|The Power of Photography Show & Exhibit 2016 - Come & Gone!!!!
Norm Haines, Best-In-Show
The POP Show 2016 has come and gone. It was an amazing show with great people and great art. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Congratulations to Norm Haines who won Best-In-Show. In case you missed the show, the winners will be published in our Gallery in a few days. You will also be able to download a copy of the Program that contains the primary category winners.
The Cultural Center and their staff did a great job providing us an excellent venue for the POP Show. We currently anticipate being back next year. Those tentative dates are August 18 - 20, 2017. We will actually begin planning in the next few weeks so any comments you may have, please E-Mail those to us. The Post-POP Meeting is Sept. 7th at 5:30 PM at Georgio's Pizzeria.
Some of our guests, POP 2016
|If you are interested in becoming a member of the Wide Angle Photo Club, please come to a Meeting and see what we are all about. You can Join and pay your dues on-line. Proceeds from the Power of Photography Show® & Exhibit benefit The Arc Gateway. Thank you to everyone who displayed their art, who helped with and who visited the show.
Fall photo weekend will be October 21 - 23, 2016
PHOTOGRAPHING COVERED BRIDGES & FALL COLOR
We will be based in Oneonta, AL, a 4 1/2 hour drive from Pensacola via I-65 just North-east of Birmingham. It is a small town with limited lodging options (a Days Inn and a Bama Inn both with 2 stars and The Covered Bridge Inn with 3.1 stars). I have arranged for The Covered Bridge Inn of Oneonta (205-625-3961) to hold 12 rooms for us until 1 October at a discounted rate of $49.99 plus tax. MAP Tell them you are with the Wide Angle Photo Club to get the discounted rate. They offer a free continental breakfast, free high speed wifi, refrigerators, microwaves and coffee makers in each room. They are offering use of their meeting room at no cost. There are 2 rooms with a king sized bed and 10 rooms with 2 beds/room. One room will be smoking room, the other 11 will be non-smoking.
There are 4 covered bridges within easy driving distance from Oneonta and hopefully there will be good fall color at that time of year.
Blount County has earned the title of "Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama" since it has more historic covered bridges standing within a single county than any other in the state. The county has three: Swann Covered Bridge (the longest surviving bridge in the state), Horton Mill Covered Bridge (holds the distinction of being the highest covered bridge above any waterway in the United States), and the Easley Covered Bridge.
There is an additional covered bridge in Gadsen AL, 40 minutes from Oneonta. There is an admission charge ($6 adults, $4 seniors 55yo and older) to enter the park in which it is located. There is also a 90 foot waterfall in the park which we can photograph.
The Gilliland-Reese Covered Bridge, more simply known as Gilliland's Covered Bridge, is a locally owned wooden covered bridge that spans a small pond near Black Creek in Etowah County, Alabama, United States. It is located at Noccalula Falls Park off Noccalula Road (State Route 211) in the city of Gadsden. Coordinates are 34°02′21.79″N 86°01′26.93″W (34.039386, -86.024147). Noccalula Falls Park is also home to the 90-foot (27 m) Noccalula Falls, part of Black Creek as it cascades down into a ravine from a ledge off Lookout Mountain.
Built in 1899, the 85-foot (26 m) bridge is a Stringer construction over a single span. Its current WGCB number is 01-28-C, formerly 01-28-02. Although most sources spell the second part of the name as "Reese," it is actually named after the town of Reece City where the bridge was originally located. There is an admission charge to visit Noccalula Falls Park (Noccalula Falls itself is excluded), which also includes a pioneer village along with a botanical garden. The bridge is maintained by the City of Gadsden.
We will meet for dinner (place to be determined) Friday evening, shoot all day Saturday and hopefully preview each other's images Saturday evening. Sunday morning we can return to favorite places of find new places to shoot before heading back to Pensacola.
Car Pooling will be available to a limited extent. If you have any questions, please call Dick Weaver 850.712.6237. He prefers call between 2 and 4 AM.