NYC Meetup: Astoria. September 29, 2007 12:53 PM   Subscribe

Photos of Wednesday's NYC meetup.

In attendance were: bingo, brujita, DaShiv, GrammarMoses, Help, I can't stop talking!, hermitosis, kkokkodalk, langeNU, lauranesson, Nathaniel W, piratebowling, Skorgu, spec80, Stynxno, ThePinkSuperhero, and three guests.

Don't miss Stynxno's photos and Skorgu's photos as well.

I miss NYC already! Thanks for the kind send-off, everyone. Apologies for the weird colors in many of the photos -- we were shooting under red flourescent light (the worst possible lighting for digital cameras) and most of my photos came out looking like this, requiring tons of Photoshopping to get anything resembling a skin tone (and at some point one has to resign, hit the upload button, and move on to the next one). I did bring a flash with me but should've actually used it to pump more neutral light into the scene. Mea culpa.

In any case, I'm looking forward to my next visit to your fine city.

P.S. NYC have teh hawt babez. DO WANT.
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:53 PM (26 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Dude, again, I bow to your skills in getting such great looking natural shots in such a tough environment to photograph. While you may look at the shots and spot flaws or tone issues, they all look fan-fucking-tastic to me.

If I could send you to every MeFi meetup, I would.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:59 PM on September 29, 2007

DaShiv, I'm going to get back problems from my near constant bowing down to your superior photographic prowess.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:03 PM on September 29, 2007

Hey, I think I saw this guy in the newspaper. IN THE FUTURE.
posted by lauranesson at 1:28 PM on September 29, 2007 [1 favorite]

Yay~ It was so nice meeting you (finally) DaShiv! I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the big welcome one, then I felt like at the good-bye one I didn't get to talk to you as much thanks to "The Last Supper"-esque seating we had going on and I was stuck against the wall right about where Judas would've been. Anyhow, you were a sweetheart and don't be a stranger to NYC. And next time finish your dinner before you start snapping away!
posted by kkokkodalk at 1:31 PM on September 29, 2007

So when ya comin back? You fly in, cripple my bank account with your gottverdammt envy-inducing lenses, and then go back home? Bah. I'm so buying one of those 30mm Sigmas.
posted by Skorgu at 2:13 PM on September 29, 2007

Scandal in the making... DaShiv steals pictures his brother "Ben" took for the NYT and claims them as his own! If they hadn't appeared at the Times website first, we never would've known!
posted by wendell at 2:37 PM on September 29, 2007

These are great! Wonderful to see them and it was great meeting you, DaShiv. New York misses you already, too.
posted by piratebowling at 2:41 PM on September 29, 2007

DaShiv, these are simply fabulous. Your modesty becomes you, but damn, boy, you're internationally famous for good reason! Amazing what you're capable of with a camera in one hand and a beer in the other! I predict great things for you.

I think the four-pane piratebowling one is my favorite.
posted by GrammarMoses at 3:11 PM on September 29, 2007


posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:19 PM on September 29, 2007

Beautiful as always, DaShiv.
posted by mosessis at 3:48 PM on September 29, 2007

We look AWESOME. Thanks, Ben!
posted by spec80 at 4:06 PM on September 29, 2007

Porn intro. Sorry, wrong site. Also, when I need a portrait taken, I may have to fly DaShiv down here.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 4:37 PM on September 29, 2007

spec80, you always make me laugh.
posted by GrammarMoses at 4:39 PM on September 29, 2007

"Apologies for the weird colors in many of the photos..."

Very nice set of shots.
In those crazy lighting situations, I tend to preemt the photoshop frustration by ditching color all together. Black and white has rescued many a poorly lit location shoot for me.
posted by blaneyphoto at 5:06 PM on September 29, 2007

Fantastic, DaShiv. You make me regret having left Astoria. Hell, I could have gotten drunk, made a fool of myself, staggered off to sober up on the walk home, and found the incriminating pictures in next Sunday's Times!
posted by languagehat at 5:15 PM on September 29, 2007

Holy crap. Bob has made me beautiful on occasion. Now he's made me famous, too.

Hi NY crew!
posted by scarabic at 6:24 PM on September 29, 2007

Sweet. I finally have my long hoped for daShiv pic. And all it took was months of other people's planning.
posted by bingo at 7:37 PM on September 29, 2007

I think the four-pane piratebowling one is my favorite.

Same. It's all about the bottom left panel.
posted by danb at 7:54 PM on September 29, 2007

What fantastic photographs!

(Also: cute!)
posted by waxbanks at 9:06 PM on September 29, 2007

DaShiv, my mother thanks you for actually getting a good photo of me despite my busted grill.
posted by Nathaniel W at 9:17 PM on September 29, 2007

AW! Adorable peoples! Faboo DaShive! And I got to see bingo!
posted by taz at 8:28 AM on September 30, 2007

Um. "DaShiv", not "DaShive". Stupid fingers. Too much Ben
posted by taz at 8:36 AM on September 30, 2007

So, when are you coming to Canadaland, DaShiv?
posted by deborah at 1:28 PM on October 1, 2007

Seattle is far more likely than Vancouver, just because I typically fly Southwest and use its RapidRewards tickets for anything outside of California. And I'd like to visit Seattle at some point in my life! I still have an expired RapidRewards ticket in the bank that'll cost me $50 to activate, which I think I'll do after my next gig/payday. You may need to fight with the folks in Chicago etc. for it though -- it really depends on where there's the largest group of interested meetup folks (and hosts).

Now, as for those poor schmucksCanucks in Toronto... I have no idea how that might work.
posted by DaShiv at 5:04 PM on October 1, 2007

The last of the meetup photos (and GrammarMoses' shoutout).

Sorry about the lateness on this set - my memory card kept giving me an error so I had to show it who was boss (and do a bit by bit copy of it to recapture the pictures)
posted by langeNU at 9:10 PM on October 5, 2007

Yay! Thanks, langeNU!
posted by GrammarMoses at 10:36 AM on October 6, 2007

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