Morning, all. I've mentioned this a few times, now, and saw old thread (which I didn't feel right resurrecting, given how much input Ed had given there). There was once enough interest, and I think there still is!
I would like to organize a MINI photoshoot. In particular, I personally want to try taking some in-motion car-to-car shots, but I'd love to get some nice static shots. I'm open to location, but with the fall approaching (like a freight train!) it'd be cool to work in some of the fall foliage if we can work the timing right. Other location ideas are possibly somewhere in Boston, or maybe along the seacoast somewhere (I'd love to get a shot with the cars on the beach somewhere).
I'm sure we can find a suitable location, but the big kicker will be finding a date that works for everyone. I don't want to step on any other events, but the possibility exists to butt up against another event, either before or after. Some possibilities:
• Saturday 9/22 -- pulley party in Amherst, NH, but maybe we could go for a short cruise in the afternoon, or after it breaks up at 5:30.
• Saturday 10/6 -- day before MoP's Octoberfast (no events planned)
• Sunday 10/7 -- day of Octoberfast, which ends at 3pm. Afterwards?
• Saturday 10/13 -- Come to MAMA, but I think I'm going to have company that weekend...
• Sunday 10/21 -- day of Apple Pickin' Sundae at 1pm. Before?
• Saturday 10/27 -- Pat & Ang's open house in RI at 2pm. Before?
• Sunday 10/27 -- hey a free day! (no events planned)
So, who's interested? What dates work for you? Does it make sense to do this immediately before or after another event? What kind of shots would you want to set up?
Hey I'm open to anything, provided I can make it! I live in Hudson, NH - close enough for you... But I will also be at MoP for Octoberfast on the 7th - maybe somwhere on the Salem Harbor would be pretty cool. - tell you the truth, I've been itching to ask the City of Salem to give me 5 minutes to take my car out to the light house on Pickering Wharf for my own little photo shoot - wouldn't it be sweet to have a bunch of them!?!
I'll keep my eye on this post...
Yeah, it's pretty scenic. this is just part of it. Right next to a historic boat - then it goes out for quite a bit to the light house - can't find any good pics though. The picture I got was a random shot I Googled - dunno the guy either.
You know I'm in, I've mentioned this a bunch of times, especially recently. I'm not even sure of my schedule yet, I've been going week-by-week all summer...
We could easily do it before or after another event, or maybe even break off in the middle/do a route at our own speed. Of course it would really help if someone had an idea of photo spots ahead of time.
For static shots, parking garages are always a winner. That one behind Watch City in Waltham is awfully convenient to the after-shoot beers...
I love the pier/lighthouse in Salem idea. Also, it'd be cool to get out onto the beach somewhere. How about an old warehouse? I wonder if we could swing something down by Harpoon...
As for the driving shots, eh, we can probably figure that out just about anywhere. Just need a relatively non-cluttered background. For that I envision shooting out of the back of a MINI (with someone else driving, obviously...) while being followed by one or more other MINIs. Maybe we can manage some kind of 3 car formation behind the camera car, too... I'll have to paw through my old evo issues for some ideas. I love that magazine; their photography is fantastic.
I just returned to watch city last friday (and I did about a month ago as well). Very impressed with their food, and even more so with their beer. Their octoberfest was 10.5%, and their belgian chocolate was downright amazing. That garage is always packed though so I don't know if you'll get decent shots in there. Of course the beer sure helps in holding the camera steady
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