PADUCAH, KY – Here is a small collection of the incredible drone photography by Bob Dwyer. The drone shots you see below were created from 2014 to present. The film location was mostly in the beautiful Main Street section of historic downtown 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.
PADUCAH, KY – A small group of people in March of 2018 explored the old Illinois Central Railway Hospital (aka Katterjohn) building and found pentagrams painted on the wall with a dead, decomposed cat nearby on the floor.
PADUCAH, KY – Just Hamburgers serves the biggest-bang-for-your-buck burgers in Kentucky located on Jackson Street in the City of Paducah.
There were cars lined up all the way to the street for the drive thru at the time, so we decided to park and go inside. I have read so many good things about this place online I had to see it for myself and document this trip for others to see.
This week's special is The Black Hole Sun!It's a double burger topped with provolone cheese, an onion ring, bacon,…
I ordered the Weekly Hamburger Special which was called The Black Hole Sun! It was a huge double burger with provolone cheese topped with an onion ring, smothered in sweet & spicy bbq sauce with some jalapenos and bacon added as well. The burger was the best I have ever had and It came with fries and a large pop for only $5.99.
The service provided by the staff had a personal touch to boot, something you don’t see very often – if at all. Customers were actually greeted by their first names as they walked inside.
Owner Robert and Jennifer Waller are at the helm of this old-style eatery that carries an impeccable rating of 4.8 on Google and an even more impressive 4.9 on its Facebook page.
What makes Just Hamburgers far exceed other hamburger joints? They greet their customers by name making them feel like they belong. They serve high end burgers at a price that’s literally unbeatable. Also worth mentioning is the owner and staff are the coolest guys ever.
I will definitely be back to get another weekly special at this little Gem very soon. Please try this locally-owned eatery and take part in keeping small businesses alive and well in the Paducah area.
Photos Gallery of Lighted Dogwood Trail 2018….Winners and Participants
Music Video Lighted Dogwood Trail 2018
PADUCAH, KY – Paducah’s 54th Annual Lighted Dogwood Trail has a new theme this year called ‘Light up, company is coming!’
This was our first time going through the Lighted Dogwood Trail and it was really beautiful. There were signs attached to stop signs, telephone poles and street poles that helped guide us through the wonderful streets of Paducah.
The Dogwood Trail started back in 1964 that consisted of just two blocks on Sycamore Street. Today the trail spans 11 miles from downtown Paducah to the suburbs in the west.
On Trail Awards
Todd and Bethany Jones, 351 Wallace Lane
Chuck and Janel Tate, 3940 Court Avenue
Jan and Neal Scott, 2216 Jefferson Street
Carl and Polly LeBuhn, 644 Woodland Drive
Stan and Missy Eckenberg, 4240 Pines Road
Jim Landry and Hillary Chambers, 2974 Jefferson Street
Mary and Jarvis Maclin, 4710 Buckner Lane
Brian and Mary Katz, 4615 Quail Hollow Drive
Charles and Gail Ransler, 2830 Broadway
Off Trail Awards
Randall and Sherry Channell, 298 Alben Barkley Drive
Hal and Debe Sullivan, 3905 Alben Barkley Drive
Terra Bryan, 205 Minerva Place
Susan and Max Sacharnoski, 3260 Jefferson Street
The Dogwood Tree is associated with Easter due to its cross-like flowers as well. Read more on the history at paducahky.gov/dogwood-trail
PADUCAH, KY – A Flood Warning was issued on February 24th for Paducah and Western Kentucky by the National Weather Service.
On Sunday, February 25, the City of Paducah declared a State of Emergency and began installing 14 out of the 23 floodgates along the Ohio River. The rest of the gates will be installed on March 2-3.
VIDEO: Early Sunday morning I was able to get some photos of the riverfront before the crews started working on the floodgates.
By midday Downtown was bustling as people gathered from all over to watch this enormous city-wide operation go like clockwork. Local 6 News was on site getting the facts while others held up cellphones to get personal footage of this historic event.
HOURLY UPDATES: To view the National Weather Service forecast page which is updated hourly regarding the current stage and twice a day for the forecast, visit water.weather.gov.
PADUCAH, KY – The Lofts Apartments will consist of six residential units slated to be built on the upper three floors of the 4-story American German National Bank building at 227 Broadway in historic downtown Paducah, KY.
Centurion Development, owner of the 4-story bank building, plans to invest around $800,000 for renovations. The first floor is planned for commercial use.
The Loft Apartments will be located right across the street from the new Reside Apartments, Citizens Gym and FreshWater Bar. This once vacant corner was creatively renovated in 2017 and now looks beautiful.
PADUCAH, KY – The first snowfall in Paducah happened on January 12, 2018. There was a layer of ice covered with snow so everyone was being extra cautious driving nice and slow.
The city did a great job keeping the roads clear downtown as you can see in the photos. Even though, many businesses were closed and some opened but closed early that day. The 24-hour McDonald’s on Hinkleville Road was closed when I drove by it around 5:30 pm as well.
The good news was that Dry Ground Brewery announced earlier that day that they would not be closing since people still drink beer when it snows. That one put a smile of my face. Loved it!
The photos below were taken on January 12, 2018 around 5:15 PM in downtown Paducah with a temp around 19 degrees.
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.
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.
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.
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.