Tag: historical

Harper’s Ferry

An early morning in a quiet historic town where the usual tourists are still sleeping, the roof tops of the old homes stand stoically awaiting a new day. This week I was able to visit Harper’s Ferry twice. It’s a little bit of a drive for me, but […]

Art or Pictures

Recently I came across an old article that talked about the difference between simply taking a picture versus creating art. As a budding digital photographer it is so easy for us to take hundreds of images without thinking twice about it. In fact, for many years I would […]

Bloede’s Dam

“All good things must come to an end.” And such is the story of the historic Bloede’s Dam in Patapsco Valley State Park. Not well known, Bloede’s Dam was the world’s first hydroelectic dam, built by the Patapsco Electric and Manufacturing Company in 1907. Providing electric to the […]

St. Augustine Lighthouse

Shining its beacon of light at the Oldest port in the United States, the St. Augustine Lighthouse is the longest surviving brick structure in the city. Completed in 1888, the lighthouse is 165 feet above sea level and boasts a heart pumping 219 steps inside. The original French […]

Along the Tidal Basin

The Cherry trees are now in full bloom in Washington D.C. and area photographers wait anxiously for when they are in their full glory. A four a.m. departure had me arrive at the Tidal Basin at 5:15 a.m. I thought I had gotten there quite early as sunrise […]

National War Correspondents Memorial

Standing tall at Gathland State Park in Jefferson, Maryland is the National War Correspondents Memorial honoring journalists killed in combat. Built in 1896 at Crampton’s Gap, a location where the first major civil war battle occurred in Maryland at the Battle of South Mountain. A peculiar memorial with […]

The Library of Congress

Two times a year, the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. opens its doors to the general public and photographers. A special event where one can enter into the Main Reading Room and admire the spectacular interior of one of the most incredible buildings. President John Adams signed […]