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08/22/2008 07:59:18 PM · #1
Well it's high time we had an Ottawa GTG...last time it was Ralph, shaman, catoque and myself on the first *really cold* day of fall last year. We shot at the Experimental Farm (easy to get to, free parking, scenic, blend of rural/urban settings).

We certainly don't have to shoot at the EF again, but if you're interested and can think of a locale that basically fits the above criteria, post it here, along with what time/day works best for you. Anytime after 10:30 am Friday is doable for me.

08/22/2008 08:13:00 PM · #2
10:30 am Friday ? umm thats today !
to late ;)
08/22/2008 08:29:47 PM · #3
I should be in depending on the date and what projects I have going down at work.
08/22/2008 08:52:32 PM · #4
I'd love to join a GTG. I need irl help... especially since my current challenge entry isn't getting any higher than a 4.8. Name the time and day and I'll try to meet.
08/22/2008 09:10:56 PM · #5
last time was fun. I'll be there if work does not get in the way (darn the real world). Next weekend is bad though - being the labour day long weekend. How about sometime on the weekend of Sept 6/7?
(edit - typo)

Message edited by author 2008-08-22 21:11:25.
08/22/2008 09:41:52 PM · #6
Yeah, Labour Day long weekend is nuts.

Sept 6/7 works for me, how about the rest of you?
08/22/2008 11:11:10 PM · #7
here instead of the VT gtg ?
hmmm certainly cheaper ...(that weekend is good for me as well)

08/23/2008 08:37:22 AM · #8
Sept 6/7 is awesome. I'm free to join! I'll also like to bring user smjbmw. (my bf)

(The September long weekend I'm planning to take pics of the hot air balloon festival in Gatineau. Photographers in Ottawa, heads up... great photo op.)
08/23/2008 08:44:48 AM · #9
OK so far Sept 6/7 looks good for everyone.

Now, location...Experimental Farm? Any other ideas for locale?
08/23/2008 11:30:29 AM · #10
Originally posted by snaffles:

OK so far Sept 6/7 looks good for everyone.

Now, location...Experimental Farm? Any other ideas for locale?

good place to explore is near the war mus. victoria Island / the paper plant area
08/23/2008 04:41:22 PM · #11
How's parking around there? Vic Island etc that is? And Leenie, of course you're welcome to drag along as many other hapless victims ....err, fellow photogs as you like :-)

Message edited by author 2008-08-23 16:50:49.
08/23/2008 04:44:01 PM · #12
Would like to join, but I will go to the VT GTG on that weekend.
08/23/2008 04:54:15 PM · #13
Too bad we'll miss you this time round, but maybe next time. have fun in VT!
08/23/2008 05:02:23 PM · #14
Oh, he is definitely a hapless victim of photography! As am I. We are definitely great potentials for Team Suck! :) Parking around Vic Island? There is always parking at the War Museum, but that is not free....
08/23/2008 07:13:27 PM · #15
Originally posted by Leenie:

Oh, he is definitely a hapless victim of photography! As am I. We are definitely great potentials for Team Suck! :) Parking around Vic Island? There is always parking at the War Museum, but that is not free....

90 min on vic island (bet its full though .. )
possibly up near Preston though couple blocks to hoof it ..
08/23/2008 07:57:28 PM · #16
Originally posted by ralph:

Originally posted by Leenie:

Oh, he is definitely a hapless victim of photography! As am I. We are definitely great potentials for Team Suck! :) Parking around Vic Island? There is always parking at the War Museum, but that is not free....

90 min on vic island (bet its full though .. )
possibly up near Preston though couple blocks to hoof it ..


Oh I think we're all up to hoofing it, just limit yourself to one camera bag and spare lens per person ;-) Sad to say, I wouldn't want to leave any nice camera gear visibile inside even a locked car in downtown Ottawa :-(

So, everyone, Vic Island for location? (It's by no means carved in stone, still open to suggestions). Then we need to decide on a meeting time and place - I'll pm everyone for contact info and give out my cel no too - then head to location en masse. Seems to work best and then we can all keep an eye on each other's equipment etc.

May have hberry (my neighbour) joining us too. About time he took some pics and entered a few challenges, dammit!

Message edited by author 2008-08-23 20:14:49.
08/24/2008 09:11:34 AM · #17
Morning all *yawn* Another possible idea for location... Billings Estate Museum near Bank and Riverside. Lovely old house, rolling grounds, cemetery, gardens. Oh yeah and free parking :-)
08/24/2008 09:40:08 AM · #18
Originally posted by snaffles:

Morning all *yawn* Another possible idea for location... Billings Estate Museum near Bank and Riverside. Lovely old house, rolling grounds, cemetery, gardens. Oh yeah and free parking :-)

yer' awake to early <yes Billings Estate is a nice place / havent been there in a couple decades ;>
08/24/2008 09:49:22 AM · #19
Never been there! It'd be nice to go somewhere new :)
08/24/2008 10:03:04 AM · #20
Hi all

I just noticed this thread - I live in Ottawa myself, and I'm always looking for new chances to get out to take photos. Could I join in one of your outings some time?

I actually live within walking distance of Victoria island - man, it's a great place for photos. I've never taken photos at the Experimental Farm.

08/24/2008 11:40:40 AM · #21
Originally posted by tosk:

Hi all

I just noticed this thread - I live in Ottawa myself, and I'm always looking for new chances to get out to take photos. Could I join in one of your outings some time?

come'on out! more he merrier ;)
08/24/2008 01:51:13 PM · #22
Originally posted by ralph:

Originally posted by tosk:

Hi all

I just noticed this thread - I live in Ottawa myself, and I'm always looking for new chances to get out to take photos. Could I join in one of your outings some time?

come'on out! more he merrier ;)


Of course you're welcome to join us, Laurie!
08/24/2008 02:20:04 PM · #23
It's going to be great meeting dpchallenge members!
08/24/2008 04:51:15 PM · #24
Originally posted by Leenie:

It's going to be great meeting dpchallenge members!


You got it in one, Leenie. Get a chance to not only meet and shoot with other photogs, but can also keep track of each other online and see how everyone does. Definitely a win-win situation.

just a quick thought (I have a lot of those sometimes)...no reason we can't have a GTG for Billings Estate one weekend, then Vic Island perhaps a little further along, ie early October when all the terrorists err, tourists pack up and go home, so it's not so crowded. And Vic Island would look better in the fall than the Billings Estate would.

Message edited by author 2008-08-24 16:59:48.
08/24/2008 05:23:13 PM · #25
Originally posted by snaffles:



just a quick thought (I have a lot of those sometimes)...no reason we can't have a GTG for Billings Estate one weekend, then Vic Island perhaps a little further along, ie early October when all the terrorists err, tourists pack up and go home, so it's not so crowded. And Vic Island would look better in the fall than the Billings Estate would.


Thanks everyone - I think this will be fun. Where is Billings Estate? I've never been.
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