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Shot 8 of 31 in my Black and White October Project

McWay Falls, Big Sur, CA

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I will be working as a photo guide around Big Sur in early December and we are currently looking for a guide to take over in Yosemite. If you are either interested in participating or think you'd be up for guiding around Yosemite please see below:

Reallyclassglass.com announces their first destination workshop out of the
Kansas City area.

December 1-13, 2011

Depart Kansas City Thursday, December 1, heading to the south rim of the
Grand Canyon via Colorado. Tentative schedule follows:

December 1-2, travel to the Grand Canyon via Colorado.
December 3-4, Grand Canyon, South Rim
December 5, Sedona, Arizona
December 6, travel to Yosemite
December 7-9, Yosemite
December 10-11, Monterey Bay, Big Sur
December 12-13, return to Kansas City via, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado

The fee includes the use of reallyclassglass.com professional Nikkor super
telephoto lenses and Really Right Stuff, tripods and ball heads. Lenses
include the 600 mm F4.0, 400mm F2.8, 300mm F2.8 and 200mm F2.0

We will concentrate on always photographing during the golden hours
surrounding sunrise and sunset. Other photography time will concentrate on
the hours around those key times. We will post process images or travel
during the other hours.

Workshop leaders will assist in all phases of photography to include lens
selection, pre visualizing the image, filters and aperture and shutter speed
selection. Leaders are familiar with Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop
but do not consider themselves experts. Little time will be devoted to
classroom instruction in post processing.

Participants may choose to ride in a comfortable 15 passenger van from KC or
fly to a destination and we will arrange for a pickup in Arizona or
California.

Destination Workshop Investment: $1,989.00. The fee does not include food
or lodging. Lodging choices during the trip will be national motel chains
such as Super 8, Hampton Inn, Drury Inn, and Comfort Inns. Doubling up is
encouraged to save money.

Deposit: A non refundable deposit of $400.00 is required to hold your spot.
The fee, though not refundable, can be used toward a future destination
workshop should a family emergency cause you to cancel. The deposit is due
by October 15 and the balance will be deducted from your credit card on
November 30.

All participants are required to sign a release of liability statement.

Local guides: Reallyclassglass.com feels it is important to maximize time
photographing and not in searching for the best vantage points. Whenever
financially prudent we will hire local photo guides familiar with the
locations. Mark G, who works for Really Right Stuff, will guide us in
Monterey and Big Sur. We are currently searching for guides for Yosemite and
the Grand Canyon.

Maximum participants, 10, and the minimum for the trip is 3.

Contact: Dave Bryan, reallyclassglass.com, 913-908-4879, dbryan12@kc.rr.com

Destination workshop location highlights.

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River is 200 miles long, a mile deep and
from 5-15 miles across. The north rim is closed during the winter season so
we will explore and photograph from the south side. We can descend into the
canyon on Bright Angel Trail for the full 17 mile round trip to the Colorado
River below or depending on time and agility of the participants...do only a
portion of the hike. But you really have not experienced the canyon until
you have walked in it.

Sedona....the red rock spires dominate the landscape and we will see why
this has become a favorite vacation and photographic destination. We'll
also schedule a trip to the ghost town of Jerome, population 403. Steep
streets switchback up the mountain to view the old copper mining town.

Monterey Bay and Big Sur......Carmel, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, sea lions,
pelagic and shore birds, 17 mile drive scenery, Monterey Bay Aquarium...what
more needs to be said. The Weston Gallery in Carmel features the work of
Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, and prepares us for Yosemite. Mark G will
guide us to some of his favorite photographic sites along Big Sur which
stretches 90 miles south of Carmel from Point Lobos all the way to the
Hearst Castle with 5000 foot mountains rising out of the Pacific Ocean.

Winter in Yosemite...special, quiet....beautiful. Snow....amazingly
different images.

And did we say that all participants may use reallyclassglass.com
professional Nikkor lenses as part of the fee?

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