2018 3CT Camera Club Council Fall Event

Fall Event Agenda

News Flash! (Updated 09-12-2018)

The 2018 3CT Fall Event will be hosted by the Clarksville Friends of Photography on October 26-27-28, 2018. Plans are underway for a variety of unique photo opportunities on all three days. See old friends and meet new ones! A block of 50 rooms has been reserved for 3CT members at Riverview Inn in historic downtown Clarksville with a special rate of $119 per night. The hotel is within walking distance (one-two blocks) from restaurants and shops and has free parking and a complimentary breakfast. Any 3CT rooms not reserved by September 12, 2018, will be released to other guests. Reservations can be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the check-in date. Since it is homecoming weekend at Austin Peay State University, it will be difficult to find a hotel room in Clarksville that weekend. So, even if you are unsure about attending, go ahead and make your reservation NOW!

2018 Fall Event Agenda

Friday, October 26, 2018

1 pm      Walking tour of Historic Downtown                         ***                        Steve Springer, 931-216-2691
Begins in the lobby of Riverview Inn at 50 College Street.  Featured will be: 1842 Poston Building with “ghost” advertising signs, Public Square, panoramic view of Historic Downtown and the Cumberland River from the fifth story balconies of F&M Bank, Victorian-era commercial architecture on Franklin Street and Strawberry Alley, Montgomery County Court House, 1898 Customs House Museum, Downtown Commons, and possibly one or two local churches.

5 pm      Dinner and meet/greet at The Looking Glass, 329 Warfield Boulevard
Excellent food and live music.  We will be in a separate room adjacent to the main dining area.

8 pm      Photograph the R. J. Corman Railroad Bridge
Spanning the Cumberland River and illuminated by multi-colored LED lights.  Who knows, there might even be some barge traffic on the river.  Please carpool and gather in the small parking lot at 602 S. Riverside Drive.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

8:30 – 10:00     Workshop:          “To Be Determined”                      ***                        Jeff Roush
Enter through the 5th Street entrance of the Hope Building, First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street.  Park in one of the church parking lots or on the streets where permitted.

8:30 – 4:00        Field trips
Option 1:             “The Downtown Tour”
         ***       Tammy Elliott, 931-206-0633 Lisa Kemmer, 931-801-3447
Walking tour of Historic Downtown Clarksville beginning in the lobby of Riverview Inn at 50 College Street.  We will repeat most of the sites from the Friday afternoon walking tour and will add some of the following sites:  Upland Trail, L & N Train Station, Greenwood Cemetery, public art, and more!  Lunch at The Blackhorse Pub & Brewery, 132 Franklin Street.
Option 2:             “The Farm Tour”                              ***                        Steve Springer, 931-216-2691
Starting from the Hope Building at First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street, we will travel back in time to Historic Collinsville, a living history museum, where you will experience life in Tennessee from 1830 to 1870.  You can photograph log houses, farm buildings, period furniture, and farm/household tools from the era.  This site is located at 4711 Weakley Road, Southside, Tennessee.  We will enjoy a brown bag lunch at Collinsville.  From there, we will visit some life-size concrete statues along a rural road in Palmyra, Tennessee that was created in the 1950s by self-taught folk artist, E. T. Wickham.  Then, back to Clarksville where, if time permits, we will make stops at Greenwood Cemetery and/or the L & N Train Station.
Option 3:             “The Museum Tour”                       ***                                        Self-guided
Travel “on your own” to the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum (free admission; open 9:30 to 4:30) at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky where you can photograph military memorabilia, weapons and aircraft from the early 1940s to the present.  You must enter the Army Post from Gate 4 on Fort Campbell Boulevard.  Take an immediate right into the security office parking lot and then enter the building to obtain a visitor pass.  You must present your driver license, vehicle registration and proof of current insurance to obtain a pass.  Each passenger must have a valid picture ID (such as a driver license).  No weapons and no cell phone usage allowed while driving through Fort Campbell.  The museum is located at 5702 Tennessee Avenue at Fort Campbell.  Have lunch at one of the dozens of restaurants on Fort Campbell Boulevard.  On the way back into Clarksville, check out the Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center (free admission; open 10:00 – 4:00) where you can learn about life in Clarksville during the Civil War.  This site is located at 120 Duncan Street in Clarksville. Wrap up the day with a stop at the Customs House Museum (free admission with ticket; open 10:00 – 5:00) at 200 South Second Street where you can view both temporary and permanent cultural, historical and artistic exhibits.

3:00 – 4:30        Workshop:          “To Be Determined”                      ***                                        Jeff Roush
Enter through the 5th Street entrance of the Hope Building, First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street.  Park in one of the church parking lots or on the street where permitted.

5:00       Dinner - “on your own
Take your camera with you!  The sun should set around 6:00 pm and sunsets over the Cumberland River can be spectacular. 

A few suggestions: 

  • The Blackhorse Pub & Brewery - 132 Franklin Street
  • Liberty Park Grill - Marina Way
  • O’Charley’s - 674 N. Riverside Drive
  • Strawberry Alley Ale Works - 103 Strawberry Alley

7:00       Program: “The Galapagos Experience” presented by Brent Wright of the Nashville Photography Club.
Enter through the 5th Street entrance of the Hope Building, First Baptist Church, 435 Madison Street.  Park in one of the church parking lots or on the street where permitted.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

8:00 – 9:30        Liberty Park and Clarksville Marina / Walking Trail 
Meet at the Liberty Park lake/nature walk at 1188 Cumberland Drive for an outdoor photography workshop featuring a variety of birds, the marina and possibly some barge traffic on the Cumberland River.  Be prepared to share tips and techniques with your fellow photographers.

10:00 – 12:00     L & N Train Station
“Take the last train to Clarksville and I’ll meet you at the station” for an outdoor portrait workshop at 189 Tenth Street.  Learn some tips and techniques from your fellow photographers while photographing some local youth and families.  More details will be provided at the event.

12:00     Lunch – “on your own

1:00 – 4:00        The (Hay) Bale Trail  https://elktonky.com/news/bale-trail/  
The people of nearby Todd County, Kentucky (just four miles up the road) have found a unique way to put their hay bales to use with the creation of the “Bale Trail”.  Download a map to discover how fun and creative farmers can be!  Drive through the area at your own pace to discover and photograph these elaborate hay bale displays along the rural roadways.