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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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Cormorants from St Michael’s Manor in St. Mary’s County.  They were very far away, and my focus was off a little, but I liked the reflection...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Calm Reflections is Coming to Leonardtown MD on September 2nd

We are participating in the Art Walk this Friday September 2nd from 5-8 pm as a Vendor displaying my photography crafts under a new pink canopy.

Here's my old booth from the sidewalk during Raiders and Invaders in 2014.

I'm also participating in the art competition with my framed photo called "Goose Family" at the Yellow Door Art Studio in Leonardtown (22795 Washington St).   If you really like my photo, please vote for it to win the Art Walk Competition anytime before 8 pm, September 2nd.  It's really cute and one of my most popular photos!  I saw the large family walking by all lined up in a row and almost missed the shot before they vanished down the small creek in one large group.  I have never seen so many goslings in one place, a huge family.  They were adorable.

Click to learn more about the Art Walk occurring during September's First Friday event.  Artists will also be participating in "Paint the Town", painting scenes of the Art Walk and Art Demos.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Winning photo from August Camera Club Competition

We had Flight for a theme in August.  I found an old osprey photo I missed to put in the competition, since our osprey didn't have an babies this year and we haven't seen an air show for a while. 

I called this one "Clear for Landing" (1st place digital theme). I think the landing osprey is a juvenile with orange eyes.  An adult is in the middle, and probably a juvenile on the right.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Only One Day Left to see my Lexington Park Library Photo Exhibit

Here's photo from my exhibit to entice you to visit the collection.  A waterlily in this pale pink shade is easy to over expose.  This photo was 2nd place themed digital at the end of the year competition in the St. Mary's County Camera Club, a competion including only the winning photos from the monthly competitions.  (I also won first for the advanced digital category for my baby gorilla photo.)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Winning Photos from St. Mary's County Camera Club Competitions

I have been so busy this summer with River Concerts, exhibits and such, that I forgot to post my winning photos from St.Mary's County Camera Club competitions. April-June

In April, I got 2nd prize for the theme adult beverages.  This was hard, since I rarely drink, but managed to find a bottle of rose wine in the fridge.  It was sort of tricky, pouring wine with one hand and clicking the remote shutter with the other.  I didn't have too many to pick from and I had to pour VERY slow.  Photographed on black plexiglass to make a nice reflection.


In May, I won first prize in Advanced for a Gerber Daisy photo.  I actually took the picture as a photo exercise from a book of practice ideas.  It came out nice and sharp.

In June, I had 2 winners, third prize for the theme cooking with the boyscouts at the River Concert and third prize advanced for a laid back swan in Pennsylvania.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Southern Maryland Boat Club Regatta July 30-31, 2016: Disability Be Damned!

Jim is a member of the SMBC and participated in the Regatta this year for the first time at Leonardtown Wharf. This was very special for him because he has extra disabilities to overcome to be in the demos and made quite a few modifications to his boat to drive in the Regatta.  His boat is a 1985 Ski Centurion Warrior Barefoot boat.  His boat's speed was about 55 mph.

He enjoyed showing off his boat and wants to thank his pit crew for all of their help.  It was quite hot, but lots of fun and we also enjoyed the lovely club dinner at Rayner Blair's house Saturday night.

Someone from the club asked if I would offer my Regatta photos for sale, but mostly I am posting them for your enjoyment.

Click below to see lots of great pictures.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Cardinal in Snow now showing in the Photography Exhibit through August 14th

My most popular photo is included in the Photography Exhibit at the Lexington Park Library.  It is currently also for sale as a card and an 8x10 print.  This poor guy's face had ice on it from a nasty winter snow storm.  It was snowing pretty hard when I took the picture.