Monday, June 27, 2011

A View From Western Maryland


Lockhouse 70    

Recently I found myself in Oldtown, MD on a fishing outing. It was early in the morning and there was still a little fog in the air, and the lighting was soft and even. Good lighting for “moody” photography.

While I don’t fish, I do like to photograph those who do and, at the same time, I try to capture images from the surrounding area. The soft, even lighting that I had here would allow for good images of the landscape.

I knew there was a C&O Canal Lockhouse in Oldtown and, even though my favorite Lockhouse for photography is Lockhouse 75 at Mexico Farms, this was something different. A different house in a different location and I just had to take some time to do some photography of this Lockhouse.

Although I took several images from different angles, this was the one I liked the best. If you were able to look closer you would see a bike on the porch and there is a person lying down on the porch beside it. Had I waited for him to get up and leave, the lighting would have been different and I would not have gotten the photo that I did.

Yeah, this is my world and you are welcome to it…


  1. Nice picture!

    Best regards
    Stefan Gudmunds (Sweden)

  2. Very nice reflection Glenn.
    The closed shutters make think to an abandonned house but there is the bicycle ...