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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

To buy my photos, photo cards, and photo crafts of wildlife, pets, holidays and more, visit my Zazzle Photo store at

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GroundHog Visits

Our neighbor’s groundhog likes to visit.

Monday, November 24, 2014


This Saturday I am participating in the WARMTH Art Show and Silent Auction 2-7 pm at Camalier House (Washington St) in Leonardtown.  The show benefits Three Oaks Homeless Shelter.  You can even bid for art online at

The theme is Dwell in Possibility.  My entry is called "Misty Wood", a photo of Jim when he was learning to walk again.  A streak of sunlight brightens his path as he walks into the dark unknown mist.  (A champion photo in the 2012 St. Mary's County Fair) Please consider bidding on my framed photo for a donation.

To learn more about the Auction, go to

My other photos for sale include:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall color in Fredericksburg VA

We spent Sunday in Fredericksburg, hoping to see a few leaves left on the trees after all the recent wind and rain.  In between the nice light for pictures, we went Christmas shopping midday. Here are some highlights of our day.

A lovely tree in the little beach park near the Harry Nice Memorial Bridge.

A little park behind the Wawa at the Central Park mall.  A picturesque oasis.

Canada goose snacking.

Reflection and pier near the Chancellorsville Battlefield.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Workdwide Photowalk Winning Photos

I didn't win anything in the Photowalk Competition this year, but winning the local contest last year was nice.  I thought you might enjoy seeing the winning photo, learn about how the photo was chosen and see if you agree with Scott Kelby.  Photography always is very subjective.  

I noticed Mr. Kelby often chose photos featuring dramatic lighting, movement or dramatic colors.  Take a look for yourself. 

 I used a horizontal version of the Ellicott City shot below for my contest entry with slightly more dramatic lighting.  Checkers anyone?