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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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Hollywood Craft Fair Nov 18th, 2018

I plan to be at the craft fair this year.  Come check it out!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Parrots from Nature Visions conference Nov 3, 2018

I got to practice my pet photography at the conference.  I like to photograph both wildlife and pet animals for my business.  Usually, I photograph owls or hawks.  We enjoyed photographing the refuge parrots instead at a new seminar this year.  The exhibitors were very helpful and offered to use a white backdrop and even set 2 sun conures on Jim's shoulder to nibble gently on his ear.  The birds had such personality, talking, eating, playing, and interacting with us.  Parrots are fun!  

If you are interested in getting your pet photographed in St. Mary's County, please e-mail me at Pet photo sessions make a unique holiday gift.

The Hollywood Volunteer Fire Dept Craft Fair yesterday was the best ever.  There was quite a crowd. (If only we could bring the dog.)

     Zeus and Scarlet.  These two were bickering.

     Angel doing a pedicure

     Winston was a real character.  We tried to get him to raise his head feathers.

      He talked ALOT!  He was very cute  eating here and dropping his food.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Mexico Travelogue November 7, 2018

St. Mary's County Camera Club is celebrating its' 20th Anniversary this Wednesday at the Southern Maryland Higher Education, California ,MD, 7 PM, room posted inside entrances.  Jim and I are the presenters for a Mexico travelogue of photographs taken mostly from the Yucatan, also Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and more.  Join us for our free presentation, approximately 20-30 minutes including lots of variety (art, music, wildlife, culture, history, architecture, people, beaches, etc.). Bring a friend and pass the word!

                 Ek Balam ancient ruins

                  Flamingo dispute

Monday, October 22, 2018

John G Lancaster Dog Park October 20, 2018


I had lunch in Lancaster Park in Lexington Park, so I stopped in at the Dog Park to practice my pet photography.  I met Sif, a Siberian husky and Oliver, an Australian shepherd.  The dogs were having lots of fun, chasing each other and splashing in the water.

 Sif has a blue eye and a brown eye.

  They were having fun putting their paws in the water and splashing.

 Oliver, a 7 month old

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Camera Club Winning Photos for 2018

 Winning Photos from the monthly competitions at St. Mary's County Camera Club in 2018 (1st to 3rd prize).  These photos will be in the end of the year competition.  Do you like any of them?

Most of the photos were taken in the last 2 years except for Oops!(planes miss) and the flat car.

 Bubble Reflection-Theme Blue

Blue Curves-Theme Blue

 Flamingo Heart-Advanced

 Flamingo Takeoff-Advanced

 Eagle Takeoff-Advanced

 Concert Fire-Advanced

 Abbott Lake-Advanced

 Strike-Theme Weather


 Illusion-Theme Perspective

 Oops!-Theme Perspective



 Newfound Gap-Advanced

 Sit-Theme Letters

JHM-Theme Letters

 Wet Dog B-Theme Wet

 Wet Race-Theme Wet

Sewing-Theme Industrial

Flat Car-Theme Industrial

 Odd Turtle-Advanced

Pink Carriage-Advanced

Monday, October 8, 2018

Blessing of the Pets October 7, 2018

 Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Mary's City, MD had a blessing of the Pets on Sunday.  It is usually an annual event and the pastor, John Ball, is very gentle with the animals.  Here are my favorite pet only photos.

My dog