Tag: war of 1812

The Bombs Bursting in the Air

Last night was the Star Spangled Spectacular’s fireworks celebration for the writing of Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.” Two hundred years to the night, bombs burst in the air over Fort McHenry. As the British bombarded the fort on September 13, 1814, fireworks exploded over Baltimore harbor […]

Fort Howard in the Fog

On the Patuxent River leading into Baltimore is a peninsula that holds a great tract of land that was once crucial for American safety. During the Battle of Baltimore on September 12, 1814, the British landed on this 92 acre tract to begin their attack on Baltimore. The […]

High Sailing in the Harbor

Tall ships traveling through long nights and short days on swells high and low are berthed in Baltimore Harbor to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. These majestic sailing vessels are floating ambassadors of their countries with large crews and bright white sails. These Tall Ships […]

Funky Sailabration

To HDR or to not HDR….That is the question. Since I’ve been intrigued by other people’s work with their HDR photography, I thought some night photography with the Tall Ships in Baltimore would be a great place to experiment. Here is the original with no processing Second photo […]

Sailing Under the Bridge

Beginning this morning, the 2012 Star-Spangled Sailabration began with the arrival of 40 vessels in Baltimore Harbor. Celebrating the Bi-centennial of the War of 1812, these ships are sailing along the eastern shore stopping at various ports. Baltimore will be filled with a week of celebration and ship […]

O’ Say Can You See?

Old Glory at Fort McHenry Baltimore, Maryland Along the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail Sitting at the edge of the Patapsco River leading into the Baltimore Harbor is a fort long-established to protect American freedom and rights from the British. The war of 1812 started between the […]