Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oldtown Maryland

I spent some time in Oldtown Maryland yesterday. Here are a couple pics. One is the low-water toll bridge that crosses the Potomac, the other is of Lock House #70 on the C&O Canal.



Pin-up portrait shoot with Jordan

Here are a few from a recent pip-up shoot with Jordan...









You can see more pictures from the shoot here - Jordan pin-up shoot.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Quite possible the world's greatest event...

This shouldn't be annual, it should be weekly...or even daily...and it should take place in my backyard.
The sign says it all.



(if the sign is a little hard to read, you can see a LARGE version here).

High water along the Potomac (Spring Gap boat launch)

Ok, this post is a little out of sequence...these shots were actually taken in late May, but I filed this folder away and completely forgot about them.
These shots are of the Potomac River near the Spring Gap boat launch...





43rd annual Heritage Days Festival in Cumberland, MD

Here are a few photos from Heritage Days 2011...







Delfest 2011 (the fans) - Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland Maryland

Yeah, the music was great at Delfest...but so were the fans. Delfest is a fantastic event, if you haven't already attended, you should consider it. ...and if you have already attended, then I'll see you there next year.













If you'd like to see more photos from Delfest, you can see them here - Delfest 2011.

Delfest 2011 (musicians) - Allegany County Fairgrounds in Cumberland Maryland

Here are a few photos of some of the fantastic musicians from Delfest 2011...


Del McCoury


Scythian


The Preservation Hall Jazz Band performing with the McCourys


Chris Robinson


Sierra Hull

If you'd like to see more DelFest photos, you can see them here - Delfest 2011.

...oh, and some of my photos were used in the official Delfest photo set on flickr - you can see them here - Delfest 2011 - official set.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Hannah & Kyle - Prom 2011

Here are a few photos taken of Hannah & Kyle prior to the 2011 Allegany High School Prom...









You can view the full set of pics here - Hannah and Kye - Prom 2011.

Alex Trebek visits the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad in Cumberland & Frostburg Maryland

Alex Trebek, the host of the Jeopardy! was in town to cross one more thing off of his bucket list; to operate a steam engine.
Here are a few photos taken during his visit...











You can see more photos from the event here - Alex Trebek in Cumberland.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Three from Rocky Gap State Park

Here are three photos taken on an overcast (i.e. dreary) day at Rocky Gap State Park.





Covered Bridges of Columbia County, Pennsylvania

I'm a big fan of covered bridges, so back in May, my sister & I took a drive around Columbia County, Pennsylvania and photographed some of them. Here are a few of my favorites.


Snyder Covered Bridge


Richards Covered Bridge


Esther Furnace Covered Bridge


Krickbaum Covered Bridge


Wanich Covered Bridge

Here are a few other images from the Columbia County Covered Bridge shoot.

There are still plenty more bridges in Columbia County that I haven't photographed yet, so it's safe to say "to be continued...."

Sunset at Dan's Rock Overlook

Dan's Rock is a great east-facing location, so I often go up there for sunrises, but I rarely go up there for sunsets. One day my friend (and talented photographer) Jeannette Hunt asked if I'd like to go up there and shoot a sunset with her. It turned out to be one of the most beautiful skies I had ever seen.

Here are a few of the shots...



I was happy when I got there & caught this brief rainbow.


That's when the fog started to rise RAPIDLY from the valley.


This was taken just 20 minutes after the shot above.


The fog continued to rise, while the sky turned dazzling pink & blue colors to the west.


...and pink & yellow colors to the east.

You can see more of my Dan's Rock photos here - Dan's Rock Overlook