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    Sawmiller's reserve - portrait and sunset meet. 17/04/11

    As our first planned portrait shoot did not eventuate due to bad weather we will try again but at a different location. This meet will consist of portait shooting using natural light and reflectors and then a sunset shoot of an abandoned barge close to the shore at Sawmiller's Reserve at McMahon's Point.

    Few of North Sydney's bushland reserves are as pleasantly surprising as Sawmiller Reserve, a mix of shaded grass and regenerated bushland developed in the 1980s on the site of the last operating sawmill on the shores of Port Jackson. The reserve contains the concrete engine beds of the mill's log bandsaw and the remains of a wrecked hopper barge. The quiet, secluded park offers picnic facilities with views across Port Jackson towards Balmain, Darling Harbour and the city.

    We can make this a social event as well if we want to bring along some nibblies/food and wine, chairs/rugs, etc.

    PLEASE POST IN THIS THREAD IF YOU ARE COMING TO THIS MEET.
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    I am probably in.

    What's the parking like/cost? I always get the impression they hate cars in the North Sydney area or treat them like money machines.
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    I had a look on the Nth Sydney Council website and there is no mention of parking metres/fees - so who knows Peter?

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    Sounds interesting, put me down as a tentative at the moment, though normally by Sunday afternoons I'm not overly motivated to go anywhere. :P Going by Google maps either French St or West Cres St would be the best places to try and park ?

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    I will check with Mrs Raccoon, but we should be ok for this..
    Nibbles sound good to me

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    I will most likely be attending but not too sure if the boss can make it.
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    Has anybody got a young relative that may want to model for us? I have asked my son and he is checking his schedule - unfortunately his girlfriend is in Perth on that day. Otherwise we will have to resort to using each other for models which I think could be a heap of fun especially after a few drinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikonNellie View Post
    Has anybody got a young relative that may want to model for us?
    Narelle you know you only have to ask & I'm there or maybe an even younger model with a 6 year old?

    Seriously I should be able to make this meet. Thanks for organising us Narelle!
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    Hi Narelle,

    I would love to come along!! I have never been to a meet before and am very much an amateur with a LOT to learn but will be there with bells on.

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    You will be most welcomed to come along Bec - we average about one meet a month, so keep an eye on the NSW Clendar and the AP Meets Forum.

    I will post some more info next week. Can all those people who are coming and have a reflector please bring it along.

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    I'd like to make it but it will depend on what time the meet starts and what time soccer finishes. I have a reflector that I can bring if I can make it.
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    I will have to see Narelle, we are going to the Easter Show that day.
    What time were you thinking?
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    I was thinking that we could meet around 2:30 - 3:00pm and do the portrait shoot until say 4:30 - 5:00pm then do the sunset shoot if it's good colour/cloud. If its not a good sunset we could just have the drinks and nibbles and watch the sun go down then if we were really keen we could do some light painting of the wreck. I am open to other suggestions though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikonNellie View Post
    I was thinking that we could meet around 2:30 - 3:00pm and do the portrait shoot until say 4:30 - 5:00pm then do the sunset shoot if it's good colour/cloud. If its not a good sunset we could just have the drinks and nibbles and watch the sun go down then if we were really keen we could do some light painting of the wreck. I am open to other suggestions though.
    Sounds like a good plan to me

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    I should be up for this one!!! Might see if I can rope my brother in to be a model, he is a bit alternative...
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    Sounds like a plan, I have a small reflector set I can bring as well.

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    Great to hear you guys are coming.

    Emma it would be great if your brother came to model for us but don't hassle him too much - some people are very shy about posing in public. I am surprised my son is even thinking about it - mind you he hasn't got back to me yet to say he is coming.

    I can supply a 5 in 1 107cm(42") reflector on the day.

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    I will try to make it along - break out from my exile

    Should be there 3-4 ish as I am 'doing lunch' with people.

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    Here are the directions from the NS Council website:

    Turn off Blues Point Road, North Sydney, take either French St or West Crescent St and park; or park at the top of Munro st and take the winding steps down to Sawmillers Reserve.

    Any other queries will have to wait for an answer until Thursday - I'm off to Summerland Point for a couple of days.

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    Enjoy your holiday Narelle.

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