Department of Parks
Pine Mountain State Resort Park to host Winter Photography Weekend
PINEVILLE, Ky. -- Pine Mountain State Resort Park is set to provide off-season adventure with their upcoming Winter Photography Weekend on Jan. 28-30. The event features a digital photography competition, evening picture shows, and the exceptional photographic work and instruction of Tim Webb of Richmond, Ky.
Taking good photographs in winter is a unique challenge. The vibrant green of spring is vanquished and the azure blue of autumn skies is obscured by thick cloud cover. It’s gray and white and winter all around, but there’s much more out there to engage the adventurous than first meets the eye, you just have to possess the will to find it… and take pictures of it!
The adventure lies in the pursuit of finding the right shot to satisfy the prescribed photo competition categories. Participants explore mountain landscapes, both on foot and by car, searching for just the right shot, trusting that they’ll know it when they see it. It’s truly an outdoor adventure that engages the senses. And, it’s fun!
For those interested in participating there are a few things you need to know. Perhaps most importantly, is the fact that you must own or have access to a computer with appropriate image evaluation and adjustment software to prepare your images for entry into the competition. You must also provide your own CD with your images saved to it before submission. The park doesn’t provide computers for participant use. Some image “touch ups” are permitted but there are limitations. Details on all these matters will be addressed in the registration packet received at event sign-in.
It’s also mandatory that all photographers be registered before beginning to shoot for the competition. Advanced registration is recommended, to do so contact the park. Official registration and sign-in will be conducted from noon–9 pm (EST) on Friday, Jan. 28. Official contest categories and other competition guidelines will be made available at sign in. All CDs containing competition entries must be turned in at the Lower Lodge Lobby by 5 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, Jan. 29. The registration fee is $30 per person. Packages that include meals and lodging are also available.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park offers spectacular mountain views from the dining room and a quality dining experience afforded at few other places in the region. For more event information, contact the park at 606-337-3066 or 800-325-1712.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov