3CT Spring Fling
April 10-12, 2015
Nashville Photography Club
Welcome to the 3CT Spring Fling hosted by the Nashville Photography Club. We are excited to share the variety of different photographic aspects Nashville has to offer. Nashville is a fast growing tourist and convention city that offers many sights, sounds, and experiences to those who visit. During the weekend event we will have opportunities to photograph historic sites in downtown Nashville, the world class Nashville Zoo, beautiful views of the city at night, the excitement of night street photography, and a one of a kind car museum. The event will also include presentations by professional photographers. Come join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship, new experiences, and plenty of opportunities for photography. See you in Nashville April 10-12, 2015.
Brief Summary of Events-
Friday night will begin the event with registration and a meet/greet. Our key note speaker Friday night is Byron Jorjorian a nationally acclaimed Nature Photographer. We will also go over the weekend events Friday night.
Saturday Morning we will have two options for photographic opportunities.
Option one will be a walking tour in downtown Nashville to photograph the architecture and historical sights of the city. We will also visit the Cherry Blossom Festival that is occurring downtown Saturday, April 11. This option through downtown Nashville does require walking up/down hills!
Option two for Saturday morning is the Nashville Zoo. The Zoo has a variety of animals to photograph including favorites such as Flamingos, Kangaroos, Elephants, Giraffes, Big Cats, Reptiles, and more. We will have an opportunity to experience up-close and personal encounters with several of the zoo animals, exclusively for our event attendees! This option would be less strenuous walking than the downtown tour.
Saturday afternoon we will have a presentation on street photography by our key note speaker Robert McCurley. Mr. McCurley is a Fine Art Photographer in Franklin, TN.
Saturday evening we will venture back to downtown Nashville to get night shots of Nashville and enjoy the excitement of Nashville at night. Nashville comes alive at night and this will be a great time to practice some of the tips Mr. McCurley gives during his street photography presentation. There is a special feeling to Nashville at night, the crowds, the neon, the honky tonks, and the beautiful views of the city lights. Saturday night we strongly encourage car pooling and due to the large crowds parking costs will average $20.00 per spot.
Sunday morning we will visit the Lane Motor Museum. The museum includes the largest collection of Czechoslovakian cars outside of Europe (including 23 Tatras), European automobiles of unusual or innovative design, propeller-driven vehicles, microcars, three-wheeled cars, amphibious vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, military vehicles, competition cars, and one-of-a-kind vehicles and prototypes. This museum highlights the outlandish and unusual sides of the automobile's development with cars rarely seen in the United States.
Registration and Meet & Greet- 5:00pm-7:00 pm
Cumberland University, Mt. Juliet Campus
5000 Crossings Circle, Suite 201
(The intersection of Adams Lane and Herschel Drive)
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Meet your host Nashville Photography Club! We will have a welcome opening and brief summary of events and answer any questions you may have.
Byron Jorjorian has been capturing the natural world on film for over 35 years. With over 375,000 images in his files, his photographs have appeared on nationally published greeting cards, calendars, magazines, posters, murals, fine art prints, books, brochures, and advertising. Byron has had over 11,000 images published and has had over 20,000 fine art prints installed all over the United States.
Byron was featured in the book, The Best of Nature Photography - Images and Techniques from the Pros and was named one of the top 40 Nature Photographers worldwide.
He has also been published in National Geographic and his book, The Skywriting Journal, was featured in “O” Magazine as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things.
Byron’s coffee table book, Treasures Untold - Uncovering Masterpieces of Nature Across Tennessee, was published the Fall of 2014.
Byron’s wife, Susan, manages their full-time professional stock/assignment photography business from their home in Tennessee. He is represented by 4 stock agencies worldwide.
