Photos of last night's San Francisco meetup October 23, 2005 11:38 PM   Subscribe

Photos of last night's San Francisco meetup.
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:38 PM (36 comments total)

Love the lighting on this one.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:58 PM on October 23, 2005


It seems hard to believe that DaShiv does not travel with his own lighting crew, but 'tis true -- I have seen it with mine own eyes: he is just one man, armed with his magic camera.
posted by scody at 12:08 AM on October 24, 2005


Beautiful set, as ever! I was on the edge of my seat all day for it (as ever). East Bay Boyz Rool!

I had a fabulous time, of course. Doesn't Squirrel look dashing in my old moto jacket? And I think brundlefly is about the greatest thing to happen to SFBay meetups in some time. All of my laughter was tinged with tears, of course, over the unfair theft of one jerseygirl's presence. But I suppose we can hope there will be another time.

Having some inkling of the exacting work you put into all your photos, DaShiv, I'm not at all surprised that some of the billion-and-one shoutout photos wind up on the cutting room floor, but I'd like to note for their edification that I raised my glass (and a notecard) to Naxos and Gorilla Warfare, both celebrated in beer, if not in spirits (get it? dur!). I hear you have had a chain of schedule conflicts, Zach. Bummer. But look on the bright side: you've had something better to do!

Thanks to caitlinb and cali for getting us up and out. And thanks to Bob for the fine photos.
posted by scarabic at 12:08 AM on October 24, 2005


In attendance were: DaShiv, scarabic, squirrel, occhiblu, caitlinb, ikkyu2, brundlefly, cali, Loser, mjmoss, and one MeFite who declined to be identified online.

Thanks again to caitlinb for organizing -- you can see her photos here. As for the "handles toy camera" comment: remember that it's not the size that matters, it's how much you Photoshop the results.

Oh, and that goes for cameras, too.

And what's with you Flickr people using my name as a Flickr tag? There are three of you now. Are you people trying to keep tabs on me in public? Don't you remember that I'm a wanted man in eight states and five countries?

scarabic: Whoops, I had taken a break from the keyboard and the batch upload apparently ate the last four. They're online now.

C_D and scody: Ambient incadescent lights bounced off the walls, purple neon light coming in through the nearby window for accents, a strategically placed candle on the table in front her, f/1.2, ISO 3200, pushed an additional stop during RAW conversion (to ISO 6400 equivalent), and a lot of careful noise reduction in Photoshop. I wish I had a magic camera to do all that for me. :)
posted by DaShiv at 1:10 AM on October 24, 2005


I love East Bay Boyz! I have all your albums!

From these photos, and caitlinb's in the other thread, it all looks so beautiful and magical... and I love that you are shanghaiing new mefites.

And squirrel, you are a sweetheart. I have some beautiful hazelnuts and extra-lovely pecans that I've been saving just for you, angelface.
posted by taz at 2:10 AM on October 24, 2005


you guys are recruiting at these things now?

Good work everyone, and especially the l33t photography skillz of DaShiv.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:21 AM on October 24, 2005


Thanks for the sentiment, scarabic. I've been having the worst luck with meetups in the last few months. But, believe me, I really wanted to be there. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the next one.
posted by epimorph at 3:19 AM on October 24, 2005


I thought squirrel was a girl!
posted by nthdegx at 3:56 AM on October 24, 2005


mefi glamor shots.
posted by crunchland at 6:14 AM on October 24, 2005


My call for boobies goes unanswered yet again.
posted by mds35 at 6:41 AM on October 24, 2005


mefi glamor shots.

For me I thought I was looking at promo shots for the next Survivor series.
posted by terrapin at 6:46 AM on October 24, 2005


Just a welcom to mjmoss. I think it's cute how he thinks MetaFilter is about links.
posted by iconomy at 7:06 AM on October 24, 2005


DaShiv inspires me.
posted by odinsdream at 7:24 AM on October 24, 2005


> C_D and scody: Ambient incadescent lights bounced off the walls, purple neon light coming in through the nearby window for accents, a strategically placed candle on the table in front her, f/1.2, ISO 3200, pushed an additional stop during RAW conversion (to ISO 6400 equivalent), and a lot of careful noise reduction in Photoshop.

So much for any pretensions of natural beauty.

Truly lovely photos, DaShiv. Thanks.
posted by occhiblu at 8:05 AM on October 24, 2005


it makes me melancholy to see the beautiful pictures, as i really i wish i had been able to be there. you guys all look succulent.

scarabic, many thanks for the super shout-out. i definitely feel like i was there in spirit...and caitlinb, you are the coolest mefite evar.
posted by naxosaxur at 8:14 AM on October 24, 2005


DaShiv: "...f/1.2, ISO 3200, pushed an additional stop during RAW conversion (to ISO 6400 equivalent)..."

