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06/02/2004 02:07:49 AM · #1
Who'll help organize?
06/02/2004 02:17:01 AM · #2
Originally posted by TooCool:

Who'll help organize?


I wish I have the time to organize but I can participate ... it is a good idea. Chicago has lots of places to photograph ... how about here? It's central :-).
06/02/2004 02:24:02 AM · #3
Depending on when & where, I may be able to help organize. I don't have as nice of a camera as most, so if you are not embarassed to be seen with me...lol.
06/02/2004 02:26:21 AM · #4
Originally posted by vsmed1968:

Depending on when & where, I may be able to help organize. I don't have as nice of a camera as most, so if you are not embarassed to be seen with me...lol.


All right, I just checked out your cameras. I think I would be too embarassed to tag along.
06/02/2004 02:32:03 AM · #5
I'd be interested in travel to Chicago.
06/02/2004 03:27:50 AM · #6
when?
06/02/2004 10:04:41 AM · #7
When? I'll help if I can!

I've never been here but it looks promising!
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06/02/2004 11:35:06 AM · #8
I'm certainly interested, I live up in Wisconsin, but I work in Des Plaines. I'm willing to help out as my schedule permits (I travel alot!).
06/02/2004 01:57:58 PM · #9
Cool !

Any scenic place in Michigan,by the lakes?

Message edited by author 2004-06-02 13:59:07.
06/02/2004 02:08:39 PM · #10
Naperville is very nice next to Chicago.Hotels are cheaper and have nice downtown with riverwalk.
Morton Arboretum is 2 miles away:
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Chicago Botanic Garden 50 miles:
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And Downtown Chicago is 35 miles:
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Naperville website

Hotels link

Message edited by author 2004-06-02 14:20:13.
06/02/2004 02:58:52 PM · #11
Originally posted by pitsaman:

Cool !

Any scenic place in Michigan,by the lakes?


South Haven is nice place to get some sunsets on Lake Michigan.
I just came back from a trip to Tahquamenon Falls in the U.P.
and there are plenty of photo ops there!

On a side note, how do you like that sigma 24-135? I'm looking
to fill that range and was looking at the 28-135IS or maybe the sigma
24-70 2.8,

edit typo

Message edited by author 2004-06-02 15:00:14.
06/02/2004 03:01:20 PM · #12
count me in! I'd vote for the Chicago area as well (selfish, me) but I'd like to suggest another cool photo op - The Janesville Wisconsin Air Show will be held on June 26 & 27. Maybe we could spend Friday evening/all Saturday in the Chicago area and then drive up to Janesville to see the Thunderbirds and other planes on Sunday? If that's too much of a haul, the Chicago area, as Kosta has shown has enough interesting photo ops for us all.

If the weekend of the 26-27 is acceptable, I'm willing to help p0lan something.

Dave
06/02/2004 03:05:00 PM · #13
Originally posted by superdave_909:

Originally posted by pitsaman:

Cool !

Any scenic place in Michigan,by the lakes?


South Haven is nice place to get some sunsets on Lake Michigan.
I just came back from a trip to Tahquamenon Falls in the U.P.
and there are plenty of photo ops there!

On a side note, how do you like that sigma 24-135? I'm looking
to fill that range and was looking at the 28-135IS or maybe the sigma
24-70 2.8,

edit typo

I sold it for $125,didn't like it between 24-28 and 70-135,very fuzzy!
From 28-70 was good !
This one is at 135 mm Tall Flowers very noisy...

