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May 08, 2009 20:04 |  #3241

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Anyone going to go to the Start of the next leg for the Volvo Ocean Race? I think it kicks off around 12pm on the 16th May.

Here is a LINKto some shots on boston.com

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May 08, 2009 22:07 as a reply to  @ scotteisenphotography's post |  #3242

When was the last time there was a large Boston Meet. I mean more of a social get together to meet other board members, do some networking and share knowledge/stories?

I'd be interested in something like this. or even organizing some sort of lecture series.


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May 08, 2009 22:17 |  #3243

I've been part of the group for a while and don't recall any large group meetings / gatherings. As for lecture series and stuff like that there have been a few works shops but they have been geared towards smaller groups like 12 or so.

I think that it is hard enough to get a dozen or so people together let alone hundred(s).

I do know that a lot of the people here are also part of various meetup groups which do have larger outings like one that just went up to 4 different waterfalls in NH. I believe that was upwards of 50 people.


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May 09, 2009 06:42 |  #3244

Other than the recent model shoot, I think it's been about 1.5 years since a large number of us got together, if not 2 years - since we did a boat trip around Boston harbor. But I dropped off for the last year+ so naturally stopped trying to organize things, and apparently Mumbles stopped trying to get meets set up.

Before that we did many walks around Boston (day and many nights) and Providence, rented the butterfly house in Westford, did a cruise around Boston harbor, rented a boat for the Tall Ships in Newport, and some other stuff. And then I think we got burnt out trying to think of things to do. Between this group and another I've organized about 8 get-togethers, and I'm out of ideas. (Though some of our old ideas will be new to many folks here, since there's a lot of new names in this thread that I don't recognize.)


Anyone have some ideas? Throw them out, see if there's interest, then see if there's anyone who'll volunteer to organize things and make it happen.

It just takes 1 good idea and people will jump on the bandwagon for a get-together, and if enough people show interest then it will happen.


By the way, the Tall Ship are coming into Boston on July 8, and leaving on the 16th. I am dying to rent a boat and do both days - but it seems to be a bit expensive ($150 each for 6 people max) and there hasn't been a lot of interest. But this event doesn't need a boat - there are a hell of a lot of good land locations for this event. My first choice would be the Hyatt Hotel at the airport - take the T into the airport and a shuttle over to the hotel. My second choice would be Piers Park in East Boston, but I think that transportation and parking will be a lot more difficult.


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May 09, 2009 08:25 |  #3245

We did a few meets last summer, a small one in Hull, MA that was mostly rained out, the Buttonwood Farms sunrise sunflower shoot that was completely rained out except for me! (lol), and we charted some boats for the RI Airshow.

I have been debating organizing a night photowalk around Providence, RI sometime over the summer. I've led small groups (2-4 people) around, but nothing larger. If there is any interest in that, I'd be willing to organize another. It can be on a Waterfire night or not. However, my wife is due at the end of June, so it may be more difficult for me to pull it off after then.

For those of you on Flickr, check out the group "Boston, Massachusetts". They organize monthly meetups mostly at night.


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May 09, 2009 10:54 |  #3246

Hi Scott, and Bryan

It's been awhile I I agree with you Scott all it takes is for someone to organize something
Mumbles used to do that for the most part and between Scott and Mumbles there were plenty on Ideas on where to go. The usual group size was from eight to ten people so we could always fit in two cars. The hull trip had a good turn out but the weather was not the best. We all have takled about places other than Boston we tried water fire one time, It was always a good time. Scott, Jackie and I would be intrested in the tall ships as we were unable to make the last boat trips.


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May 09, 2009 12:24 as a reply to  @ flyfisher's post |  #3247

Ive been following the board for a few years and remember a lot of those get togethers, but for me I dont shoot a lot of that stuff. I might get on board on a walk around town at night though.

I was just thinking a social get together might be a good chance to network and share ideas. It wouldnt need to be a shoot at all, we could share ideas experience and just talk shop. Essentially what we do here just a chance for us to meet in person as well.


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May 09, 2009 16:01 |  #3248

i would be up for a walk around this summer!


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May 09, 2009 20:05 |  #3249

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I was just thinking a social get together might be a good chance to network and share ideas.

I could easily be up for this.

Anyone have any ideas for a location? Even a big Starbucks we can pwn for a few hours? :D


A few years ago we rented the butterfly house in Westford. We got the place to ourselves for two hours before they let the public in. There was a lot of socializing since it's a small place and a slow pace. And there was a lot of gear swapping, which is always fun for anyone looking to buy new gear, or deciding which gear to buy.

Anyone who doesn't feel like shooting the butterflies can just meet us afterwards, and socialize in the tent they have out back. (But you need to bring coffee and donuts. :D ) For those who do want to shoot butterflies, it was fairly cheap - like $15 a person.


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May 10, 2009 20:10 |  #3250

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Anyone wanna go harbor island exploring at some point this summer? We can take the public transit, or my boat? There's a lot of interesting stuff out there...I work in the maritime business

lets go chase stripers instead =)

I'll be down for a meet depending on date and time

anyone go out to the Sea Port today?

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May 10, 2009 20:35 |  #3251

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lets go chase stripers instead =)

I'll be down for a meet depending on date and time

anyone go out to the Sea Port today?
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Cool photo. I wish I was out there today. I was too busy dealing with people being stupid in my own harbor. 55mph gusts = lots of problems for amateur boaters.


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May 10, 2009 21:01 |  #3252

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By the way, the Tall Ship are coming into Boston on July 8, and leaving on the 16th. I am dying to rent a boat and do both days - but it seems to be a bit expensive ($150 each for 6 people max) and there hasn't been a lot of interest..

Not even 6 to sign on to this? How many have shown interest?


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May 10, 2009 21:27 |  #3253

Well, Tall Ships and the Parade of Sails is not yet finalized. They're still seeking funding for the City to agree with hosting the event.


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May 11, 2009 05:34 |  #3254

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Not even 6 to sign on to this? How many have shown interest?

4 so far. You, Steve & Jackie, and me. Granted, it is expensive. But you remember the Newport trip so you know the value. After that trip I can't imagine staying on shore for the Tall Ships.


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May 11, 2009 09:06 as a reply to  @ Scottes's post |  #3255

scotteisenphotography wrote in post #7885438 (external link)
Covering it. =]

Lucky!!! Now if only I can stowaway onto a boat too....

Scottes wrote in post #7887436 (external link)
By the way, the Tall Ship are coming into Boston on July 8, and leaving on the 16th. I am dying to rent a boat and do both days - but it seems to be a bit expensive ($150 each for 6 people max) and there hasn't been a lot of interest. But this event doesn't need a boat - there are a hell of a lot of good land locations for this event. My first choice would be the Hyatt Hotel at the airport - take the T into the airport and a shuttle over to the hotel. My second choice would be Piers Park in East Boston, but I think that transportation and parking will be a lot more difficult.

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Well, Tall Ships and the Parade of Sails is not yet finalized. They're still seeking funding for the City to agree with hosting the event.

I heard that too, Nathan. Whilst everything is not "finalised", I believe it will not be as big as it may have originally planned to be. Mainly because MA is in such a money hole, that they aren't going to provide too much. In fact, last I heard too, was that you would be charged $$$ to go to walk by the ships, let alone get on the tall ships after they arrive...So I think interest in the Tall Ships is drumming down. But I'll be keeping my eye out for them.


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