His award winning photography has appeared in such publications as- Time Magazine, National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Guides, Audubon Field Guides
Some of his corporate Stock photography Clients include:Ford Motor Co, Minolta Corp, Universal Studios (CA & FL), Titanic Museum, Kennedy Space Center, Disney Cruise Lines, Ryman
Saturday April 11, 2015-
Option # 1- 9:00am- Saturday Morning Downtown Architecture Photo Walk:
Attached is a link to the Saturday morning downtown architecture walk which begins at 9:00 AM (CST):
Estimated Walking Distance: 3 km 415 m (2.1 miles). We are planning on parking* at the garage (101 James Robertson Pkwy)at the Metro Courthouse where the photographic walk will begin. Costs for this garage are based on time and can run up to $12.00 for all day parking. Destinations along the route include, but are not limited to:
- Metro Courthouse- 1 Public Sq.#302, Nashville, TN 37201 (Corner of Charlotte Ave. & James Robertson Pkwy)
- Exploration and Discovery#2: The Scholar- 3rd Ave.N & Union St.- Artist: Ken Rowe
Medium: Cast bronze, fabricated bronze, fabricated steel base
Description: The second piece of "Exploration and Discovery" represents the active pursuit of knowledge. The rug beneath the scholar is worn from looking into the telescopes. The planets are in the astronomical position of December 25, 1779, the day James Robertson crossed the Cumberland River and onto the future site of Nashville. Six of the telescopes are aimed at Nashville landmarks and two at astronomical bodies.
- Printers Alley- Union St. & Printers Alley -Printers Alley National Register Historic District
Traditionally the center of Nashville’s nightlife, Printers Alley was, in its earlier days, a series of posts where men bound for the courthouse hitched their horses. By the turn of the twentieth century it had become the center of Nashville’s printing industry. The street contained hotels, restaurants, and saloons, many of the latter becoming speakeasies when Prohibition went into effect in 1909. Nightclubs opened here in the 1940s, and the alley became a showcase for the talents of performers such as Boots Randolph, Chet Atkins, Waylon Jennings, Dottie West, The Supremes, Hank Williams, Barbara Mandrell, and Jimi Hendrix.
- Lower Broadway- Between 2nd & 5th Aves. - The Broadway Historic District, in the shadow of the famed Ryman Auditorium, is probably best known for the many music and tourist-related businesses that remain in this area. Known as Lower Broad, this section of Broadway has for decades attracted country music fans to its honky-tonk bars. The Ernest Tubb Record Shop, at 417 Broadway, was the site of the second-longest running radio show in history, the Midnight Jamboree, still broadcast on Saturday nights on WSM Radio. Singer Ernest Tubb opened the record store and mail-order business in 1947 and moved to this location in 1951. Of particular interest is the former Merchants Hotel, 401 Broadway, a three-story commercial Victorian building. Originally constructed around 1870, the building became Merchants Hotel in 1892, and was rehabilitated in the 1980s forMerchants Restaurant.
- 5.Schermerhorn Symphony Center- 1 Symphony Place- The Nashville Symphony is an arts leader in Nashville and beyond, offering a broad range of classical, pops, jazz and family concerts. Inspired by the great European symphony halls, the “shoebox plan” Schermerhorn Symphony Center opened in 2006, and is one of only a few such venues throughout the world to feature natural lighting. The design of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center recalls Nashville’s tradition of Neoclassical architecture. The four-story structure features a 29-foot-high north entrance flanked by columns that echo the city’s grand civic buildings. Meaningful iconography is found throughout the building. Images of musical instruments, Tennessee’s state flowers (passionflower and iris) and references to Nashville’s architectural heritage can be found throughout, on railings, keystones, grill panels and canopies.
- Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum- 222 5th Ave. S- In 1925, WSM Radio began broadcasting the WSM Barn Dance on Saturday nights. Three years later, local announcer George D. Hay unintentionally christened the Grand Ole Opry when, after a program of classical music, he introduced the country music program by saying, “For the past hour you’ve been listening to grand opera. Now, we’ll present the Grand Ole Opry.” It is country music that is most often associated with Nashville’s image as Music City, USA.The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, completed in 2001, replaced an earlier hall of fame on Music Row, opened in 1967. The contemporary exterior design incorporates a piano keyboard and a radio tower. Managed by the Country Music Foundation, the museum houses an outstanding collection of items relating to country music and its legends. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, it is the largest research center in the world dedicated to a single form of country music.
- Ryman Auditorium- 116 5th Ave. N.- Revered by many as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” the Ryman Auditorium was the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943 to 1974. The building was built in 1892 and named for Captain Tom Ryman, a wealthy riverboat captain. Ryman was inspired to sponsor the building’s construction after his religious conversion at a tent revival held by Sam Jones. Originally known as the Union Gospel Tabernacle, the building was designed by local architect Hugh Cathcart Thompson. Before its Opry days, the Ryman was the unofficial city auditorium, hosting performances by legendary greats as Caruso, Sarah Bernhardt, W.C. Fields, and Booker T. Washington, just to name a few.
