Kentucky Countryside Adventures | Kevin Scott Banks

Kentucky Countryside Adventures

It’s Summertime, and that means summer camp is getting close! I’m excited to help out with Barefoot Republic Camp for the third year in a row this summer.

Inspired by Barefoot, I’m reaching back to the archives from last Fall, for a trip my sister and I took to their camp facility in Southern Kentucky. I had the chance to photograph Tommy Rhodes, the founder of Barefoot, and his family at their home away from home.

Since it was such a beautiful Fall day, we decided to stick around and look for photo ops during the golden hour of the evening. We spent some time exploring the campground, then took our show on the road and found a really cool cabin to photograph on the way home too.

Barefoot’s property is a gem, nestled in the Kentucky countryside, just beyond Scottsville, Kentucky.

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Who knew a swarm of bugs could make for such a cool shot! Everything looks better when the light is this amazing.

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I enjoy getting to practice taking portraits just for fun whenever Kaylee and I travel together.

The bright orange light in these next few photos isn’t manufactured. It came directly from the sun, which was right at the horizon. This is the kind of light you dream about as a photographer!

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Having a little fun with the shadows 🙂

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A truly candid moment capture here.

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On the way back home, we drove past this old abandoned cabin. It was getting late, and we actually drove right past it at first. But something told me it was worth turning around to take a second look. I’m glad we did – it had a ton of character, and the trees behind it give a great contrast to the white siding.

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I’m thankful for this fun trip with Kaylee, and for the joy of summer camp that’s just around the corner!

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