“Maryland, My Maryland”

So KI and I are facing some choices. We were scheduled to take a mini-vacation to Shenandoah National Park this week, but the government is shutdown and so is the Park which is part of the National Park Service.

KI and I love the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) area we live in because there is so much to do. Many of my photos are taken on land that is federal-Blackwater Refuge, Fort McHenry, and the National Zoo, to name a few.

But this week’s blog will have none of those photos-in honor of our new vacation plans. Because we are going to visit our state and local parks. We will take a trip to Fort Frederick, west of us, in hopes of catching a little fall color and learn about its role in the French and Indian Wars, Revolutionary War and Civil War. We may also visit Gunpowder Falls and Sandy Point State Park.

Fall Bokeh

Fall Bokeh

Today’s blog is a tribute to my adopted state of Maryland and all it has to offer us. Columbia, where I live,  has several lakes which I often walk and photograph. The photo above was taken at Lake Elkhorn.

The photos below are of Drum Point Lighthouse which is part of the Calvert Marine Museum, a privately run museum which is on the Patuxent River( a Chesapeake Bay tributary). While the lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places, it is cared for by the Calvert Marine Museum Society.

Drum Point  Light House

Drum Point Light House

Drum Point in Black and White

Drum Point in Black and White

And the my last photo is of an owl taken care of by a Maryland DNR program, Scales and Tales. This owl and the one in “Recent Photos” were both injured and now need our help to survive.

One-Eyed Jack

One-Eyed Jack

“One Eyed Jack” recently won Photo of the Day at Capture Outdoors Maryland. It is an award I am most appreciative of since he is a great ambassador for my state of Maryland.

E and Mary are also winners this week. They both won a free photo for commenting on my website.

Let me know what you think of this week’s photos. Check out the new photos in the “Recent Photos” section too. Click on the tab above to view. I especially want to know whether you think Drum Point is better in color or black and white.

As always, thanks for supporting my work and enjoy!

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/kathiandkim, my purchase site-http://kathi-isserman.artistwebsites.com or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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6 Responses to “Maryland, My Maryland”

  1. Beth says:

    As usual, your photographs are glorious, I especially like the Fall Bokeh…will it become available as a print? As to your question about black and white versus color, I find that I like people photographs better in color but I find architectural photographs in black and white to be very interesting.

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    • Beth:
      It’s as if I planted your question! One of the things I am doing on my website is titling those photos that are available. If you click on those photos, it leads you to a buy page. That is a very good question indeed!!

      As to your other comment, interesting observation. I just took a photo of a mother and child, the link is http://www.capturemaryland.com/photos/1246091/in/profile, and I turned it into a black and white because it looked so much better. I do think architecture can lend itself to strong black and white photos because of textures and lines. I also think that landscapes and waterscapes like Drum Point are a toss up.

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  2. Sheri Campbell says:

    I agree with Beth on color vs. black and white. Now Drum Point Light House looks much better in color to me. It speaks to me, I love light houses but this one is different. I would like to make this into a puzzle. B&W looks gloomy and cold. Makes me want to read more on this light house, why is it in a harbor instead of on an ocean point.
    Anywhere you and KI travel sounds like a wonderful experience and fun. Will you stay in a hotel or a camper? Hope your 3 states will pay to open their parks. This time of year is vacation time.
    Keep snapping those pictures friend.

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    • Sheri:
      In this country, as light houses have closed, private organizations have moved the historic buildings either on shore or closer to shore to preserve them. Click on the link in the blog to the Calvert Marine Museum to learn more about Drum Point.

      KI and I were to stay in the Park at a rustic and fun lodge. Now we are staying at home and taking day trips.

      Thanks, Sheri, for commenting.

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  3. Lee Lynch says:

    Wonderful work.

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