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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #300 on: January 03, 2014, 10:40:16 AM »
Something tells me that there'll be more than one of these...
Well you confirmed it to me I was waiting for the day after the cle one to post it because you said you can't think about it till then and then this guy comes.... Wiki edited >:D

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #301 on: January 03, 2014, 11:05:43 AM »
I think we can safely ignore the ordering on the wiki and just look back at the change log and include the first 8 people who edited the wiki (if they can make it).

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #302 on: January 03, 2014, 11:08:24 AM »
I think we can safely ignore the ordering on the wiki and just look back at the change log and include the first 8 people who edited the wiki (if they can make it).
thanks i got pushed down till number 14


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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #303 on: January 03, 2014, 11:12:55 AM »
also sounds like all the people that live in Israel want one peasach time , maybe we have one first and then them round 2. why do we have to wait 3 months ?

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #304 on: January 03, 2014, 11:58:00 AM »
also sounds like all the people that live in Israel want one peasach time , maybe we have one first and then them round 2. why do we have to wait 3 months ?
I was planning on editing the wiki to have two columns; one for those who are down no difference when and where two for the Israelis and those who have lives

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Re: Photography Lesson DO: NYC Edition
« Reply #305 on: January 03, 2014, 11:59:02 AM »
also sounds like all the people that live in Israel want one peasach time , maybe we have one first and then them round 2. why do we have to wait 3 months ?

Unless they want to try to get SF to fly out there.
I'm sure that they can come up with the miles and there is a lot to photograph there.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #306 on: January 03, 2014, 04:34:05 PM »
cuyahoga falls may be the best, and Buttermilk falls is good. Will try and look back at hiking books over shabbos.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #307 on: January 03, 2014, 04:37:49 PM »
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #308 on: January 04, 2014, 06:47:19 PM »
cuyahoga falls may be the best, and Buttermilk falls is good. Will try and look back at hiking books over shabbos.

From a photographic standpoint, Buttermilk is not too interesting in winter. The falls themselves are very uniform, and the surrounding scenery is mediocre. There are only two viewpoints, so there's less variety in pictures:


Buttermilk Falls, Winter 2009 by walker_11502, on Flickr


Buttermilk Pano by KarlFisher., on Flickr

My plan however was to shoot Blue Hen falls, a bit further downstream (and also a shorter hike). It's smaller than Buttermilk, but FAR more photogenic. The falls themselves take on interesting shapes, the surrounding scenery is nicer, and there are countless viewpoints and access points for different type of shots:




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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #309 on: January 04, 2014, 06:48:21 PM »
Am I picking folks up from CLE or are you guys renting?

We were going to rent, but if you offer to drive us everywhere, I'd be happy to take you up on it ;).
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #310 on: January 04, 2014, 06:55:38 PM »
From a photographic standpoint, Buttermilk is not too interesting in winter. The falls themselves are very uniform, and the surrounding scenery is mediocre. There are only two viewpoints, so there's less variety in pictures:


My plan however was to shoot Blue Hen falls, a bit further downstream (and also a shorter hike). It's smaller than Buttermilk, but FAR more photogenic. The falls themselves take on interesting shapes, the surrounding scenery is nicer, and there are countless viewpoints and access points for different type of shots:

Cuyahoga falls is still the best place probably. It has a lake, big falls, the falls spray a lot which should create nice shots and spread ice, also it short hike to get there. Geodesic dome which is part of the metallurgical society should make for some nice shots but not so nature related.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #311 on: January 04, 2014, 07:07:07 PM »
Any pretty winter shots behind this Sheraton?
http://www.sheratonakron.com/
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Any pretty winter shots behind this Sheraton?
http://www.sheratonakron.com/
That is Cuyahoga Falls. Can spend the night there for sunrise pictures.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #313 on: January 04, 2014, 07:12:03 PM »
Any pretty winter shots behind this Sheraton?
http://www.sheratonakron.com/

I was focusing more on the park and north of it, since there a a million things to do there without going all the way down to Akron. From the little research I did on Cuyahoga Falls, it seems like the good pictures are to be had from the bottom, not the top, of the falls. It's a very steep hike down and didn't seem like it was very safe when there's ice.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #314 on: January 04, 2014, 07:12:14 PM »
Pretty sick weather in the forecast...

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Brecksville&state=OH&site=CLE&lat=41.3076&lon=-81.6185#.UsigQfRDt8E

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=OHZ011&warncounty=OHC035&firewxzone=OHZ011&local_place1=&product1=Winter+Storm+Warning#.UsigRPRDt8E

Looks like Sunday will be snowing and 33 (good!), but Monday brings more snow and dangerously low windchills (up to -25 or -40, with frostbite possible within 10 minutes). It looks like that'll start around 10am, so a sunrise shoot may still be practical.
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #315 on: January 04, 2014, 07:17:43 PM »
Yesterday and today were such nice sunny days, shame.

Anyway, there's actually a $30 special this sunday for lift pass+skiing or lift pass+snowboarding equip between 5 and 9pm... http://bmbw.com/ticket_specials.html
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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #316 on: January 04, 2014, 07:31:42 PM »
That is Cuyahoga Falls. Can spend the night there for sunrise pictures.

The sun won't illuminate the falls until 11:20, 3.5 hours after sunrise. It's definitely not a sunrise location.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #317 on: January 04, 2014, 07:38:42 PM »
I was focusing more on the park and north of it, since there a a million things to do there without going all the way down to Akron. From the little research I did on Cuyahoga Falls, it seems like the good pictures are to be had from the bottom, not the top, of the falls. It's a very steep hike down and didn't seem like it was very safe when there's ice.

JJ - any thoughts on the hike down?
Hiking down right next to them was easy from what I recall.

The sun won't illuminate the falls until 11:20, 3.5 hours after sunrise. It's definitely not a sunrise location.


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« Reply #318 on: January 04, 2014, 07:40:44 PM »

 I don't know the first thing about photography so if you find somewhere you think is better don't let me suggestions hold any water.

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Re: Photography Lesson DO
« Reply #319 on: January 05, 2014, 01:11:30 AM »
Unfortunately I dont think I will be attending this DO :(
I spent about 1hr shooting in the snow in LI on Thur night during the storm and it was tough. I was all dressed warm but my hands were close to numb after constantly removing my gloves to chage settings.
Also be careful with your equipment. I used a "cheap" prime lens and my D300s has weatherproof seals, kept the lens cap on when not shooting and pointed away from the wind.
At one point I tried to pop up my flash, but the snow had it stuck in place.