeli
    I thought we were going to pick names at random and just give one print to the person who's name was picked for you. I'd be happy to do the name selection and post it here once the roster is finalized.

    In other words, everyone needs to make ONE print (minimum of 5x7) so they can give it to their appointed recipient. Names will be chosen at a later date.

    That's right. Sounds good. :thumbsup:

    It'll be August 19th before you know it :D
  • 08-03-2006, 02:12 PM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Hello everyone. It's almost that time. I was at downtown last Sunday for mass at the relatively new Catholic church over there. We then ate in Chinatown. I'll be driving through downtown tomorrow after work to get our final plans down. I don't think we will incorporate Chinatown in anyway. I'd like to figure Union Station and Olvera Street into the plan.

    Is eating mexican food for lunch ok with everyone interested? Or should I locate a place with more of a domestic taste? There are some classic truly retro diners that we might like.

    I found a map online that may help with our downtown excursion:

    http://www.ladowntownnews.com/dtvg/map.pdf

    The second half of our plans are easy. We will drive to Hollywood and park at Hollywood and Highland (Next to Mann's Chinese Theater), take a coffee break at Starbucks and get our parking validated. We will then walk Hollywood Bvld. until it is time to eat at West Hollywood by 8PM.

    Once I'm done with the plans, I'll convert it to PDF format and PM everyone a link to the file that showed interested in the gathering. I'll also email it if your email is available.

    Looking forward to August 19th!!
  • 08-03-2006, 02:32 PM
    Photo-John
    Food
    I think we should eat in the market next to the Million Dollar Theater. There's got to be something for everyone in there. And I am sure there are good tacos!
  • 08-03-2006, 03:07 PM
    poker
    Re: Food
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Photo-John
    I think we should eat in the market next to the Million Dollar Theater. There's got to be something for everyone in there. And I am sure there are good tacos!

    Ok, good idea, I'll look for it tomorrow. Our first run is on Broadway after all. We can have lunch right after shooting Broadway then drive to another downtown location before heading out to Hollywood.
  • 08-05-2006, 02:28 PM
    Kokopeli
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by manacsa
    I'd like to figure Union Station and Olvera Street into the plan.

    I'm glad you mentioned that.. I kept meaning to suggest adding Olivera St to our itenerary, but always managet to forget.

    Also, I'd appreciate it if those planning to come to my place Friday night could RSVP so I can get an idea of how many I'll be cooking for. Also, please post your preference between steak or chicken.

    I've given some thought to doing a taco bar. If that's the case, I'll have pork (carnitas style), chicken and carne asada along with all the fixings. If anyone out there can make a good flan, please feel free to bring dessert. :)

    Two more weeks...
  • 08-06-2006, 07:30 PM
    walterick
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    I'm in! Sign me up for a slab of chicken there big guy!

    Lookin forward to meeting with you all!

    I could use a vacation.

    And don't forget the nature thingey on Sunday morning!
  • 08-10-2006, 05:36 PM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Hello,

    Sorry I haven't completed the official agenda for next Saturday. It should be done next week. One of the minor problems is that there is no convenient Starbucks in downtown. If we met in Starbucks within downtown then we would have to pay for parking then moved to another parking area to start Broadway blvd. I'm trying to minimize paid parking to just two locations within downtown. Don't worry. I'll figure it out. Again, the Hollywood leg of the day is no problem at all.

    By now, many of you who were not sure about attending might know by now. Please give an official 'yes' or 'no' soon.

    For those of you taking up Brian on his Friday offer, please kindly let him know.

    Brian also needs to know the official head count to arrange the photo exchange.

    Tonight, I'll be heading out to Palm Springs for a funeral and then to Sin City for a previously planned family gathering. I won't be online unless the hotel room has an Internet connection for our laptop.

    See you all soon.

    Eric

    In a nut shell:
    9AM for coffee in or near downtown Los Angeles
    10AM Shoot Broadway Blvd Theater District
    12PM Lunch on Broadway Blvd near Million Dollar Theater
    1:30PM Shoot Union Station and Olvera Street
    3:30PM head out to Hollywood
    4:15PM Park at Hollywood and Highland and have coffee break at Starbucks
    4:45PM Shoot Hollywood Blvd
    7:00PM Get ready to leave Hollywood and drive over to Carlitos Gardel
    8:00PM Dinner at Carlitos Gardel
  • 08-10-2006, 06:10 PM
    Photo-John
    The Mountain Bike Post
    Gotta get a ride in. Who wants to play? Who rides? I know there are a couple of you. Kafin8ed would be in but he done busted his arm at Whistler.

