Connie Etter Photography PRO 2:41pm, 26 August 2010
Fall is around the corner and I thought i'd see when we should do the fall shoot at my in-laws lake/shelter house. Are Sat's or Sundays better for everyone?? We could do October 16th, October 23 or 24th? Hopefully the trees will be at their peak. Let me know so I can make sure the calendar isn't booked.
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
you could make it a B-day party for me as mine is 10-28....LOL
anytime is good for me
billowy income [deleted] Posted 8 years ago. Edited by billowy income (member) 8 years ago
saturday and sunday would be good for me :) saturday later on the sunday half a day say 4 pm at inlaws + cake for Brian
moostang78 8 years ago
Any of those days work for me.
Keep em open for a wk and we'll see who else bites! (Hey Horton....where ya at????) hint hint....(smile) Ya, I can make ya a cake Brian! wanna drive over? or fly in?? haha...

You guys will LOVE it here in the fall....
nathanrhoades PRO 8 years ago
Set the date and I'll try to make it! Sounds like fun!
billowy income [deleted] 8 years ago
maybe for october we could have the social shoot at connies place or the inlaws!!!
Earlier in the month for me is better...I help organize a flag-football charity event and it gets a little crazy at the end.
mspencer250 Posted 8 years ago. Edited by mspencer250 (member) 8 years ago
Sounds fun! I'll be busy the weekend of the 16th, otherwise any time works.
Ok, looks like most want it at the beginning of the month. I didn't throw this date out but what about Sat October 9th or Sunday the 10th? Are Sat's or Sunday's better? IF we do it on a Sunday we can invite the crew from Roberts Imaging.
billowy income [deleted] 8 years ago
wow it depends on the time of day for sunday via colts :) and for saturday who the irish are playing but later is better for me. HEY ITS FOOTBALL SEASON
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
Both losers this year....LOL
{Ashley} @ Nine 23 8 years ago
Where is this? So far I'm free the 9th and 10th, but I have both a full and part time job, so I'd have to see closer to the time what my schedule is that weekend.
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
Connie....guess one should do a RAIN dance soon as without rain soon....the leaves are just gonna DIE and no color to be seen
We might need to move the date up. As Brian pointed out. Leaves...or NO leaves...Some are changing at the lake now. Let me check with my husband and i'll post some dates. (since he cleans the shelter house) haha
Venu_Nair PRO 8 years ago
Awesome... this will be fun and a great get together too. It's been a long time since I have been in any photographers meet to talk shutter speed, aperture, ISO, full-frame, noise, resolution, WB, etc etc.....

I am pretty flexible with Oct dates or Sat/Sun as long as we can nail the date down the earliest possible.
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
let me know when and where Connie....Sheila's mother is dying of Cancer so may have to take off at the last moment
indykaleu 8 years ago
Has a date and time been decided? I don't know the locatio, but I am interested in meeting everyone.
billowy income [deleted] 8 years ago
Connie we all want to take you out on a (date) at your place. Were getting desperate so don't hold us up much longer. Most likely should make a picnic out of this too if enough show up
Ok, i'm going to copy this discussion and send to D. Horton and see when he can come also. I'll get back with you as soon as he emails me. Trevor can you fly in? hahaha
"Gaynel" 8 years ago
This sounds wonderful. Count me in.
Ok, Dave can't make it. How about making the date Sunday Oct 10th. We'll have to start at 3:30 or after (The Martinsville Fall Follage Parade is that day and I have to take my kiddos) All are welcome to go to the parade also. It's in downtown Martinsville. There's also lots to do at the square (ie eating and shopping, and rides for the kids)

Ok, back to the outing. Do we want to do a pitch in? We have grills at the lake/shelter house. Let me know and we can figure out what we want to do. As far as shooting. They have 60 acers of woods/and a lake. I think you will find it a lot like Brown County but its private. Does anyone want to come to my house also and shoot what flowers are left? I do have lots of frogs and birds here. I can't promise Butterflies or hummers though.

I hate to put my and my in-laws address on here me if you are interested in attending the 10th of October and i'll email you back. Also post on here if you want ot have the pitchin. Family is welcome to come also!
indykaleu 8 years ago
I think a pitch in is a wonderful idea. If it's possible, we could start a new discussion thread (or do it here) or perhaps an email thread on what people will be bringing. That way we could avoid duplicate food items or getting too much of the same thing. Thoughts?
Lets do it here??? ie what are you going to bring and how many. Don't forget to email me so I can send you directions. (hate to post them on here, ya know>???)
Venu_Nair PRO 8 years ago
Awesome Oct 10 works.
I was over at my in-laws yesterday. Leaves are changing some but mostly falling to the ground. The relections is Beautiful in the water though. There was a kingfisher (bird) flying around but I had my macro lens with me. Maybe we'll get lucky enough to see him the 10th.
"Gaynel" 8 years ago
Thanks Connie,
As a member of the IMUPC group, I will be bringing 2 or 3 fellow photographers to join me to come out and shoot some fall pictures, as well. You do an awesome job and I look forward to meeting some fellow photographers!
We are going to have so much fun!
indykaleu 8 years ago
I can bring drinks. Does anyone have any favorites? If so, send your choices to me in an email.
I like Coke...hee hee...(OR...we could make a Starbucks run) hahahaha....yummmm.....Iced White mocha!
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
you having a photo shoot or Tea Party ?
Not fond of tea....Coffee party maybe! Yummm! You going to make it Brian.
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
if my WBC hold up....and the grace of God and a long-neck spoon
Count down till our Social shoot! Looking forward to it. Remember to email me if you need directions.

