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NYC POTN Meet Chinatown Lunar New Year Jan 29

 
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Jan 23, 2006 17:44 |  #1

It is a little under a week before we meet at NYC! I decided to make a new thread because the old one here https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=120766 has become quite long and tedious to read. Here are the things to remember:

WHAT - Firecracker Ceremonies, opening of Lunar New Year celebration.

WHERE - Manhattan Chinatown, Canal area. Meeting place, just ouside the Starbucks Cafe at the corner of Canal and Centre Streets.

WHEN - January 29, Sunday, at 11:30 am. Ceremonies go on from 12 to 2 pm.

HOW - to get there? Get to NYC, and ride the train of your choice to Canal Street :) For those having trouble with directions, PM me.

WHO - Several members have signified interest in attending this very informal shoot. Me, Ron S Jr., James (jwbker), Chris (Calzinger), Peter (peter740), maybe Andy (Snafu). This looks like a merry bunch, anyone else who wants to go is most welcome!

WHAT TO BRING - Comfortable clothing, shoes. Bottled water. At least $10 for food (more if you have a huge appetite). Don't forget your camera. Wear something red, it's good luck!

WHAT TO EXPECT - There will be sightings of mythical creatures that cavort up and down the streets - dragons, unicorns and the more mundane lions. There will be lots of people, prepare to jostle a bit. Extended weather forecast predicts that there will be a few showers - certainly not enough to put a damper on the festivities. This may change as the day draws near.

Hope to see you folks! This is just the first NYC meet this year, we will have more to come!


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Jan 23, 2006 20:17 |  #2

Palladium (John) should be there, wearing red :D




  
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Jan 23, 2006 20:22 |  #3

Ronald S. Jr. (Ronald S. Jr.) should be there, wearing a slightly darker red. :-D


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Jan 23, 2006 20:34 |  #4

Would like to join you guys but circumstance won't allow it. Prior engagement, have to do the family thing. Prior injury, Still recovering from knee surgery. But, by all means you guys have fun and take lots of pictures and don't forget to post them. Have Fun Y'All.




  
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Jan 23, 2006 21:20 as a reply to  @ lostdoggy's post |  #5

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Would like to join you guys but circumstance won't allow it. Prior engagement, have to do the family thing. Prior injury, Still recovering from knee surgery. But, by all means you guys have fun and take lots of pictures and don't forget to post them. Have Fun Y'All.

I will definitely be posting my pictures on my website when I get back, but will have to do some post-processing of course. :)
Make sure you come to a future POTN meeting though!

Chris (Calzinger)
I'll be there for sure. My dad will be coming as well with his 35mm Minolta since I'll be using the 350D. He has no photography experience/knowledge and just uses auto and I'm very amateur as well; go easy on us guys!

I'm going to B&H since it's along the way to the 'very' downtown. I'm hoping my dad might go completely berserk and buy the 70-200 f/4L for the meet. The odds of that happening? 6%. But maybe I can look forward to some good wide shots since there's a lot of action.

Can we establish a way to distinguish each other there? Hopefully we will be the only photographers in front of starbucks, but it may help if we look for "guy with orange northface jacket or something". I'll be in a black leather jacket with a red polo shirt with a silver rebel XT with the kit lens and its lens hood, maybe even a flash unit because i like the weight. Anyway the dude in my avatar is me. :D

By the way Ronald, did you manage to find a hotel in the city?


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Jan 23, 2006 21:22 |  #6

ill be there!


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Jan 23, 2006 21:28 as a reply to  @ anttor's post |  #7

I am quite disappointed. This is the first I've seen of this. I LOVE Chinatown. Eat in Wo Hops (downstairs) all the time. Used to eat at Nu Ling Hong, 69 Bayard Street since I was a kid. Loved Joy Luck on Mott until they "had the nerve to retire" after almost 50 years behind the wok.

Love Chinese New Year, except for the fireworks that sometimes get shot at the spectators.

Unfortunately, my 84 year old mother fell and broke her hip at her home in Florida. Alas, that's where I'll be this upcoming weekend.

Have fun. Look forward to the pics.

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Jan 23, 2006 22:33 |  #8

Hmmm.......sounds it will be fun........unfortunate​ly, I won't be available the coming Sunday. Have fun guys and make sure to post some pics here :)

BB - you've done a great job coordinating this gathering. I will join you guys in future gathering. I guess we could have different theme each time, and we don't have to limit ourselves in the City :) Anyway, great job!


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Jan 23, 2006 23:21 as a reply to  @ Leorooster's post |  #9

I will be there but I don't know what I will wear...




  
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Jan 24, 2006 00:51 as a reply to  @ peter740's post |  #10

Pio, Thank you for everything...I know time is valuable and to find time to organize is hard especially living in NY.

Unfortunately I work on Sunday and I leave work 3pm, therefore I can't come, and to think I had a red shirt...:( .

I hope we will see some photos from the day...and guys, enjoy...

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Jan 24, 2006 10:58 |  #11

No I did not, actually, chris. I think if everyone's only going to be there for the day, then I don't want to stay over. I'm not too crazy about wandering with all my gear when I'm alone. However, I plan on being there for the day, although there's something I'm wondering about. I'm not too keen on parking my caddy somewhere in the city, so my mother says I should just bus it in. Sound about right? I'll have to check times and schedules.


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Jan 24, 2006 11:30 |  #12

Ha...scratch that. Be cheaper to drive. There's nothing getting there on the 29th until like 2:30, and they're gonna put me way up on 8th ave. the North end. Nooooo thank you.


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Jan 24, 2006 14:07 as a reply to  @ Ronald S. Jr.'s post |  #13

Ronald S. Jr. wrote:
Ha...scratch that. Be cheaper to drive. There's nothing getting there on the 29th until like 2:30, and they're gonna put me way up on 8th ave. the North end. Nooooo thank you.

What about driving to Flushing (another Chinatown in Queens) and park your car in the muni parking there (free on Sunday), there is bus services (well more like van) going directly from Flushing to Chinatown in Manhattan.


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Jan 24, 2006 19:12 |  #14

The weather is looking grim. :(

What lens(es) are you guys bringing?
I'll have my kit lens. Hopefully I'll be buying the 70-200 f/4L from B&H that morning.


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Jan 24, 2006 19:22 |  #15

I'm not too thrilled about leaving my cadillac in a parking garage...I just love it too much. For the rims that thing has on it, I'd probably find it on blocks when I went back. Just the rim (no tire) runs about $6-700 each, new. If I can't afford my 100-400L, I can't afford that. :lol:

I'm trying to figure out a way that my dad can go too, and then we'd just take his ram down. However, it's my dad, mom, and I here running the business, and my mom has like 196049769543 diseases, including diabetes, neuropathy, epstein barr, and a couple other goodies. So, we can't really leave her unless I can get a temp to come in and help. I'll just have to keep trying.

If the weather's gonna suck, I don't wanna even bother. It wouldn't be worth it, especially when it's costing me hundreds just to go for the day. Someone find out if it's gonna be awful. If it is, I'll wait for april.


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