WINTER WONDERLAND

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While all the wintry weather this year may have you warming to the idea of becoming a Florida snow bird, it does give us photographers a chance to capture unique images close to home. I encourage you to dress in several layers, stuff chemical hand warmers in your coat pockets, place an extra camera battery in your pants pocket, and venture out in search of the extraordinary. Oh, and remember to pull a traction device on to your boots to prevent slipping and falling on the ice. Thanks to the bitter cold temperatures here in...

ICE CAPADES

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For several day temperatures had been hovering in the low 20’s, and the overnight forecast called for low winds. While I am not a big fan of Arctic clippers, I had been waiting for these weather conditions because they are ideal for ice to form in the Inner Harbor. Thus, last Sunday morning I dressed in multiple layers, stuffed chemical hand warmers and a Clif Bar in my coat pocket, grabbed my camera gear, and headed out at 6:00am. Mother Nature was quite cooperative. Not only did the skyline reflection sparkle across the icy surface...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011… # 10 and #9

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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 begins with these images: When putting together a travelogue, many photographers include images only of the key attractions and major buildings of the cities they visited. That’s fine. However, to spice up the visual stories of your travels, include photos of annual events, local inhabitants at work and...

Fourth of July Photo Fun

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Students and clients of mine learn one will develop and expand their photography skills by shooting locally.  Moreover, one will produce some of her/his best work in and around one’s hometown.  In addition to capturing and creating images near home, I also recommend my students have fun with their cameras.  Over the July 4th weekend I had the opportunity to follow my own advice … and I want to share the results with you. The historic Dundalk community has the longest running July 4th parade in all of Maryland.  My favorite Baltimore Hons Charlene Osborne,...

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...