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HBRstudios 2:39pm, 7 October 2007
Anybody up for attempting any or all of the followng:

1) Sparring at Horton's gym, or just the boxing rings themselves

2) The graffiti graveyard down by the depot (not really even sure where it is, exactly) with "models" -- can we find suitable ones?

3) Sandhill crane migration (and many other birds) at Crex Meadows near Grantsburg WI. About a 2 hour drive.

Any other ideas people want to throw out:???
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I'm actually shooting the graffiti graveyard this week for a grad photo. I would have interest in shooting both the gym and the crane migration... Lets plan on Next weekend for the birds? Sat? Sun? sounds fun.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Where is the graveyard, exactly?
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maxcaven 11 years ago
Theres a parking lot next to the depot, and at the far end of that lot is a skate park called the pocket park, it's right down the hill from there.
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Are we still going to try to do Jay Cooke this week?

I can't do any shoots out of too far out of town at this point as I have a baby who needs me.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
I am up for Saturday for Crex Meadows -- would you want to do a drive through WI during the day and hit Crex a couple hours before sunset?

I can make it to Jay Cooke Friday if people are going to go.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Oh, and I am willing to be the driver on either of these outings.
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As long as you drive a 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner GTX! Oh yea with a tape deck and we must crank Runnin' With The Devil by Van Halen!!!
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Road trip!!!!! Road trip!!!!!!
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edgeways 11 years ago
I'm thinking I'm up for both as well, depending on circumstances might take my own car so I'll need directions to Crex and coordinate a meet-up time. If I do I'll have space for one or two both days.
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I think I'm up for the friday at jay cook but saturday I'm busy sadly.
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What time should we do Jay Cooke? 6:30?
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edgeways 11 years ago
As early as we can, light is fleeting this time of year
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Karl W. 11 years ago
So far friday looks clear weather wise
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I could probably be there by 6ish, but that is the earliest I can do.

The river is going to be really nice by Friday with all of this rain, so at least we have that going for us.
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edgeways 11 years ago
Sunset is currently 6:35pm, then there is ok light for a little bit afterwards, bring fast shutter fingers and tripods I'd imagine.
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ectro 11 years ago
I'm down for Jay Cooke this Friday still.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
i'd like to go fri...but i'll probably head over the the hermantown football game to try out the new lens [55-200vr] and see how that goes.

but i don't know if they're at home...if not...i'll be up for jay cooke for sure
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HBRstudios Posted 11 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 11 years ago
I am up for Friday, and I can drive people (and I have a annual state park pass), but I would like to get out there before 6, like 5:00 even. Do we have people that can make it around that time? We could meet up somewhere convenient around 4:30-4:45. If not, I will go with the rest of the crowd, unless no one needs to ride with me, then I will go earlier and meet up with you guys when you get there.
Sharon Mollerus PRO 11 years ago
Count me in for Friday at Jay Cooke. I could go early as well. Is there a process to join the group? Thanks, Sharon
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edgeways 11 years ago
Process? Yeah, you have to be able to balance on one foot while using a telephoto to take a macro shot of an ant on a pin head at twenty paces... er, wait no thats not it, this isn't the entomacrobalancing group is it. Sorry sorry.

In reality, just show up and look for a bunch of folks juggling cameras and tripods and other related paraphernalia, it'll be great to have another active member.
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Sharon, you just have to bake me cookies and you can be in the group. ;-) But really, I am so glad that you will be able to come!

To everyone, sort of a change of plans for me. I am totally disorganized and just remembered that my girls are dancing during half time at Public School Stadium on Friday night, so I need to be there to meet them and my husband at around 6:45. I am still going to come out to Jay Cooke and I arranged things so I can be out there earlier now.

So.......I can get there by 4:30 or even a bit earlier if anyone else will be there earlier, but I'll have to leave by 6ish.

Does anyone know the status of the road going into Jay Cooke from Gary/New Duluth? We were out there a couple of weeks ago and the road was closed. We kind of stupidly went in that way anyway and got a not-so-nice lecture from the road crew for coming in that way. So I am wondering if we are going to have to drive all the way to Carlton to get into the park or not.
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Oh, and Edge? You crack me up.
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edgeways 11 years ago
I hear glue is good for that...

