San Francisco meetup photos. May 26, 2005 11:38 PM   Subscribe

Photos of last night's San Francisco meetup.
posted by DaShiv to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:38 PM (50 comments total)

In attendance were: ambrosia, caitlinb, cali, DaShiv, Gucky, jewzilla, majick, and a guest.

There's no place like home, and after the madness that was last week's LA/E3 meetup, it was great to sit, chow down on some pizza, and knock back a few beers with the ol' hometown gang. A few more new faces this time around, and much poo was flung in the direction of those who were truant -- especially scarabic, who finally got majick to show up but wound up skipping out himself. Well, not too much in his direction, since we still remember that whole dead body thing and all. Ahem.

Meeting up in broad daylight (daylight! my camera hardly knew ye!) was a nice change of pace, but I think there were a few requests for our usual weekend bar-type meetup for next time. Yea? Nay?
posted by DaShiv at 11:39 PM on May 26, 2005


Ambrosia = teh hot.

This is all I have to offer. I'm from Fark, apparantly.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 11:56 PM on May 26, 2005


Yeah, I got a tearful phone call from someone who showed up at 8:30 and wondered where everyone was. We owe the poor thing a beer.
posted by caitlinb at 12:23 AM on May 27, 2005


nice melons!
posted by scody at 12:26 AM on May 27, 2005


dude. zeitgeist, people, i'm telling you.
posted by fishfucker at 2:02 AM on May 27, 2005


Nice pics, lovely smiles all round.
posted by biffa at 2:27 AM on May 27, 2005


What the? No Heywood or TDDL? I was promised pictures of a monkey knife fight. That's still legal in SF, isn't it?
posted by loquacious at 2:46 AM on May 27, 2005


scody, I can see the whole melons/mekons/hot for x thing becoming the next meetup injoke. Or maybe the first meetup injoke? How long until we start getting "what's with the whole melons thing" MeTa posts? Someone add it to the wiki.

Hello to my fellow DaShiv-photographees!
posted by Plutor at 4:23 AM on May 27, 2005


I was promised pictures of a monkey knife fight.

Your wish is my command.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:49 AM on May 27, 2005


Last night I was called the east coast scarabic.
posted by splatta at 6:09 AM on May 27, 2005


best. meta. image. ever.

(except for maybe the "time-out" one, and sorry for the whole 'best'-with-periods thing, but I was moved.)
posted by taz at 6:11 AM on May 27, 2005


stavros, that's freakin' awesome. I think I'm going to cry. I promise I'll never again pimp your feathered little cloaca out to AlexReynolds.
posted by loquacious at 7:41 AM on May 27, 2005


They sell the tshirt based on that image at threadless.
posted by iconomy at 8:04 AM on May 27, 2005


*shakes head, grinning* Leave it to iconomy...

Hi, iconomy!
posted by soyjoy at 8:11 AM on May 27, 2005


What? Vanilla ice cream isn't $40 in this town?

(hides head in big spender shame)
posted by Gucky at 8:13 AM on May 27, 2005


Oh, here's the far less artistic snapshotty pic of the crowd.
posted by Gucky at 8:16 AM on May 27, 2005


You know, I was just at the DC meet-up, where everyone was attractive and intelligent, well-spoken and well-dressed. But looking at those pictures from SF, I've got a whole new vision of metafilter. You all West Coasters look like stars, big shining beautiful STARS. With the smiles and the insouciance...it just kills me.
posted by OmieWise at 8:20 AM on May 27, 2005


Ambrosia, you have the most gorgeous hair.

Hi soyjoy!
posted by iconomy at 8:28 AM on May 27, 2005


We need you, DaShiv, in NY for our meetups--our beauty is being wasted. ; >

look for our pics sometime today i guess--matteo and cleversheep as guest stars
posted by amberglow at 8:33 AM on May 27, 2005


Ahh, the beauty of a shallow depth of field. :)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 8:38 AM on May 27, 2005


We need you, DaShiv, in NY for our meetups--our beauty is being wasted.

Amber, DaShiv's a photographer not a miracle worker, dammit!
posted by jonmc at 8:53 AM on May 27, 2005


: P
posted by amberglow at 9:10 AM on May 27, 2005


I'll donate $10 to the bring-DaShiv-to-NY fund.
posted by Plutor at 9:51 AM on May 27, 2005


jewzilla! cali! We totally could've had a Zombie Honeymoon reunion! Sorry I missed y'all.
posted by bendy at 10:03 AM on May 27, 2005


Ahh, the beauty of a shallow depth of field. :)

Shh! It's supposed to be a, um, top secret artsy-fartsy impossible-to-duplicate technique that requires a superhero mutant factor and an uber photographer. Or something. Heaven forbid if it's something that anyone can pull off with a fast prime. :)

I'll donate $10 to the bring-DaShiv-to-NY fund.

