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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #75 on: December 09, 2013, 08:46:53 AM »
Is anyone on the 8:25a or did everyone book the 10:05a flight?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #76 on: December 09, 2013, 08:51:04 AM »
Is anyone on the 8:25a or did everyone book the 10:05a flight?

whYME and myself are on the 10:05, didn't hear from YankyDoodle yet.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #77 on: December 09, 2013, 09:27:41 AM »
whYME and myself are on the 10:05, didn't hear from YankyDoodle yet.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #78 on: December 09, 2013, 12:27:16 PM »
Anyone interested in a crazy Mt. Marcy winter hike?   :)
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #79 on: December 09, 2013, 12:30:21 PM »
whYME and myself are on the 10:05, didn't hear from YankyDoodle yet.
2 seats just opened on the 825, grab em!
You'll have to call to cancel the 1005 within 24 hours for free or you can do it online for $2.50 tomorrow.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #80 on: December 09, 2013, 12:42:39 PM »
2 seats just opened on the 825, grab em!
You'll have to call to cancel the 1005 within 24 hours for free or you can do it online for $2.50 tomorrow.
Probably better off just waiting and paying the $2.50 #dumbBAcallcenters
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« Reply #81 on: December 09, 2013, 01:03:33 PM »
2 seats just opened on the 825, grab em!
You'll have to call to cancel the 1005 within 24 hours for free or you can do it online for $2.50 tomorrow.

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« Reply #82 on: December 09, 2013, 02:37:32 PM »
Got 'em!
And whYME did as well, fantastic!
Seems like the 3 NYC guys are all on the 8:25 now.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #83 on: December 09, 2013, 08:34:16 PM »
Not going to be able to make the DO :(

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #84 on: December 10, 2013, 08:26:21 PM »
OK everyone - here are some initial location thoughts based on lots of research. Please have a look and let me know what you think.

Ritchie Ledges:
A very accessible 1.8m loop hike (could be shortened or lengthened if needed). Goes around a plateau-like outcropping, with 40-60' cliffs towering on one side and old growth hemlocks on the other. Extremely photogenic (especially in the winter) due to lots of dramatic rock outcroppings, icicles all over, and cool caves. If we're luck there'll be a fresh coating of snow, and if we're even luckier it'll actually be snowing at the time :D.

Some pictures and more info:
http://ianadamsphotography.com/news/picture-ohio-ritchie-ledges-cuyahoga-valley-national-park/
http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-entertainment-news.asp?aID=14946
http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/upload/Ledges_2011.pdf

This is a good place to spend a couple of hours exploring. Trying different compositions, ideas, etc. More a daytime location than a sunrise/sunset one.

Everett Road Covered Bridge:
This would make a lovely sunrise shoot, as well as an after-sunset shoot (twilight).

http://500px.com/photo/22166033
http://tomjonesbuckeyephotos.com/collections/winter-in-the-cuyahoga-valley/products/everett-road-covered-bridge
http://curriephoto.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Winter-in-Cuyahoga-Valley/7291692_wfk45Z/468822665_gBXgvVv#!i=468822545&k=9f72PJN&lb=1&s=A

Other places I'm checking out are Kendall Lake, Beaver Marsh, and the Hunt Farm area. These all look like they'd be sunset or sunrise candidates. There are also some places in the park that have all sorts of old farming stuff like barrels and wheels which may be interesting.

The falls that Dan showed early in the thread is called Brandywine Falls. TBH, after looking through hundreds of pictures taken of and around the falls, I have yet to see one taken in winter that wowed me. Form all the viewpoints, only one is open during the winter (the others are supposedly too dangerous), and the view from there is very messy - lots of random branches sticking out, bag angle, etc. I'm exploring other waterfalls in the area, all of which are smaller and most of which are prettier (IMHO). So unless anyone has a specific interest in shooting Brandywine, I think it could safely be skipped.

Please check out the links and let me know what you think, if I'm heading in the right direction. Please also mention any specific things you'd like to shoot if you have any.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #85 on: December 10, 2013, 09:28:59 PM »
You take this photography thing very seriously
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #86 on: December 11, 2013, 05:10:44 AM »
Doesn't seem to be in the cards for me. Any other weekend would've worked :'(

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2013, 07:13:30 AM »
You take this photography thing very seriously

You dont take your job seriously?
It's not about the quantity of your posts.  It's about the quality.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #88 on: December 11, 2013, 08:10:54 AM »
Bridal veil falls might be a good candidate for you guys.
http://www.clevelandmetroparks.com/Main/Bridal-Veil-Falls.aspx

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #89 on: December 11, 2013, 10:18:14 AM »
OK everyone - here are some initial location thoughts based on lots of research. Please have a look and let me know what you think.

Ritchie Ledges:
A very accessible 1.8m loop hike (could be shortened or lengthened if needed). Goes around a plateau-like outcropping, with 40-60' cliffs towering on one side and old growth hemlocks on the other. Extremely photogenic (especially in the winter) due to lots of dramatic rock outcroppings, icicles all over, and cool caves. If we're luck there'll be a fresh coating of snow, and if we're even luckier it'll actually be snowing at the time :D.

Some pictures and more info:
http://ianadamsphotography.com/news/picture-ohio-ritchie-ledges-cuyahoga-valley-national-park/
http://www.akron.com/akron-ohio-entertainment-news.asp?aID=14946
http://www.nps.gov/cuva/planyourvisit/upload/Ledges_2011.pdf

This is a good place to spend a couple of hours exploring. Trying different compositions, ideas, etc. More a daytime location than a sunrise/sunset one.

This part of the park looks great! I am really a beginner with this photography stuff so I don't have much to add as far as ideas/suggestions...