Make sure you wear of bring long pants (Shelter house has a restroom if you need to change)

Also, if you want water droplets on wildflowers (that are left) bring a spray bottle.

Not too many have responded about food. Do you want to eat before you come and maybe just have drinks and chips/veggies or???? let me know.
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
sorry to sat that the wife and I have to regret coming down as we ahve to go toWest Virginia this week to bury her Mom...she passed away this morning.....Brian
I'm SO sorry for you loss! Tell your wife she'll be in my prayers! Hope you are doing better also Brian!
Wanted to let you football fans know we have a tv in the shelter house in case you need football scores! Again, email me if you need directions.
RGEEBLUES 8 years ago
I will not be able to make it Connie. I always miss these social shoots. I have a 5K race that day.
moostang78 8 years ago
Sorry can't make it either - going to Kings Island that weekend. :o(
Bring your long lens. Yesterday while out trying to get a few hummer pics I saw what I thought was a turkey buzzard (inmature) After looking at it on my computer it was a YOUNG BALD EAGLE. I didn't get a good shot but exciting. Maybe it will be back
radarbrat photography 8 years ago
Looking forward to it.
billowy income [deleted] 8 years ago
Connie i will do what i can to make it. Have a sore ankle and trying to work through it
Shooters you can get in the paddle boat and float around???

Also, heres a schedule of the events for Martinsville's Fall follage Lots of good food! and its 8-10 min from my in-laws.

IF any of you wanted to start shooting earlier than 4 at my house. I won't be home but you are welcome to walk my property. I think you say the Bald Eagle picture I posted. Maybe you will be lucky enough to see him. (lots of sitting and waiting) I also had tons of Warblers yesterday. (no good shots) Let me know if you are interested and i'll send you directions to my house.
WELLL, if any of you have a desire to get a Bald Eagle and feel like sitting ALL day. You are welcome to come to my house and sit before the social shoot at my in-laws. I will be at the parade but you are welcome to grab a lawn chair and sit with the birds.

I went over to my neighbors in hopes to get some birds eating the dogwood berries. No luck and on my way home. Some birds caught my attention so I sat down. about 4 min later the Juvi Bald Eagle flew over AGAIN. He/She flies over about 2-3 times a day. Its ALWAYS with some turkey buzzards. I snapped about 75 pictures so I hope I got at least one to post.

Let me know if you are interested in coming by before the shoot so I can send you directions.
If any of you need me tomorrow. My cell is 317-557-3929 Also if you decide you want to come and havn't emailed. Call me and i'll give you directions over the phone.
Going to be a beautiful day. The trees are changing at my in-laws. Don't forget if you wanted to start earlier than 4 call me and you can start at my house.

I promise it will be worth it if you love nature! The Warblers are out in force! AND maybe you'll see the Bald Eagle!
Well we had a ball! We need to start earlier next time! Everyone had a great time. The colors were beautiful (not much wildlife) so next time we'll combine my house and my in-laws.

The lake reflection was beautiful! I can't wait to see everyones images! Everyone wants to do it again.
indykaleu 8 years ago
Connie, thank you for the invite. I had a wonderful time at the shelter house. I wish I had arrived earlier in the day. I am definitely looking forward to a return trip and to photographing your birds. Thanks again!

To everyone else, you won't want to miss the next social shoot!
billowy income [deleted] Posted 8 years ago. Edited by billowy income (member) 8 years ago
Was a GOOD DAY..Connies inlaws was more like a park then simply someones home. As the pics come in you will see the beauty of the leaves and the reflection of the trees in the water. I have myself around 250 shots to work on but most of them HDR processing because i took bracket shots. The add on bonus was the Horses and the donkey on the way there not to mention the old beat up Dump truck off 37. Met some very enthusiastic photographers this time including indykaleu and Jeff. they have a passion to go out and ( shoot the town up) literally and looking forward to joining them as well. We had photographers come as far as Noblesville to join us. Connie put on a good show and her place with more time would of been suffecient
radarbrat photography Posted 8 years ago. Edited by radarbrat photography (member) 8 years ago
Connie, thank you so much for inviting us to your place Sunday. Unbelievable setting your in-laws have, and it was great talking to all of you.
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
maybe some eats and drinks next time Connie......LOL
Pearson,KyleD 8 years ago
Thanks again Connie, had a good time despite being late. It was good to talk to some other sony studs!
generationD3/D810 8 years ago
Sony....thought they only made T V's and walkmans?
one from Sunday

billowy income [deleted] Posted 8 years ago. Edited by billowy income (member) 8 years ago
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sabrinak61 8 years ago
Wow - didn't realize how long since I'd checked the discussions over here - totally missed this! Looks as though you all had a great time - wonderful! I will certainly pay more attention in hopes of making it next time.
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