Washington DC Memories

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  Washington DC, Memories Countryman Press, Woodstock, VT ISBN 978-0-88150-986-1 $16.95 128 pages Hardcover   The 125 full-color photos in this photographic essay help you experience the iconic beauty, grandeur, and spectacular special events of our Nation’s Capital. Visit the monuments and memorials, including the inspiring new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; behold the treasures in our national museums; thrill at the thunderous July 4th fireworks; applaud the talented street performers along the National Mall; savor spring and the beautiful cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin; and hear lions roar at the National Zoo. Washington,...

Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis & Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis, & Maryland’s Eastern Shore Countryman Press, Woodstock, VT ISBN 978-0-88150-960-1 $14.95 112 pages Paperback   This photography guide is a result of my explorations and the photo workshops I teach in and around Baltimore and Maryland. It provides equal coverage of urban sights, natural areas, and photogenic seasonal events. Whether you are a Marylander looking to discover more of the sights our state offers, a visitor hoping to capture some great shots during your travels, or a seasoned photographer seeking to expand your professional portfolio, this guide tells you where to find...

St. Michaels Photo Weekend

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Earlier this week, I returned home from teaching a weekend photo workshop in magnificent Talbot County, Maryland.  Nestled in the tidewaters of the Chesapeake Bay, Talbot County has over 600 miles of shoreline, including five rivers and their tributaries.  As they have done here for generations, watermen ply the waters of the Bay.  Their boats, harbors, fishing gear, crab pots, and fresh catches provide an endless array of photo opportunities. St. Michael’s, situated on the Miles River, is a key destination for boaters in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  With its wide variety of boats, reflections, and...

My Year with Bawlmer’s Best Hon

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When I sat down to tell you about my photo adventure that began last summer, I got hung up on the title.  My Year with the Hon is descriptive, but I was looking for something either as literary as A Year in Provence or as quantitative as Two Years Before the Mast.  Then it struck me.  I spent the year with Baltimore’s Best HON.  Who needs literary or quantity when you already have the best, the superlative, the supreme?  Phew, now I can get along with my story. We here in Baltimore know that hon...

City Sights and City Lights

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A few years ago, I had an ah-ha moment while visiting Baltimore.  On this late spring day my wife and I were strolling around the Inner Harbor.  This is the touristy area of downtown Baltimore, full of fine restaurants, wonderful shops and things to see including the well-known National Aquarium and the historic Maritime Museum fleet.  We were enjoying the balmy weather and the warm glow of the light the setting sun cast across the sky.  Near the Maryland Science Center we stopped to watch the city skyline as it began to sparkle against the...