Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Mail Pouch barn in Redhouse MD is gone

My favorite Mail Pouch barn is now gone. Everytime I'd drive anywhere near the intersection of Route 50 & Route 219 in Redhouse Maryland, I'd always make it a point to detour and get a few photos of this barn, located about 10 miles south of Oakland, Md.
Does anyone know what happened to it? I drove past this weekend to get some snowy pics, but the only thing remaining is a concrete foundation.

2007 - with the old truck in the yard

2008 - looking rickety, but still standing

Monday, February 23, 2009

Winter storm at Blackwater Falls

I always wanted to see Blackwater Falls in the snow, so when I saw that Tucker County had a winter weather advisory this weekend, I decided to road trip out there. Well, the winter storm advisory probably should have been a winter storm warning (with big exclamation points)...the roads were completely snow-covered and very slick...but the falls really were beautiful in the snow. It was well worth the trip.

Here are a few shots...

This place bills itself as "The smallest church in 48 states". Had I known how bad the roads were going to get, I probably should have said a small prayer.

Blackwater Falls in the snow

Blackwater Falls in the snow, from a higher vantage point

Blackwater Falls from the other side of the ridge

Usually I don't need a sign to remind me, but I found this helpful

More pictures from the shoot can be viewed here - Snowy Blackwater Falls

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony for the 16th Annual Tri-State Photography Exhibition

If you find yourself in Cumberland on the night on Saturday February 21st, please plan to attend the opening reception of the 16th Annual Tri-State Photography Exhibition from 6pm to 8pm at the Saville Gallery. I have two prints in the show and I checked it out the other night, there are a lot of great photos in the show. See you there....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Promoting Allegany County tourism

If you get a moment, please visit Maryland Mountainside. They're using five of my images in the rotating header banner to promote the beauty of Allegany County. (you'll need to hit the refresh button to cycle through all five images).
The images are also being used in web and magazine ads.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Frozen photography fun at Swallow Falls State Park

I travelled to Swallow Falls State Park this morning to shoot some waterfalls with four other WMPA photographers. The weather started out nasty, pea-soup thick fog and steady rain, which made the icy trails even more treacherous....but the rain eventually cleared up after the first hour or so.
Some of the steep trails were just too icy to navigate, so I ended up getting some pictures from new vantage points that I hadn't shot from before.

Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot:

Early morning fog and ice covered trails

Muddy Creek Falls - the tallest waterfall in Maryland

Tolliver Falls - from the opposite side of the steam (after a long hike through thick brush)

The heavy ice rerouted some streams and created new waterfalls

The sun eventually made an appearance....just as it was time to leave

To see more images from the shoot and more images on Muddy Creek Falls, Swallow Falls & Tolliver Falls - click here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February 1st at Rocky Gap State Park

Early morning shoot at a frozen Rocky Gap State Park. The sunrise itself was a bit lackluster, but it was a fun time.

1/4th second shutter - f22 - ISO 100

1/6th second shutter - f22 - ISO 100

1/25th second shutter - f22 - ISO 100

More pictures from the shoot are here - Rocky Gap State Park