- Nashville Public Library- 615 Church St.- Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York designed the three-story 300,000 square foot building in a Modern Classical style. The design, a stone building with a large pedimented center block, columns, and pilasters, acknowledges the classical tradition of Nashville’s public architecture, such as the State Capitol and the Parthenon. The monumental bronze doors at the library’s entrance were designed by local sculptor Alan LeQuire, and the grand Reading Room features a series of hammered copper repousse panels by artist Greg Ridley.
- War Memorial Bldg. & Legislative Plaza- 301 6th Ave. N.- Built as a memorial to the Tennessee soldiers who died in World War I, the War Memorial Building was the first building constructed for state offices outside the capitol itself. Designed in the Greek Doric order by architect Edward Dougherty with McKim, Mead and White, this building has a Doric-columned atrium as its focal point. Engraved into the west and north walls are the names of 3,400 Tennesseans who gave their lives in World War I and a statue entitled “Victory” by Nashville sculptor Belle Kinney sits in the center of the atrium.
Legislative Plaza, outside to the east of the War Memorial Building, creates an open-air space for public events. Below ground is a labyrinth of government office spaces and committee rooms for the Tennessee General Assembly. Through the underground Motlow Tunnel, Legislative Plaza is connected to the Tennessee State Capitol. On the plaza stands a statue dedicated to the Women of the Confederacy also sculpted by Belle Kinney and a monument to the Tennesseans who served in the Korean War by sculptor Russell Faxon. Vietnam Veterans Park lies south of the building and contains a statue by Nashville sculptor Alan LeQuire.
- Tennessee State Capitol- 600 Capitol Blvd. - A National Historic Landmark, the Tennessee State Capitol sits on the highest hill in the central city. Designed in the Greek Revival Style by architect William Strickland who moved to Nashville from Philadelphia, it is his last and perhaps his finest work. Strickland began his career as an apprentice to Benjamin Latrobe, the first architect of the U.S. Capitol. He died in 1854, before the completion of the Tennessee State Capitol, and, according to his wishes, was buried in the walls of the northeast corner of the building. Built with Tennessee limestone, the building employs the Ionic and Corinthian orders, the two most highly regarded in Greek architecture. To match the elegancy of the exterior, Strickland makes extensive use on the interior of cast iron, an avant garde building material of the 1840s, as seen in the highly decorative spiral staircase and library balconies.
Also on Capitol Hill are various other monuments including the tomb of President and Mrs. James K. Polk, an equestrian statue of President Andrew Jackson by Clark Mills, monuments to Civil War hero Sam Davis and World War I hero Alvin York, and six cedar trees planted to commemorate the six million Jews who died as a result of the Holocaust.
Participants are welcome to explore other areas of the downtown if they wish. If you do decide to explore on your own please use these ten major land marks as reference points to assist you with navigation.
*Other Parking in area- 300 & 301 James Robertson Pkwy.
**Park & Ride Option for Mobility Challenged- http://joyridellc.com/ - 507 2nd Ave. South, Nashville 37210. Park in their lot (Free), ride in a Golf Cart Style vehicle/shuttle service to photo destinations. Payment accepted to drivers in the form of Tips. Remember to Tip well, they will be with you for several hours! Due to conventions in the area, reservations are suggested, at least one day ahead of time! Main phone#- 615-285-9835, or Call Robby 615-856-9996. Vehicles are 4-6 people.
1:00pm-2:45pm-Lunch/Break- (Meet back at Cumberland University for Presentation by Street Photographer- Robert MCCurly 3:00pm-4:15pm)
Option #2- Saturday Morning- Nashville Zoo- 9:00am-1:00pm
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere- 615-833-1534
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Our morning will start being met inside the front gate of the zoo by Darlene Cooke a member of the Zoo staff. We proceed to the education center where we will have interaction with some birds and animals with the zoo staff. Darlene has some special friends that will be available to photograph up-close and personal, exclusively for our Spring Fling group!
Darlene Cooke has been with the Nashville Zoo since 2007. Darlene's main function with the Nashville Zoo is assisting with demonstrating or showcasing animals for special events or parties. She is also always available to answer any questions regarding the animals from zoo customers as they tour the zoo.
