Annapolis Maryland

Building Abstract

Building Abstract

I have long enjoyed architecture and building designs, finding many of the elements to be attractive

The Boat in Slip 8

Other than the magnificently beautiful boats, yachts and other water craft you see in marinas, nothing brings excitement like an old wooden boat that's under restoration. They have a certain character with their peeling paint and weathered wood and of course, a story to tell and a connection to history. I immediately think of the days when these old boats were in their prime and how seamen plied their trade by making a living on the open waters. Occasionally you can come across someone from that era and have them reflect upon those by-gone times.

Anyhow, I came upon this boat in Annapolis Maryland at the city docks.

Boat in Slip
Boat in Slip

I have no idea when this boat was built and there was no way to see the nomenclature plaque, which often has lots of info, without actually boarding the boat. After taking this photo I left feeling there was an untold story. Perhaps I will have better luck on my next visit to the capital city of Annapolis.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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At The Beach

Ahh, the beauty of Summertime. We so look forward to the great outdoors and all it has to offer during this time of year. Amusement Parks, beaches, fishing and all sorts of activities help us to create great memories to look back upon. In this post we visit Sandy Point State Park on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The scene is early morning and the sun has well cleared the horizon, turning the lighting intensity toward harsh but manageable.

The beach and shoreline here is somewhat long so there is plenty of room for folks to spread out.

At The Beach
At The Beach

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Surf Fishing has been setup along this section, while swimmers and picnics have set up camp further away.

Serving as a backdrop is the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, a nearly 5-mile structure that spans the western and eastern shores of the bay.

Sandy Point was once the site of a ferry service back in the early 1900's, taking passengers, cargo and the few autos of the day across the bay to the eastern shore. As you may imagine, there is a lot of history associated with this area and we will cover other aspects of that in future posts.

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Architecture and Lines

I have always been drawn to architectural styles with clean and repeating lines. The symmetry of patterns created from such designs just exudes a peaceful harmony for me. Throw in a few arches and some earth-tone colors and I will happily create a photo or three. :-) Such was the case on a visit to the Maryland Capital city of Annapolis on an early Spring day.

Lines and Architecture
Lines and Architecture

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I had spotted this courtyard in the distance and was heading to photo it when I stopped briefly to shoot this Free Ride trolley. Once I arrived I found a nice bench to relax and balance out the shot.

This 5-shot HDR was processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2.  Afterward a dash of Topaz Clarity and a slight S-curve completed the task.

As always, I appreciate the visit and your comments.

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