With NYC being the the Mecca of street photography, I'm actually looking to make a pilgrimage to shoot there after I've finished scraping together some funds. I'll let you guys know if I ever make it out to that neighborhood to work some miracles for jonmc. Eventually.
posted by DaShiv at 10:12 AM on May 27, 2005


It feels weird to see people you know from elsewhere on the 'Net in congregating in pictures, well, elsewhere on the 'Net

I'm all, "Oh, it's Gucky the doodler! And majick of the carrot loaves!"

Weird, but such a treat.
posted by Lush at 10:21 AM on May 27, 2005


Or something. Heaven forbid if it's something that anyone can pull off with a fast prime.

Sorry, I'm just jealous at all the attention you're getting.

/Stealthily pulls out his f/1.4 85mm...
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 11:01 AM on May 27, 2005


Man... first I have to work late & miss delic$" pizza, and now I have to wash off all this flung poo.
posted by obloquy at 11:18 AM on May 27, 2005


Wow! That looked like "delicious" on preview. Some of that poo must have become stuck in my keyboard. Thanks a lot, Flingers!
posted by obloquy at 11:23 AM on May 27, 2005


I'll pay for all of DaShiv's drinks.
posted by amberglow at 11:26 AM on May 27, 2005


crap, I should go to one of these just so dashiv can take my picture.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 12:07 PM on May 27, 2005


I just got the most expensive bad haircut I've ever had... maybe I should have DaShiv come back to LA and take my picture again to see if he can make it look good!
posted by scody at 12:45 PM on May 27, 2005


" lovely smiles all round."

Indeed.
posted by majick at 1:01 PM on May 27, 2005


DaShiv -- let's say a fellow was to buy a Nikon DSLR. Is there a particular lens you know about that has similar characteristics to your super cool Cannon lens?

What do you mean? This is totally on topic.
posted by Mid at 3:08 PM on May 27, 2005


Listen to C_D: "/Stealthily pulls out his f/1.4 85mm..." The f/1.8 version works pretty similarly, too.
posted by DaShiv at 3:22 PM on May 27, 2005


The f/1.8 version works pretty similarly, too.

Bokah, baby. The 85/1.4 is the bokah champ. I'm still going to be dreaming about that lens when I switch to Canon. :'(

Mid: Just make it a fast lens*.

* - Fast = photo lingo for large max aperture, which is to say, small f/number. School thyself.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:16 PM on May 27, 2005


DaShiv takes the awesomest photos. seriously. And I've said it before... where are the uglies? I know that there are a bunch of us that populate this site... are they just not allowed on the west coast?
posted by shmegegge at 6:24 PM on May 27, 2005


where are the uglies?

See, we're smart enough to stay behind the camera. But umm, we have great personalities or something.
posted by DaShiv at 6:42 PM on May 27, 2005


DaShiv, you really take amazing pictures! And I'm pleased to see you're not ashamed of your melon fixation.

And confidential to cali - they *are* cute shoes, aren't they?
posted by Salmonberry at 7:14 PM on May 27, 2005


where are the uglies?

*cough*
posted by quonsar at 7:36 PM on May 27, 2005


Sad to have missed you folks. I was pulled away for an unexpected but very happy personal occasion on behalf of a good friend. Trust me, I had every bit the hangover I would have earned with you lot :D

macjick! Did you have a good time? Who told you you would? Eh?
posted by scarabic at 9:57 PM on May 27, 2005


the next nyc meetup NEEDS TO BE ON A WEEKEND, DAMMIT! I work nights.
posted by shmegegge at 11:21 PM on May 27, 2005


I had a lovely time, and I even got the privilege of meeting cb's pimped out ride (which is PURE DRENCHING SEX ON WHEELS, even for someone like me who would normally sneer at a one-speed)
posted by majick at 12:04 AM on May 28, 2005


I vote we all chip in and hire DaShiv to be our full-time photographer and he can just travel around from town to town chronicling teh Mefi for posterity. He will also need a traveling budget.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:27 AM on May 28, 2005


Thanks for the pics, 'shiv. Of the three metafilter members and dozen-or-so SF locals I've had any interaction with, two were (unexpectedly) there. Woot for serendipity! Bendy, make sure you come next time and we can get BRAAAIIINNN pizza.
posted by jewzilla at 10:49 AM on May 28, 2005


I am hot 4 teh m3lonz!
posted by Hands of Manos at 11:17 AM on May 28, 2005


Dashiv, once again...you amaze me with your photo skillz
posted by Hands of Manos at 11:17 AM on May 28, 2005


last post (4 now). Dashiv, here is one for you
posted by Hands of Manos at 11:39 AM on May 28, 2005


where are the uglies? ; >

i'm with you, juju.

and ok, schmegegge.
posted by amberglow at 12:38 PM on May 28, 2005


I don't know when the next NYC meetup is, but I hope y'all will meet me on Sunday the 27th of June somewhere in Manhattan (I'm staying in midtown).
posted by caitlinb at 8:19 PM on May 28, 2005


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