Houston Museum of Natural Science 4:30pm, 17 September 2010
Hi everyone!

I’m very excited to announce that our next Flickr meetup is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. in our new Real Pirates exhibition. During these hours, registered photographers will have access to photograph the exhibit.

Real Pirates showcases the pirates on board the Whydah – the only authenticated pirated shipwreck ever uncovered – when it went down off the East coast of the US in 1717. Dive into the wreck to uncover their stories through more than 200 fascinating artifacts! Touch real pirate gold and marvel at gold and silver coins from all over the world, cannons, swords, and pistols along with the ship's massive bell, and discover the advanced technology that revealed these treasures to the modern world. And, of course, take lots of pictures!

You must have an active Flickr account to participate, and registration is required for this event. To register, please e-mail with your name and a link to your Flickr account. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me or post a comment here. Registration must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8.

Also, some group members requested that I notify them via email so they are sure to see our announcements of these events right away; if you would like to be included on an email list to receive information about future events, please indicate this on your registration email.

Hope you can make it!


NOTE: While the use of tripods and other equipment is allowed during our meetups (no flash - check your registration confirmation email for details), please be aware of and courteous to those around you and consider the limited time frame of our meetups when setting up - we want to make sure everyone has a chance to take pictures of everything they would like to shoot. Thank you!
dbkfrog PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by dbkfrog (member) 5 years ago
Sounds good to me. Sign me up me hearty lass! Arrrrgh!
photonpunk PRO 5 years ago
P&N Design PRO 5 years ago
Yes please! Thanks Erin!!
DonJoseCa 5 years ago
Most excellent.... count me in!
laanba Posted 5 years ago. Edited by laanba (member) 5 years ago
Ahoy! Are YOU ready for lots and lots of corny pirate sayings? I hope since you will be hearing lots of them. Plus tomorrow is Talk Like A Pirate Day so we are all going to have a chance to practice ahead of time. Thank you me hearty for the a share of the treasure.
snfdo 5 years ago
yes please
Shoot Houston 5 years ago
I guess we Canon shooters have the advantage! Aaargh!
Shoot Houston 5 years ago
Maybe everyone should shoot in pieces of f/8?
frncis 5 years ago
Sign me up.Thanks
Shoot Houston - that is hilarious.

Everyone - please don't forget to send me an email to officially register for the event! Looking forward to seeing you all :)
jjsala 5 years ago
Thanks Erin!
dude no! 5 years ago
Sounds fun!
im_swts PRO 5 years ago
Looking forward to it! Sounds like fun!
etee 5 years ago
Hey Erin - any suggestions for tags (how about "HMNSPirateMeetup" or just "Arrrrrrrrrr") and captions/credits?
Hi Ed! You should have just received an email from me with some suggestions. Just in case, here's the info!

Tag: please use hmnspirates so that everyone can find your photos later.

If you'd like to include a credit to the museum and Real Pirates exhibition, we would love a link to any of these places:

Real Pirates Flickr set

Exhibit web site

Any of the videos in the Pirates album on Vimeo

Thanks for asking!
Shoot Houston 5 years ago
Erin - Thanks for another fantastic meet-up and chance to shoot this awesome exhibit. I'm sure everyone's photos will be something to see.
rrm998 PRO 5 years ago
Darn. I forgot to set a calendar reminder. I can't believe I missed it. I'll have to enjoy other's photos until next event.
Arie's Photography 5 years ago
Thank you again Erin! My slideshow/set is here:
etee 5 years ago
Already posted mine to the group, but here is the set:

As I mentioned in the "Assignment:Houston" group, the lighting of this exhibit was EXCELLENT for photography - tell the folks who set it up thanks!
sulla55 PRO 5 years ago
Thanks Erin & Steven for another wonderful meetup!

My set of photos is here:
m.scott.k PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by m.scott.k (member) 5 years ago
Thank you Erin for another fantastic opportunity!

I still have more to add,...Here's a link to my set:
Shoot Houston 5 years ago
BTW: Anyone catch the minor goof in the display of the Captain in the ship?

He was holding a map titled "Maris Pacifici", i.e. the Pacific Ocean, when the Whydam and the Captain's career was solely in the Atlantic.

I thought it was funny.
simplybetrue PRO 5 years ago
Thanks Erin for putting this flickr meetup together! Had a great time.
etee 5 years ago
Shoot Houston: "Maybe everyone should shoot in pieces of f/8? "

You mean like this?

Pieces of f/8 by etee
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