The remnants of a polar vortex that brought record-breaking cold to the Baltimore area still lingered Wednesday morning. Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron took advantage of the slightly-warmer-but-still-chilly climate to test a cold-weather experiment: freezing soap bubbles.
Duckpin bowling was once a sport synonymous with the city of Baltimore. In its heyday during the 1960s, more than 1,200 lanes could be found throughout the region. Now the Patterson Bowling Center in East Baltimore is one of just a few facilities in the area keeping the sport alive.
The first snow storm of 2014 hit not only Maryland, but much of New England, the Midwest and the Atlantic Coast, with some regions receiving as much as two feet of snow. Several airports were closed, while flights elsewhere were delayed. Schools closed up and down the East Coast on Friday, while sub-zero wind chills took effect, leaving many to shovel themselves out in the frigid air, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalist Karl Merton Ferron photographed the Ravens as they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 34-17, at Paul Brown Stadium. With this loss the Ravens miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007.
Nestled behind blocks of homes adorned with holiday lights in the Severn community, whistles and bells sound from a freight train as dusk settles in the land of Beaverton Cliffs. A boy lies on his back, making a snow angel while sledders race down a slope beneath the train trestle. Travelers ride a passenger train through a picturesque landscape, where the mountainside town’s residents never fail to wave at passers-by.
Excited children and adults watch the two trains pass each other in the holiday-themed, G scale train garden created in John and Kim Beverly’s front lawn at 7927 Stone Hearth Road. “People need a little shot of Christmas spirit,” laughs John Beverly, who has created the display for the past two years. “If you cant get a little bit of Christmas spirit from coming out here and walking down the sidewalk and listening to the music and watching the trains, then you’re just a Scrooge.”
Baltimore Sun photographers strive to capture moments in time that evoke a response from the viewer. Whether you chuckle at the young lad who listens for a superhero message, or you feel the emotional anticipation of a woman due to take her first steps since falling victim to a bombing attack, the photographers give their readers both artistry and story-telling pictures that communicate universal truths; the agony and ecstasy of sports, the style of high fashion, the consoling hug of a caretaker at a homeless shelter. As 2013 comes to a close, take a moment to enjoy these 100 images and the messages they convey.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to the New England Patriots, 41-7, at M&T Bank Stadium.
The 1747 Manor House at Ladew Gardens, located in Monkton, Md., was recently transformed with a holiday theme of “Christmas Through the Ages.” Garden clubs and volunteers worked to decorate each room to give the lower level of the historic building a festive feel.