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DPChallenge Forums >> Out and About >> Northeastern Pennsylvania GTG- 04/15/2007
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04/16/2007 07:02:25 PM · #1
I'm gonna lock this thread so that the conversation here doesn't get confused with the new thread.
04/16/2007 06:13:05 PM · #2
My daughter told me about this gtg---i'm going to try to make it if nobody objects if anyone needs some inside info letme know
04/16/2007 11:57:07 AM · #3
Originally posted by Stiger:

I just thought that a couple of the people that lived close to the park might be dumb...er...brave enough to go out and get some pics. :)


Anybody shooting waterfalls in the northeast yesterday isn't likely to post a response here... ever.
04/16/2007 11:16:12 AM · #4
I just thought that a couple of the people that lived close to the park might be dumb...er...brave enough to go out and get some pics. :)
04/16/2007 11:14:44 AM · #5
That was definitely some Monsoon like rain yesterday. I can't imagine being out and drenched to the bone like that. <shiver>
04/16/2007 10:42:34 AM · #6
I drove all the way up there and sat in the parking lot for two hours, but nobody showed up :(

Ok, just kidding...! With the crappy weather approaching, everyone seemed to agree that postponing it to May 6 was a better plan.

Originally posted by Stiger:

So, did anybody brave the crappy weather and meet up yesterday?
04/16/2007 10:36:22 AM · #7
So, did anybody brave the crappy weather and meet up yesterday?
04/13/2007 08:39:57 PM · #8
Okay, I am going to work with TonyT on the May 6th get together. I've created a new thread here: //www.dpchallenge.com/forum.php?action=read&FORUM_THREAD_ID=577268

We're also going to try to have a picnic barbecue. I think this will be fun. And it makes it easier on those who have families than going out to a restaurant's. I don't have any kids but I can imagine what it's like for a mom, dad and a pair of children to eat out as compared to just me or my wife.

Plus....barbecue's are fun!!!

Message edited by author 2007-04-13 20:40:28.
04/13/2007 08:37:10 PM · #9
I am good for May 6th.

I'll bring something for the BBQ. I have some charcoal and lighter fluid, but no grill so I will for sure bring those. (I just got a new Weber last year and trashed the charcoal grill.)

I think I am still going to go on the 15th to take a look. It's not a far drive for me and I haven't been there in many years. Of course, depending on the rain/snow/wind/sleet/ice conditions, maybe I won't get out of my driveway. I think Spydr is still going. I won't worry about meeting anyone else there unless they let me know.


04/13/2007 08:17:34 PM · #10
Hey Saj, you're on the right track!

I. I think waiting is the best course of action, and a big turn out would be amazing! Hopefully the weather will be on our side by then.

II. I've done some waterfall shooting on these GTGs before, and you're ABSOLUTLY going to want your tripod, and any ND filters you have. To get the slow, misty watered look, you have to do long exposures, and the tripod is vital. And surprisingly, they aren't really a pain to carry around.

III. The whole picnic idea gets my vote. Usually we all just go out to eat, but this would be a lot more fun. And we are in a park, after all. Maybe we can start a list somewhere, to keep track of what people are bringing, and what we still need?
04/13/2007 08:03:33 PM · #11
OKay, I am going to make two motions:

I. We post-pone until May 6th. This gives us almost a month for the weather to clear up and warm up a bit. We should still have some nice falls from snow melt off and all the rain come May.

Just with it being several hours round trip for many of us. I think it's hard for us to be keen on 2-3 hour drive each way for a rainy/soggy/snowy day in which we will likely have to keep most of our cameras in plastic bags.

I think by postponing the GTG we will help ensure that a large turnout. Where as if we don't formally do so, we will likely have a small turnout for both.

II. As I was thinking about the shoot. I realized I have NO CLUE about shooting waterfalls. I imagine many others do not as well. I realized this when I was originally planning to leave my tripod and just take my monopod. But then I had a second thought after thinking about the slow exposure time. So is this a good time to lug the tripod around?

III. (Yes, I know I said only two but a third thought occured in the meantime so let me get it out before I add a fourth.) Hot dogs, burgers, etc. I was thinking. We're in a park. What about bringing a charcoal grill and cooking up some hot dogs and burgers on the May 6th date. I'd be willing to chip in for the burgers & dogs. I could hit up Costco and buy a box of both. If other wanted to bring buns, chips, and soda. We could make it a get together to be remembered. What do you think?

