Local Gems

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Spring is in the air, and folks are busy flipping through photography and travel magazines, looking at images from lots of intriguing destinations, and planning their photo trips for the year. Many intend to head to the scenic red rocks of the Southwest, to the forests and coastline of the Pacific Northwest, to various bird hotspots in the Southeast, to the many spring wildflower sights across the country, to the lighthouses and lobstering towns in Maine, or even to more far-flung destinations around the world. 

Happy to have a camera in hand again

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A string of family emergencies kept me busy for the past eight weeks: traveling to and from medical offices, visiting hospital patients, providing home health care, and keeping final vigil in a hospice center. My schedule precluded any photography and online activity, except for an occasional quick check of email. A day or two before I arrived back home, I developed a wicked sinus infection which knocked me out of commission for another week. Sunday Baltimore held its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, an event that always provides numerous fun photo opportunities. I filled my...

Wild Life Photography

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Winter along the Mid-Atlantic is the perfect time for wildlife photography. Migratory waterfowl are moving along the Atlantic Flyway to such gathering places as Bombay Hook NWR in Smyrna, DE, the inlet in Ocean City, MD, and Blackwater NWR near Cambridge, MD. Winter birds flock to many county and state parks, especially those near the Bay or other large bodies of water. Photographers will find plenty of wildlife photo opportunities along the Susquehanna River in Havre de Grace, North Point State Park in Baltimore County, Centennial Lake in Howard County, and the Patterson Park Boat...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011 – #2 and #1

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. These two images round out my top ten countdown. Baltimore is a very photogenic city. Conditions were optimal when I created this image at twilight on a cold January evening. The light was dramatic, and the thin coat of ice on the river provided a stunning reflection. Shoot your favorite subjects in various...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011 – #4 and #3

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. My top ten countdown continues with these images. I have several photos of Eastern box turtles in my image collection. I created this shot at Soldiers Delight NEA this past spring. Everything coalesced to make this my all-time favorite Eastern turtle photo. Thanks to its excellent markings and color, this was a...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011 – #6 and #5.

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. My top ten countdown continues with these images. Smith Island is a wonderful place to photograph. It is a small archipelago in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, about a 45 minute ferry boat ride west of Crisfield, MD. The work basin in Ewell offers an abundant number and variety of subjects...