Message edited by author 2004-06-02 15:09:46.
06/02/2004 03:06:33 PM · #14
For Naperville I can put together some kind of plan, but let see more ideas !
06/02/2004 03:12:47 PM · #15
dang i'll just miss out, i leave in three weeks for china for a year but i would definitely be in otherwise
06/02/2004 03:18:36 PM · #16
more things happening in Chicago the weekend of the 26-27:

Lakeview Arts & Music Festival
Taste of Chicago begins

and just generally available summertime things downtown:

architectural boat tour
walking around downtown (even better at night)
Navy Pier
Wrigley Field
etc


06/02/2004 03:23:32 PM · #17
sounds like a good idea
06/02/2004 03:48:58 PM · #18
Originally posted by dsa157:

more things happening in Chicago the weekend of the 26-27:

Lakeview Arts & Music Festival
Taste of Chicago begins

and just generally available summertime things downtown:

architectural boat tour
walking around downtown (even better at night)
Navy Pier
Wrigley Field
etc


I vote for Chicago as it's central and there's lots of things going on. The architectural boat tour (or even one of the walking tours) is a must for an afternoon and a walking expedition of Grant Park or Lincoln Park - with its zoo (free), nature museum (butterflies galore), ponds (prairie plants), lake shore etc. can also be stimulating.

I can host a party afterwards :-) if needed be.

06/02/2004 04:24:41 PM · #19
Originally posted by flip89:

I vote for Chicago as it's central and there's lots of things going on.


Me too, since it's really really close to Stockholm. ;-)
06/02/2004 04:42:33 PM · #20
Originally posted by Donatien:

Originally posted by flip89:

I vote for Chicago as it's central and there's lots of things going on.


Me too, since it's really really close to Stockholm. ;-)


How many people can afford 130-230 $ night hotel in Chicago?
06/02/2004 04:47:06 PM · #21
I'm up for Chicago. Haven't been that way since the tall ships festival last year. To vsmed1968 with the gateway camera,.. I'm sure no one cares what kind of camera you have. The camera dosn't make the photographer. I'd even let you use my S2 for a bit.
06/03/2004 11:41:03 AM · #22
Originally posted by DeadStar:

I'm up for Chicago. Haven't been that way since the tall ships festival last year. To vsmed1968 with the gateway camera,.. I'm sure no one cares what kind of camera you have. The camera dosn't make the photographer. I'd even let you use my S2 for a bit.


Thanks Deadstar.

As far as hotels go, I am sure something can be worked out for less money. The people who live in and around Chicago (myself included) can check on prices. Or possibly hotels in suburbs and carpools into the city??? Just suggestions.
06/03/2004 11:51:58 AM · #23
Originally posted by vsmed1968:

Originally posted by DeadStar:

I'm up for Chicago. Haven't been that way since the tall ships festival last year. To vsmed1968 with the gateway camera,.. I'm sure no one cares what kind of camera you have. The camera dosn't make the photographer. I'd even let you use my S2 for a bit.


Thanks Deadstar.

As far as hotels go, I am sure something can be worked out for less money. The people who live in and around Chicago (myself included) can check on prices. Or possibly hotels in suburbs and carpools into the city??? Just suggestions.


There are two bed and breakfasts (!) in Chicago that I know of that can be an option for people who are into that. One is a funky house on Janssen near Southport - owned by a couple and the other (which I haven't seen) is I think in an apartment owned by one of the news people on ABC Channel 7.

There are also some inexpensive hotels (like Comfort Inn on Diversey) and lesser known hotels on Sheridan and Foster (they're ok if you just want something to lay your head on) - on the bus or train route - very convenient. I stayed in one when my house was being remodelled - I think it was between 50-70/night. But we can probably swing some deals at some downtown hotels - last year I stayed at Swisshotel for 85 bucks a night during the July 4 weekend.

If you go the suburb route, stay at hotels near Metra stations - coming into the city is just a scenic train ride away.

Message edited by author 2004-06-03 11:56:10.
06/03/2004 03:57:11 PM · #24
If I still lived in that neck of the woods I'd suggest LaCrosse, Wisconsin (about a 3 hour drive from Milwaukee). Beautiful area, great historic city, no crowds. It's at the confluence of the Mississippi river and the Black river. The the city is surrounded by bluffs, there is a beach, river walks... Go to Goose Island after the sun goes down and park, and you'll see deer, fox, skunk, racoon from your car. Or go there during the day and rent a boat to explore the marshes of the Mississippi.
06/03/2004 04:16:07 PM · #25
I'm not much on nature photography myself. I also can't see myself taking three grand worth of electronic equipment on a small boat.
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