Ah, so that's the trick. I shot a roll of 400 at f/1.4 in a dark bar this weekend, and I'm expecting it to come out shit. I guess I need to go buy some mega-fast film.
posted by Plutor at 8:39 AM on October 24, 2005


This is so not helping me get over my schoolboy crush on caitlinb. Damn you, dashiv, damn you!
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 8:58 AM on October 24, 2005


Sorry to have missed it-damn cold virus! Looks like it was a lot of fun.
posted by ambrosia at 9:34 AM on October 24, 2005


Thanks for the shout-out, scarabic! It took me an embarassingly long time to decipher the drawing (shoot the happy? something about MonkeyFilter?) but when I finally figured it out it made me smile.
posted by gorillawarfare at 9:45 AM on October 24, 2005


I didn't Photoshop my pictures, actually, even - especially - the ones Bob took, but then I don't have a reputation to uphold.

Matt, he came over and sat real close to us. We thought we might need that table as more people arrived, and in the end decided to have both - his delightful presence and that table for the meetup.

Now I'll run off and try to resolve my inner war between regret at making Bob feel exposed, and child-like glee that someone, somewhere, actually reads my tags.
posted by caitlinb at 10:13 AM on October 24, 2005


Thanks to scarabic for the use of his Joey Ramone jacket. Wish you could have been there, gorillawarfare. Nice meeting you at scarabic's bike clinic. Hey, maybe we should have an East Bay bike meetup sometime. mjmoss (the n00b we recruited) had an inspiring fold-up bike that may pull me back into the cycle life. DaShiv, I saw most of your shots in-camera, and I must say that I am humbled before your color-correction work. Great shots, as always.
posted by squirrel at 10:15 AM on October 24, 2005


mjmoss's downfall was sitting near squirrel with a Mac laptop. That's like going and sitting next to a lion with a freshly killed gazelle dangling around your neck.
posted by scarabic at 10:18 AM on October 24, 2005


LOL. Sadly true. To make matters sadder, mjmoss has the same model of powerbook that I do; I can't even claim that I was trying to learn about a newer computer. I'm just like a moth to the Apple flame.
posted by squirrel at 10:28 AM on October 24, 2005


Welcome, mjmoss. You're totally doomed!
posted by cortex at 10:34 AM on October 24, 2005


I love dashiv's photos!!! again!!!

I always intend to go to the nyc meetups, but then at the last minute become paralyzed by the fear that someone there will be like "YOU'RE shmegegge?! You're the asshole who said he'd like to fuck my kid in the earhole!"
posted by shmegegge at 11:03 AM on October 24, 2005


???
posted by PenguinBukkake at 11:12 AM on October 24, 2005


If the SFMeetup was any indicator, earhole fucking isn't that taboo of a subject after all. I wouldn't be shy about it.
posted by Loser at 11:58 AM on October 24, 2005


what a live group. and excellent photos. alas, i was on a crappy vacation & missed my last chance for, well, a while. cheers sf and nickel-dime types alike.
posted by donpedro at 1:23 PM on October 24, 2005


Thanks so much Cali! i love my chatty shoutout!

i am going to go gloat!
posted by mrs.pants at 1:26 PM on October 24, 2005


Beautiful photos! I had a great time. Youse guys have been very welcoming. Thank you!
posted by brundlefly at 1:47 PM on October 24, 2005


missed my last chance for, well, a while

Absolutely no reason you can't start up a Mexico City chapter next month!
posted by scarabic at 4:26 PM on October 24, 2005


That occhiblu, isn't she bee-youtiful?

Thanks, DaShiv!
posted by ikkyu2 at 9:12 PM on October 24, 2005


Maybe next june hands of manos could come to town for a beer, but at the moment I'm not aware of a big D.F. meetup contingent. Certainly nothing to rival the lovely SF crowd.
posted by donpedro at 10:13 PM on October 24, 2005


I didn't even know about this! I wish I had come though, the photo's look great.
posted by kosher_jenny at 10:49 PM on October 24, 2005


I wanted to come, but sadly could not. It looks like it was a lot of fun.

Dashiv: Are you people trying to keep tabs on me in public? Don't you remember that I'm a wanted man in eight states and five countries?

And one principality. You can't forget Andorra.
posted by Aster at 11:16 PM on October 24, 2005


Why did no one tell me Miguel is back?!? Talk about your wasted shoutout opportunities. Ah well, they didn't serve hard liquor there anyway.
posted by cali at 4:12 AM on October 25, 2005


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