Saturday, October 6th, 2018 | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Where We Will Meet

Restuarant at the state park for orientation

Where The Walk Will End

Restaurant at the state park for buffet lunch

About This Walk

This destination is about an hour or so from Franklin (about 68 miles) so check Google maps and allow comfortable driving time. We meet at 9:30am at the restaurant at David Crockett State Park. This allows you the pleasure of driving through a beautiful park close to the Lawrenceburg town square. Coffee will be available (please have $3.50 in cash handy) as we do our orientation. We’ll have name tags for each registered photowalker.Michael Pilkinton who led a Photowalk in Lawrenceburg a couple of years ago will give us some inside hints. We’ll plan on 15 minutes to drive back to the town square to park and begin your 2 hour official Scott Kelby PhotoWalk. Name tags will be identified with Groups A, B, C and D so that you’ll have smaller groups as you tackle some of the special venues that will be open on Saturday just for us. These special venues are: Crockett Theater – interior remodeled back to the early 1940’s, Jail House Museum – take a preview on this back issue of Tennesee Crossroads –


Then there is the birthplace of southern Gospel music – the James D. Vaughan Museum on the third floor of the Chamber of Commerce building on the square. As a special extra, our friend, Michael Pilkerton has arranged for us to visit the Garrett House restored meticulously to the 1840’s era. We expect to have a model in period costume here – exterior shots only anticipated – this link should tell you about the house:


By this time you have had a great walk around the square and beyond and your watch indicates 12:15pm – time to head back to the park for a buffet lunch which will be $13.21 per person. This includes the buffet, drink, tax and gratuity. We’ll ask for a show of hands at our orientation meeting before we start our PhotoWalk.

If you are new to MY photowalks, please send me an e-mail to – as we will need to be in touch about a number of things to help make your experience great. We will be given a deadline for each of our photowalkers to upload his/her best image – and our judge for the past 10 walks has been Jerry Atnip, noted professional photographer who also judges Williamson County Fair and Tennessee State Fair photography contests. We will submit the best of Lawrenceburg to Scott Kelby for judging against the probable more than 1000 such entries world wide.

Here is where this walk is really different. Jerry will pick 13 runners up to form the Court of Honor. Our winner plus 13 comprising the Court of Honor will exhibit their framed images for the month of December at the Williamson County Library in Franklin. This exhibit moves to the Square Market and Café in Columbia for the month of January – and at a location to be announced in Lawrenceburg all of February. But that is not all. Each of our photowalkers will send me a head shot, brief bio, five images with captions – including the best shot used in the judging. These will be formatted into a cocktail type book printed on demand by Copy Solutions, Inc. in Franklin. Target cost for these books is about $30.00. Court of honor participants should plan to deliver their framed images at a reception to be held at the Williamson County Public Library on November 29 at 6pm – and printed copies of the book will be delivered then to each person who orders on in advance. (You can see the need for us to be passing more information as we proceed via e-mail). PS – when the PhotoWalk is over, be sure to note Oktoberfest will be in full swing – and you may want to take a buggy ride through Amish country.

This will be my 10th Scott Kelby Worldwide PhotoWalk as leader. I was a participant in a Nashville At Night for the very first worldwide photowalk. Safety first – walk in pairs and never alone. Good idea to carpool. Leave early so we can get started with orientation on time – we have a lot to cover – if I do not have your e-mail address please write me ASAP at as there will be details to cover individually. Plan on having fun – you’ll find some of us are old friends now but we welcome new comers. My career has been in marketing, advertising and sales promotion and I love to take pictures and play with them in Photoshop. Twenty years ago I founded the Brentwood Camera Club – now the active and vibrant Brentwood Photography Group. This shoot lasts two hours so keep your eye on your watch – shoot and move to the next thing. Do your homework and search out Lawrenceburg on the web – there is so much history here – not just the Trail of Tears route nor David Crockett (Davy is the fictionalize Walt Disney character based on Lawrenceburg’s David). Do not hestitate to write me your questions – I have friends in town who I can call on for answers.

  • Dick Dougall Willie Dog and Buffy Watson - please drop me an e-mail note so I can communicate with you as I noted in the write up for this walk. Also, we prefer our fellow photowalkers to use real names. We most certainly welcome new folks on this walk, but please understand many of the folks have become good friends over the year. We look forward to building the same kind of bonds with our new folks. Dick Dougall

  • Bess Wills I am registered and have a password. I do not seem to be able to obtain confirmation to the Lawrenceburg walk. Any idea how I might complete the registration for your walk? My email is Thanks.

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