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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...

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Flowers and Such

We visited the Holiday Displays at Longwood Gardens while the temperatures were still comfortable.  Here are some highlights.

From the Greenhouses...





     From the grounds....
      Bold squirrel



For the holidays....

    Holiday Displays

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Friday, December 16, 2016

New Holiday Collection from Calm Reflections Photography

If you still haven't bought that special card or gift for Christmas, consider an item in my new  Calm Reflections Photography Holiday collection.  They are lovely and unique.

Congratulations to the End of the Year St Marys County Camera Club 2016 Winners

All of the monthly winners for the year are competed in a final yearly contest.  Here are the results.  

Digital – Novice
1st – Leon Smith – “St. Mary's Chapel"
2nd – Leon Smith  - "Sunset over Potomac"
3rd – Leon Smith – “Cardinal In Snow"

Digital – Intermediate
1st – Katherine Norris – “Locomotion”
2nd – Kimberly Tomlinson - "Factory Graffiti"
3rd – Kimberly Tomlinson - "Flower on the High Line"

Digital – Advanced
1st – Joanna Macaulay - "Michigan Sunset"
2nd – Joanna Macaulay – “Gerbera"
3rd – Joanna Macaulay - "Eagle Pair Flying"
HM - Kathy Weigel - "Sculpture Close Up"
HM - Warren Salmon - "Blue"
HM - Warren Salmon - "Life Boat"
HM - Warren Salmon - "Rusty"

Digital – Theme
1st – Joanna Macaulay - "RoseWine"
2nd – Scott Cote - "Train Arriving"
3rd – Warren Salmon - "Old Glory"
HM – Warren Salmon - "Smashing"
HM – Warren Salmon - "Selfie"
HM - Roger Strickler - "No Worries"
HM - Emily Baldwin - "Scottish Squat"

Print – All
1st –  Kathy Weigel - "Colorful Copenhagen"
2nd – Kathy Weigel - " Two Sleepy Heads"
3rd –  Leon Smith - "Eiffel Tower"

Photographer of the Year
*Determined by total 2016 points accumulated
Novice - Leon Smith
Intermediate - Katherine Norris
Advanced - Warren Salmon

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Owls from Nature Visions

Most years, we attend the Nature Visions conference in Manassas VA to listen to lectures and learn about nature photography.  I saw lectures about impressionistic photography and hands on flower photos.  I also attended a workshop to photograph injured owls.  Tom Till was the keynote speaker sharing photos of America's Southwest (beautiful).

Here are a few owl pictures for you to enjoy.

     Barn owl

     Barred owl

     Eastern screech owl-red, tiny

      Eastern screech owl-gray, injured eye

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Autumn Reflections

I spent an afternoon photographing fall leaves in St. Mary's County.  I love reflections of leaves in water.


     I can't resist a red boat.

     Nice curves

     Panorama with a wide angle.

     Three beautiful Australian Shepherds

     Trinity Church Road