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Glasgow meet 9th April 2011

Gwyn
Posted 06/03/2011 - 13:01 Link
I thought it was perhaps a good idea to start a new thread on this so people who may have missed the earlier ones can join in if they wish.

There is a PU meet organised for 9th April 2011 at Pollock park, Glasgow,

We are meeting at the Burrell Collection car park at 10.30. Not sure how we will recognise each other - other than by the Pentaxes hung around our necks that is.

All who want to attend are most welcome to. Maybe if you add a comment to this thread we can build up an idea of numbers.

Also perhaps one of our Glaswegians can post some links to the place for anyone unfamiliar with it, or too idle to search for themselves .

I, for one, am really looking forward to meeting some PUers at last, and having a good day in Glasgow.

Let's hope the weather gods are kind to us.
MarkTaylor
Posted 06/03/2011 - 13:51 Link
Well, as we are meeting in the car park, one possible solution is for people just to head for my car. It's quite distinctive and generally sticks out like a sore thumb, even in a crowded car park. It's actually even brighter yellow than it looks like in the snapshot.

Apologies for the quality of the photograph, it was taken with a cheap mobile phone camera because I had just got the car and my mother wanted me to send her a picture message of it! I'd take one with my K-5, but the car's rather dirty right now.

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Edited by MarkTaylor: 06/03/2011 - 13:58
gartmore
Posted 06/03/2011 - 13:57 Link
It is now looking increasingly likely that I won't be able to attend, I have a shoot in Hertfordshire. Ironic since I live almost on the edge of Pollok Country Park.

Gwyn, I'll lock the other thread.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
Edited by gartmore: 06/03/2011 - 13:59
techno-terminator
Posted 06/03/2011 - 14:51 Link
For those that don't know the Burrell Carpark - there are actually 2 with the 'main ' road running through the middle - I would suggest we all meet up in the lower car park . The top one is mainly Blue Badge parking [ and remember that in Scotland the 'blue badge' is for the person not necessarily his own vehicle ]

Car parking has a modest charge £1 with ticket from the meter but it lasts all day

I'll be there with my Freelander [ deep and sparkly blue ] and a very memorable registration - 162 BUS so I should be easy to spot .

Just don't ask me for directions - my navigational skills are NIL

Burrell Collection
link
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
Edited by techno-terminator: 06/03/2011 - 14:53
Gwyn
Posted 06/03/2011 - 15:13 Link
That's a shame Ken, but work must come first. Of course you do know a certain Pentax supplier is in Hertfordshire don't you .

Good that you said about the two car parks TT. I'm sure we'll find it, and everyone!

No idea what car we'll be in, except it will have a Dutch registration.
The Prius is due to be replaced by the lease company and may or not be replaced in time for the trip.
techno-terminator
Posted 06/03/2011 - 15:33 Link
Gwyn - I don't think it will be the only car with Dutch Plates
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
gartmore
Posted 18/03/2011 - 08:38 Link
Directions.

From the South: M6 > M74 > M8 towards Glasgow City Centre and Airport > cross the River Clyde keep in left lane > M77 towards Prestwick Airport > leave at Jct.1 and turn left at end of slip road > Pollok Country is now on your right > bear right at traffic lights and follow brown tourist signs for Burrel Collection > follow signs in park to Burrel car park which is pay and display and costs £1 for the whole day.

From the East: M8 towards Glasgow City Centre and Airport > cross the River Clyde keep in left lane > M77 towards Prestwick Airport > leave at Jct.1 and turn left at end of slip road > Pollok Country is now on your right > bear right at traffic lights and follow brown tourist signs for Burrel Collection > follow signs in park to Burrel car park which is pay and display and costs £1 for the whole day.

From the Northwest: Cross the Clyde at Erskine > M8 towards Glasgow and Edinburgh > leave motorway at Jct. 21 > go around the roundabout under the flyover and go back onto the M8 back the way you came heading towards the airport > M77 towards Prestwick Airport > leave at Jct.1 and turn left at end of slip road > Pollok Country is now on your right > bear right at traffic lights and follow brown tourist signs for Burrel Collection > follow signs in park to Burrel car park which is pay and display and costs £1 for the whole day.

From the West: M8 towards Glasgow and Edinburgh > leave motorway at Jct. 21 > go around the roundabout under the flyover and go back onto the M8 back the way you came heading towards the airport > M77 towards Prestwick Airport > leave at Jct.1 and turn left at end of slip road > Pollok Country is now on your right > bear right at traffic lights and follow brown tourist signs for Burrel Collection > follow signs in park to Burrel car park which is pay and display and costs £1 for the whole day.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -
Technoblurb
Posted 18/03/2011 - 12:09 Link
Very comprehensive, thanks Ken
Gwyn
Posted 28/03/2011 - 11:59 Link
Long term forecast for 9th April is 10C, some sun but an 82% chance of rain - 6.2 mm in total, and winds of 25km/h.
So wrap up and make sure you are waterproof .

I'll keep watching it. Hopefully it will improve as we get nearer the date.
Technoblurb
Posted 28/03/2011 - 12:06 Link
Sounds like a normal west coast weather forecast.
Gwyn
Posted 28/03/2011 - 14:47 Link
I know, but no harm in hoping for one of those exceptional, glorious days which the west coast occasionally throws up .
Technoblurb
Posted 28/03/2011 - 19:57 Link
Gwyn wrote:
I know, but no harm in hoping for one of those exceptional, glorious days which the west coast occasionally throws up .

If the weather is anything like last week we should have some glorious weather.
techno-terminator
Posted 28/03/2011 - 21:44 Link
We are just going to have to wait and see what turns up
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
techno-terminator
Posted 29/03/2011 - 21:47 Link
Any ideas as to who are coming ?
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs
Technoblurb
Posted 29/03/2011 - 21:50 Link
I am

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