We will then head toward the Bamboo Trail. The morning is a great time to view the cats as they are more active and playful at this time of day. Some animals there are Clouded Leopards, Red Pandas and Tigers. Let’s go on a trip to Africa, this section holds Elephants, Giraffes, Zebras and more!
After our trip to Africa we head over to the Kangaroo Kickabout. This habitat is arranged so that visitors can walk through the enclosure. The visitors are required to stay on the path as the Kangaroos wander freely through the enclosure. Zoo keepers are on-hand for information and safety for both the animals and guests. Have those cameras ready, the mothers may have some surprises in their pouches.
ADMISSION - Fees paid at the Zoo- Adults/Teens : $15, Seniors (65+) : $13
PARKING Prices-( on site)- Non-Members : $5 per vehicle - Car pooling recommended, Members-Free
Nashville Zoo makes a concerted effort to ensure our pathways, exhibits and facilities are accessible to all visitors. Below are resources that are available to help plan your next visit to Nashville Zoo.
1:00pm-2:45pm-Lunch/Break- (Meet back at Cumberland University for Presentation by Street Photographer- Robert McCurly 3:00pm-4:15pm)
3:00pm-4:15pm- Saturday April 11, 2015 Afternoon-
Cumberland University, Mt. Juliet, TN
Presentation on Street Photography by Robert McCurley-
Robert McCurley is a Fine Art Photographer based in Franklin, TN. His artistic muses are varied and eclectic, but generally incorporate a human presence or aspect. He has an ongoing affinity for street photography, toy cameras and plastic lenses. His photographs have been exhibited in a variety of venues in the U.S.. Robert is a founding member of Southlight Salon.
*Dinner Break 4:15pm -6:00pm-
Meet @ 6:00pm- Cumberland University, Mt. Juliet to go Downtown Nashville for Night/Street Photography. We will leave Cumberland Univ. @ 6:15pm.
Due to Conventions in the area Car Pooling is HIGHLY recommended!
6:15pm-Saturday Night - Night and Street Photography-
The Group will leave from the Cumberland University, Mt. Juliet facility at 6:15pm for downtown!
Saturday night will be a fun filled evening with lots of night and street photography options. We are planning on having a couple of different starting points. The different starting points take into account different shooting possibilities, different parking possibilities, and different walking distances. Because of the events occurring Saturday night in Nashville parking will probably be in the $20.00 range and may be very limited. Again we strongly recommend car pooling for this event.
Option 1 – Parking* at LP Field( South 1st Street-East side of Bridge) if spots are available. This option will provide iconic views of Nashville from across the river and the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge before heading to lower Broadway for street photography. Estimated Walking Distance: 2 km 575 m (1.6 miles) for this route. Photographic points of interest along this route include, but are not limited to:
- John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge
- Schermerhorn Symphony Center
3.Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
- Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge
- Lower Broadway
Option 2 - Parking at the Nashville Public Library if spots are available. Estimated Walking Distance: 1 km 531 m (0.6miles) for this route. This option is less strenuous of a walk than night option 1, but gives you a chance to experience the Nashville night life and street photography up close and personal. Highlights of this route include, but are not limited to:
1.Nashville Public Library
- Printers Alley
- Lower Broadway
- Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge
- The Ryman
10:00am- Sunday, April 12, 2015 Event- Lane Motor Museum
Lane Motor Museum- 615-742-7445
702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210
The Lane Motor museum was established in 2003 by Jeff Lane and began with Jeff Lane's personal collection of 70 vehicles. The collection is housed in the former American Bread Company bakery which occupied the site from 1951 to 1994. Many of the unique architectural details of the building have been retained. The collection features over 450 vehicles and related art and memorabilia, housed in the former bakery. Of this number, approximately 150 vehicles are on display on any given day. There are many architectural details that complement the collection. The museum includes the largest collection of Czechoslovakian cars outside of Europe (including 23 Tatras), European automobiles of unusual or innovative design, propeller-driven vehicles, microcars, three-wheeled cars, amphibious vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, military vehicles, competition cars, and one-of-a-kind vehicles and prototypes. This museum highlights the outlandish and unusual sides of the automobile's development with cars rarely seen in the United States.
Hours: Monday 10-5, Tues-Wed- Closed, Thurs- Sun 10-5
Parking on site
2015 Admission Prices-
Adults- (18-64) - $9.00
Seniors- (65+) - $6.00
Youth – (6-17)- $3.00
5 & Under- Free