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Club News
Cove Springs Trip
Covered Bridge Trip
Red River Gorge
Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour
Rick Lombardo Estate Sale
Images shared by Don Sivori

Squire Boone Cavern
Sugarbush Maple Festival
Steve Cowherd on Printing at Home

Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and Finley Market

Slides from Rick Lombardo's Estate




Gasslight Festival Balloon Glow

Annual Gasslight Festival in Jeffersontown, Kentucky.
Photos by Lee Steiner


Corydon, Indiana

A couple of our members decided to take a Monday trip to Corydon, Indiana in search of some small waterfalls. What they discovered was a glass blowing display and a few other points of interest. The photos below were shared with us from Lee Steiner. It's wonderful to see our members striking out with other members and sharing what they find. Keep shutterbugging.


Frankfort Ave Trolley Hop

Several of our members enjoyed an evening on Frankfort Avenue. Lee Steiner shared the following images from the evening.



"How To" Session

More to come soon....If you attended these event and would like to submit an article or images, please send them here


Cove Springs Trip

Since those who came out for the Cove Springs Trip had been there previously, they decided to take a little detour and ended up in Cynthiana Kentucky. They also stumbled across the Colville Covered Bridge. Below are some images from Roy Rubeli from this trip


Covered Bridge Trip

Three club members took a trip to several covered bridges in Southern Indiana. Along the way, they also found a blacksmith's shop in the quaint town of Vernon, IN, as well as a very old rock train trussel.

Images below taken by Dara Cross

Images below taken by Deborah Montgomery
Busching Covered Bridge Holton Covered Bridge James Creek Covered Bridge New Madison IN Bridge
Vernon IN Train Trussel Blacksmith's Shop, Vernon IN
Blacksmith's Shop, Vernon IN


Red River Gorge

Seven club members took a trip to the Red River Gorge, May 20th. The images below were submitted by Laura Roberts. It looks like those of us who did not get to go, really missed out on a beautiful trip!



Buffalo Trace Distillery Tour

The Louisville Photo Forum had a great time at Buffalo Trace Distillery on Saturday May 10. We ended up with 7 members there: including Roy our fearless president heading up the group. We hopped on the 12:30 (free) tour, although I didn't listen to much of the tour, (as there was soooo much to shoot) Our guide was extremely informed and quite comical. Everyone seemed to really enjoy his commentary as we made our rounds through the grounds. The tour took around 45 min and then off to the tasting room. We were given the opportunity to try quite a few of the sprites that the distillery makes as well as some chocolates and a hella Irish Cream with Buffalo Trace's Hard Root Beer. "alcoholic root beer float, YEP twas' good" After the tasting I had to be on my way. I believe that Roy and the others made their way to another destination.

 ~Lee M Shockney


The next Photos are from Roy Rubeli, including a group photo of those who went on to the Switzer Covered Bridge in Frankfort.


___, Dave, Roy, Sherry and Laura posing at Switzer Covered Bridge, no pictured Lee and CB who had to leave after the Cove Springs portion of the trip.


More of Roy's photos of Buffalo Trace.



Squire Boone's Cavern

Images taken by Deborah Montgomery

Images taken by Wyatt Montgomery (age 3)

Images taken by Dara Cross


Sugarbush Maple Festival

The air was crisp, ok, it was downright cold, however, the scent of maple syrup and campfires warmed your soul! What a beautiful day! Several members braved the cold to partake in the festival. One such photographer could be found busy capturing the days festivities.


As you can see, all photographers are welcome, regardless of skill or experience level.

The days festivities included, of course, Maple Syrup!, breakfast of pancakes or waffles, spun maple sugar cotton candy, maple candies, kids crafts including a cross cut saw and branding of a maple leaf, a scavenger hunt, tomahawk throwing, demonstrations of the process to make syrup as it has changed over the years, a shootout, and many more. In addition there were craft artisans and a pole swing ride.

Our young photographer, Wyatt, (age 3) captured these images. Wyatt was also allowed to take one of the few group pictures of the reinactors.

For those interested in the technical side of things, Wyatt shoots a Canon XTi with an 18mm to 55mm lens. In most cases he prefers the "P" mode or sometimes the "Green Box - Auto" mode. He shoots handheld. His images are posted untouched and unedited, with the exception of the watermark added. His Grandma assisted with the watermark of his actual tracing of his name using both Photoshop CS5 and Lightroom 5.

Hope to see you at the next photography field trip!!!


Steve Cowherd on Printing at Home

Wednesday, 2/22/17, Steve Cowherd, presented a wonderful overview of what is needed to be able to print Gallery Ready prints from home. Along with a comprehensive list of things to consider and items needed, he provided us with a list of his favorite products that he has tested. Steven invites members to email him or friend him on FaceBook. Depending on the email volume it may take him a while but he said he will answer and is always willing the help. You can reach Steve, via email here, or via FaceBook here.

Below is a list of products and sites Steve recommends:

Website -   (we would love some visitors) 

Framing and mounting supplies as well as some general tools.

