While the quality of the iPhone camera has gotten better with every new release, I have generally considered it a backup camera for situations when my trusted Nikon DSLR is unavailable. Last month, however, I went on a safari of sorts in my front yard with a set of macro lens attachments on my iPhone 5s made by Olloclip. Although the focal plane was very limiting, requiring the tiny critters to be about half-an-inch from the lens, I found that I was able to get unique angles that would be hard to achieve with a traditional camera.
Throughout the 1970s, there were several scuffles inside the Baltimore City jail, most notably in February and September 1971 among uproar in the Attica, N.Y. jail.
Reports suggest that by the summer of 1971, the state prison in Attica was ready to explode. From History, “inmates were frustrated with chronic overcrowding, censorship of letters, and living conditions that limited them to one shower per week and one roll of toilet paper each month. Some Attica prisoners, adopting the radical spirit of the times, began to perceive themselves as political prisoners rather than convicted criminals.”
Tall ships arrive in Baltimore as part of the Star-Spangled bicentennial. The ships’ arrival kick off events celebrating the bicentennial of the Battle of Baltimore — and of Francis Scott Key’s writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” as he watched the British fail in their attack on Fort McHenry this week in 1814. Officials are expecting at least a million people to attend the events.
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High school sports are (finally!) back, and that means the schedules of the Baltimore Sun community papers’ photographers just got a lot more interesting. Here’s a collection of shots from the first week of sports in Howard, Harford and Baltimore counties.
This photo essay was initially published in September 1949: “The fences on farms in the United States cost more than the farm buildings, it was stated a mere 20 years ago. A critic termed many of them useless and unsightly as well as expensive. Over the Maryland countryside, however, are to be found fences of many types that are not only utilitarian, but sightly to the point of picturesqueness. Some of the types are traditional in their parts of the state, though all hold nostalgic places in the hearts of many Marylanders. The photographs presented here picture characteristic or outstanding examples of some of them.”
You might say there are better things to do than to spend one’s Saturday evening working, but when working is taking a leisurely kayak tour around a reservoir on a warm day August, you might say it could be worse.
Joel Beckwith, the kayak instructor at Piney Run Park, and I happened to be in the same… boat… on Saturday, Aug. 16, when he led a tour of adults and I was there to document.
I spent three hours with the group in a kayak and attempted to capture both pictures and video of the evening. More on that below.