3rd Jekyll Island WUG Photo Meet-Up

By: SunsetSailor , 12:33 AM GMT on February 19, 2013

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WELCOME old & new WUG-friends



This is our 3rd Jekyll Island WeatherPhoto Meet UP.We started this event to have a chance to meet our WUG friends in person and to share our beautiful coastal Georgia barrier Island with them. Seems like those who come once want to come again and every year we've added more. We hope that you too will decide to join us next year on Presidents Day Weekend.

Some came early and some stayed later but it's been really great to have all these returning photogs here again along with a few newbies.


Here are the WUG-Photographers who attended
Dorothy), Tandy, Gayle, Laura, Cecile, Gary, Kathy, Brenda, Leslie, Durward


And here they are again with their accompanying guests.
Standing: Mil, Frank, Tandy, Durward (AUPhoto), Gary (Railheel), Cecile (CecileWNC), Brenda (Dosrios), and Don. Seated on bench: Leslie (dixiedaughter), Gail (swampteach), Marijka (gatorgal), and Laura (SunsetSailor). Kneeling: Kathy (ChrisAnthemum). Seated on ground: Dorothy (Willow13) and Carol (SKERT).



The following photos were taken by WUG photographers during our 3 day meetup. Each has their own special visions of our coastal communities. If you click on the thumbnail it will take to you to the larger view of the image and more information about its subject. Also on that page, you can find out about that photographer in his/her profile.











Sponsored by the Jekyll Island Authority, this was the movie we were so excited about and fortunate to see. I had to keep telling myself to breathe because it was truly breath taking for it's images and message.
(Laura Ragland/Sunsetsailor)

Members of the Surfrider Foundation-Atlanta Chapter also attended the movie event! This was a great event that delightfully coincided with our annual WunderPhotos® meet-up!! There was standing room only with 800+ attendees viewing this amazing film! I'm so proud of the wonderful support for this amazing film! Thank You to Ben Carswell, Jekyll Island Authority Conservation Director! Jekyll Island hosted this exciting evening in partnership with the EcoFocus Film Festival, Georgia Sea Grant, and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve – Coastal Training Program.

Thank You So Much to the WunderPhotographers who joined us in person and online!! The WunderPhotos® Community is absolutely the BEST, rain or shine, hot or cold!!!! We love weather! It was unusually cold this weekend, but because we were treated to the premier of the Jekyll Island Green Screen movie, Chasing Ice, we were inspired by National Geographic photographer James Balog to not be wimps when our lows were in the 30s instead of our usual night-time lows of only 45-55 degrees!
(Dorothy Carswell/Willow13)



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20. WeatherWise
1:38 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
Hi Snuset Sailo! Hope you are all set for spring coming in this week!

It's St. Patrick's Day - Don't forget to wear GREEN!




Have a wonderful Monday!
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19. Willow13
4:07 AM GMT on February 25, 2013
Thank You to Toby Skinner and the Wunderground.com Team!
We were on "Cloud Nine" the whole weekend because of your thoughtful, kind, and generous support of our 3rd Annual WunderPhotos Meet-up! It was awesome that you sent Meteorologist, Alan T. Groundhog to each of us, to keep us informed with his "paws-on" weather predictions using the revolutionary wunderground.com forecasting model.

Thank You to Eric Garvey, Jekyll Island Marketing Director, for the delightful gift bags and mementos to treasure. Everyone was totally enchanted with Jekyll Island, "The Nearest Faraway Place"! Check out the Jekyll Island Media Lounge

Thank You to Ben Carswell, Jekyll Island Conservation Director, for giving us the opportunity to see "Chasing Ice" and to Jekyll Island for hosting this film in partnership with the EcoFocus Film Festival, Georgia Sea Grant, and the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve Coastal Training Program.

Thank You to Cricket Elrod for helping us plan our luncheon at the Courtyard at Crane!

Thank You to all our attendees and our hosts and hostesses! Thank You to all our WunderFriends worldwide who joined us on WunderPhotos!!! Laura/SunsetSailor and I, Dorothy/Willow13, are so grateful for your enthusiastic support!!


2013 WunderPhotos Meet-up Attendees
Leslie/dixiedaughter
Durward/AUphoto
Marijka/gatorgal and her husband, Mil
Carol/SKERT
Cecile/CecileWNC
Gary/Railheel and his wife, Debbie
Kathy/ChrisAnthemum and her husband, Frank
Gayle/swampteach and her husband, Tandy
Brenda/dosrios and her husband, Don
Shane/idzrvit and family


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18. SVLover
4:19 PM GMT on February 21, 2013
Thanks for doing this again this year, Laura! It sure helps to be sure we didn't miss any of the great shots that you all shared with us. Nice job!
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17. swampteach
4:34 AM GMT on February 21, 2013
Great blog and collection of photos, Laura. Thank you for putting these all together. This should inspire lots of folks to participate next time. It was such a fun weekend! We met wonderful people, took lots of pictures of a beautiful place, got some really good photog tips, saw a really cool movie, and certainly ate well! What more can you ask for! :0). Thanks again to our hosts and to Wunderground for the goodies and lunch. I just don't want to wait a year to do it again!
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16. dixiedaughter
3:26 AM GMT on February 21, 2013
Wow, Laura this is a great blog. You have worked so hard to gather a variety of photos from the weekend. Thank you so much for everything you and Dorothy did for all the visitors. You certainly went above and beyond and were the perfect hostesses. I'd like to thank Weatherunderground too for participating in our meetup this year. The t-shirts, gift bags and lunch were greatly appreciated. I do hope to meet Admin one day in person.
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15. SunsetSailor
11:36 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Thanks Barb for stopping by and taking a look. We wunder-photogs don't show up very often on the blog side. You've made us welcome.
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14. BAMyres
11:05 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Outstanding photographic cross section of Jekyll Island! If you have never been there, this is a great virtual visit to a wonderful, magical place (even in the wind and cold).

Great job all you WUphotogs!!

Barb
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13. Railheel
8:20 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Great blog Laura, again it was so much fun. The being with new and old friends, just makes this so wonderful. Count me in again next year.
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12. auburn (Mod)
7:58 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Quoting SunsetSailor:


Ya only have to know how to have a good time and I think you've got that covered...maybe we could include the blog side AND the photo crazies...wanna help?


Sounds fun..but I am even worse at organizing stuff than I am at taking photos...LOL
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11. Sharrose
7:46 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Thanks Laura love seeing all the images in one place! Excellent job on this and to the photographers also an excellent job!
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10. suzi46
5:59 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
excellent Laura!..so nice to see all in one place!! ONE of these years I hope to be in attendance!! nice to know it's the same time/place each year..and it's certainly more likely for me to attend Jekyll than the West coast meetup..my objective is to attend each at least once!! one can dream I guess..LOL :)
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9. ChrisAnthemum
5:27 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Tanfastic collection of photos, Laura! I haven't put up everything of mine yet but I did put up a good selection, so you have samples of probably everything I did. Thanks for all your hard work in this respect, and for working so hard, along with Dorothy and our other hosts/hostesses, to show everybody a good time! It was a great success!
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8. zeusatolympus
4:20 AM GMT on February 20, 2013
Great! I've put it on my calender!
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7. SunsetSailor
2:45 AM GMT on February 20, 2013
You absolutely will be invited. We have it on Presidents' Day weekend every year...back by popular demand.
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6. zeusatolympus
1:31 AM GMT on February 20, 2013
Wish I had known about this! I would have been there! Looks like you all had a great time! Maybe the next one?
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5. SunsetSailor
10:57 PM GMT on February 19, 2013
Quoting auburn:


Thanks for the invite..but cameras and I dont get along at all..I seem to have a knack for rendering them non-functional..same with cell phones and watches..


Ya only have to know how to have a good time and I think you've got that covered...maybe we could include the blog side AND the photo crazies...wanna help?
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4. auburn (Mod)
9:28 PM GMT on February 19, 2013
Quoting SunsetSailor:
Yep we did...you know you guys are invited too. We're already talkin' 'bout next year.


Thanks for the invite..but cameras and I dont get along at all..I seem to have a knack for rendering them non-functional..same with cell phones and watches..
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3. SunsetSailor
6:05 PM GMT on February 19, 2013
Yep we did...you know you guys are invited too. We're already talkin' 'bout next year.
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2. auburn (Mod)
6:03 PM GMT on February 19, 2013
Looks like you folks had a good time!
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1. oneshotww
5:50 PM GMT on February 19, 2013
Wonderful group taking some wonderful pix!
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