Worldwide Photo Walk Santa Rosa 2016

Get ready for another great photography experience!

I’m excited to announce that I will be leading the Santa Rosa group for the 9th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk.

October 1st 2016
8:45 am – 11 am

Want to enter the Worldwide Photo Walk photo contest? You must register on the Worldwide Photo Walk site – limited space so sign up now!

If you compete in the Worldwide Photo Walk contest, you can upload your favorite photo for our local competition. I will be judging the photo entries and the local contest and winning photographer will receive a gift (to be announced) and their photo will be submitted for the Worldwide photo competition.

Here is a quick overview of the planned walking route and some suggestions and points of interest for you to keep in mind when on the walk.

Let’s get started!

We will gather at Historic Railroad Square in front of the California Welcome Center at 8:45 am introduce ourselves and take a quick group photo and then get on our way at 9:00 am.

After the group photo it is all up to you to either follow the suggested route or take it as you go – we are here to have fun!

The route I’ve chosen this year is diverse in historic, artistic, architectural, social, and HDR opportunities.
Our walk will take us through Old Town and downtown Santa Rosa.

Historic Railroad Square has a great deal to offer a photographer. There is the historic value as well as textures, color, people and sculptures.

 

 

 

 

 

Along Santa Rosa creek offers photography subjects ranging from sculptures, the creek itself may not have much water, but does have grape vines, a foot bridge, Olive Park (restrooms), and plants of all kinds.

Prince Gateway Park is across from Luther Burbank Home & Gardens and is a wonderful place to photograph children playing in the water jets.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens is an excellent place to take a break and rest and use the restrooms (located at the back of the gardens). The plants and flowers here are awesome. I could easily spend a day shooting here.

Julliard Park has several bocce courts, a community garden, a church that was built from a single redwood tree, a pond with water lilies, plenty of people, sculptures and a playground for the kids.

From Julliard Park we will back track the route to take advantage of what we might have missed the first time. As some of you may have heard me say many times – Always look up, down, left, right and back!

This will take us back to Historic Railroad Square.

We are planning to grab lunch at Chevy’s around 11:30 for anyone who wants to hang out and talk about the walk while sharing photos.

Parking at Railroad Square is metered and a 2 hour limit. You may find it easier to park at the Santa Rosa Mall.

Note: Santa Rosa Mall security has asked us to not take photos of the building due to security issues.

Looking forward to another exciting event!

Ray

Worldwide Photo Walk Map - 2016

 

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