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Photo Art Paducah KY

PADUCAH, KY – Photography Art Paducah 2017/2018… this is a small collection of photographs taken in historic downtown Paducah, KY.

The colorful streaks area created with car lights. I got this effect by setting my exposure times around 2 to 6 seconds, my ISO at 50 and my aperture at F3.5. The editing software used was Photoshop.

You can get this effect on phones if it allows you to set exposure times. But you will need a tripod or something that can keep your phone perfectly still.

Phones will need to use the same settings as hand-held cameras as well. These settings are a good baseline to start with: Exp 2-6 sec, ISO 50-200, F3.5 or lower.

Photography Art Defined:

Known also as “photographic art”, “artistic photography” and so on, the term “fine art photography” has no universally agreed meaning or definition: rather, it refers to an imprecise category of photographs, created in accordance with the creative vision of the cameraman. (source visual-arts-cork.com)

The photos below were created with normal shots, long exposures and HDR bracketing.

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bbQ & More, Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – bbQ & More is a unique boutique and gift shop for everything bbq located at 321 Broadway Street in the heart of downtown Paducah, KY.

Suzy Pointer, cofounder of the Annual BBQ on the River festival,  said, “We just had an outstanding busy day today. We probably wrapped sixty Fancy Panz that are personalized and wrapped in our amazing burlap bundles. We are pumping out 22 corporate gifts in back there as well.”

This local shop is high-tech and uses all the tools needed to get the word out such as Facebook Live. They have their products online making this shop a global competitor.

This is another locally owned shop filled with wonderful people along with bbq items and gifts for all ages.  And remember, you can be a part in keeping downtown vibrant and growing strong by shopping at great places like bbQ & More.

I really love the shop and all the unique gifts. It was so nice meeting everyone and I thank you all for being so kind. The jelly was delicious by the way.

bbQ & More
321 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 534-5951
Store: bbqandmore.biz (online ordering)
Map: google.com/maps
Social: facebook.com/bbqandmoreKY

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Shane Lee Boutique Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – Shane Lee Boutique is a women’s clothing store and gift shop located at 118 Market House Square in historic downtown Paducah, KY.

Dec 16, 2017 - Shane Lee from Shane Lee Boutique, Market House Square downtown Paducah/photonews247.com
Dec 16, 2017 – Shane Lee, owner of Shane Lee Boutique on Market House Square in downtown Paducah/photonews247.com

The owner, Shane Lee, said, “We’ve been manufacturing clothes for about 30 years. We sell to different stores. We’re probably in 200 hospital gift shops in the country and in 75 percent of the casinos. Disney is our biggest customer.”

Shane Lee Boutique has been on Market House Square for around 11 years. There is another boutique in Murray along with the clothing factory and a fabric shop as well.

Shane Lee clothing is high-end and remarkably made. That said, put it on your must-see list for the next time you visit downtown.

You can stay updated whenever new clothes come into the shop by following facebook.com/ShaneLeeBtq.

It was an honor and pleasure meeting you, Shane. Your picture turned out nice and bright. The light in your shop worked out well.

Shane Lee Boutique
118 Market House Square
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 444-5045
Social: facebook.com/ShaneLeeBtq

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The Juniper Bar, Paducah KY

PADUCAH, KY – The Juniper Bar is nestled inside the historic Smedley Yeiser Home at the NE corner of 6th and Madison Streets in the LowerTown Arts District neighborhood of downtown Paducah, KY.

Juniper is a classy little spot that serves crafted cocktails and mixed drinks guaranteed to satisfy even the most sophisticated palates.

HOURS
Thursday- Saturday 5-10pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

The Juniper Room
533 Madison St
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
(206) 549-5816
Site: smedleyyeiser.com/the-juniper-room
Map: google.com/maps

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Smedley Yeiser Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – The Smedley Yeiser is a classical event venue that resides in a perfectly restored 1852 home located in the Lower Town Art District neighborhood in downtown Paducah, KY.

The Juniper Bar at the Smedley Yeiser features hand-crafted drinks and cocktails in a warm homelike setting.  The bar is open to the public Thursday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm and 11am to 5pm on Sundays.

Smedley Yeiser Home
533 Madison St
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
+1 206-549-5816
Social: facebook.com/Smedley-Yeiser
Site: smedleyyeiser.com
Map: google.com/maps

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Erileigh’s Raven & Moth Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – Raven & Moth is a salon and boutique located inside the historic Smedley Yeiser home at 533 Madison Street in Lower Town Paducah, KY.

Owned by Hair Stylist Erileigh, Raven & Moth is a unique Lifestyle Boutique featuring custom cuts and hair coloring along with locally-made clothing, women’s Jewelry, art and more.

Erileigh mentioned that the, “Clothes come from all over that are either handmade or made out of organic material. A lady in Murray makes all of my silk pieces and they’re all made out of recycled-vintage Sarees from India.”

You can find woven clothing made by Lily Liu, a local artist and clothing designer right here in the Lower Town Arts District. You will see Belgian tapestry pillows and local artwork in the shop as well.

Most of the jewelry is made by Erileigh’s mother, Melanie, who is an expert in making beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces.

The shop is eclectic and rightly so being in Paducah’s Arts District. This is another quaint and locally owned gem so please give Raven & Moth a try the next time you need your hair done or want to check out the new local trends in clothing and jewelry.

