Cemetery Photo Meet 23 Sep

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Cemetery Photo Meet 23 Sep

Postby stubbsy on Tue Aug 01, 2006 7:40 pm

I'm organising a DSLRUsers photo meet for Saturday 23rd September in the La Perouse/Botany area. And for something a little bit different, most of the day we'll be taking pics in a cemetery.

We'll meet at La Perouse about 9 am, have a bit of a chat in the park at La Perouse and take some pics before we head on to visit the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (aka Botany cemetery). The cemetery itself was established in 1893, but within it's grounds is Pioneer Memorial Park where 746 headstones dating as far back as the 1840's were relocated from cemeteries closer to the city. Among the headstones in the memorial park are:
  • Lord family vault including Simeon Lord (1771-1840). Transported for stealing muslin and calico, Lord became a leading entrepreneur in the colony and a founder of the Bank of NSW
  • Mary Reibey (1777-1855), a young horse stealer and later one of Sydney's leading businesswomen.
  • John Cadman (1772-1848), principal superintendent of boats.
  • George Howe (1769-1821), sent to the colony for shoplifting Howe became a government printer and published Australia's first newspaper, the Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser.
  • Robert Watson, after whom Watson's Bay is named.
  • Ellis Bent (1783-1815), Judge-Advocate of NSW, and the first practising barrister-at-law in the colony.
  • George Panton Esq, the First Postmaster of the Territory

Also at the cemetary is Eastern Suburbs Memorial Grove which is a gothic complex of above ground vaults and crypts with gardens and shrines.

For a sample of what you may find in the cemetery see the first page of my cemeteries gallery HERE and for a sample shot from La Perouse, click HERE

To book for this outing click HERE
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Postby sheepie on Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:36 pm

Looking forward to it Peter. Having seen some of your pics, and the info you've since found out, this looks to be a great place of history.
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Postby Glen on Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:39 pm

Sounds good Stubbsy, will see if I can fit it in, this is the week after the portraiture workshop so may be tight
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Postby rokkstar on Tue Aug 01, 2006 9:28 pm

I'm up for this Peter, seen some great shots from there.

Glen, I can't find reference to the portrait workshop. Is it full or is there room for a little'un?
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Postby ABG on Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:21 pm

I'd be keen if I can find time Peter.

Glen wrote:Sounds good Stubbsy, will see if I can fit it in, this is the week after the portraiture workshop so may be tight

:?: :?: :?: First I've heard of this Glen. Where can I find some more info?
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Postby Geoff on Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:27 pm

Peter - looks good if I'm not working count me in! :) I'm dead keen on cemetries..been dying to take some images there for a while :wink:
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Postby gstark on Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:51 pm

ABG wrote:I'd be keen if I can find time Peter.

Glen wrote:Sounds good Stubbsy, will see if I can fit it in, this is the week after the portraiture workshop so may be tight

:?: :?: :?: First I've heard of this Glen. Where can I find some more info?


That's my little secret, Andrew. :)

It's mentioned on the front page, but I;ve had a very hectic week with my first radio show to put together while at the same time, helping to pull together Olivia's first gig. Both of those happenned on the same day, which meant a very hectic lead-up over the last few days.

I still need to finalise a couple of minor details for the AW so it's no rest for this poor bunny.

And then there's .... work!

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Postby stubbsy on Wed Aug 02, 2006 5:45 pm

A point on cancellations.

If you are interested I have no problem with you booking then later cancelling if something comes up as long as you don't cancel at the last minute since that may cost someone a spot. There is plenty of room at the cemetery so numbers aren't a major issue.
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Postby gstark on Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:11 pm

stubbsy wrote:There is plenty of room at the cemetery so


anyone thinking of staying on can be easily accommodated. :)
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Postby Yi-P on Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:56 pm

stubbsy wrote: There is plenty of room at the cemetery so numbers aren't a major issue.



That turned me off instantly... you're very dangerous :shock:
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Postby Onyx on Wed Aug 09, 2006 12:54 am

My place of work is right next to the Eastern Suburbs Cemetary! In all seriousness, there has been reports here on this site of unexplained phenomena, especially by the night security guards (knocking on doors while security cameras and visual checks shows nothing). While I personally haven't seen or experienced anything, I do urge y'all to take care - whether you believe in it or not (I have a first cousin who was left comatose for 6 months after mucking around in a cemetary with friends one night, so I'll decline this meet even if I wasn't working).

