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Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby gstark on Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:35 pm

On Saturday next, Fozzie, from Adelaide, is going to be in town, so I'm proposing a luncheon minimeet to catch up with one of our favourite Aldilaideans.

Sorry, Adelaideans. :)

He'll be staying on the lower north shore, and so I'm suggesting one of the cafes in Cammeray. There's a large-ish one on the left, in the main shopping strip as you head north, and I'm thinking that midday there should work nicely. If there are issues, the shopping strip is all of two blocks long, and I'm sure that we'll be able to get together without too much hassle.

Following that .... there's the beautiful old suspension bridge, just a short walk north of the shopping strip. It is one of Sydney's most photogenic bridges, and I've been wanting to do a shoot there for about a year ... so now this is happening as well.

Latestayers could even take a wander down to Tunks Park for some great doggie or boat shots: Tunks is a free-range dog walking zone, and the bay has a vista of resting yachts.

So please note your interest below.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby aim54x on Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:21 pm

I would have loved to go, but I will be at work...all the way in Macarthur
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby Photopotamus on Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:54 pm

Gary & Foz,

Count me in. I'm within "walking distance", and I too have been going over the Long Gully Bridge in Northbridge for over a year, thinking I need to shoot it. Off-topic a bit, but there is talk of re-fitting the bridge with a fence, in light of some recent "incidents".

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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby Matt. K on Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:42 pm

At this stage I'm a "hope to be there", but can't confirm yet. Would be nice to catch up with Fozzi.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:01 pm

I am tentative - may take the big little fella.

Photopotamus wrote:Off-topic a bit, but there is talk of re-fitting the bridge with a fence, in light of some recent "incidents".


And don't the yocals love that! The security guards on the bridge are a lovely sight.

If you have a high-performance car, the drive from the bridge down to Tunks is great! You may only get to do it once as you will be competing against unnecessary 4WDs.

The aquaduct down in the park would make for some great shots.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby gstark on Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:19 pm

Photopotamus wrote:Count me in. I'm within "walking distance",


Great.

and I too have been going over the Long Gully Bridge in Northbridge for over a year, thinking I need to shoot it. Off-topic a bit, but there is talk of re-fitting the bridge with a fence, in light of some recent "incidents".


I know.

What a bloody abomination that will be.

Pitiful. Who's doing it? Genya's posse?


Reschsmooth wrote:I am tentative - may take the big little fella.


And he will be most welcome.

If you have a high-performance car, the drive from the bridge down to Tunks is great! You may only get to do it once as you will be competing against unnecessary 4WDs.

The aquaduct down in the park would make for some great shots.


Yes to both of those statements. The run up the hill can be fun too ... watching those great hulking PsOS wallowing all over the corners as they struggle to remain shiny side up.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby Glen on Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:47 pm

Hope you enjoy Sydney Fozzie, unfortunately I will be working on Saturday. Gary the cafe/restuarant is Credo.

The RTA has charged itself with needing and erecting the fence, hopefully it wont go ahead. I would think fencing it will only encourage people to go to Roseville Bridge.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby Reschsmooth on Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:59 pm

I am now 90% certain that I may be able to come. I may be a little late as the big fella has a sleep around late morning/midday.

Another good spot for some photos is St Thomas park (not named after my other son who is not, yet, a saint). Plenty of tombstones.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby gstark on Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:56 pm

Glen wrote:Hope you enjoy Sydney Fozzie, unfortunately I will be working on Saturday. Gary the cafe/restuarant is Credo.


Thanx, Glen. Shame you can't make it.

The RTA has charged itself with needing and erecting the fence, hopefully it wont go ahead. I would think fencing it will only encourage people to go to Roseville Bridge.


I'm surprised that they don't set up a speed camera down in Tunks Park, pointing upwards at the bridge. That would help them to either raise more money, or else stop people who don't want to get caught in another pointless speed trap.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby surenj on Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:58 pm

Darn, I can't make it.

Would love to see the results though.

Have fun guys.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby Geoff on Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:02 pm

I too cannot make it as I will be working.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby gstark on Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:40 am

OK ...

We have

Fozzie,
me,
Nnnnsic (likely)
Photopotamus
Patrick (likely)
Matt K (likely)


Any other takers?

Credo Cafe, Cammeray, midday tomorrow.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby biggerry on Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:08 am

i'm unavailable unfortunately, I have to try and keep up with a 4 1/2 year old at the zoo :| :shock: :|
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby Reschsmooth on Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:44 pm

So, my only variable is Alex's sleeping time - it is possible he will have an early sleep and wake up around noon. Cammers is only a 5 min walk from home and I have the number for Mr Stark's mobile telephony device so will be able to contact youse all if I am running really late.

See ya all tomorrow.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby fozzie on Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:48 pm

Gary - this is to confirm my arrival at Cammeray earlier on tonight. I have already sighted Credo Cafe in Miller Street and will see everyone at noon tomorrow.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby gstark on Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:55 am

Game on.
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Re: Sydney - Minimeet and photoshoot July 25

Postby fozzie on Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:44 am

Thank you to all of the people who turned up yesterday :)

Here is a few of my shots from the shoot:

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