An Ocean Sunrise

Delmarva Scene Photograph by SG Atkinson: Ocean Sunrise
It was a cold cloudy winter morning when I caught this sunrise in Ocean City.

One of the side pieces of this project is photographing the Public Art that can be seen on Delmarva. I used this photo as one of the photographs in the Public Art calendar I did for 2018. It was the January photo. I selected it because some of the best public art displays are generated by nature. Yes, these displays may only last a moment, but they are out there for all to see and enjoy if they wish. To bookend that calendar I selected a sunset photo for the December photograph.

View from the Rocks

Photo by SG Atkinson: View from the Rocks
There are some amazing places where one can sit by the Chesapeake Bay and just enjoy the world around you. One of my favorite places is the small beach in Rock Hall. When the tide is out one can enjoy the view from the rocks of the jetty.

Having Lunch

Photograph by SG Atkinson: Having Lunch
Sometimes I sit and wish that I could be an artist. Take something and create something new and refreshing. Take a pencil place it upon paper and created an amazing picture, or write the next great novel.

Then I am reminded that I can. Only it’s with my camera and looking through the lens I see things that often are missed by others around me. Things in clear sight, but overlooked by many.

Autumn Colors

Photo by SG atkinson: Autumn Colors
Life sometimes gets in the way and runs by faster than you think. That has happened this week and I missed a few days.

This year’s colors weren’t nearly as nice as last years when this photo was taken

Frozen Hebe

Photo by SG Atkinson: Frozen Hebe
While you can plan for hours, days and even months to get that one amazing shot, sometimes it just happens. This photo came from one of those chance moments

One Saturday afternoon I was passing through Chestertown and decided to stop at the town’s Fountain Park. When the morning dawned it had been below freezing with the temperatures still being cold but well above freezing. The fountain had not be shut down yet for the winter and still flowing.

Hebe is the goddess on top of the fountain.

This photo is the November Photo in the Kent County in Pictures 2019 Calendar

Lone Survivors

Photograph by SG Atkinson: Lone Survivor
How often have you traveled pass something that now looks out of place, but wonder what it looked like 30, 50 or 75 years ago. This is one of those sights. Two old vine covered silos sitting in a field.

I have listed this as both usual, since there are many sights like this on the peninsula and also as not so pretty.

What do you think?

Relaxing View of Georgetown Harbor

Photo by SG Atkinson: Relaxing View of Georgetown Harbor
For the past 5 years I have put together a “Kent County in Pictures” calendar. The monthly photo I choose for each month is from the same month of the previous year. Sometimes it is ones that I just take in the course of my work as a photojournalist. Other times I do take them specially for the calendar.

This photo was a little of both. Shortly after the 4th of July, the next day actually, The Kitty Knight House new owners held a ribbon cutting. While there we were talking about the fantastic view of Georgetown Harbor on the Sassafras River, I decided to take this shot.

Taking it I knew I would like it in a calendar and even though there are many other activities in July in Kent County, I did decide to use this one as the July 2019 photo in the calendar “Kent County in Pictures”.

I can also see it as a card. If you’d like it as a card, I would love to put this in a custom set for you.

A Solemn Moment

Photograph by SG Atkinson: solemn moment
On the 11th day of the 11th month many places hold a Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony. This is from the ceremony held annually in Galena, Maryland. It’s always a solemn moment when Taps is played.

No Ice Skating

Photo by SG Atkinson: No Swimming
January and February of 2015 had one of the coldest days in many years. Temperatures were near zero for many days, including the day this photo was taken, with the Chester River in Chestertown freezing over.

Before this day I had walked past this sign in Wilmer Park, but never noticed the No Ice Skating part of it. Forward thinking.

This photo is offered as a Fine Art Print and on Note/Greeting Cards