Thursday, October 12, 2017

Review of Worldwide Photo Walk

ears of corn in husks photo by mbgphoto

Worldwide Photo Walk

 Saturday, October 7 was the Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk.  This walk sponsored by Kelby One had over 21 thousand participants on 985 walks throughout the world.  As I looked at the map I noted that just over half of the participants were in North America and the rest of the walks were scattered throughout the world.  The stated purpose of the walk is for photographers to go out on a walk, shoot photographs and have fun with other photographers.

The walk will have a contest at the end where everyone is asked to submit one photo from the walk.  The photo at the top of the page is my submission.

Supporting Charity

The participants of the walk are encouraged to donate to The Springs of Hope, a Kenya orphanage.  The organization feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans.

barge going down missouri river photo by mbgphoto
View of Barge going down Missouri River

Walk in St. Charles Missouri

The walk that I participated in took place in the historic downtown and the riverfront area of St. Charles.  A group of us (about 15) met at 8:45 Saturday morning at the old train depot on the riverfront.  We were given a bit of guidance from the leader of the walk and then we all gathered for a group photo.
After the group photo we broke into smaller groups and began our walk. The group I was in walked down the riverfront for about a half a mile, talking, laughing and stopping to photograph interesting sites.  
missouri bridge photo by mbgphoto

After a while we turned up from the river for a stop at a farmer's market.
reaching for a gourd photo by mbgphoto

pumpkins photo by mbgphoto

Next we followed the itinerary for the walk and walked a block up from the river to historic Main street in St. Charles.
Historic Downtown St. Charles lamppost photo by mbgphoto

Main Street is a delightful area with cobblestones streets and lots of wonderful old buildings that are turned in to shops and restaurants.  It can get quite busy on a weekend afternoon, but since we were there in the morning the crowds were slim and we were able to get some good shots.  The next photos are the sidewalks and shops along Main Street.
St Charles shops on main street photo by mbgphoto

brick walk photo by mbgphoto

St Charles Missouri photo by mbgphoto

bench photo by mbgphoto

Changing Decor for the Seasons

It is early fall when we are taking our walk and the shop owners have decorated for the season.
harvest scarecrow photo by mbgphoto

fall pumpkin & gourd decor photo by mbgphoto

pumpkin and mums photo by mbgphoto

Taking a Rest

Our walk lasted just over 2 hours.  Here are a few of the group stopping for a rest on some bundles of hay.  After the walk several of the participants stopped at a local restaurant to enjoy some good food and discuss photography.  It was a fun morning that I enjoyed thoroughly.
photo by mbgphoto

Photography Books

I enjoy reading photography books to get ideas from other photographers and to hone my photography skills.  I have found Scott Kelby's digital photography books to be very helpful.  Here is a book he now has with the best of the other books.

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  1. What a fun way for a photographer to spend a morning. Going on a walk in a group of like-minded photographers would be inspiring as each person would 'interpret' scenes in their own way and from their own perspective. Wonderful photos, as always, Mary Beth. You have really honed your photo craft in a most excellent way.

  2. It is wonderful that you have a local photography group to "walk" with. It sounds like it was a lot of fun. I always enjoy seeing your photos Mary Beth and I thank you for sharing them here on Review This! You corn photo is beautiful! I hope if brings home a blue ribbon (or the equivalent in the photography contest) I was also taken by the pumpkin that is nestled among the mums. I love that curly stem! All of the photos from your walk are awesome!

  3. I have not heard of this before today. Thanks Mary Beth for putting me onto something that I just might do in the future. Being in Canada, I don't know if there are walks like this done for this organization. I guess I need to "google" it and find out, so I'll be ready for next year. I enjoyed the pictures you have taken and wish you luck in the judging.

  4. That sounds like so much fun! I've never had the opportunity to take a photo walk with others. I'm glad you were able to do this and share your photos with us. I hope you win the contest.

  5. I've never heard of this, but an absolutely fabulous idea. This is something I know some of family would enjoy participating in. A good cause, exercise and time outdoors - love this. Hope you win the contest too.


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