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CGW
05-28-2012, 08:20 PM
Looks like 5 Saturdays in June for whatever interests the usual suspects. Suggested destinations so far are car shows and TO Little India street shooting. Other ideas?

naeroscatu
05-28-2012, 09:23 PM
I would go to one of the car shows but in the second half of June. I'm watching this thread.

JohnMeadows
05-29-2012, 07:31 AM
All sounds good - only question for me is scheduling. Little India would be good. Leslieville is also interesting

Mike Wilde
05-29-2012, 08:52 AM
I am committed to feeding mosquitoes up in Muskoka this coming weekend, but all other June weekends are so far possible for me. Thanks for trying to pull another outing together, Gary.

CGW
05-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Hmmm. Wonder if missi can be cajoled into doing the Little India excursion she mentioned last time???

I'd be happy to set-up a car show shoot on a Saturday late aft/early evening, 5-8pm or so.

CGW
06-04-2012, 07:59 AM
Luminato is running over the next two weekends at various downtown venues. Any takers?

http://www.luminato.com/

JohnMeadows
06-04-2012, 08:49 AM
I can't do this weekend (in Ottawa) but I think I can make the next weekend work!

CGW
06-04-2012, 08:58 AM
I can't do this weekend (in Ottawa) but I think I can make the next weekend work!

If not that, then something else? I'm hoping just to keep a bit of momentum going with the local APUG crew over the summer. Think we need some community-building apart from what little goes on here.

JohnMeadows
06-05-2012, 07:11 AM
Hi again:

The weekend of the 16th of June is good for me, and I do like the Luminato idea, but if that doesn't work I'll put my thinking cap on . . . one thing that comes to mind is some of the waterfalls around the Hamilton area, or the streetcar museum out around Milton, off the top of my head.

CGW
06-05-2012, 08:36 AM
Hi again:

The weekend of the 16th of June is good for me, and I do like the Luminato idea, but if that doesn't work I'll put my thinking cap on . . . one thing that comes to mind is some of the waterfalls around the Hamilton area, or the streetcar museum out around Milton, off the top of my head.

Check the Luminato free schedule for the 16th and see what interests you. Guess we'll be gawking and shooting the gawkers--if street-shooting and general walk-around appeal to you and others(?). I'd prefer sticking around the GTA--waterfalled-out(sorry) and the streetcar morgue soaks up too much time. Other ideas(dates and places) from the crew?

Plate Voltage
06-05-2012, 03:51 PM
...and the streetcar morgue soaks up too much time. Other ideas(dates and places) from the crew?

Ok, I have to ask what the streetcar morgue is. The phrase had me laughing out loud after my mind's eye pictured row after row of junked streetcars with Rob Ford attaching toe tags!

CGW
06-05-2012, 08:12 PM
[QUOTE=Plate Voltage;1352098]Ok, I have to ask what the streetcar morgue is. The phrase had me laughing out loud after my mind's eye pictured row after row of junked streetcars with Rob Ford attaching toe tags![/QUOT

CGW
06-05-2012, 08:13 PM
Ok, I have to ask what the streetcar morgue is. The phrase had me laughing out loud after my mind's eye pictured row after row of junked streetcars with Rob Ford attaching toe tags!

You're closer than you know...

http://www.hcry.org/

Plate Voltage
06-05-2012, 11:42 PM
Oh, I went there once with a friend but it was closed. I guess you could say the place was dead to continue the morgue analogy!

Anyways, that museum's definitely closer to my friend's place in Hamilton by but far enough to make logistics a headache since Guelph line's pretty good way from Toronto and would require carpooling if anybody who doesn't drive wanted to go. According to the website there's also a $25 surcharge for photography groups listed on the admissions page (http://www.hcry.org/ab_admission.html) at the very bottom that'd have to be divided up too.

I did a couple of days of shooting the Scarborough Bluffs about a month ago and that turned out well. What about a day on Centre Island? I haven't been there in years.

Plate Voltage
06-07-2012, 10:32 PM
I just got hit with a couple of family obligations plus a fairly substantial schedule change at work so it looks like I'm going to have to sit this out since I'm tied up for the remaining weekends in June.

Sorry guys.

Axle
06-08-2012, 08:25 AM
It's a great place to visit, I stopped in last year (for the first time since 1988)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/axle81401/sets/72157626939983247/

Plate Voltage
06-08-2012, 12:09 PM
It's a great place to visit, I stopped in last year (for the first time since 1988)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/axle81401/sets/72157626939983247/

Wow, now I feel old, I remember riding on those art deco streetcars and red trains in Toronto for real in 1988.
Talk about going from Peter Pan to Rip Van Wrinkle in an instant...

CGW
06-09-2012, 09:45 AM
Depending on weather, let's try for one of these dates. I'm proposing a car shoot at the Street Classics Cruise at the Etobicoke Canadian Tire(1608 The Queensway). Since we're looking at the longest days of the year, light usually holds till 8-8:30, giving us around 3 hrs if we start around 5-5:30.

Not sure how much Luminato has to offer.

naeroscatu
06-11-2012, 09:41 PM
Gary, I'm done with the family events for this month so I would join the action on Jun 23rd at the Street Classics Cruise at the Etobicoke Canadian Tire(1608 The Queensway). I just bought a 20mm Canon FD lens that I need to test on my Canon AE-1P and I would also take my Hassy. Cheers

JohnMeadows
06-12-2012, 06:37 AM
I think I'd be good for the 23rd -- I do have a question though (never having been to a car show before for photographic purposes). One of the models I work for is desperate to be in a vintage car shoot -- would car owners be open to this kind of thing (with them getting a copy of the print of course), if I brought her along?

Cheers,

John