2014 Spring Event

Paris Landing State Park & Land Between the Lakes

Where: Paris Landing State Park

Host Club: Paris Photography Club

When: May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th

Keynote presenter: Dr. Danny Kimberlin, world traveler, photographer, and conservationist
(Dr. K’s program is open to the public.  Non-3CT members pay an entry fee of $5.00 at the door)

Registration: Registration is Required

It’s that time of year again.  The days are getting a little longer we are all looking forward to getting out of our homes and enjoying some sunshine and taking pictures.  If you haven’t got out this year to take your first artistic shots then you should join us at Land Between the Lakes in May.   This year's Spring event will be held on May 2-4.   As always all 3CT club members are able to attend with free registration.  This year 3CT is also starting an individual member program for people who don’t belong to a member club, individual members may also attend with free registration.

The base for the 3CT/Paris Photography Club spring event will be Paris Landing State Park. Founded in 1945 it was named after an old steamboat and freight landing. This popular 841-acre park is located on the western shore of the Tennessee River, where the river was dammed to form the 160,000 acres Kentucky Lake.  Natural beauty and wildlife abound, making it a great location for photographers and outdoor recreation enthusiast.  The park has its own hotel and conference center, a very nice restaurant, cabins and camping facilities; so if you would like to stay in the park, options are available.  There are other lodging choices outside the park.  For more information on the park check out the following site:

During the weekend spring event, we will also be exploring the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.  Located in both Kentucky and Tennessee, between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, this 170,000-acre peninsula has over 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline. It is considered the “heartlands outdoor playground”.  There is much of interest for photographers; the remains of an old iron furnace, a museum, a planetarium, a bison farm, an environmental education area and of course, beautiful land and waterscapes.  For more information on LBL check out the following sites:  and Land_Between_the_Lakes_National_Recreation_Area

 Weekend Schedule


1 A. *Paris Landing Hike – Immediate area (1 to 4:30 p.m.)

*Dinner on your own or together at the Paris Landing Inn (5 to 6:30)

*Meet and Greet –Paris Landing Inn

(Get to know one another, meet your guides, divide the group for Saturday’s tours, and submit your photography related questions for a Q&A Sunday morning.)

(Your PCC guides are well versed on the parks and the best locations for photo ops.)

*Potential night shoot in the park for the die-hards.


(The groups going to Land Between the Lakes will be divided so that everyone will not be at the same locations at once.)

Departures: 7 a.m.

2A. *Homeplace Historical Working Farm / Land Between the Lakes / 30 min drive (Saturday)

2B. *Elk and Bison Range ($5.00 entry) / Land Between the Lakes / 45 min drive (Saturday)

Departure: 8 A.M.

2C. 8 to 9:30 pontoon Boat Ride-Bird Photography/10 to 11:30 Paris Landing nature hike (Limit 12)

2D. 8 to 9:30 Paris Landing nature hike/ 10 to 11:30 Pontoon Boat Ride-Bird Photography (Limit 12)

2E. (for the Pontoon Boat Groups) 1-4 Land Between the Lakes Home Place.

( All of the above tours including other photo op stops along the way to each location.)

(Bring your lunch, snacks, and drinks)

*Dinner on your own or together at Paris Landing Inn (5 – 6:30 p.m.)

*Guest Speaker/Photo Presentation: Dr. Danny Kimberlin, (7-9 p.m.)
(Dr. K’s program is open to the public. Non-3CT members pay an entry fee of $5.00 at the door)


*Q&A (Time and location to be announced.)

3A. Nature Hike in a nearby Wildlife Reserve (Time and location to be announced.)

3B. 8 to 9:30 pontoon Boat Ride-Bird Photography/10 to 11:30 Paris Landing nature hike (Limit 12)

3C. 8 to 9:30 Paris Landing nature hike/ 10 to 11:30 Pontoon Boat Ride-Bird Photography (Limit 12)


***Carpooling, wherever possible, will be appreciated.

***Be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately.

***Be sure to carry water and snacks.

***Bring your lunch if the length of the tour requires it.

***If you leave your group for any reason, please let your guide know.

Keynote Speaker Information:

Danny Kimberlin grew up in the unique French-Acadian culture of south Louisiana. His earliest memories are of fishing the bayous and marshes of Louisiana’s rich coastal environment with his dad. When he was eight years old his extended family purchased a recreational ranch and horses became his new and consuming passion. This blend of early outdoor experiences would influence the rest of his life.

At the age of 19, after his first year of pre-med at LSU, he left the backwaters of his youth on an odyssey to the Great Smoky Mountains. It was to be a journey that would change his life. He hiked the mountains and hoisted a camera for the very first time. By the journey’s end, he had committed himself to a life of travel and nature photography.

After completing his medical education in Obstetrics and Gynecology he practiced for 13 years in Arkansas before relocating in 1990 to Tennessee, where he now lives and works. He has traveled to all 50 states, each of the seven continents, and 84 countries. The purpose of his photography is to share with others his passion for the outdoors and to educate them about the endangerment of species and natural habitats.

He sponsors the annual Photo Showcase given by the Paris-Henry County Arts Council as well as the yearly photo contest of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. He also judges the fall photo contest for Paris Landing State Park and has served on the Friends board of Land Between the Lakes. His collection People Of the World recently showed at the Henry County Heritage Center. He is a founding member and events chairman of the Paris-Henry County Photography Club.

His photos may be seen at his office and on his website He plans to publish a book of his photographs upon his retirement from the practice of medicine.

Where to Stay

Paris Landing State Park Inn
16055 Hwy 79 N, Buchanan, TN 38222
(731) 641-4465
Paris Landing State Park is an 8841-acre state park located on the western bank of Kentucky Lake in Buchanan, Henry County, Tennessee
101.00 2 Dbl Bed / night
114.00 King/night
124.00 One Bdr Suite/night

Campsites and Cabins are also available. For more information on the park check out the following site:

Quality Inn Paris (formerly the Hampton)
(15 miles from the Paris Landing St Park)
1510 East Wood Street Paris, TN 38242
(731) 642-2838
90.00 2 Beds / night
100.00 One King/night
110.00 Jacuzzi Suite/night

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