Originally a gold rush town, Jamestown includes historic buildings and quaint shops. The grocery store is like stepping back in time, and the Frosty has been there since I was a kid (longer than I want to admit). Venturing off Main Street, you can also find rail cars and an interesting piece of equipment here or there. Bring your fancy camera, plain camera, or phone camera (it doesn’t matter), and have a good time.

I am a Central Valley native who has been a hobby/amateur photographer since around 1980. I shoot a mix of digital and film and have found the most enjoyment the last few years shooting classic cameras from the 40’s – 70’s and hunting for out-of-the-way places. I’ve participated in quite a few Worldwide Photo Walks, but this will be my first time leading one.

I’ve listed the starting and ending points along the length of Main Street, but you’re welcome to include any part of the town you can capture in the two hour period. After the walk, we can meet at the Smoke Cafe for food and sharing of adventures. My wife and I can attest to the good breakfast food (served all day), and I’m sure the lunch menu won’t disappoint.

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  1. Good morning everyone! I’m checking in as we’re one week away from the Jamestown walk. It looks like this will be a small group, so we can keep it pretty casual. Too bad we couldn’t have ordered up today’s weather for next Saturday, but the morning should still be comfortable. If you have specific questions, you can reach out to me directly at backroadsphoto@ymail.com. I look forward to seeing you all next week.

  2. I hope everyone enjoyed seeing Jamestown! My son and I had a good time (I shot my LensBaby Velvet 28 with different IR filters on the lens, he enjoyed taking and editing his as well), and came away with some interesting images.

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