It was such a pleasure meeting you, Erileigh, and I wanted to thank you for the interview.

HOURS
Tue – Fri: 10:00PM – 6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Sun & Mon: Closed

Raven & Moth
533 Madison St
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Social: facebook.com/ravenandmothllc
Map: google.com/maps

 

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Herbane Naturals, Paducah KY

PADUCAH, KY – Herbane Naturals features organic soaps, deodorants and more located at 533 Madison Street at 6th Street in downtown Paducah, KY.

The soaps have no added fragrances or dyes. The bars are made with locally sourced ingredients and essential oils for the most natural soaps on the market.

I purchase some tea soap and tried it out and it’s wonderful. I just love the smell and the added coconut oil is great for dry winters.

The shop resides in a home that happens to be one of oldest homes in Paducah known as The Smedley Yeiser House built in 1852.

Herbane is locally owned by Erica Harding and Matthew David Curtis and they are two of the nicest people.

Please stop in the next time you’re in the market for soaps, records, clothes or unique gift items. Doing so will help keep downtown vibrant.

Oh and Matthew, I will stop by in the next couple of days to get a photo of you and a better one of the building.  Thanks you so much!

533 Madison Street
Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 556-9774
Site: herbanenaturals.com
Social: facebook.com/herbane
Map: google.com/maps

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Christmas Parade Paducah, KY (Let it Glow)

PADUCAH, KY – Paducah’s Let it Glow Christmas Parade had around 100 floats that traveled the opposite direction on Broadway towards the river from 14th to 2nd on December 2nd. It started around 5pm and ended around 7pm.

This years theme was Let it Glow, Let it Glow, Let it Glow. Music and lights were required for all participants.

It was a wonderful site to see all the people watching the glowing-musical floats from the balconies, restaurants and from the sidewalks as well.

More detailed information on the Christmas Parade can be found at: paducahky.gov/christmas-parade.

Below are random photos of the crowd and floats during Paducah’s Let it Glow Christmas Parade 2017.

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Christmas Lights Downtown Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – Beautiful Christmas lights and holiday decorations can be found on just about every corner in the historic downtown area of Paducah, KY.

The city along with locally-owned downtown businesses have gone out of their way to decorate streets and windows with holiday cheer, and it looks wonderful. And so it should since downtown Paducah has some of the best restaurants and boutique stores in the nation.

Please remember to shop and eat downtown this Christmas season. By doing so, you will help keep downtown growing while supporting locally owned businesses as well.

Write in the comment section below about what brings you joy during Christmas – no name or email required.

Below are some of the places I visited during Christmas time that brought me great joy. I hope others will enjoy them as well.  more to come….

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Christmas in Noble Park Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – Christmas in Noble Park, sponsored by Paducah Power, is the yearly event that turns the park into a Christmas wonderland. And with a half million lights attached to hundreds of animated characters and everything-Christmas, it covers most of the 135 acres of land that makes up park.

To see the lights, you just need to drive through the entrance of Noble Park at Park Avenue and that’s it. The road takes you through the entire park and circles you back to the exit at Park Avenue.

It’s free but please help by donating money or nonperishable foods (like can goods) at the Santa House that sits a ways in on your right.

The donations go to St. Vincent DePaul Society, Family Service Society, Paducah Cooperative Ministry and the Salvation Army.  The Annual Christmas in the Park 2016 raised $43,752 and 66,893 pounds of food.

Noble Park is beautiful in the day but on a moonlit night in concert with a half million twinkling lights, it becomes a Magical place and all for a good cause.

♦ Carriage rides by reservation by John’s Pass Carriage Company

WHEN: Nov 24 – Dec 31
Held every year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day

HOURS TO SEE LIGHTS
Sun-Thu: 6pm to 9pm
Fri-Sat: 6pm to 10pm

Christmas in the Park 2017
Bob Noble Park
2801 Park Ave, Paducah, KY 42001
(270) 444-8508
Site: paducahpower.com/christmas-in-the-park
Map: google.com/maps

 

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Market House Museum Downtown Paducah

PADUCAH, KY – The William Clark Market House Museum features local history in a 9th-century drugstore along with a gift shop located in historic downtown Paducah.

I took some pictures to show a few things that are in this magical building. There is so much more to see such as the antiquated fire truck and three other rooms I didn’t photograph at all.

Please support this local gem by visiting the next time you feel the need to explore the history of this wonderful town.

I wanted to thank the nicest lady ever that did the voiceover and showed me around. You have a great voice!

COST: $5.00

Museum in Paducah, Kentucky
121 Market House Square, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 443-7759
markethousemuseum.com

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Walker Hall Veterans Day Tribute, Paducah, KY

PADUCAH, KY – On Veterans Day, David and Linda Curtis paid tribute to family members who sacrificed their lives during multiple wars by planting flags and posters with each family member’s name and the wars that they served in.

The memorial was at Walker Hall in the grassy area next to the sidewalk. I got out and paid my respects and took this video clip to share with others.  I did this with respect and honor to the Curtis Family.

The flags and names were arranged and placed by Bob and Terrie Dwyer of Paducah. It was nice seeing you again Bob and very nice meeting you Terrie.

LOCATION
Walker Hall Event Center
Address: 229 Madison St
Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: (270) 575-4568
MAP: google.com/maps