Monday, September 29, 2008

Fripperies in the news

There was a great article in the Martinsburg Journal about Fripperies this weekend - here's the link.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Casselman Bridge - with buggy

Ok, this may be one of those photos that doesn't impress anyone except myself, but here's a little background. The Casselman Bridge was built in 1813 (with its 80 foot span, was the longest single span stone arch bridge in the world during the era of the National Road) and it was closed to traffic in 1953. It runs parallel to Historic Route 40 just outside of Grantsville, Maryland. Currently some construction has Route 40 closed, so they temporarily opened the Casselman Bridge to non-motorized traffic.
Many of the best photos result from luck, being in the right place at the right time. I was working at the Artisan Village that day when I happend to hear the clop-clop of a horse approaching. I grabbed my camera & bolted out of the cabin, managing to get a few shots as the buggy passed over the highest point in the arch. I adjusted it slightly in post-processing to give it an aged appearance. You can also see the original here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Harpers Ferry Mountain Heritage Festival coming up...

Just a reminder that the Harpers Ferry Mountain Heritage Festival is September 26-27-28. This is my largest show of the year & I will be bringing a lot of new, never-displayed prints to this show. I hope to see you there. For more information, directions & an admission coupon, here's the link - Mountain Heritage Festival

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

September Tristate Town Planner calendar photo

If you live in the Western Maryland region, you'll see one of my photos being used as the September photo in the Tristate Town Planner calendar. This shot was taken on the C&O Canal, I had seen the bird earlier, but he was very skittish & wouldn't come out while I was standing there. So, I set the camera up on a tripod, prefocused to where I was hoping he'd fly & then I ducked behind a tree with my shutter release cable. Sure enough, within 10 minutes the bird came back & I managed to get a few shots.