landscape

The Lane

The Lane

The Fall colors have peaked and the leaves are carpeting the lawns and roadways, making for beautiful scenes and picturesque views. 

Set Up at Sunrise

Set Up at Sunrise
Set Up at Sunrise

Today we take a quick return trip to the shores of Paradise Island in the Bahamas, a place where nature's beauty is always on display. On this particular morning I was on the beach before first light, simply waiting for the sun to rise. I had been looking for something to place between the camera and the sun as a foreground element when I spotted a gentleman who had just emerged from the hotel to begin setting up for the day. Look no further, I thought to myself, and so came the image below.

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The beautiful sky above soon burned away into mid-morning harshness as tourist flocked to the beach for a day of fun and relaxation. That fact alone is why you must get up super-early to catch the masterpieces often painted by the hands of nature.

Thanks for visiting!

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Exit 36

Welcome to the first full weekend of Spring! While Nature's signs of Spring have yet to show themselves here in the Mid Atlantic Region, it is nice to know that this will occur most any day now.

Our image today focuses on night driving with this long exposure scene of Exit 36 along  i83 in northern Baltimore County. There is something inviting about the open road at night that I have always enjoyed. Perhaps it's the fact the visibility is limited and thereby provides a bit of mystery for what lies ahead.

The scene below was taken from an embankment along the roadside that I accessed from a bridge along York Road.

Exit 36 of i83
Exit 36 of i83

As a photographer, have you ever been out and just decided to stop and take a photo for no particular reason?

I have no idea what compelled me to stop and create this image, it was on pure instinct, but in hindsight I am glad to have created the memory. :-)

Thanks for stopping by for a quick peek and have a great weekend!

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Edge of the Pond

Edge of the Pond
Edge of the Pond

The great outdoors continues to call with our edge of the pond image today. Like the previous post, a nice place to sit and enjoy the weather is the subject of the photograph. Grasses and trees have yet to show signs of new life in the late Winter scene. But what a great day it was as the the warm breezes from down south were visiting and providing incentive to be outdoors.

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This pond is located on the 200 acre "Friendly Farms"  in Upperco, Baltimore County. A family style restaurant opened there in 1959 and remains a popular place to this day.

Below is a black and white version.

Edge of the Pond in B&W
Edge of the Pond in B&W

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Thanks for stopping by!

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