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2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby stubbsy on Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:26 pm

The second Saturday of an even numbered month is iminent so it's time for our next regular forum 2x2 meet.

This time it will be a late afternoon/early evening meet on Saturday 13th June 2009 taking in the Vivid//Sydney displays including the Fire/Water event featuring fire sculptures, light installations, music, floating lantern workshops and the dramatic burning of the Three Bees ship in Campbells Cove.

This is the the sole weekend that the Fire/Water event is on and as a bonus the other events (Lighting the Sails and Light Walk) are also in operation. Kick off will be at Observatory Hill around 4:30 pm so we can get some sunset images in before heading to Capmbells Cove in the Rocks for the Fire/Water event and then continue on for the Light Walk.

And a thank you to Cameron (aim54x) for spotting these events in the first place.

Attending so far:
Stubbsy
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Matt. K
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sheepie
surenj

Possibles: photoaffinity, aim54x, leek

Apart from meeting at Observatory Hill for sunset the plan is to be at Campbells Cove between 6 and 6:30 pm for the burning and "sinking" of the Three Bees. Depending on how interesting that is we'll be off sometime after that on the light walk towards the Opera House.

The current forecast is for "Mostly fine. Cloud increasing." so we should get a good sunset

What to bring?
  • A tripod if you have one
  • Warm clothes including gloves and a beanie if you have them (the temperature will be heading down towards 6 degrees overnight)
  • Water
  • A flashlight could be useful
Food - we'll wing this on the night, but at some stage we'll grab a bite to eat.

If I don't have your mobile number please get in touch with me by PM
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby aim54x on Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:36 pm

Thanks Peter, it is a shame that I wont be able to go to this 2x2 (sorry I really would love to go) as I have work commitments and an honours thesis to hand in on the 15th. I am actually looking at the prospect of missing all of the Vivid Sydney events altogether, which I am less than happy about.

Have fun everyone and be sure to take and show off many, many pictures. If you do a search, biggerry already has some posted!
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:55 pm

I'll book myself in, and hopefully work won't interfere and I can enjoy attending a meet (its been a while).
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby photoaffinity on Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:31 pm

i am doing a workstation roll out for a large-ish client on that day, so i won't be able to make it until i am finished there.

hopefully i'll be out before about 7pm though, and it's only in edgecliff, so i might just see some of you later on.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby Matt. K on Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:52 pm

Cameron
Honours thesis come and go but a 2 x 2 minimeet is not to be missed! :D :D :D
Peter...put me down for 2 attendees thank you.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby aim54x on Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:06 pm

Matt. K wrote:Cameron
Honours thesis come and go but a 2 x 2 minimeet is not to be missed! :D :D :D
Peter...put me down for 2 attendees thank you.


:rotfl2: if only.....

I will try to make it if I am not bogged down doing work. But I wont commit my attendance. It would be great to see you all again, and meet some new faces.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:59 pm

We would love to go, but the timing is dodgy. We have a regular family get together at Orange for lunch Saturday. We generally get back to WF about 4:00. Getting to the city by 4:30 is more than slightly iffy.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby biggerry on Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:51 pm

WF about 4:00. Getting to the city by 4:30 is more than slightly iffy.
she'll be right with a good run of traffic :up:

I am keen and will be there at 4:30 with bells on.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby aim54x on Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:05 pm

I want to go! I guess you guys will be around for a while, if I am finished with my thesis then I shall be working (out at Macarthur), I may try to rendezvous with you later on (ie after work or when I leave the lab - so about 7-7.30ish) if you think you will still be around.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby sheepie on Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:11 pm

I'm in :)
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby leek on Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:21 am

Very tempting... I was there last night, but wouldn't mind another attempt when I don't forget my tripod... Luckily the hi-ISO capabilities of the D700 came to the rescue so I got some decent shots anyway, but it would be interesting to see what a difference a tripod can make...
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:07 pm

I have another 3 friends that would like to come along, Olivia, James and their daughter Zoe. I'm also trying to recruit Dawesy.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby surenj on Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:27 pm

Count me in. Are we grabbing a bite afterwards?

I suppose I will have to find my gloves. I have a feeling it's going to be freezing and/or windy.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby stubbsy on Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:06 pm

To those who've expressed interest please see the updated details in the first post. And a big reminder - it will be cold so rug up
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby leek on Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:44 pm

OK Peter - please update me (and maybe +1.5) as a definite...
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby scoobydoo on Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:13 am

Could you put me down as a possible? I'd like to try to get out. The cold weather doesn't help though.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby Geoff on Fri Jun 12, 2009 4:36 pm

There is a (all be it slim) chance I could come for 2hrs on Saturday. I'm hoping I can make it.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby leek on Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:56 am

Just negotiated with the wife, and I'll definitely be there... looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and some new ones too :D

Just realised that I don't have a RRS L-Plate for my D700 yet, so might have to rediscover the D200 on my tripod...
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby Photopotamus on Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:26 pm

I may be in attendance (+1)...

Mrs. Potamus will be at the Craft & Quilt Fair in Darling Harbour, so may meet up with me (us) there.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby sheepie on Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:20 pm

thanks heaps for organising this Peter - although it's disapponting that's the best a city of Sydney's status can do (I think Adelaide does it better!) it was still great to get out and catch up with everyone. Hope there's some good pics from people :)
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby gstark on Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:09 pm

sheepie wrote:thanks heaps for organising this Peter - although it's disapponting that's the best a city of Sydney's status can do (I think Adelaide does it better!) it was still great to get out and catch up with everyone. Hope there's some good pics from people :)


I'm glad that I'm not the only one who thinks that this is a totally overrated piece of ....

That said, thanx Peter, and yes, it was good to get out in the cold - which I admit I was feeling - and catch with with everyone.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby aim54x on Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:34 pm

Thanks Peter for organising this! I am glad that I managed to get out to see everyone. It was great to meet some new faces as well.
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby biggerry on Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:35 pm

thanks heaps for organising this Peter

:agree:

Great to see a good turnout!
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Re: 2x2 meet 13 Jun 09 - Vivid Sydney

Postby Photopotamus on Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:43 pm

Thanks to Peter for organizing the meet! Nice to get out and meet some new faces! Also looking forward to seeing what everyone posts!
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