MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – Don Patterson invites local photographers to attend this free event (pre-registration required) taking place on August 13.
WHAT IS THE WORLDWIDE PHOTOWALK: It’s a social photography event where photographers get together (usually in a downtown area or trendy section of town) to walk around, shoot photos, and have fun with other photographers, while raising money for a good cause. After the walk, participants have the opportunity to submit their best photo into a contest. (Marshfield’s Event details below.)
WHEN IS THE WORLDWIDE PHOTOWALK: We are so excited to be holding this year’s event on Saturday, August 13, 2022!
IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE? No! It is free to participate! As always we are taking donations to help support the Springs of Hope Orphanage in Kenya. 100% of your donation goes directly to the orphanage and makes a huge difference to the amazing youth at the Springs of Hope Orphanage.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR A WALK? Go to https://worldwidephotowalk.com. Soon there will be a “Find a Walk” tab which will show up in the navigation bar at the top of the page.
- Then you can simply select “Find a Walk”
- Then enter your city, state, or zip code to find a walk near you
- Click “search map”.
- A list of walks will populate under the map.
- Select the walk you want to join.
- A new page will load; click the green “Join Walk” button on the right side of the page just below the map.
IS THERE A PHOTO CONTEST? Yes, there is! Check out the FAQ section at https://worldwidephotowalk.com/#FAQ to see the rules and prizes.
From Don Patterson: “Oh my gosh, Are you so desperate for something to photograph that you would recommend others to photograph a junk place?”, this was the response I received from Clyde Wynia, artist and founder of Juristic Park in Marshfield, WI. My enthusiastic response was ABSOLUTELY!
According to the Jurustic Park website, Clyde, is an amateur paleontologist who has excavated and recreated many of the now extinct creatures who once inhabited the large McMillan Marsh during the Iron Age. According to the website, most of these marsh creatures were ferrous metal, usually mild steel, but sometimes included more exotic metals . The critters died out when farming and industry moved into the area in the mid nineteenth-century.
Clyde had used his talents to locate some of these fossils, and through his artistic talents has managed to create replicas of these once majestic creatures. If we are lucky, Clyde himself will narrate the tour and provide us some insight into the stories behind his creations. (Be aware that some of these informational tidbits can be rated TV-Mature.) Also on site is the Hobbit House, which is where Nancy, Clyde’s wife works her artistic magic. In the studio and workshop, you will find giggle critters, jewelry, and even some non jewelry items available for sale.
Nancy is also a very talented artist, and if you have not been to Jurustic Park before, you will not want to miss seeing the Hobbit House. Please be aware that many first time visitors don’t walk away empty handed. Many visitors purchase a piece of Jurustic art for their home or garden. Jurustic Park is suitable for all. As a matter of fact, my last visit was to create a video showing the Marshfield area to a fourth grade class. After viewing my video, the teacher responded with a comment that it may have been the best response to a student she had ever received.
I give most of the credit to Clyde for his wonderful descriptions of his creations. So come join the fun on August 13! Jurustic Park is located at 112021 Old Sugar Bush Lane, Marshfield, WI. Meet us at 10:00am there, or meet in the West side of the Menards parking lot, near Aldi’s at 9:30am, and then travel together into the wilderness of McMillan Marsh.
At the end of the walk, we will meet at Culver’s in Marshfield to discuss and share impressions of the day. DON PATTERSON PHOTOGRAPHY LOCAL WALK: Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk August 13 – 10:00am, Jurustic Park, 112021 Old Sugar Bush Lane Marshfield, WI Hosted by Don Patterson Photography Register Free @ https://worldwidephotowalk.com
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