Rope Over Fence

Rope Over Fence, originally uploaded by PhotoGraphicGirl.

As founder of the Long Island Photography Meetup, I organized an outing to the William Floyd Estate, now part of the Fire Island National Seashore, in Mastic Beach on Saturday, April 24.

It was a gorgeous day; we had about 18 members follow a very patient MaryLaura Lamont, who lead us from buildings to beachfront across the estate.

As an organizer of a 350+ group, I found it's usually best to listen and observe both the location's representative as well as my own members, and once the group is done shooting, to return to my favorite spots and reshoot on my own. Because of the quantity of members attending Meetups, it becomes difficult to shoot with so many friendly people saying hello, and I find myself wanting to chat in return.

"Rope Over Fence" was one shot taken after the masses had left. I found myself juggling my Nikon D80 as well as the Canon PowerShot Pro1. This is just one of many shots taken before thoughts of Onofrio's Italian Restaurant filled my head...

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