Spring migration in Texas Hill Country

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Earlier this week I arrived home from attending Jeff Wendorff’s excellent Spring in Texas Hill Country Workshop. We stayed in the quaint town of Fredericksburg, founded in the mid-1800s by German immigrants. All these many years later you will still find plenty of Old World charm … as well as delicious German sausages and schnitzels in its many restaurants. The red cabbage and sauerkraut are scrumptious. Oops, you probably want to hear about the photo ops. Block Creek Natural Area offers the photographer a variety of landscape and wildlife opportunities. Our group decided to concentrate...

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...