Through The Lens 51 – Antietam Memorial Illumination

23,110

Every December on the first Saturday (unless postponed by weather) Antietam National Battlefield holds its annual Memorial Illumination.  23,110 luminaries are placed on the battlefield, one for each of the casualties.  I managed to get a photography permit for this year’s illumination and I’m looking forward to photographing it again.

Through The Lens 47 – Rosie the Riveter

Last year I had the opportunity to attend a Rosie the Riveter themed photo shoot.  I’m typically not interested in this sort of thing, but decided to attend on a whim and I’m glad I did because it was a lot fun. Tomorrow I get to participate in another with the same group and I can’t wait to see the scenes they have planned this time.

Through The Lens 46 – Happy Halloween!

The Grave Diggers from the Haunted Mansion sequence of the Boo To You parade is one of my favorite parts of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Capturing them making sparks on the pavement with their shovels requires a little flash blur.

Happy Halloween!

Through The Lens 45 – Mail Pouch Memories

Mail Pouch Memories

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the right time. Last fall, I was on my way from Cass, WV to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and happened to drive by this Mail Pouch Barn on a beautiful foggy morning. The owner graciously allowed me to photograph the barn. These roadside treasures of America’s past are disappearing quickly. When you see one, make sure to stop and photograph it because it may not be there the next time.

Through The Lens 44 – Main Street Electrical Parade

Since the Main Street Electrical Parade ended it’s run at Walt Disney World last weekend, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favorite photos of the parade. A couple of years ago, I rented a fisheye lens to capture the parade as it moved through Town Square and all the way up to the Hub in the Magic Kingdom. After talking about photography for a few minutes, a kind family offered to trade spots with me so I could have the center spot on the upper level of the train station. Sometimes it helps to be lucky.

Through The Lens 43 – Cass Fall Photography Workshop

Its that time of year again. Tomorrow I’ll be attending the Cass Photography Workshop for the third year in a row. Even though I’m arriving a little late due to a prior commitment, I’m looking forward to seeing what Walter and Clayton have in store for us this year.