Nearby Beauty

One of the most awesome things about being a photographer, especially a natural-light photographer, is that I get to see places on a regular basis that take my breath away.  It always amazes me how many beautiful locations are right nearby, right under our noses, that we zip right by in our daily comings and goings without a clue of their existence.  Take the great state of Maryland, for example: there are mountains to our west, the ocean and the bay to our east, long, rolling stretches of farmland, horse country lined with zig-zagging fences, urban and modern cities, quaint and historic towns, and a ton of state parks filled with rivers, and creeks, and woods, and railroad tracks.  There is so much to explore, so much to see — the possibilities are really endless.  The best part is, in scouting for locations for shoots, I get to see and discover these places!

So in a way, I’m a bit of an explorer.  The little girl in me that had a huge fascination with Indiana Jones would be pleased to know it.

The pictures below are from a recent trip to Assateague Island State Park.  I mean, come on people, we have a state park that actually has wild horses running around on it, right next to the beach!  How lucky are we? My challenge to you: get out there and explore your community a bit!  You never know what you’ll find.

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