    I've got a singlespeed and a freeride bike. I figure Santa Monicas or San Gabriels, since those are the most central for most LA residents.
  • 08-10-2006, 07:01 PM
    walterick
    Re: The Mountain Bike Post
    John, I was thinking of hitting Joshua Tree on my way home, but I suppose that's out of the way and not too good for riding, huh?

    If anyone else is interested, Joushua Tree Sunday after our morning meeting?

    Rick
  • 08-10-2006, 07:13 PM
    Photo-John
    Re: The Mountain Bike Post
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by walterick
    John, I was thinking of hitting Joshua Tree on my way home, but I suppose that's out of the way and not too good for riding, huh?

    J Tree is way out of the way for me, not to mention it's gonna be like 200 degrees out there. Anyway, there won't be any legal mountain biking since it's a National Park.

    Take water! They don't have any in the park.
  • 08-11-2006, 05:00 PM
    schrackman
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    John, I know you like off-road biking but there is an excellent paved biking road that is just off the 210 freeway between Pasadena and Sunland. I think it is off the Tuna Cyn. Rd. exit as you are heading west toward the 5 and San Fernando Valley. Lots of bikers ride there, and you can get great views from the top. I've been told on clear days you can actually see the ocean from up there. So if you don't mind paved roads, great views, and good exercise, this might be a good place for a ride before you head home. And it won't be out of your way either.
  • 08-13-2006, 10:31 PM
    racingpinarello
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Hello Everybody...

    Karen and I will be there on Saturday for 9 a.m. coffee. Brian, sorry we cannot make it down in time for Friday BBQ but thank you for the offer. We'll be on the 5.

    As for the itenerary, are we shooting the theater district inside or on the outside of the buildings? We are currently doing research on the area and we're trying to get an ideal of how to shoot the area. There is also the Grand Central Market that we may shoot as well, it's close to the Broadway Theater district.

    I am especially looking forward to the Union Station.

    See everybody soon,
    Loren
  • 08-13-2006, 11:24 PM
    Photo-John
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Grand Central Market! I've been there and it's awesome. And it also happens to be right across the street from the Bradbury building which has been photographed many times and some of you might remember from the movie Blade Runner. Remember the iron railings and elevators?
  • 08-14-2006, 07:01 AM
    walterick
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Egad! This really crept up! :)

    I look forward to seeing you guys this weekend!

    Brian, I'll shoot you a pm let's exchange numbers and get the Friday thing figured out.

    Are we doing a photo exchange?

    Rick
  • 08-14-2006, 09:01 AM
    racingpinarello
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    I'll do the photo-exchange. I recommend that we bring one photo and then pick numbers to see who picks first, etc. One photo is bearable, but to print 12 photos would be prohibitive.

    Loren
  • 08-14-2006, 10:46 AM
    Kokopeli
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    We had discussed each bringing a photo and I'd pick names from a hat to see who trades with whom (to be posted here before hand), though picking numbers works as well and would actually be easier. I think we'll go with that idea. At least that way, most of us would have a choice of photos.

    Also, If we are all having dinner at the restaurant Saturday night, I think that would be a good time to for the exchange, though if many choose not to sup with the group, we could do it earlier.

    While on the topic of dinner, is everyone planning to bring a change of clothes? The restaurant looked like a pretty nice place and I'm assuming they would appreciate us being dressed appropriately...

    Is it Saturday yet?
  • 08-14-2006, 10:56 AM
    Kokopeli
    Friday Night BBQ
    I still need to get an idea of who will be down for Friday night's BBQ.. So far, this is what I've got..

    Yes:
    Waltrick (chicken)
    Gene (undetermined)
    Penny (undetermined)
    Me (gets whatever I cook)

    No:
    Loren
    Schrackman

    If the rest of the group could let me know one way or the other, I'd appreciate it. I'll need the RSVP by 8/16/06.

    Also, for those planning on attending, please let me know if you want chicken or steak so I can purchase the grub.

