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Eric Rose
01-30-2007, 07:33 PM
Eric, have you downsized yourself?

Ya something like that. Check out my blog for all the gory details. 2006 was not a great year, or at least the part from Oct on.

But what the hell it gives me an opportunity to go after some other things I have had perking in the background.

picturetaker
01-30-2007, 08:49 PM
As this thread continues.....

What are the chances of getting together 3 weeks hence or there abouts? Perhaps it might be easier to do that than pull something together short notice? Say something around Feb 17th or 24th.

Weekends are the only available times for me as much as I would like to try a midweek.

Also, anyone subscribe to http://photo.meetup.com/475/ (The Vancouver Photography Meetup Group). I have just started with them and they seem get together once or twice a month. Could be all digital but .....

Confusion Circle
01-31-2007, 04:40 AM
This would be great! I'm up for Sundays & Mondays! I'm a member of the photo meetup group. My name there is the same: Confusion Circle.

jd callow
01-31-2007, 12:37 PM
I've talked to Dave and we are going to meet at 1:30 in front of Focal Point. The corner of west 10th and Sasamat. If you can make it great

Being a current (albeit unwilling) member of the leisure class I will be up for future meetings at almost anytime place. If anyone wants to meet in or at other times please post here.

Paddy
01-31-2007, 03:33 PM
Hi everyone! It's really great to see the beginnings of an APUG community here on the coast. :D:D:D If anyone's interested, I'd be happy to give y'all a look at the darkroom & studio facilities at Langara College http://www.langara.bc.ca/cs/photography/home/cs_photography_index.htm

I teach there, in the part-time program, and oversee the facilities on Sunday afternoons, which is the free-use time for students.

Otherwise, I'll look forward to meeting many of you once I'm back in town, after Feb. 3.

Keep-up the dialogue.

Paddy

Confusion Circle
02-01-2007, 04:54 AM
I didn't know Langara has part-time photography courses! I thought they only had the intensive full-time course.

Confusion Circle
02-01-2007, 04:59 AM
I've talked to Dave and we are going to meet at 1:30 in front of Focal Point. The corner of west 10th and Sasamat. If you can make it great

Being a current (albeit unwilling) member of the leisure class I will be up for future meetings at almost anytime place. If anyone wants to meet in or at other times please post here.

What day?

Vancouver Violinist
02-08-2007, 08:54 PM
Hello all, I'm the newest member at APUG, live in Steveston, am on vacation for two weeks, and can meet either in Vancouver or on the Island.Let me know, Cheers, Uri

Confusion Circle
02-09-2007, 02:21 AM
Welcome!

Medusa83
02-16-2007, 05:56 PM
I'd be interested in meeting up at some point weekends are generally ok for me as long as its the evening.

jd callow
02-16-2007, 06:35 PM
Hi Guys,
The Banana is coming to Vancouver on the weekend of march 2nd. I am going to try and set something up for the 2nd. Currently my thoughts are mostly photo related. We can do some night or street shots if the weather permits. If by some odd circumstance it should rain we could convene in a pub or café and practice our available light/low light environmental photography. I'm open to ideas or suggestions. I don't know the city well, but I'm thinking that Granville and Broadway might be a good starting point.

PhotoBob
02-16-2007, 07:56 PM
If there are any plans to visit Victoria, please keep me informed.

thebanana
02-16-2007, 08:21 PM
I'll be in Victoria on March 3rd, but I won't know if I'll have time to do some shooting until closer to the date. If so, it will be late afternoon or evening. BWKate might also be interested in doing some shooting?

March 2nd in Vancouver sounds like a blast. After the weather we've had here lately, even rain will seem like a day off!

BWKate
02-16-2007, 09:21 PM
I'm trying to arrange to come over on March 2nd to Vancouver, stay overnight at a friend of mine that lives near Granville and 16th, and then take a bus back to the ferry and back home. Last year I came over to Vancouver for the day several times when I was getting my Chinese Visa from the Chinese Visa office on Broadway. It's no problem for me to just hop on buses,etc. I do it all the time. Besides a car on the ferry is pricey.
Anyways I'm planning on coming over on the 2nd which is a Friday and returning on the Saturday.

Taurus 8
02-16-2007, 11:46 PM
You will be salivating once you're in Victoria - Chinatown is a good place to get shots...walk along the boardwalk...take one of those small little boats around the harbour - I got a lot of shots that way.

The beauty of this neck of the woods is that if you want snow right now, head to Whistler. Go to Grouse Mountain to get your postcard-type shots. I got some cool (well hopefully...they're still in the camera!) shots of the BC Place dome deflated...

John

Confusion Circle
02-17-2007, 06:23 AM
Chinatown in Vancouver is a great place for street photography, so are the Commercial Drive area, Robson & Thurlow intersection, Gastown, etc...

jd callow
02-19-2007, 03:49 PM
noted... If some one who knows Van (I don't) wants to organize this please step up. Otherwise I'll try to figure someting out in the next couple days.

MattKing
02-19-2007, 04:51 PM
One location that might work as a meeting place would be the market at the New Westminster Quay. It is reasonably central and has good access to public transit (Skytrain) and decent (pay) parking.

There is a pub there (although certainly not a memorable one) and the river front isn't bad for photographic opportunities.

The old part of town is interesting, but I'm not sure I would want to do a lot of photography there.

I'd volunteer to organize, but I'm just swamped at the office....

Matt

thebanana
02-21-2007, 08:04 AM
It's been a few years since I've been downtown, but Gastown might be a possiblity, or Granville Island, or maybe even goold old Stanley Park. As far as a meeting place, there's this possibility:

http://www.sylviahotel.com/map.htm

J

BWKate
02-21-2007, 06:44 PM
I'm having some problems getting those two days off as they are the only days I am being scheduled for. I might have to wait a week or two longer. My place to stay is confirmed but work is a problem.

The Sylvia Hotel is a great place. Granville Island is also a great place and that's where my old alma mater, Emily Carr College, is located. There is a photo exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery of an old friend of mine, a fellow named Fred Hertzog that I want to check out some time.

Close to the the Westminster Quay is a photography gallery called Presentation House. I wonder what is showing there right now?