Paper, ink, gloves and misc supplies  -

Packaging and albums    - 

Coatings, paper, Rigid Substrates (metal & board) and electric roll laminators

Bamboo and Birch mount boards

Mountboards, Wall Mounts, Manual roll Laminator (this is the one I use), overlay films and general tools   -


Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption and Finley Market, February 18th.

1140 Madison Ave, Covington, KY 41011
The sanctuary was designed by Detroit architect Leon Coquard and is inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Services were first held in 1901 with the Madison Avenue façade, designed by local architect David Davis, added between 1908 and 1910. The structure is constructed of Bedford stone and the roofs are covered with red ludovici tile. It measures 194 ft × 144 ft (59 m × 44 m) and the nave reaches a height of 81 ft (25 m). The cathedral project terminated in 1915, though it remains incomplete to this day with the planned 52 ft (16 m) towers unbuilt.[2]

Photos by Lisa Mercer
The restoration of the Cathedral earned a 2002 Preservation Award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association.[3] For the interior restoration, Conrad Schmitt Studios cleaned the stone ribs, tracery and walls. Studio artists also restored plaster and select faux stone painting.

The interior was modeled after St. Denis in France. It contains murals by Covington native Frank Duveneck with the high altar carved from Carrara marble with floors of Rosata and Breche marble.[2] The north transept is said to contain the world's largest handmade church stained glass window, at 67 ft × 24 ft (20.4 m × 7.3 m).[4] It depicts the Ecumenical Council of Ephesus in 431 AD that proclaimed Mary as the Mother of God.

The cathedral houses three pipe organs. The south transept gallery holds the pipe organ designed and built in 1933 for the cathedral by Henry Willis III during his tenure at the Wicks Organ Company of Highland, Illinois. Originally a three-manual console with 43 ranks of pipes, Aultz-Kersting Organ renovated and enlarged this instrument in 1982 to four-manuals with 65 ranks.

The west gallery, below the rose window, is occupied by the two-manual organ originally built for St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Covington, Kentucky, in 1858 by Mathais Schwab of Cincinnati, Ohio. When the St. Joseph building was razed in 1970, the Schwab organ was moved to St Mary's. The Schwab organ was altered to fit the new location, but retains most of its original components, including its mechanical key and stop actions, ivory keyboards and faux-grained casework. It contains 21 ranks. In 2002, the cathedral purchased a one-manual, 20-rank portable organ for use in various parts of the sanctuary.

This location is tripod friendly. Wide angle lens recommended. We will need to vacate the premises by 3pm before confessional begins. Afterwards, those who wish can enjoy a stroll through Finley Market. 

Photos by Dara Cross
1801 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions, welcoming more than a million visitors a year.  Located just blocks from downtown in Over-the-Rhine, a dense historic neighborhood rich in 19th century architecture, Findlay Market remains the bustling center of farm fresh, locally sourced, artisanal and specialty foods. Open Tuesday through Sunday year round, Findlay Market is home to more than 40 indoor merchants selling meat, fish, poultry, produce, flowers, cheese, deli, and ethnic foods. On weekends from April through November the Market also hosts a thriving farmers market, dozens of outdoor vendors, numerous street performers, and lots of special events.


 Slides from Rick Lombardo's Estate

The following are some slide negatives that were provided to the club from Rick Lombardo's family. Since we lost our previous site, I am re-posting these. I apologize that I have lost several of the names that were provided to me. If you would like to resend those names, I will put them back up. Please send them to webmaster.

Ron Bailey, Don Sivori and Rick Lombardo Bill Rhodes and Ron Bailey
Don Sivori Rick Lombardo
  Tom Boykin and Linda Doane
_____, _____ and Charlie Mefford Susan Mudd, Eugene "Geno" Cruikshank and _____
Joe Hansen Pat Hudson at Reelfoot Lake
  A fisherman on Reelfoot Lake
Don Sivori Fishermen on Reelfoot Lake
Linda Doane TY Huang
Fisherman at Reelfoot Lake (winter) Larry Foster
Don Sivori, Larry Foster, Rick Lombardo and Ron Bailey Don Sivori
Rick Lombardo Larry Foster - Double Exposure
Don Sivori  
  Ron Bailey & Richard Jones
Ron Bailey, Don Sivori and Rick Lombardo Ron Bailey, Rick Lombardo and Don Sivori


Links, Tips, Techniques and Photo Spots
Rick Lombardo Estate Sale

Covered Bridges, Round Barns and Other Interesting Photo Spots - Dale Travis

Covered Bridge POI - TomTom

Covered Bridge POI - Garmin

"How To" Video on ON 1 RAW

Louisville Free Public Library Free Instructional Videos (Library card needed)

Canon DLC: Article: A Total Guide to Totality: Solar Eclipse Photography

NIK Collection Downloads

How to Access the NIK Collection

How to install Google NIK Plugin into Photoshop CS6

Tim Grey TV Episode 15 on NIK Collection


Metal Prints - LOCAL

Framing & Mounting Supplies

Paper, Ink, Gloves & Miscellaneous Supplies

Albums & Packaging 

Coatings, Paper & Rigid Substrates

Bamboo & Birch Mounts

Mountboards & Laminator Supplies



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