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copake_ham
11-05-2007, 11:01 AM
The post office is on 8th, just west of Penn station......I believe

Yes, it is. And it's 8th AVENUE not street.

Remember streets go east and west; avenues go north and south.

Would love to join you but I'm off to Tucson this Wednesday night.

Please post some pics afterwards.

gr82bart
11-05-2007, 11:07 AM
OK, just got off the phoe with the film office. Nice people. I've attached the film permit application that I have just faxed in. It outlines the route we'll take ...

We'll meet at the US Postal Office front steps at 4pm. Then shoot at:

Brooklyn Bridge via the pedestrian walkway until 6:30pm
Meat packing district until 9pm
Then Times Square until 11:30pm

They indicated to just list the 'main organizer' - that's me and my contact info which I did. Once the application is signed, it becomes the permit and I have to have it on me when we shoot.

Notice that I also listed 6 people, so if there are more than 6 that show up, we're screwed! Therefore, you guys have to tell me if you're coming or not so I can make the permit for one more than I know. :) I have, so far:

Art (me) - confirmed
Jim - aj-images - confirmed
Alex - highpeak - confirmed
Arthur - FM2N - ?
Ian - imazursky - ?
Terrence - ?

Who else?

Regards, Art.

highpeak
11-05-2007, 12:58 PM
Sounds like a very nice plan, looking forward to it.

Alex W.

gr82bart
11-05-2007, 02:49 PM
Ooh ... small diversion in the process. I need written permission from the Brooklyn Bridge to shoot with tripods there. Just called that office and talked with the guy. Very friendly and understanding. Doesn't seem like big deal. He's really more concerned about personal injury safety and any work that may be going on that day and time. No biggie again. I've sent him the details as he requested. Should get the AOK. Stay tuned ...

Regards, Art.

gr82bart
11-05-2007, 05:59 PM
Woohoo! Permission granted to take photos on the Brooklyn Bridge with tripods! Permit should be in my hands tomorrow morning, folks. We're all set!

Regards, Art.

aj-images
11-05-2007, 06:37 PM
Great job Art! Just a reminder, bring stopwatches. My cell phone has a timer, so others might as well. Look forward to seeing everyone. Alex- please stop me from hitting the bars along the way. thanks - Jim

gr82bart
11-06-2007, 07:40 AM
Jim,

It ain't exactly in my hands yet .... anxiously waiting though, like an expecting father.

Stop watch is a great reminder. So is a small pen light. Alex, if you stop any of us frm hitting the bars along the way, there will be hell to pay! LOL

I can't wait to get a nice scene from the bridge in twilight. Oh and bring tungsten film if you guys have that - trust me on this one.

Regards, Art.

Terence
11-06-2007, 10:06 AM
I have a wedding (of two serious drinkers) the night before, so not sure what type of shape I'll be in. If there's another taker, let them have first dibs.

A tripod on the Brooklyn bridge can be tricky. The deck moves a LOT from the vehicles. It's better by the towers, but still pretty bouncy. And if people or bikes are moving over the planks you're set up on they move even more. Makes long shots a crap shoot. Worth the try though. One of my favorite places in the city.

I can certainly advise on bars along the route . . . I'm an amateur photographer, but professional boozer.

gr82bart
11-06-2007, 03:25 PM
Hmmm .... seems like I've hit a wall today. No faxed permit yet, no call, no e-mail, nuttin. Will wait 'till tomorrow before I call in. Isn't this exciting?

Regards, Art.

highpeak
11-06-2007, 03:34 PM
The only way I can stop you guys from hitting the bars is stop following me! :)

Art, don't loose sleep over it, it will come when we need it, fingers crossed.

As to choice of films, I plan to use Velvia 100F and Bergger BPF200.

Alex W.

aj-images
11-06-2007, 05:10 PM
I forgot.... Alex is the lush. What the helll was I thinking?

gr82bart
11-07-2007, 01:08 PM
OK, we're good to go now. Permit is in hand. Those of you attending can print a copy out, just in case I forget - which, if you know me, I am VERY prone to do. Hint, hint, wink, wink ... :)

Regards, Art.

aj-images
11-07-2007, 05:38 PM
I don't have a printer, so if someone can print me a copy, I would appreciate it. I miss Bob Dowd.

Drew B.
11-07-2007, 10:04 PM
OK, we're good to go now. Permit is in hand. Those of you attending can print a copy out, just in case I forget - which, if you know me, I am VERY prone to do. Hint, hint, wink, wink ... :)

Regards, Art.

Hey Art, if this is for the 10th...and if another person could be included under your permit and if I do make it down that day (to bring things to my son in Brooklyn), could I meet you all at the forementioned time and place?

drew

gr82bart
11-08-2007, 08:18 AM
Drew,

It'd be awesome if you you'd come along. There's plenty of room!

Regards, Art.

gr82bart
11-08-2007, 01:49 PM
Alex made a very astute observation and offered a suggested new location to meet up:

Meet at the exit of 4, 5, or 6 train's City Hall station, it is right by the foot of the bridge.

So let's meet there instead at 4pm.

Regards, Art.

highpeak
11-08-2007, 01:52 PM
I don't have a printer, so if someone can print me a copy, I would appreciate it. I miss Bob Dowd.

I will just do that.

Drew B.
11-08-2007, 03:44 PM
Alex made a very astute observation and offered a suggested new location to meet up:


So let's meet there instead at 4pm.

Regards, Art.

Wait...are you all using leica rangefinders?? I'm bringing my heavy LF & related hardware. We need to be able to drive to the location or at least a short walking distance! If I carry my stuff on the train, I'll have nothing left but my boxers when I get off (pardon the expression)

drew!

gr82bart
11-08-2007, 05:05 PM
I'm bringing my Hassey and my Manfrotto tripod. The whole contraption weighs about 35lbs. We'll be 'subing' it from locale to locale - it's only three spots, so I figure we can handle it.

Regards, Art.

copake_ham
11-08-2007, 10:54 PM
Wait...are you all using leica rangefinders?? I'm bringing my heavy LF & related hardware. We need to be able to drive to the location or at least a short walking distance! If I carry my stuff on the train, I'll have nothing left but my boxers when I get off (pardon the expression)

drew!

Your gear will be safe on the subway. We don't have that many "bad guys". You have to stop watching those TV shows. Besides, who rips off heavy camera gear? Street thieves want iPods and gold chains - they're not about to try and run away with a big old dumb-looking wooden camera thing!

Now, whether your heart will give out lugging all that gear up and down both the subway and Brooklyn Bridge stairs is between you and your doctor!

Geez, I wish I could go - if only as a witness. :D

Have fun, post pics.