After spending more than 24 years at the Baltimore Sun taking pictures with expensive professional cameras to cover assignments, I was in no hurry to use my iPhone as a camera unless I had to. I was asked to consider doing more with my images on social media, so I dusted off the Instagram account I set up over a year ago and started looking at other Instagrammers’ work. Each click sent me to another corner of the world as I viewed amazing images being taken with iPhones. The creativity I saw was truly spectacular. I was inspired and now on a mission to see what I could do with mine. I have been posting images for the last six weeks and will continue to share my views of Baltimore. More of my images can be found @lloyd1fox on Instagram.
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Connie West was working at a school attended by children living at LifeLine facilities when she met an eight-year-old named Raykwan. Four years later she adopted the disabled boy, who has cerebral palsy and several other maladies; she said he and other residents did not receive adequate attention. West changed his name to Ray Lewis West, after the Ravens’ star, “because he needed a strong name to get through this,” she said.
David Johnston had been overweight his entire life, and then 11 years ago at age 24, he started bodybuilding. His wife Nikki was a college volleyball player, and although she has been working out since age 14, she started bodybuilding at age 28. Now both are amateur bodybuilders, preparing up to six months for competitions.
The Fifth Regiment Armory was designed by architects Wyatt and Nolting in 1901 and opened in 1903. It was the first armory built by the State of Maryland for the National Guard at a cost of $300,000. It is the largest of the 37 armories in the state and it is also a historic landmark. The armory was the site of the National Democratic Convention in 1912, which nominated Woodrow Wilson for President. A fire destroyed much of the armory in 1933. The armory currently houses an extensive museum of Maryland National Guard artifacts.
The 178-foot high Washington Monument located in Mount Vernon Square is set to undergo a $5 million dollar renovation headed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The original construction of the monument was started in 1815 and completed in 1829, when the statue of Washington was placed on top.
Armed with a flat braided rope, riding gloves, spurs and a protective vest, cowboys at the J Bar W Ranch in Union Bridge, Md., engage in one of rodeo’s most dangerous events: bull riding. Riders attempt to stay on a bucking bull for eight seconds without touching it with their free hands, as the animal jumps, twists and turns.
The United States Naval Academy is an institution rich in history and traditions. One of the lesser known is its storied background in boxing. Superintendent Admiral David Porter started the sport at the academy in 1865. The sport was initially treated as a casual recreation in the beginning.