Seventy-one fencers took part in the division I-A men’s epee event in the Regional Open Circuit (ROC) Charm City Classic at UMBC. The ROC is a qualifier for the Fencing National Championships that draws over 200 for the various classes. Fencers can score by touching any part of the body with the epee, unlike the foil or sabre which have specific target areas.
Posts by Kim Hairston:
I don’t travel much. Nor do I take many photos during vacation. I welcome a rest from lugging heavy photography equipment and second-guessing what pictures I shot during the day. But this trip was different. My sister and I were taking an Alaskan cruise with our aunt.
I enjoyed seeing a bit of Seattle. Who knew we would see goats on our way to get coffee.
The view from the ship was jaw-dropping beautiful. Mountains, clouds, water. I couldn’t put down my camera.
These are a few of the images from a visually inspiring trip. I’ve got to get out more.
On a clear breezy evening at Turf Valley, 21 hot air balloon crews unpacked their equipment in preparation for the annual Preakness Celebration Hot Air Balloon Festival. They attached envelopes – a bag capable of holding heated air – to the baskets and turned on fans before firing up the burners to get the colorful event underway. The festivities provided a close up look at the towering aircraft.
For years, the old Henryton State Hospital has sat abandoned in rural southeastern Carroll County as officials decide what to do next with the decaying psychiatric facility. Closed since 1985, there have been 70 fires over the past decade, as the complex like others, falls victim to vandalism and deterioration. Long fascinated by urban explorers, take a look inside the Henryton State Hospital.
In East Baltimore an angel stands guard over the souls who rest under her gaze. Across town, a pair of children who died over a hundred years ago stand together forever. Toys and flowers mark their spot as well as gifts from unknown, but contemporary visitors.