Pioche, Nevada - taken by Dale Smith, a participant in the inaugural Fall Photo Festival.

Pioche, Nevada – taken by Dale Smith, a participant in the inaugural Fall Photo Festival.

Last weekend, the Lincoln Communities Action Team hosted the first Fall Photo Festival. Six people, along with some family members, from Las Vegas and Utah ventured to the county to capture photos of destinations throughout the county.

The event began Friday at the Caliente Depot, where participants received a warm welcome and orientation. They were provided with a map of Lincoln County that marked 13 different locations, including the five state parks and five small towns.

Following this they headed out on their own and go wherever their hearts desired to freeze the beautiful, fall scenes our county has to offer.

On Saturday afternoon, the group came back together to edit and submit their favorite photos, see the work of other participants and to raffle off various prizes.

All participants said they would recommend the event to a friend and would love to come again. They loved the locations, yet had trouble finding some. Because of this, many suggested that next year there should be more guides and tours to help participants find locations.

However, in the end, there were many memories made, new friends acquainted and the beauty of the county was captured.

Plans are underway for another photo event next fall and possibly this spring. Organizers thank Tillies, Eagle Valley Resort, Brandin’ Iron, Ghost Town Art & Coffee and B&C Camera for donating prizes.