Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, in Prestonsburg, will host the annual PhotoScenic Kentucky Weekend on October 25 through October 26, 2013.
This year’s featured speaker is Lewis Kemper, who has been photographing the natural beauty of North America for more than 30 years. His work has been published in magazines, books, and calendars around the world.
The weekend events kickoff on Friday at 2:30 p.m. with registration followed by a question-and-answer session. There will also be a digital camera workshop with Tom Hardin, former director of photography at the Louisville Courier-Journal and the Detroit News plus a Photoshop workshop featuring Tom Barnett, an expert on the program.
Saturday will be devoted to photography. The deadline for submitting photographs for judging will be 4:30 p.m.; only pictures shot on Saturday can be entered. Categories for the contest are scenic and close-ups. Contestants can enter up to three pictures in each category.
Another presentation by Lewis Kemper on Saturday evening followed by the awarding of prizes will conclude the events for weekend.
This is the 51st year for PhotoScenic Weekend. The cost for the event is $10.00 for adults; children under 12 are free. Participants should bring a digital camera, a computer, a jump drive, and appropriate clothing for hiking. The weekend is coordinated by Bill Luster, a retired photographer for the Louisville Courier-Journal.
To register for this event, email Bill Luster at firstname.lastname@example.org and include in the email the number of people coming to the event. The registration fee can be paid upon arrival at Jenny Wiley.
For more information about PhotoScenic Kentucky Weekend or any other event at Jenny Wiley, call the park at (800) 325-0142. The park will also have special lodging rates for participants of this event.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is named for a remarkable pioneer woman who endured an Indian attack that left three of her four children dead. Pregnant with a fifth child, she and her youngest child were taken captive; that child would soon also die at the hands of their captors. After giving birth, that child was also killed.
Jenny Wiley managed to finally escape and she made her way back to a frontier settlement where she was reunited with her husband.
The park opened in 1962 and offers something for everyone. Located on the 1,100-acre Dewey Lake, the park has the May Lodge with 49 rooms and a conference center, the Music Highway Grill restaurant cottages, and a 121-site campground.
Recreational opportunities are numerous with fishing, boating, swimming, hiking trails, and more. In addition, from June through August, the Jenny Wiley Theatre Company performs Broadway Musicals in the outdoor amphitheater.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
75 Theatre Court
Prestonsburg, KY 41653-9799
Telephone: (606) 889-1790 or (800) 325-0142