Photo Walk Description
Our walk leader is our president, Jim Pearson, who is a freelance and fine art photographer with 40+ years of experience and a love of photographing railroads. He served 24 years in the Air Force as a photojournalist working for Combat Camera. Retired from there in 1995 and began working as a Photojournalist for The Messenger Newspaper in Madisonville, Ky till retiring in 2013.
We plan to have several co-leaders for the walk so we can break up into smaller groups for those that would like to walk with a group.
The map shows the basic course for our walk this year. Please be aware that you don’t have to follow the course exactly and everyone is encouraged to explore side streets and alleyways.
The walk should take you through a lot of the downtown area and along the riverfront for plenty of great photos!
We will also have several co-leaders for the walk so we can break-up in smaller groups for those that would like to walk with someone with more photo experience and that has participated in past walks. Of course you’re also welcome to head off on your own as well.
We do ask that you keep your walk to the general downtown area of Henderson though.
Please help get the word out on the walk by passing the walk info and location along to your friends!
After the walk those that want to, we’ll be gathering for lunch at the Commonwealth Kitchen and bar. I’ve talked with the manager and they feel they can accommodate our group, even if 50 people show up! In the past that hasn’t happened though. Please help us get some sort of a head count for them by emailing me at email@example.com and letting us know how many in your party plan to join us for lunch.
If you want you can upload your favorite photos to the Worldwide Flickr Group for this year at:
You can also upload them to the West Kentucky Photography Club’s Flickr Group at:
Be aware that you will need to upload your entry for the 2015 Photowalk here on the photowalk site. There will be an option for that here once the walk date has past.
On July 17th everyone in the area is invited to join us for a night sky photography event at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park in Dawson Springs, Ky. Our backup date in case of bad weather is July 18th.
For those that would like to join us for dinner we’ll gather at the lodge dining room at 6pm and plan to leave for the shooting field at 7:30pm. Note: This is a dark field area!
Be sure to like this event page so you can keep up with any changes to the event.
We will have several photographers on hand that have experience in photographing the night sky and are willing to help those that never have done this before.
The location of the area where we’ll setup is on Pennyrile Forest State Park Road, which is just off Bainbridge Road (Hwy 398) which is the main road through the park.
There is a map included in the timeline below.
We’ll also post a lot of information and videos about photographing the night sky here on the timeline so again, be sure to like this event to keep updated on everything.
If you pull into the event area after dark we ask that you please turn your headlights off when you turn off of 398.
It’s just a short drive from there and you’ll be able to see fine with your parking lights. This will insure that your headlights won’t mess up everyone’s night vision or photos. You should see cars parked on your left just after you get past the fence row on your left.
Be sure to bring a good sturdy tripod, or whatever you have. Also we’d recommend a small flashlight with a red gel over the front of it. This will come in handy after it gets dark and you want to preserve your night vision. We’d also suggest bringing a bag or similar type chair as you’ll be waiting for awhile as your cameras are making exposures.
There is only a sliver of a moon on this night so it should be nice and dark.
The Milky Way should be in a nice area of the sky to photograph by 9:30 pm or so. Getting there early makes things much easier for setting up your shot and getting things in focus while there’s still some daylight!
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Below is one of many videos you’ll find on the subject on YouTube.
Here’s a gallery of the 2015 winning entries for the Spring Photography Weekend at Pennyrile Forest, which included several of our members! Congratulations to all the winners!