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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.

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River Concert Series “Prayer For Our Planet” on Youtube from July 10th.

Watch the River Concert Series “Prayer For Our Planet” on Youtube from July 10th.  Jim had 2 videos Henrik Naimark-Meyers and Ballet Calient...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wide angle at Rehobeth Beach

We went to Rehobeth Beach Delaware for the weekend to attend the Photo Beach Bash conference by Coastal Camera Club.  The had some excellent speakers; Karen Messick, Tony Sweet, Corey Hilz and Parish Kohanim.  On Sunday, I decided to try out my fairly new wide angle lens.  Instead of thinking "Great, I can get lots of stuff in the picture!" and create a very busy looking photo, I was thinking "What can I photograph in the foreground to add interest to the picture?"  I was at the beach, so I bought a shell.  It wasn't quite as local as I would have liked, but I could experiment with it.  The midday light wasn't good either.  I learned that I had to put the lens only a few inches away from the shell.  Six inches away made it look like the shell was tiny and halfway across the beach!
So, what do you think of them for a first attempt?

I liked the little pebbles in this to add interest and the clouds.

That's the Boardwalk Plaza on the left, a nice Victorian looking hotel next door.

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Osprey are Back

The osprey come back each year to our creek between about March 10-15 every year.  I wish my internal clock was that good!  We've got 1/2 of the pair so far.  I've never seen a pair arrive together.

We believe the female last year lost it's mate, so we don't know what to expect.  (See August 5, 2014 blog)  A new pair?  The baby female and a mate?

Photographed on March 16th

Monday, March 9, 2015

Snow Panoramas

I can't resist taking photos of the snowy landscape, even if it is sometimes hard to find a distinctive subject, instead of a haphazard group of lovely trees.  (photo 2)  It is almost hard to believe these photos were taken only a few days ago before the 60 degree meltdown!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Many Shapes of Ice

I took a few photos of ice in the recent storm with my iphone.  Although they aren't the best photos I've ever taken, they are interesting to compare the variety of ways ice can be photographed.  I've even added a fun creepy photo.

Spaghetti Grass

Cherries in Ice

Barn Fringe

Winter Tree

Creepy Icicle

Please share any interesting ice photos you took.