Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
Where We Will Meet
At the entrance to Green-Wood on 5th Ave.
Where The Walk Will End
At the front gate to Green-Wood
About This Walk
Established in 1838, Green-Wood is one of the oldest and most beautiful cemeteries in the country. At 478 acres, it’s one of the largest cemeteries with over a half million permanent “residents,” including such famous and infamous folks as Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, William “Bill The Butcher” Poole, Joey Gallo, and Samuel F.B. Morse. Green-Wood is also a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island in 1776 was fought on its grounds). For bird watchers, it’s famous gates are now home to the Parrots of Brooklyn. Photo opportunities abound in this magnificent historic location right in the middle of Brooklyn. Historic tombs and beautiful sculptures make for wonderful photography. You can check out my Flickr album for some ideas of what can be found there ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/amrosario/albums/72157632809837468 ). After the walk, we’ll head to a local diner for some lunch (location TBD).
Contest link is upOctober 9th, 2017
The contest link is now live on our walk’s page. Go to this link: http://worldwidephotowalk.com/walk/historic-green-wood-cemetery/ and click on the “Contest” tab. There you can upload a single image (less than 5MB) to enter into the contest. You have until this Sunday to submit for the contest. I will then vote on the winning image from our group and that image will head onto the international contest.
If you have any questions about which image to submit, maybe post some to the Flickr group and get some feedback.
Anyway, good luck!
Flickr group linkOctober 8th, 2017
Sorry everyone, but the link I sent last night was incorrect. Use this one to join the Flickr group to share our photos from yesterday: https://flickr.com/groups/3705695@N23
Flickr Group AddressOctober 7th, 2017
What a great day. It was wonderful meeting you all today. Here’s the link to Flickr group I set up to share our photos from today.
I’ll be in touch with how we submit images for the contest.
Howdy again.October 6th, 2017
Last update before the walk tomorrow. Looks like we’ll have fine weather so that’s great.
Some of you may know that I have a photography podcast called “Street Shots.” I’m thinking of bring my mic and recorder and maybe doing a podcast recording during the photo walk, maybe even asking some of you about your photography experiences. If I do bring my audio gear, I’m hoping that some of you won’t mind me asking you some photography questions or just dialoging as we walk. If anyone doesn’t want to be recorded, I will respect that.
Anyway, looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow. Remember, 10am at the main entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery on 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.
See you all there!
Updated Map of Green-Wood Photo WalkOctober 5th, 2017
Sorry for this extra email but the previous map link didn’t work so well. Please try this link for a Google Maps route or our photo walk:
Hey Photo Walkers!October 5th, 2017
Sorry for the late update. Our walk is less than 48 hours away. We’re a small group and it should be decent weather for Saturday.
First, I wanted to post a map of the route we’ll take in Green-Wood. You don’t have to stick to this route if you don’t want to: I won’t take it personally ;). Green-Wood is a big place and I suggest using Google Maps to navigate since it has a detailed list of all the roads and paths in Green-Wood. I just took a tour this past weekend and my suggestion is that we walk from one end to the other as that is the most photographic. There is a midpoint I placed on the map and we can decide there wether or not to loop back to the entrance or go all the way through towards Ft. Hamilton Pkwy. I do suggest the latter since it has more cool things to photograph. This does mean that anyone who parked near the entrance will have a bit of a hike to get back to their car (maybe share a Lyft or Uber?). We can decide at the midpoint and we’ll see what the consensus is. Here’s a link to the map:
• Green-Wood is an active cemetery so please be respectful of people visiting graves or active funerals.
• You can walk off the pathway and onto the grass and graves. Again, be respectful.
• No climbing onto tombs or mausoleums.
• No food or beverages are allowed in Green-Wood. Bottled water is fine.
• Green-Wood is very hilly. Be prepared for hiking and rough paths (some are very bumpy).
• Restrooms are only located at the front entrance and Ft. Hamilton entrance.
• We will make a group portrait at the front gate at the beginning of the walk. Smile!
• Rain or shine. Hopefully it’s overcast as that makes great images.
• After the walk, we’ll grab a bite for those who want to stick around.
• My phone number is 917-518-7853. Best to text if you need to get me.
• You can download a PDF map at Green-Wood’s website if you need it.
That’s all that I can think of at the moment. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about Saturday. I’m looking forward to seeing you all there. It’ll be a fun day for sure!
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