Department of Parks
PhotoScenicKY Weekend is Oct. 28-29 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park
PINEVILLE, Ky. – Pine Mountain State Resort Park will host this year’s PhotoScenicKY Weekend Oct. 28-29, an opportunity to learn more about photography surrounded by the natural beauty of the eastern Kentucky mountains.
For more than 40 years, PhotoScenicKY Weekend has taken place in cooperation with the Kentucky State Park system. The all-digital photography weekend includes the well-known Adam Jones and two competitions and critiques of photographs from those attending the weekend.
The weekend begins Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. (for those who can arrive early) for a nuts-and-bolts photo discussion including a question and answer session.
An open critique and competition made up of photos shot during the past year and submitted by those attending will be conducted Friday evening. Those photos must be turned in by 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Jones will make at least one presentation during the weekend and will attend all sessions.
Photographing by the participants will take place all day Saturday. The Saturday night session will be an open critique and competition of the photographs made during the weekend.
The weekend is coordinated by Bill Luster, senior staff photographer for The Courier-Journal in Louisville and by Tom Hardin, former Courier-Journal director of photography.
The PhotoScenicKY programs are free. Participants need to register by emailing Bill Luster at email@example.com. Please provide name, address and a phone contact number.
Call Pine Mountain State Resort Park for lodging reservations. Mention PhotoScenic Kentucky Weekend for special rates. The park number is 1-800-325-1712.
Canon U.S.A Inc. will be on hand to lend some equipment for the participants.
Jones, a Louisville resident, is an internationally recognized photographer specializing in travel, nature, and wildlife. Jones is in great demand for his beautiful graphic nature images and his clean distinctive travel images. He is just as comfortable in remote wilderness areas as he is hanging out of a helicopter capturing aerials of major urban areas.
In 2006, Jones was selected to be one of Canon U.S.A.’s elite group of photographers, The Explorers of Light. Jones has published seven coffee-table books including his popular instructional book: “The Step-by-Step Photography Workshop,” as well as “Great Smoky Mountains, Natural Wonder, National Park” and “Great Smoky Mountains Simply Beautiful.” His latest book is “Kentucky Simply Beautiful.”
Pine Mountain State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, Mountain View Restaurant, an award-winning golf course, an interpretive center and hiking trails. Pine Mountain State Resort is located one mile south of Pineville, Ky., on US 25E, or 10 miles north of Middlesboro, Ky.
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