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ricktas
28-04-2012, 8:18am
A couple of years ago, we had a day, where lots of Ausphotography member meets were organised around the Country, all on the same day. We even had a challenge of taking a group shot of each meet at midday, with a tree in the photo.

Some of the meets even did phone calls to each other to say hello and find out what fellow AP members were doing at their meets.

Is there any interest in doing something similar again soon. Basically we choose a day, and then arrange local meets around the country, all on the same day. We could even challenge each group to get a certain type of photo, or other challenge ideas are also welcome.

Would love to hear what members think of this idea, and possibly doing it again in the not to distant future.

William
28-04-2012, 9:37am
Wont be to hard to organise a meet around here Rick, The Goldies are in :th3: Just name a date and time :)

WhoDo
28-04-2012, 10:00am
Don't think I'd have a problem getting the Hunter APers interested either, Rick. We've been in need of a good excuse for another meet, and always appreciate a challenge or three as well! :th3: Can't let those Banana-benders have all the fun, eh? :p

etherial
28-04-2012, 11:36am
We haven't had a meet in Melbourne for quite a while, so this might be good to push things along, sounds good to me!

macmich
28-04-2012, 12:39pm
thers a few bendigo members if there interested
cheers macca

Duane Pipe
28-04-2012, 12:45pm
There are a few members between the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and east Gippsland as far as I&M "Andrews" town of Mallacoota

Seabee
28-04-2012, 12:49pm
C'mon Victorians lets get it going!!! :th3:

ricktas
28-04-2012, 12:52pm
OK. so lets pick a day.

I reckon a Saturday or Sunday would suit most members. Any preferences on the date? We could do it the Long Weekend for the Queens Birthday (Mon June 11th - except for WA)?

William
28-04-2012, 12:54pm
I bet We can get a bigger one happening :D

I @ M
28-04-2012, 12:55pm
There are a few members between the eastern suburbs of Melbourne and east Gippsland/ Mellacoota

Just a few points.
#1 Melbourne is not and should not be part of Victoria. :p
#2 The Eastern suburbs of Melbourne start at around about Traralgon these days so technically that part shouldn't be part of Victoria either.
#3 Anywhere East of about Bairnsdale is now the real Victoria.

C'mon Victorians lets get it going!!! :th3:
See points #1 - #3 above, plenty of room here in Victoria for a meet. :D

William
28-04-2012, 12:58pm
OK. so lets pick a day.

I reckon a Saturday or Sunday would suit most members. Any preferences on the date? We could do it the Long Weekend for the Queens Birthday (Mon June 11th - except for WA)?


For some reason . Saturday is more convineant for most , Usually , Thoughts

Kerrie
28-04-2012, 2:46pm
Great idea!

William
28-04-2012, 2:53pm
Are you there Kerrie , Sunrise is 6.11am : http://www.weatherzone.com.au/qld/southeast-coast/currumbin I'll get David (dbax) Andrew (Boofhead) Jayde, Maybe (Odille) and any other victims :D

Kerrie
28-04-2012, 2:59pm
Well last one I was up at 4am to make Currumbin at 5am....,so this will be a sleep in lol

Unless anyone wants to do The Spit.....but I feel I maybe out numbered there.


What about a night shoot too? Surfers skyline at Evandale Park I hear is ok...Or from anywhere
theme - city to surf ! Or town & country ( for those without surf lol )

etherial
28-04-2012, 6:11pm
I reckon stay away from the long weekend, many people have plans already or go away so it might affect numbers.

Andrew, I agree too much is made of the city, Victoria starts about 100kms out! I'd prefer a regional meet or two :p

Duane Pipe
28-04-2012, 6:32pm
I reckon stay away from the long weekend, many people have plans already or go away so it might affect numbers.

Andrew, I agree too much is made of the city, Victoria starts about 100kms out! I'd prefer a regional meet or two :p

Yeah I agree Mic Its a long way for Andrew and Geoff to travel to the city for a days shoot, so why not some Melbourne members come down this way:)

mongo
28-04-2012, 7:25pm
Mongo will even consider lowering his usual appearance fee.........:D

WhoDo
28-04-2012, 8:03pm
OK. so lets pick a day.

I reckon a Saturday or Sunday would suit most members. Any preferences on the date? We could do it the Long Weekend for the Queens Birthday (Mon June 11th - except for WA)?
The long weekend is good, Rick. If the day is a Sunday that gives everyone (except WA) a full day to process and recover! :the: What's more, we might get some great fireworks shots that weekend too!

MarkChap
28-04-2012, 8:41pm
Well, I am in, hopefully, unlike the last time, there will be more from Central Qld than just me :)

I did join in with the last nation meet, but alas, I was on my Pat

Seabee
28-04-2012, 9:26pm
Lol that would be right, choose the long weekend and I will be between Melbourne and sydney! Leaving for Hawaii on the 12th from syd!! May have to join the regional meets :)

Cage
28-04-2012, 10:06pm
@ Waz

I'm a big chance for a start Mate.

geoffsta
28-04-2012, 10:09pm
There is not just Andrew and I to consider for a state meet. And if regional, it would be nice for some of the Melbourne crew to head bush.
Regional maybe?? And I still think a Saturday and Sunday would be good. We could do some night/early morning stuff together as well.
My 2 bob.

Seabee
28-04-2012, 11:22pm
There is not just Andrew and I to consider for a state meet. And if regional, it would be nice for some of the Melbourne crew to head bush.
Regional maybe?? And I still think a Saturday and Sunday would be good. We could do some night/early morning stuff together as well.
My 2 bob.

I am always happy to travel out to the sticks, in fact I would prefer it over city anyday!

Duane Pipe
29-04-2012, 7:00am
Could do an over night trip for those that are traveling a long distance, Partay under the stars:th3:

ricktas
29-04-2012, 7:13am
Haven't chosen the long weekend, it was just a suggestion. Happy for others to put up suitable dates too.. Go for it!

yummymummy
29-04-2012, 7:19am
welll... if it IS the long weekend perhaps some of the SEQLDer's could go to say, oh I dunno... somewhere near MAryborough, and camp so that mr Markchap won't have to be on his own ;)
I say count me in!!! I'd say jules, and Jacs too :th3:

MarkChap
29-04-2012, 7:23am
Thanks for thinking of me Kirsty, but the June long weekend doesn't work for me anyway, our Local show is that week end, and the Photography Club run the photography section at the show, so will be busy

Derek-C
29-04-2012, 7:26am
June long weekend is out for me as well.

My other sport takes preference for me.

Derek

WhoDo
29-04-2012, 8:34am
@ Waz

I'm a big chance for a start Mate.

Well, Kev, it's you, me, Derek and probably Graeme at least then! Old farts rule the Hunter! :D

WhoDo
29-04-2012, 8:36am
June long weekend is out for me as well.

My other sport takes preference for me.

Hmmm ... another sort of shooting going on that weekend, eh? ;) It's not set for the JLW, so I'm still counting you and Alma in, mate! When are you gonna post some pics of In Zid?:p

ving
29-04-2012, 10:29am
all of the St Helens Park members are interested :p

Kerrie
29-04-2012, 11:41am
Possible date........what date was AP officially started ? Or when did Rick officially make it his own? Maybe we can make the day closest to the Ap anniversary

salnel
29-04-2012, 1:20pm
Nice idea, Kerrie:) I am in Geelong so a regenial meet suits me..must admit..not mad keen on Melbourne:D

Boofhead
29-04-2012, 3:08pm
Are you there Kerrie , Sunrise is 6.11am : http://www.weatherzone.com.au/qld/southeast-coast/currumbin I'll get David (dbax) Andrew (Boofhead) Jayde, Maybe (Odille) and any other victims :D

I will be there, always love a meet! :)

Wandapics
29-04-2012, 5:12pm
Sounds Great. I could organise something around Ballina/Lennox Head.

ricktas
29-04-2012, 6:39pm
Possible date........what date was AP officially started ? Or when did Rick officially make it his own? Maybe we can make the day closest to the Ap anniversary

AP first appeared on 3rd June 2006. I took over in November 2007

WhoDo
29-04-2012, 8:55pm
AP first appeared on 3rd June 2006. I took over in November 2007

Well it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway ... I don't want to wait until November for a national meet! :D

Wayne63
30-04-2012, 5:20am
Just an idea but why not make it the 2nd June (Saturday) and that way everyone involved can post their pics the next day on the anniversary

rellik666
30-04-2012, 11:41am
Geelong or around the Bellerine (have been wanting to go down there for ages!) would be great for me.....but happy to go Bush in Vic.....count me in!

I am sure we could have a few Vic meets if needed.....

peterking
30-04-2012, 11:06pm
I reckon we could convince some of the WA people to join in.
Sunday is good for me but Monday also works. June 10th would mean an afternoon for me as I work till 4, whilst the 17th could be anytime.

arthurking83
01-05-2012, 4:23am
AP first appeared on 3rd June 2006. I took over in November 2007


Bruddy 'elll .. have I completely lost track of time.

I've spent most of those past six years years glued to this place ... almost completely wasted! :p

Come rain hail, shine or meet ... Marlo is the new Melbourne on Queen's birthday for me ;)
(unless of course Marlo invades Melbourne in a feakish pre-emptive strike to thwart my invasion of Marlo :D)

This idea of it being on the 2nd or 3rd of June to commemorate an anniversary sounds plausible too.

geoffsta
01-05-2012, 4:53am
2nd & 3rd sounds good to me. But what about somewhere between Marlo & Melbourne. An over nighter.

ricktas
01-05-2012, 5:23am
Ok. so let's lock in the weekend of the 2nd/3rd June?

We probably now need to start creating 'National Meets 2012 'your region' threads in the AP Member Meets forums so that everyone can start discussing what and where for their meet.

gordon_l34
01-05-2012, 7:09pm
Hi,

I don't follow this post. Please explain.

Regards.

This post is supposed to have gone with the following post with the quote.

Regards.

gordon_l34
01-05-2012, 7:13pm
Just a few points.
#1 Melbourne is not and should not be part of Victoria. :p
#2 The Eastern suburbs of Melbourne start at around about Traralgon these days so technically that part shouldn't be part of Victoria either.
#3 Anywhere East of about Bairnsdale is now the real Victoria.

See points #1 - #3 above, plenty of room here in Victoria for a meet. :D

I don't follow this post. Please explain.

Regards.

ricktas
01-05-2012, 7:21pm
I don't follow this post. Please explain.

Regards.

See the little smile faces, he is just being humorous.

WhoDo
01-05-2012, 10:29pm
I don't follow this post. Please explain.

Ummm ... you wouldn't be a redheaded former chip shop owner, would you???:p

MarkChap
01-05-2012, 10:41pm
Ok. so let's lock in the weekend of the 2nd/3rd June?

We probably now need to start creating 'National Meets 2012 'your region' threads in the AP Member Meets forums so that everyone can start discussing what and where for their meet.

Done - Central Queensland - http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?103939-Natioanl-Meets-2012-June-2-3-Central-Queensland

geoffsta
02-05-2012, 4:55am
Ok. so let's lock in the weekend of the 2nd/3rd June?

We probably now need to start creating 'National Meets 2012 'your region' threads in the AP Member Meets forums so that everyone can start discussing what and where for their meet.

Eastern Victoria here.
http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?103944-Eastern-Victoria-meetup&p=1015046#post1015046

WhoDo
02-05-2012, 6:30am
Ok. so let's lock in the weekend of the 2nd/3rd June?

We probably now need to start creating 'National Meets 2012 'your region' threads in the AP Member Meets forums so that everyone can start discussing what and where for their meet.

Here we go for the Hunter, Central Coast and Lake Macquarie ... http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?103947-National-Meets-2012-June-2-3-Hunter-Central-Coast-amp-Lake-Macquarie&p=1015072#post1015072

ricktas
02-05-2012, 6:34am
Tassie one HERE (http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?103945-TAS-AP-National-Meets-Day-2-3-June-2012)

Kym
02-05-2012, 2:32pm
SA GREAT (http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?103964-AP-SA-National-Meet-2nd-3rd-June-201) here !!

Kerrie
02-05-2012, 3:14pm
Wonderful!

I will await the Gold Coast meet.....

William
02-05-2012, 3:55pm
Qld, Gold Coast here : http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?103965-National-Meet-2012-June-2-3-rd-Gold-Coast&p=1015265#post1015265

NikonNellie
02-05-2012, 5:58pm
Unfortunately, us Sydneysiders have a meet the weekend before for "Vivid Sydney" - it will be hard to get them to roll up to a meet two weekends in a row.

ricktas
02-05-2012, 6:48pm
Unfortunately, us Sydneysiders have a meet the weekend before for "Vivid Sydney" - it will be hard to get them to roll up to a meet two weekends in a row.

All good. Close enough

rellik666
03-05-2012, 1:07pm
Western Vic.......here (http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?104009-Vic-West-Member-Meet-QB-Weekend&p=1015635#post1015635)...

peterking
08-05-2012, 1:25am
I'm going to organise WA.

Chinook
15-05-2012, 8:21am
HI Guys would love to make this one but am unable to right now. The mind wants to the body not up to getting out much.

Hope you all have a superb time. Looking forward to seeing all your great pics.:th3::)

Roosta
15-05-2012, 9:40am
Stitte, mate, I need a bloody good kick in the arse to get said arse into gear, Peter King has lined up WA, so, I will make an effort, to put in an effort to get there.

Wandapics
15-05-2012, 2:19pm
Ballina/Lennox Head NSW meet here -
http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?104277-National-Meet-June-2nd-3rd-Ballina-Lennox-Head