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Emily Carter Mitchell

Emily Mitchell is a outdoor photography enthusiast well known for her bird, wildlife and nature photography. As an award winning and published photojournalist her work can be seen in a variety of publications, book covers and smart device apps. Her blog, Hoof Beats and Foot Prints blog is internationally recognized and showcases her beautiful images and insights on nature.

Lavender and Lensbaby

This past weekend I heard about a Lavender festival being held at Springfield Manor in Frederick, Maryland.For once I didn’t have a photography class I was holding, the house was clean, the paperwork done and the refrigerator was full of food so I could finally play hooky for […]

Pelicans on the Chesapeake Bay

Growing up in Florida with Brown pelicans all over the place, it’s hard to imagine that this Jurassic looking bird was once an endangered species. Due to over hunting and DDT pesticides by 1970 the Brown pelican was listed endangered by the Endangered Species Act and conservation efforts […]

Shorebirds Galore!

Last week I headed to the Delaware shore in search of migrating shorebirds and in particular the Red Knot. I knew the Red knot would be elusive as the reports I had studied on the Cornell University eBird.org showed that they had pushed through earlier in the month. […]

Metering for Bird Photography

Frequently in my photography workshops the topic of Metering comes up. There are situations where you would want to change how your camera measures the light in the scene depending on light conditions. Both of these images were imported into Lightroom and the same import preset was applied. […]

Chasing Waterfalls

As I was enjoying the rainy day with raging creeks and streams, it would only make sense that I would also chase waterfalls. On my way home from Washington D.C. I decided to stop by Patapsco Valley State Park and head towards Cascade Falls in the Avalon area. […]

Spring Rains

This spring has been lovely after 2018 being a record year for rainfall in Maryland. We’ve actually had dry days and the ground has finally been able to return to normal. That is, until the rains began again this past weekend. In fact, it’s been raining most weekends […]

Cherish Nature Art Exhibit

I am honored and pleased to announce the opening of my solo photography art exhibit “Cherish Nature.” This exhibit will be on display May 3 – 30, 2019. Located at the National Wildlife Visitors Center at the Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract. 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel, MD […]

Bird Extravaganza

It’s spring time and spring time means bird migration along the Atlantic Fly-way. For a number of years the manor’s garden has become a bird sanctuary with water, food, and shelter for our feathered friends. The more the birds I’ve had settle in, the more passer-by’s stop by […]