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Saturday Sept 4, 1:00 pm

Postby gstark on Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:25 pm

We'll be getting together for a bar-b-cue (or sandwiches, or Kentucksky Fried Buzzard) along the waterfront in the Sans Souci/Brighton Le Sands area for an exchange of ideas and techniques.

If you're a particularly good little person, you may even get to play with a VR lens or two.

Views from this area include an excellent viewpoint towards Mascot Airport and planes taking off and landing, as well as, if the weather is kind to us, the possibility of watersports on Botany Bay.

I'll try to scout the area out over the next few days in order to find a suitable and obvious meeting point.

But in the ineterim, add your name if you think you'll be there.
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Postby birddog114 on Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:57 pm

I'll have some shooting in the morning at the Monastery but I'll be there with all my 3VRs:24-120, 80-400, 70-200 and number of other Nikkor lenses:12-24DX, 17-35f2.8, 20-35f.2.8, 28f1.4, 50f1.4, 85/ f1.4, 105f2.0DC,70-210 f4-5.6, Tamron 28-75, 90mm Macro, 180mm Macro, of course with my D2H + D100 + D70, will loan to members on the spot for try on your cam.
Perhaps too early to organize a bbq at this time but we can find many spots along Brighton Le Sands for quick lunch or coffee.
My suggestion for rendez vous point:
1/A St George Sailing Club (Sans Souci) at the end near Captain Cook Bridge.
2/Old Airport Control Tower.
3/Novotel Brighton Le Sands on The Grand parade & President Ave.
4/One of the many car parks along on The Grand Parade between Sans Souci & Brighton Le Sands
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Postby Glen on Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:25 pm

I am keen. Don't know the area well, but I would suggest somewhere close to a carpark otherwise we will have to send a forklift to get Birddog's gear :D

Very generous offer by you Birddog, thanks
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Postby Killakoala on Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:07 pm

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Postby gstark on Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:17 pm

Somewhere near one of the car parks was what I had in mind.
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Postby Onyx on Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:57 pm

Doh, onto the second meet already?! I hope you guys keep up the socialising in the following months for when I get back into Syd. I would love to attend!
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Postby birddog114 on Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:13 am

gstark wrote:Somewhere near one of the car parks was what I had in mind.


Gary,
Lot of car park along the Grand Ave. you perhaps mark a rendez-vous point first with the nearest street
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Postby gstark on Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:18 am

Birddog114 wrote:
gstark wrote:Somewhere near one of the car parks was what I had in mind.


Gary,
Lot of car park along the Grand Ave. you perhaps mark a rendez-vous point first with the nearest street


Yep. I just need to scope out the area and find one that will be suitable. It's been a very long time since I've been in that area.
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Postby Geoff on Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:00 am

I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it, I'll be at work - hopefully saving some lives. ARGH...lots of links to photos from the day please!!

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Postby Raydar on Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:21 am

I’ll be there in spirit :(

I will have to get my butt into gear & fly down for one of these meetings soon :roll:
If that’s OK with you lot :?

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Postby birddog114 on Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:25 am

Raydar,
More than happy to have you at the meet with us! but watch out! The weather is not in our favour.
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Postby Raydar on Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:28 am

I am tracking the progress of the day storm wise as we speak.
It’s looking good for some image possibilities for this afternoon :shock:

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Postby gstark on Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:45 am

Just a note - I'm a tad concerned that perhaps a couple of people here think that this meeting is tommorow.

It's not; it's next weekend - September 4.

And Ray, I think that we'd be thrilled to see you down here.
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Postby Raydar on Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:16 am

Thanks Gary :wink:

I’ll be there for one of these meeting soon.

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Postby Glen on Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:11 pm

Any meeting spot decided?
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Postby gstark on Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:41 pm

Hi Glen,

There's a picnic area about opposite Florence St Ramsgate, on the Grand Parade, and another one a bit further along, opposite Ramsgate Ave.

We will need to wing it slightly on the day, in case other people are there occupying the area(s) we have in mind, but my thoughts are that either one of these should be suitable, subject to them not being otherwise over crowded with screaming kiddies or whatever.

My mobile is 0400 817 042, but try these two areas (in order) first. Look for my GTV, and a gaggle of Manfrottos.
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Postby birddog114 on Thu Sep 02, 2004 7:13 pm

My mobile phone is 0416 218 618.
My car is the Mitsubishi 4WD Pajero , metallic silver in colour, number plate: DANCOM.
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Postby Glen on Thu Sep 02, 2004 8:11 pm

Thanks guys, have seen the GTV before, wont miss a Pajero with DANCOM and I drive a bright red old 951 with plates95ONE
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Postby Onyx on Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:10 am

This is getting to be more like an automotive meet than a photographic one. ;)
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Postby gstark on Fri Sep 03, 2004 8:49 am

Onyx wrote:This is getting to be more like an automotive meet than a photographic one. ;)


Onyx,

I've just posted an Events notice for the airshow in Nowra which will feature a display of Alfas.

Cars, planes, boats ... cameras ...

Getting back to tomorrow's event, here's a small map of where I expect we'll be.

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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:34 pm

I'll be flying an invisible 2008 Aurora that's small enough to fit inside dad's GTV.
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Postby birddog114 on Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:12 am

Hi All,
So far, I can see that the meet today at Ramsgate only has 4 members including myself, am I correct?
Anyone else?
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Postby gstark on Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:36 am

Birddog114 wrote:Hi All,
So far, I can see that the meet today at Ramsgate only has 4 members including myself, am I correct?
Anyone else?


I don't think so.

You, me, Leigh, Glen, Killakoala (Steve), ThinkPic and his wife should be there too.
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Postby birddog114 on Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:48 am

7 photog. I try to bring enough stuff for them to have a hands on and play around.
I know some nice places that we might have lunch in Brighton Le Sands. Greek, Seafoods, Chinese, Mexican, Kebab etc..... you name they have.....
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Postby gstark on Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:34 am

Birddog114 wrote:7 photog. I try to bring enough stuff for them to have a hands on and play around.
I know some nice places that we might have lunch in Brighton Le Sands. Greek, Seafoods, Chinese, Mexican, Kebab etc..... you name they have.....


Greek, yes.

Mexican, no. There is only one half-decent Mexican eatery in Sydney, and that's Azteca's in Randwick.

I'll be bringing along a few nibblies as well - dips and stuff like that.
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Postby birddog114 on Sat Sep 04, 2004 10:40 am

Thanks gary,
I'll perhaps be there around 12:30
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Postby sheepie on Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:26 am

I may be there - depends when I finish some work I gotta get done :)
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Postby Miliux on Sat Sep 04, 2004 11:45 am

I don't even drive! unless someone picks me up at one of the train station...
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Postby birddog114 on Sat Sep 04, 2004 12:48 pm

What 's the train station?
Pls. call me on my mobile 0416 218 618 if I can help.
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