- Saj

Message edited by author 2007-04-13 20:03:52.
04/13/2007 01:15:37 PM · #12
The weather is definitely looking worse & worse, instead of rain it looks like it's going to be snow.
I would most likely be able to make it in May....
04/12/2007 11:12:49 PM · #13
OK, May 6th. Lord willing, I'm in.
04/12/2007 10:16:14 PM · #14
Sooooooooo why don't we all just agree to say May 6 is the Official New Date and go from there? Seems like it's a relatively good date for many of us, and we can all hope that Ma Nature will cooperate a little better by then.
04/12/2007 09:52:24 PM · #15
Well, with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' eqsite and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vikas falling out, I fear we're running out of people, and I think I'll hold off as well. The weather is looking really bad for that long a drive.

I am now free May 06, if that's still an option for rescheduling. I'm leaving for VT mid-May, so hopefully something works out before then!

Good luck if any of you do make it, and I hope to see the rest of you later!
04/12/2007 09:50:13 PM · #16
10 am. Sunday April 15th. (The worst day that I could have picked.)
04/12/2007 09:07:58 PM · #17
Originally posted by eqsite:

Well, I'm out. This sucks, but I can't make it after all. Sorry if that messes anybody up. If you end up getting together in May, I'll do my best to make that.


Ahh too bad we will miss the GTG :(.. as such the weather wasn't promising!
04/12/2007 07:26:57 PM · #18
Once classes are finished and maybe if it was closer to Philly...

my '85 Olds will eat gas going up.

Have Fun
04/12/2007 07:12:34 PM · #19
Well, I'm out. This sucks, but I can't make it after all. Sorry if that messes anybody up. If you end up getting together in May, I'll do my best to make that.
04/12/2007 03:58:09 PM · #20
It's not normally this cold this late in PA, we've had record breaking temps here in April so far.

BUT Brian's racing has been cancelled for Sunday, so it looks like unless it's pouring I'll be meeting up with you guys. Is it still planned for 10:00am?
04/12/2007 02:00:19 PM · #21
Originally posted by TonyT:

I promise I will try to organize it, even though this one is failing miserably.


Don't let it get you down. There are things in life that we just can't control. Is it always this cold at this time of year in PA? I just moved up here last summer, and I'm wondering if I've got to wait until June to break out the short-sleeve shirts. My wife's worried that I'll drag her back down to GA if it doesn't warm up soon. :)
04/12/2007 01:44:34 PM · #22
I live less that 1 hour away, so I will go. At least to meet up you folks who make it there. I hope people don't feel that they will be forced to try to come to this one, or miss out on the only possible NE PA DPC GTG ever. As soon as we get some real Spring weather we will have another one. I promise I will try to organize it, even though this one is failing miserably.

I guess I better get me some muddin' boots.

04/12/2007 01:26:07 PM · #23
Originally posted by eqsite:

Originally posted by alanfreed:

I'll put myself in the "whatever everyone else says" category. With a 4 1/2 hour drive, I don't want to show up only to find that I'm alone... so I'll only go if people are generally planning on making the trip.

Given the crappy forecast (and there's talk of a possible really big storm for late in the day on Sunday), maybe May 6 would be a better plan...


I will most likely go rain or shine because I am so desperate to get out and shoot. I think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vikas will join me and it sounds like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' OdysseyF22 is on board. So if ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' spydr is going anyway, that makes four of us. Is that enough to coax you into making the trip?


Yes I will join!
04/12/2007 01:24:32 PM · #24
Originally posted by scalvert:

Rain/snow, strong winds, high temp of 39 degrees... mmm... not exactly a shooter's paradise.

Quite true. I can't make it this weekend, but I might be able to find transportation by May 6th.
04/12/2007 01:23:52 PM · #25
Originally posted by alanfreed:

I'll put myself in the "whatever everyone else says" category. With a 4 1/2 hour drive, I don't want to show up only to find that I'm alone... so I'll only go if people are generally planning on making the trip.

Given the crappy forecast (and there's talk of a possible really big storm for late in the day on Sunday), maybe May 6 would be a better plan...


I will most likely go rain or shine because I am so desperate to get out and shoot. I think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31.gif', '/') + 1) . ' vikas will join me and it sounds like ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' OdysseyF22 is on board. So if ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' spydr is going anyway, that makes four of us. Is that enough to coax you into making the trip?
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