From Howard County to Baltimore County to Harford County, photographers for the Baltimore Sun’s community papers cover many high school sporting events each week. Here is a roundup of some of the best sports action shots from the week of Saturday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Jan. 31.
Baltimore born-and-raised photographer Shawn Hubbard has been a team photographer for the Ravens for the past seven seasons. Here’s a look into how it all started, a look at some behind-the-scenes with the Ravens shots, and a few of his favorite prime-time and sometimes emotional Ravens moments.
A three-alarm fire gutted a late 18th century mansion in late January in the Roland Park area. Firefighters battled the blaze in frigid temperatures that were so cold that two fire hydrants were frozen and rendered inoperable. What was left behind the next day was a strange juxtaposition of destruction and beauty as water froze around the surrounding area formed interesting geometric shapes. Baltimore Sun staff photographer Karl Merton Ferron, who covered the fire for the newspaper, went back to scene the next day to record what Mother Nature’s cold snap had created in the wreckage.
Using art installations and murals, Nancy Scheinman designs three-dimensional, multisensory environments that set the scene for experiential learning in schools — learning through direct experience instead of just about the experience of others.
Text and pictures by Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron
People always warned me that I would keep filling all free space on my iPhone with images and video of our daughter, Karah Elizabeth Ferron. Needless to say, there was no argument.
Within eight months of her birth, over 10,000 iPhone captures were already made, with an intent to document our little girl’s growth and milestones. In the pictures and video, she seems uncomfortable as her mother, Megan Denarah Ferron, bathes her on February 1. On July 23, she gets her first spoon of baby food. She uses all her strength months later to crawl for the first time September 13.
The Baltimore Sun newspaper has a rich history of photojournalism. The Sun has employed a long line of award winning photographers. To pay tribute to these photographers, The Darkroom will periodically take a look back at the body of work by some of these photographers whose love of their craft helped document the lives of people from the backstreets of Baltimore to the four corners of the globe.
The Super Plunge event Friday kicks off the Polar Bear Plunge weekend, and includes plunges for law enforcement and corporate participants, all of whom dash from the shore and into the water. Some entered and immediately retreated; others remained in for a somewhat extended dip. On Friday, 41 “Super Plungers” including Special Olympian Joe Wu, of Rockville, plunge into the ice cold Cheaspeake Bay water every hour for 24 hours.
The Howard County Concert Orchestra, with help from the Howard County Ballet, held a “Spanish New Year’s Celebration” at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ellicott City on Sunday, Jan. 12. Dick Story was the master of ceremonies and Kathi Ferguson directed the dancers, who wore authentic costumes.