Pointer: if you continue on Military Road (where the cemetary is at), you'll come to Prince of Wales lookout, which can be quite photogenic, as well as offering views towards landing planes if you have a long enough lens.
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Postby sirhc55 on Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:59 am

You could call this meet ”the night of the walking dead” 8)
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Postby stubbsy on Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:38 am

I currently have 9.5 places reserved for this meet:

Sheepie
Jeff
Steffen
Joe & Chryssine
Six
Alpha 7
Asaroha

A reminder to register if you intend to go.
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Postby Justin on Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:47 am

have to check my calendar will let you know over the weekend, this sounds like fun
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Postby stubbsy on Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:34 pm

Bumpity bump. - A reminder to register if you plan to come to this photo meet.
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Postby Nnnnsic on Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:18 pm

Hmm... I might be able to come for a little bit... not sure how long... the National Art School ball is on that night...
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Postby stubbsy on Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:34 pm

Lwigh

It's a day time meet. How long does it take to get into your costume for the ball?
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Postby Nnnnsic on Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:35 am

Depends on if I'm putting on make-up or not.
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Postby sirhc55 on Sat Sep 02, 2006 1:33 am

Nnnnsic wrote:Depends on if I'm putting on make-up or not.


:lol: :lol: 8) :lol: :lol:
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Postby gstark on Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:23 am

And where he's putting it .

:twisted:
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Postby Yi-P on Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:08 pm

Cementary shoot?? hmm... im not very sure if I can make it that day.

Ohh, btw, and any coincidence, this is my #666 post :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Sep 20, 2006 12:46 am

Just a reminder to those who haven't yet registered for this outing - it is on this coming Saturday
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Postby trotkiller on Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:35 am

Is there anyway we can check if we have signed up yet? I think I have.....

I guess it won't hurt if I sign up again
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Postby hangdog on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:15 am

Sorry if this is slightly OT, but is there some generally accepted protocol for photography in cemeteries? I haven't been game to take photos inside cemeteries for fear of upsetting (living) people, although I did take one photo from outside:

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hangdog/64721656/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://static.flickr.com/30/64721656_a2ce0730c0_m.jpg" width="240" height="160" alt="dirt cheap" /></a>

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Postby Yi-P on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:15 am

Hmm, Im sorry to say, but if my name appears to be on the list, would you please remove me from the list?

Some stuffs just popped out of its way and I cant be out for this weekend... :(


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Postby stubbsy on Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:33 am

Here is the current list of people I have registered for this outing.

Sheepie
Jeff
Steffen
Joe & Chryssine
Six
Alpha 7
Asaroha
Trotkiller
Leigh
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Postby gstark on Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:37 am

stubbsy wrote:Here is the current list of people I have registered for this outing

....

Joe & Chryssine



I'm a bit concerned that Chryssine might leave Joe behind. :)
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Postby joet on Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:06 pm

Hi all,

Chryssine claims that she has already picked the place to leave me :cry:

Being a good Greek, I'm certain that she has visited the Orthodox section on many occasions so I don't doubt that she means it :twisted:
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Postby asaroha on Wed Sep 20, 2006 3:40 pm

Stubbsy,

Can I get some rather exact address/direction to the site ? I'm not familiar with the area, plus I'm still dependant on public transport :oops: Will need to plan my journey there.
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:25 pm

I'll be emailing those who've registered tonight with full details. But in brief - we are meeting in Anzac Parade, La Perouse. The meeting point is the park with a mini stone tower in it. Anzac parade goes in a big loop around that spot. From there we'll be heading up to Botany cemetery and entering via the Reid avenue gate (Cnr Bunnerong Rd) and making our way to Pioneer memorial Park inside the cemetery grounds.

I'll be driving in from Liverpool - so if anyone needs a lift along the way give me a yell.
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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:32 pm

Which way are you going in Peter, I assume Mortdale isn't on your way ? :)
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Postby sheepie on Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:38 pm

Alpha_7 wrote:Which way are you going in Peter, I assume Mortdale isn't on your way ? :)

It's just around the corner from me though Craig - if Peter doesn't want to get you then I probably can! And if Peter does want to get you, then maybe he might want to get me as well? ;)
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Sep 20, 2006 5:38 pm

I'll be coming along the M5. Not super sure of the location of mortdale, but I may be able to give you a lift.
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Postby trotkiller on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:02 pm

asaroha wrote:Can I get some rather exact address/direction to the site ? I'm not familiar with the area, plus I'm still dependant on public transport :oops: Will need to plan my journey there.


The bus you need is the 391, beware not all 391's go all the way to La Perouse, I think the buses servicing La Perouse come hourly....

Use http://www.131500.info/, it will work it all out for you
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Postby Justin on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:04 pm

woohoo I got a leave pass!

I'll be leaving from Newtown if anyone wants a lift

(and if there is still a spot for me!)
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:33 pm

Justin I'll add you to the list. Can you PM me your email address and I'll send you more details
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Postby stubbsy on Wed Sep 20, 2006 9:37 pm

Craig & Leon - I'll collect you.
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Postby Justin on Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:48 pm

Hi all, PM me if you want a lift from Newtown - I can pick up from Newtown station or anywhere close by.

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Postby Alpha_7 on Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:22 pm

Do we have a proposed end time for this meet ? Just trying to schedule my household duties (dishes, cleaning, gardening etc) They are long overdue.



Edit : Found the information... wrapping up at 2pm.
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