Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Photo Challenge: New Market Maryland

17 September 2016: This is the second photo challenge I participated in with the local photography club. (You can scroll down to the 26 August 2016 to read about the first challenge and the rules).

The group was small this time, just four of us.  We spent a couple of hours in New Market photographing the town and incorporating three selected words into our photos: Circles, Antiques, and Signs. 

While taking my pictures, I would swap out with my own memory card so I could keep my pictures.  

These are the three I submitted. 

Voting will begin soon. 

Here's the link to all of the photos I took:

Saturday, September 10, 2016


5 September 2016:

I recently discovered (via Facebook) a sunflower festival that's held each September in Monkton, MD. Unfortunately the tickets sold out very quickly and I won't be able to go. I decided to visit the fields on my week day off, as another friend/photographer stated the weekends would be crazy with tons of visitors.  

I met up with my friend Debra who lives only 15 minutes away from the fields. My drive took me about an hour and 20 minutes. 

The fields are located on the corner of MD-146 and Hess Road.  Across the street is Royal Farms (good for a bathroom break, bottled, water, and snacks).

We met at 7am just before the sun came up. There were a dozen cars already in the area parked along the side of the road.

Before us was a gorgeous sea of yellow!! Two million sunflowers were in bloom on 100 acres of land. From what I understand, crops are rotated, so next year, they may be in different fields.

Debra and I spent a couple of hours photographing the flowers, along with bees and butterflies. It was certainly a spectacular sight to see.   

You can view the rest of my photographs here: