Last time I emailed, I asked for ideas for a place for a photoshoot. I received a few ideas, and I need for you to indicate to me which you prefer:
- Forest Park
- Tower Grove Park
- Powder Valley
- Laumeier Sculpture Park
- Confluence Tower (Hartford, IL, $250/group)
- Old Town St. Charles
- City Garden
- Dorsey, IL
- Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery ("til dusk")
Various people mentioned different locations within Forest Park, but I made it into one location, figuring we could meet up, then spread out if we selected that location.
Tower Grove, Powder Valley, and Laumeier Sculpture Parks can provide many interesting views.
The Confluence Tower would take a commitment of many people to pay the fee, and no certainty of a great sunset on that day. but what a view it could provide.
St. Charles might not have much street life that night, but perhaps that is a good thing, too.
We were at the City Garden last year, and before that the arch/EastSide Observation platform. We've also been to Union Station, and nothing says we cannot revisit any of those places. Including another shoot at the Saint Louis Artists Guild park and building.
Dorsey is a town north of Alton, IL, and a member has a place up there. Might be a long drive at night for many - might want to consider a weekend shoot there.
The MetroLink idea was to have everyone meet up on the MetroLink, and ride the train to the next stop, get off to take several shots, then catch the next train, rinse, repeat, turn around and try it all again.
Evening shoots can be a challenge, but also can provide some great opportunities, too. We might get lucky on a spectacular sunset. It might rain. We might find interesting people along the way, or you might want to bring a model along to shoot. Some can look for the unordinary view of an ordinary subject.
If you wish to attend a shoot with your fellow Third Mondays Photography Section members, please indicate which location most interests you. Email me or post to our blog.
PS - I've started a Facebook Group for those so inclined. Want to join in? "Friend" me on Facebook (Eric Grapher), and I'll add you to the group:
"Saint Louis Artists Guild Photography Section"