Friday, December 12, 2008

Moon Over Rockville

The moon was bright and full tonight. Moonrise was just after sunset and I brought my camera to work to take pictures of it. These were taken from a balcony next to a conference room overlooking Rockville Pike in Rockville, Maryland.

Bonus shot looking up the street:

Monday, December 1, 2008

Circles and More Circles

The Theme Day theme this month for City Daily Photo sites is circles and spheres. I was stumped at first - where would I find a unique circle in Middletown, Maryland for my Middletown Daily Photo blog? The clock on the Mt. Zion Church steeple? Been there, done that. A tire? Ho hum.

So I dug through some Middletown photos from the past few months in search of circles and stumbled upon playground equipment in the park. My Daily site has the 'official' photo. Here are a few more:

And here is the older shot that inspired the rest:

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Leftover Fall Shots

I posted many fall photos on my Middletown Daily Photo site. Here are a few extras.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


I was tempted to post this picture with no explanation.

Honestly, the big surprise for me was that I didn't see the guy was head over heels, or more accurately heels over head, till I inspected the photo up close in Photoshop.

Here is the full, uncropped photo:

It was one of several I snapped in a hurry while walking through the Frederick, Maryland Octoberfest a few weeks ago while on my way to somewhere else.

This one leads me to believe that the guy in the water was helping someone find something in the river.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Martinsburg Air Show

I took these photos at the Martinsburg WV Air Show almost a month ago. For a still-unknown reason the disc was corrupted. The folks at the camera place were able to restore them (a miracle) but it cost more than the disc did. At least I have the pictures. Here are some of them.

Did I ever mention I love photographing airplanes? Look elsewhere on this site for some shots taken at an air show at Andrews Air Force Base.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Vintage Cars

These cars were on display at the recent Middletown Heritage Festival.

A black and white version of a photo on my Middletown Daily Photo site.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Shepherdstown, West Virginia

There are many quaint, historic towns in the Frederick and Washington Counties of Maryland and the adjacent parts of West Virginia. I took a little ride with my wife and mother-in-law today to one such town: Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Located on the Potomac River just a few miles from Sharpstown, Maryland and the Antietam Battlefield, Sheperdstown has numerous shops and restaurants and a college. Our waitress at the Blue Moon Cafe said tourists rule by day and the students own the night.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Middletown Heritage Festival

Here are some random photos from the Middletown, Maryland Heritage Festival 2008. See a few more on my Middletown Daily Photo site.

This is one of the best town festivals I've even seen. There is something for everyone, but more quantity and quality of everything ... two music stages with great area bands and even one new national recording act, living history exhibits capturing various eras of Middletown heritage, craft items for sale, town information and a contest to encourage people to notice things in town and a wide variety of great food.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Hanna's Wet Visit

Tropical Storm Hanna was pouring it's heart out over the Mid-atlantic this weekend. Here are a few shots in Middletown, Maryland. Visit my other site for two more.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dog and Pony Show

We were in Salisbury, Maryland recently for a dog show. At the end of the first day we drove out to Assateague Island, the National Park Service site where the famous ponies have the right of way.

The aforementioned dog show was actually an agility trial. Agility is the dog sport where dogs run through tunnels, jump over bars and fly through weave poles. We have three Border Collies, and this one is in the middle of her agility career.

Clouds near the ocean are different from clouds further inland.

A pond at Assateague:

We were so busy playing with the dogs on the beach that I didn't actually take any pictures at the beach. Maybe next time.