dubswede said in the last thread talking about going to J Cooke that 210 was finished, so I'm banking on going up through FDL
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Karl W. 11 years ago
I'll just delete my comment....
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aReasontoHope 11 years ago
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Sharon Mollerus PRO 11 years ago
Cookies might be more challenging. ;) I'll find you all at Jay Cooke.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
OK, Saturday is road trip day. We, as in Moe and I, are planning to leave at 11:00 and do a cruise around NW WI en route to Crex. Any other takers? If so, we can pick a meeting spot and go from there.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Wife and I are talking and planning on doing the Jay Cooke outing as well. We want to head for JC about 4:15 or so. Does anybody who can leave at that time want a ride?
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Randall Cottrell Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Randall Cottrell (moderator) 11 years ago
what is crex?

i've driven through northern wi many times to ashland/bayfield/and into the up, but have never heard of such a place.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
and i work on fri til 7, so i won't be able to make it to jay cooke :(

i was looking forward to it
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HBRstudios Posted 11 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 11 years ago
Crex Meadows is a wetland/natural area open to the public near Grantsburg, WI. It is the site of thousands of sandhill cranes during their migration this time of year. Along with that there are hundreds of geese, ducks, swans, herons, eagles, hawks, etc.

Our road trip will be running through the Wisconsin side to get there, taking a few back roads in the process.
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MOEVIEW is Aaron Molina Posted 11 years ago. Edited by MOEVIEW is Aaron Molina (admin) 11 years ago
I'm in for Crex on Saturday... Can;t make the Jay Cooke... Good morning Brian.
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ectro 11 years ago
Brian can I ride with you to Jay Cooke if you have room? So far it looks like we won't get rained on, but it might be a little chilly.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Sure thing, Jake -- where is a good place to meet up (I live in Lakeside). I will let you make the call on that and if any others want to meet us there, all the better.
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edgeways Posted 11 years ago. Edited by edgeways (admin) 11 years ago
What time are you planning on being at Crex? Bridget and I are thinking about going, but we also may have guests for supper so coordinating times may be an issue (not that we HAVE to be there at the same time, still...)

*edit* I think our plans are going to be to LEAVE Crex about 4:30 - 5pm, probably getting there early afternoon, look for a green Civic with a PerfectDuluthDay bumper sticker.
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Randall Cottrell 11 years ago
shoot

i work sat too

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HBRstudios Posted 11 years ago. Edited by HBRstudios (admin) 11 years ago
Edge, I think we will be getting to Crex around 4 or so. Maybe we will see you.
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edgeways 11 years ago
Righto, crossing paths in the almost dusk
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Karl W. 11 years ago
Hey Brian, do you have room for one more to jay cook?
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Yes, we can do 2 -- you and Jake, if he gets back to me. Maybe I should leave it up to you to pick the meeting place.
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Karl W. 11 years ago
um... I guess where ever it would work best for you? The best idea I can think of is maybe infront of the dewitt sietz?
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
Karl, I sent you an e-mail, then decided to post it here as well -- would parking in Canal Park be a pain and would the Rose Garden be better to meet? Just a thought.
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ectro 11 years ago
Sorry about the delayed reply...I think the Rose Garden would be a great place to meet up. Do you think 4:30 would be too late? By the time I get out of class and take the DTA home it might be around 4.
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HBRstudios 11 years ago
We can make the call right now and say LEAVING the Rose Garden at 4:35. If that will be a problem, give me a call to let me know to wait for you and that you are on the way. I will e-mail both of you my cell number.
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Karl W. 11 years ago
Sounds good to me, thanks Brian.
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ectro 11 years ago
excellent
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Have fun today. Wish I could be there.
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Jake, Karl, Brian, Edge, Mrs. HBR (I am so sorry, I am forgetting your name!) and Bridget: It was good to see you all today, even if we didn't really "hang out". Looking forward to seeing some of your shots. I'm still going through mine. So far they are just looking meh, but I'm tired and cranky and I really need to get to bed.
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Oh, and Sharon emailed me and said that she has a bad cold, which is why she wasn't able to make it. Just in case anyone was wondering.
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edgeways Posted 11 years ago. Edited by edgeways (admin) 11 years ago
She probably didn't get your cookies made. I got a decent handful of what I think where ok to good shots.


Oh, and I got home tonight and there was a bear in my front lawn... sheesh. I tried to take some photos of it, but the light was all wrong and I couldn't bring myself to get close enough to rectify the matter, so I have some REALLY crappy bear photos.
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pH foto 11 years ago
did you try light painting on the bear?
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I want to see your crappy bear photos!
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edgeways Posted 11 years ago. Edited by edgeways (admin) 11 years ago
oh man it is SO crappy, it isn't even funny. I'll put it up for 24 hours or something, but yeeeech, tonight or tomorrow, we'll see.

Didn't have a light source big enough to paint from a reasonable distance
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