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The Cistern and Skate Park – Photography Tour

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


February is a “Two-Fer” month.  We will be inside the Houston Cistern and the Jamail Skate Park at Buffalo Bayou Park on Sabine Street between Memorial and Allen Parkway.  We will gather for some action photos at the skate park before the Cistern Photography Tour.  The Cistern has a $15 ticket price and the club has purchased all 20 tickets for our tour. When you make a reservation with Alan M you have committed to paying for the event even if you cannot make it in the end. The tour is from 11AM until Noon, so come to the skate park whenever you like before the tour and see how good you are at quick focusing, anticipating action and capturing the moment.  The Cistern is just the opposite in that you need a tripod/monopod and a totally different “Eye” for this part of history.  Being that we have the entire tour for ourselves we can use tripods and monopods if we like.  I strongly recommend it.

I have seen some amazing images of the both the Cistern and of skateboarders so join us and test yourself on both ends of the spectrum.  

Suggested equipment for this field trip:

Skate Park:

  • Camera
  • Wide-angle lens for the “in your face” look of the skaters
  • Telephoto lens for the tightly cropped view of the skater
  • Memory cards – lots
  • Lens hood for each lens
  • Polarizing filter
  • Knee pads
  • You will be using high shutter speeds and shallow depth of field



  • Camera
  • Tripod/monopod
  • Wide angle and telephoto
  • Slow shutter speeds balanced with necessary ISO
  • The Cistern images can be a history image or an art image based on your vision that morning.  Use a deep depth of field or a shallow depending n the look you have in your mind.We are open to suggestions for a lunch stop in the area after the Cistern.
    • Lankford’s Grocery – 88 Dennis St
    • Taco Deli – 1902 Washington Av
    • Stanton’s City Bites –1420 Edwards St at Houston Av
    • Star Pizza 77 Harvard St at Washington Av


Feel free to mail a check payable to HIP Club to Alan Montgomery, 724 Tirrell St., Houston, TX, 77019 or you can pay at the next meeting. Your payment will hold your reservation. This is a first come reservation and six are already taken. Fell free to invite a friend that is interested in photography or your significant other.  All are welcome.



February 17
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Alan Mongomery


The Cistern
105 Sabine Street
Houston, TX 77007
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713.752.0314 ext. 301 or ext. 401

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