As armchair cycling fans watched the first stage of the Tour de France last Saturday, several hundred amatuers bike racers vied for their own glory in western Howard County.
In one of dozens of pro-privacy rallies around the country, demonstrators gathered blocks north of the White House on Independence Day to voice their worries.
For four years in high school, and a brief stint in college (until I got tired of being tired all the time), I was a rower. I spent three months every fall and another three every spring on the water, but never gave much thought to how majestic the sport can be when photographed.
The president of the Baltimore Rowing Club, Jeff Ditter, let me hitch a ride in the motor boat – often called a launch – on Friday, June 28, the day before the Row Like A Mother crew raced in the Charm City Sprints.
From there, I was able to shoot the team’s warm-ups, race starts, technique drills and an odd moment involving crab traps slung over the side of a bridge. At the Sprints the next day, I arrived to the race site at Middle Branch Park just as the team began to show up. The women – seven from Catonsville, two from Baltimore and all nine mothers – raced another women’s novice eight from Capital Rowing Club.
The first in our series taking readers behind the scenes of Maryland places features Baltimore’s iconic Domino Sugars sign. Watch the sun set over Baltimore in a time lapse video, view the sign from angles only the birds — and a select few people — can see, and take in the city, for the first time, from one of its most famous backdrops.
Whether up in Hampden or downtown at Camden Yards, Baltimore residents were greeted on Friday by a particularly distinct rainbow. Might it have been a sign from Mother Nature about the return of same-sex marriage to California, or just an omen signaling an exciting Orioles win?
Okay, okay, it was probably just a climate-caused optical phenomenon. Still pretty cool. We’ve collected photographs from Baltimore Sun staff and Darkroom readers. Share yours using @baltimoresun on Twitter or Instagram, and it could be featured here!
Under a relentless barrage of commands, most of them bellowed, some 1,200 members of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2017 ran the gauntlet of Induction Day. It is the start of plebe summer — seven weeks of training that bear no relation to any customary notion of summer.
See photos from reenactments of the Battle of Gettysburg through the years.
Christoph Strasser, of Austria, earned his 2nd Race Across America solo win Wednesday, reaching Annapolis in a record time of 7 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes. His average speed for the 2989-mile bicycle race from Oceanside, California, was 15.56 mph, besting the 27-year-old record set by Pete Penseyres.