Downtown Kansas City Outing Sept 23 - Open invitation

Discussion in 'Member Organized Functions' started by pandino, Sep 5, 2006.

What place(s) would you like to shoot?

Poll closed Sep 21, 2006.
  1. Architecture

    66.7%
  2. Trains/Rail

    66.7%
  3. Fountains

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Old Stuff/Decay

    100.0%
  5. Bridges/River

    33.3%
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  1. pandino

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    A couple of us are going about shooting downtown Kansas City on Saturday, 9/23. The meeting place and itinerary are yet to be determined. This is an open invitation to any that may be in the neighborhood that day.

    We will meet around 9:00AM and will probably stop for lunch and a drink as the sun reaches its apex.

    We'll be moving at a LF pace, but you're welcome to bring any format. This city has endless photographic possibilities! Bring plenty of film and good cheer.

    PM me if you're interested so I can keep you informed of any updates.
     
  2. Alex Hawley

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    I'm in. Chris and I will be lugging our LF stuff, but anyone is welcome; Holga, Hasselblad, Widelux, pinhole, et al.

    The KC Union train station has been restored and is an oustanding example of the Art Deco major railroad stations in the US. Just one of the possible subjects. The old KCP&L building downtown is also renowned for its Art Deco architecture. Plenty of red brick buildings with vintage signage if you like that.
     
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    Very temping. I'd love to come down, and will try to make it work.
     
  4. Alex Hawley

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    Bump. The KC outing is next weekend.
     
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    I'd love to join you guys in the afternoon if I'm able to make it. Do you know what areas you're going to hit yet? I live right in the heart of downtown, so it won't be too much of a hike for me. I'm pretty much a newbie with my 4x5, but I shoot 6x7 and 35mm RF as well. Maybe I can get some tips!
     
  6. Alex Hawley

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    Chris, I suggest you PM pandino (whose name is also Chris) since you are both familiar with the turf and I'm not. He's making up the list of possible places.

    Bring whatever gear you want to. Pandino and I will be lugging LF. It takes me two trips from the truck to get my stuff on location.
     
  7. pandino

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    Chris, do PM me if you're interested. I can give you my mobile# and you can meet up with us along the way. Right now, I'm thinking we'll spend some time in the West Bottoms, Midtown and maybe the N Broadway and City Market areas.

    I'll probably be shooting mostly 4x5, but will probably also have an 8x10, 11x14, 6x6 and 35mm handy.
     
  8. Alex Hawley

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    Bump this up one more time. Any more takers?
     
  9. jstraw

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    My first post on APUG

    I just wanted to say that if I can't make it, I'll be with you in spirit. I'm in Topeka and have been sifting the forums for information as I re-enter the analog world as an amateur after my professional life took me down the digital path. I'm plannning my darkroom construction and this site has been most useful.

    I've been a little reluctant to post because the last time I got involved on a forum, I wound up where I am now, webmaster and designer for a 10,000 member site.

    I may have to search the member list for other Kansans now...
     
  10. Alex Hawley

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    Hi jstraw and welcome to APUG.

    Here's a thread I started a while back looking for Kansas APUG members:http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=27967. As you will see, there are several of us in the Topeka region. Later this year, I'm going to try organizing a northeast KS shoot.

    Sorry you can't make it to KC this next weekend.
     
  11. pandino

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    jstraw,
    Thanks for coming out of hiding. We promise not to make you design any websites...
     
  12. pandino

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    The first stop on that Saturday will be the City Market. It's been an active marketplace for 150 years.

    These days, there is a Saturday Farmer's Market with some incredible photo ops of fruit & veggie stands, livestock, old bldgs and people/product of many ethnic origins.

    Bring model releases if you plan to use any of the photos commercially. Bring some color film along if you have it. I'll have some RVP50 in the SLR ready to go.
     
  13. f/stopblues

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    Unfortunately I won't be able to make it this weekend. I forgot this was the weekend I have some friends coming in from Denver. I'll definitely have to catch up with you guys next time you're out. I'm always up for a beer and some shooting! Have fun guys!
     
  14. Alex Hawley

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    Chris, I time warped in my brain. The shoot is a week from this Saturday, on the 23rd not the 16th. Sorry for extending my confusion. Must have been one of those near-senior things. :confused:
     
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    Oops, I got it stuck in my head that it was this weekend as well. Maybe I'll be able to make it after all! I'd love to hit the West Bottoms. Lots of good stuff down there. There's some interesting characters, especially with the haunted houses open.
     
  16. pandino

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    Hey, no problem. BTW, I think AARP allows members as young as 50. I'm looking forward to it also...

    If you did happen to be in town this weekend, there is an air show at the downtown airport. If you like photographing machines, there will be some spectacular ones available.

    I don't know if it will be possible to shoot LF as there are military assets present and they might see your 8x10 and tripod as a security threat.:confused:
     
  17. pandino

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    One last bump before the weekend.

    Saturday should be perfect for shooting (mid to upper 60's.) Partly cloudy with storm clouds clearing throughout the day should make for nice diffused lighting and dramatic skies. :cool:

    PM for the itinerary and contact number if you're interested.