Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A View From Western Maryland

Sunlight On Church Door

Sunlight On Church Door

The temperature still hovered around 100 as we began the annual Kelby World Wide Photo Walk, and the humidity was stifling; it felt like the hottest day of the year. We picked up our cameras and tripods and headed off for Washington Street, our main starting area for the walk. Smiles were on everyone’s face as we began our journey and everyone looked forward to the photos we would have when it was over.

I definitely was in the company of some really nice people - outstanding photographers all - and my best hope was to enjoy the company of friends, have some good conversations and make it through the heat. The images that I would come home with would be the delightful memories of that time.

That was two weeks ago. Today I was humbled and honored by people whom I consider more than just peers, as they voted the above image to be the one to represent our photo walk.

It is humbling that so many people liked this image enough to vote for it, as all the photos that were submitted received votes. I really did like this image and I almost didn’t enter it as there was another photo that I like as well and almost submitted that image instead. I’m glad I didn’t.

The honor is to have this image be the one selected to represent all of us who participated and even for those who didn’t get a chance to be there. A big thanks also goes to the members of the Western Maryland Photographer’s Association as it was from many of them who have encouraged my photography and have given me many fine tips and advice along the way.

My prayer is that this photo will honor all of you for your support, kind words and, most of all, for your friendship.

Thank you…



  1. Congrats's a very deserving image and a great way for the rest of the world to view Cumberland. Way to go!

  2. Seriously Glenn, it is a wonderful, magical image and it absolutely SHOULD represent our beautiful city. Of course, kudos to God for the superb lighting but bravo to you for capturing it so perfectly!

  3. Congrats on the nomination! :)
    It sure feels nice to be selected between dozens/hundreds of other photos.
    And it well deserved - The play of light here makes it look almost like a painting :)

  4. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments I've been receiving. The support is really welcomed.