    Anyone needing directions to my place, follow the included link and then click "get directions" and put your address into the first box and click the "directions" button. That should get you to my front door.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q...s+Drive,+92677
  • 08-14-2006, 11:07 AM
    Diveress
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering this weekend!
    Hi, I called the restaurant just to confirm that they didn't have a dress code and they don't. They do recommend nice casual which would be nice jeans, khaki's, nice polo or button down shirts. They prefer no t-shirts or shorts. Sneakers okay.

    I will probably have a change of clothes since we'll be running around all day, and well, I like to dress up just a little ;-)

    It will be a great time!

    Karen
  • 08-14-2006, 11:38 AM
    Photo-John
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    I'm only bringing what I'm wearing - flipflops and a sweaty lycra bike bib.
  • 08-14-2006, 12:35 PM
    racingpinarello
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Kokopeli
    We had discussed each bringing a photo and I'd pick names from a hat to see who trades with whom (to be posted here before hand), though picking numbers works as well and would actually be easier. I think we'll go with that idea. At least that way, most of us would have a choice of photos.

    Also, If we are all having dinner at the restaurant Saturday night, I think that would be a good time to for the exchange, though if many choose not to sup with the group, we could do it earlier.

    While on the topic of dinner, is everyone planning to bring a change of clothes? The restaurant looked like a pretty nice place and I'm assuming they would appreciate us being dressed appropriately...

    Is it Saturday yet?

    As for the clothes...I am bringing a change of clothes. Nothing fancy, but something comfortable.

    I think the photo exchange should be done at the afternoon coffee so people can show up for dinner with having to worry about the photos being damaged.
  • 08-15-2006, 08:39 AM
    Kokopeli
    Re: Friday Night BBQ
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by genebowhay
    For Brian:

    Regarding the Friday night BBQ at your place:

    Penny likes chicken and I like steak but, if the majority votes for chicken, that's fine with me.

    Thanks for the good directions. We'll be leaving from the Valley around 5:30 p.m. and get to Laguna Niguel as soon as traffic permits.

    Looking forward to seeing you again and THANK YOU for hosting the BBQ. We will bring some dessert, does chocolate cake and chocolate pie sound okay?

    Best Regards,
    Gene

    Hi Gene,

    It's my pleasure. I feel kinda bad that we haven't gotten together sooner, but I'm glad we can now. Too bad Ray and Claudia won't be able to join us.

    I plan on cooking both steak and chicken so no worries. I, like you, prefer steak so it won't be any trouble cooking an extra. Chocolate whatever sounds great for dessert. I appreciate y'all bringing it.

    We'll see you and Penny Friday night!
  • 08-15-2006, 10:39 AM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by racingpinarello

    As for the itenerary, are we shooting the theater district inside or on the outside of the buildings? We are currently doing research on the area and we're trying to get an ideal of how to shoot the area. There is also the Grand Central Market that we may shoot as well, it's close to the Broadway Theater district.

    Since we are not doing a formal tour, we will not be entering the theaters but even if we could, we are not allowed to shoot inside. In general, our shooting will be outside.

    For those of you interested in biking, the Santa Monica Mountain range is bike friendly and has multiple points of entry. PM me if you need directions.

    I should have the agenda done late tonight.
  • 08-15-2006, 11:08 AM
    lalotafoya
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering this weekend!
    I would be interested in taking some pictures with you guys is there room for one more?

    lalotafoya@msn.com is my email address.
  • 08-15-2006, 11:35 AM
    Kokopeli
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering this weekend!
    Yep, there's plenty of room. :)
  • 08-15-2006, 11:38 AM
    lalotafoya
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering this weekend!
    I don't know if i can make it to the bar-b-q on friday, so, where can i meet you guys on saterday?
  • 08-15-2006, 12:01 PM
    racingpinarello
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Hi John,

    Considering the neighborhood, you would be a tasty little morsel.... :)

    Loren
  • 08-15-2006, 12:10 PM
    Diveress
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering! August 19th
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Photo-John
    I'm only bringing what I'm wearing - flipflops and a sweaty lycra bike bib.

    John, I can't wait to watch you walk down Melrose in your above described attire. I think this will be a photo op for everyone involved! :)
  • 08-15-2006, 12:53 PM
    poker
    Re: Los Angeles Photogathering this weekend!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lalotafoya
    I don't know if i can make it to the bar-b-q on friday, so, where can i meet you guys on saterday?

    Check PR tomorrow moring and you should get the agenda. Glad to know you are coming.