Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Looking At The WMSR
This image was created by using a DSLR and an 18-70mm lens. The ISO was 400 exposed for 1/25 sec @f/5.6.
I was at the Western Maryland Railroad Station one day and I saw the WMSR through the window, and I loved the way it looked through the blinds. I just had time to point, focus and shoot before the moment was gone; and I got it.
Actually, if you haven’t guessed by now, this is just a scale model of one of the cars and it’s inside the window in the station as seen from outside. I think it’s cool to see it this way and it gives you the sensation of looking at the real thing, especially if the lighting is right. In fact, you can even see the seats inside the car giving it a seemingly real look to it.
Yeah I know, it’s Out Of Character, but sometimes so am I. You should try it sometime... :-)
This is my world and you are welcome to it.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I68 Farm Scene
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Greens of Cumberland
This image was created with a DSLR and an 18 – 105mm lens. The ISO was 200 and exposed for 1/250 sec @f/8.
Cumberland is an old city. It can date its beginnings back to the mid 1750’s. If you were to see photos of the city back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s you would see that the hills were bare of forest growth. Now, however, there are trees, shrubs and greens of all kinds in and around the city. This is but one example.
This view is what is seen from the Western Maryland Rail Station looking across Wills Creek at what was once Riverside Park. The roof of the building that is seen in this photo is that of what was the headquarters of Colonel George Washington of the VA detachment of the British Army. It was originally located up on the hill behind this building in what was, then, Fort Cumberland.
Although Cumberland is an old city it has much history about it, and it still has many historical and architecturally buildings to be seen and appreciated, but what I love most about Cumberland is the greens that now surround and fill many areas of this wonderful town.
Yeah, this is my world filled with history, greens and beauty and you are welcome to it.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This image was created by using a DSLR and an 18 – 105mm lens. The ISO was 200 and the exposure was 1/800 sec @f/8.
This “Little Gem” is a flower that grows on the Magnolia grandiflora, or better known as the Southern Magnolia. It is a flower that is white, fragrant and quite beautiful upon which to look.
On Jamestown Island in Virginia they are quite numerous and you can’t help but photograph them. So I did..…
Monday, September 6, 2010
This image was created by using a DSLR and an 18 – 105mm lens. The ISO was 200 and was exposed at 1/250 sec @f/8.
Walking around Jamestown Island is a wonderful way to spend a morning. Of course the history that you can learn is fantastic and you could spend the whole day there, if one so desired. In addition, just walking the settlement site itself is quite relaxing.
There are not to many places, however, to sit when you get tired walking, but if you are lucky you might find one of these benches upon which to rest. This bench was at the far end of the settlement and by the time we got here we were a little in need of some rest, so we did. We sat here for about half an hour just looking out over the James River, watching the Geese swim and the boats go by.
This is a place that is quiet, it’s restful and it’s a place that will provide some Simple Peace…
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Cross Up High
This image was created with a DSLR and an 18 – 105mm lens. The ISO was 200 and was exposed for 1/2000 sec @f/5.6.
While out taking a recent Sunday afternoon drive – yes, some old people still go out for that Sunday drive – coming into Mt. Savage from Frostburg I was struck by this view in front of me.
I pulled over to the the side of the road, got out my camera and captured this scene. I just loved the way the cross on the steeple was shining, and the clouds out to the side just made this whole scene stand out above the tree tops.
Just think, this scene, as you see it, will never pass this way again. Now that is amazing.