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London meeting THIS WEEKEND 3rd April

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Lightmancer, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ladies, gentlemen and fellow photographers, your expressions of interest, please for:

    THE GREAT PHOTOGRAPHERS' LOUNGE
    SPRING LONDON PHOTO EXPEDITION!

    (pause for applause...)

    Well, okay, it will actually take the form of a group of like-minded photographers getting together in London for a few hours on a weekend for a leisurely stroll, some snapping and a chat.

    I suggest gathering at a suitable location (The Photographers' Gallery, for example is appropriate, has a nice in-house coffee bar and is interesting in it's own right). From there we could walk in one of a number of photogenic directions, gathering again at a suitable pub at an agreed time to share images and swop stories over a refreshing pint of ale.

    After the event we'll have a gallery to share our images and show those who couldn't make it just what they have missed!

    I'm entirely open to recommendations and alternate suggestions as to start and end points. Feel free to offer other options. The only criteria are somewhere easy to find/get to in a reasonably interesting part of town. We probably need to look at a Saturday, since for those of us who would be coming in from out of town, Sunday train services are a lottery at best!

    At this stage, I'm looking for expressions of interest, to gauge likely numbers. We will then sort a suitable date, time and venue.

    Who's in?
     
  2. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I herby forward my application for the stated interest in the act of digital image creation in the fine city of London sometime in the spring...

    Or...

    Yes, I'm interested! :D :D :D
     
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  3. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    I'll second that! I am interested, but it is date dependant.
    My own suggestion is a walk from....say.....Tower Bridge to Westminster Bridge (or reverse). There is something there for the street shooters AND those who like to shoot cityscapes etc. Pubs and coffee houses aplenty en route.
     
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  4. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

    309
    Jan 19, 2015
    Even if no one else signs up, you three should go, would really look forward to seeing the resulting images.
     
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  5. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Okay, that's three amigos thus far! Pete I like the idea of a bridge to bridge stroll - you're absolutely right that it would offer something for different types of shooter.
     
  6. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
  7. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    My Son said me may come along too!!
     
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  8. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Absolutely welcome!
     
  9. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    One more bump...
     
  10. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I like it in principle but would be dependent upon time/weather...... yes I will wimp out if it's cold and rainy!
     
  11. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Cold and rainy in London..naahhh! :D
     
  12. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
  13. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Okay, apologies for the delay!

    I am cross-posting this here and on FujiXSpot.

    From XSpot we have EoI from: Adam Bonn, Tony Sale, Mike Morton and Paul
    From here we have EoI from:Andy +1, Peter Tachauer and a weather-dependent possible from Christina.

    That's a healthy 6-9 people - from past experience that's a sensible-sized group. With Easter, school holidays, my birthday(!) etc. I have come up with the following dates.

    Suggested dates:

    Sunday 13th March
    Sunday 3rd April


    Please reply to this thread and select ONE of these dates as your preference, and say if the other is POSSIBLE or NOT. If you have no preference, please say so too. I'll go by the will of the majority, of course. If neither date is viable, we'll look at alternatives further into April.

    Once we have a hardcore group confirmed for a date we'll sort out exact meeting place - we have some good suggestions already.

    Many thanks!
     
  14. Petach

    Petach SC All-Pro

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    count me in. Either day is suitable for me.
     
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  15. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I will reply to you today regarding 13th March. I'm in France the weekend of the 3rd so obviously can't make that one.
     
  16. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
  17. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    Annoyingly I'm away this coming weekend at a 50th birthday doo :( I know where I would rather be!

    Have fun.
     
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  18. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Okay, the response so far between here and XSpot is 4-2 in favour of April 3rd so unless that changes radically in the next 24 hours I shall declare that as the date!
     
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  19. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo!

    Sep 8, 2010
    London UK
    Andy
    I'll be in France on 3rd April for wifes 50th. Nuts!
     
  20. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Ok, with sincere apologies to Andy - some other time! We are on for the 3rd of APRIL.

    Agenda is to:

    a) meet and greet (see below)
    b) mooch and take photos
    c) re-gather over coffee/ale/food
    d) chat convivially
    e) wend our way home
    f) post images of the day back here

    Venue:

    I like the idea of a bridge-to-bridge walk as suggested above. Pete can you nominate a suitable meeting place to start?

    Time:
    I suggest a rendezvous at 11:00 gives people time to get into town

    Attendance:
    The more the merrier! If you haven't "signed up" yet, please feel free to do so!

    I think that's it - Pete, if you let me know, I'll post venue details accordingly