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Images come to life in Howard County Fair vignettes

Images come to life in Howard County Fair vignettes

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Patuxent photographer Sarah Pastrana spent some time at the Howard County Fair last week, looking for its more interesting characters. With the help of photographer Jen Rynda on the editing side, they produced six video vignettes in which the photos literally come to life. Click here to see them all.

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Dive into the dark world of Weegee: Murder is My Business

Dive into the dark world of Weegee: Murder is My Business

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If you need an excuse to visit New York City before summer’s end, here’s a suggestion: Dive into the dark world of Weegee, a tabloid news photographer-extraordinaire. His work is the subject of a fascinating show, “Weegee: Murder is My Business,” at the International Center of Photography in midtown Manhattan through September 2, 2012.
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A farewell look at Baltimore by Joe Sterne

A farewell look at Baltimore by Joe Sterne

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There’s more to Baltimore than the gritty, litter-filled streets the world grew to love in “The Wire.” During his five years in Baltimore, photographer Joe Sterne has worked to find the beauty the city has to offer. Recently, he moved with his fiancé to California for a job opportunity, leaving behind a city they had come to love. See some of his favorite images from his time here.
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From the Vault: Peter Angelos era begins at Oriole Park

From the Vault: Peter Angelos era begins at Oriole Park

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Nineteen years ago today (Aug. 2, 1993), a group led by Baltimore attorney Peter Angelos purchased the Orioles for a then-record $173 million. “This brings back control of the club to Marylanders, but to be candid, I didn’t think the price would go so high,” Angelos said at the time. Fast-forward to 2012 and the Orioles franchise is valued at $460 million, according to Forbes. And the current record price tag for a Major League Baseball club? Try $2 billion, the staggering amount Magic Johnson and investors paid for the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this year. That’s more than 11.5 times what Angelos and company plunked down for the Birds nearly two decades ago. More →

Disabled veterans attempt climb up Mt. McKinley

Disabled veterans attempt climb up Mt. McKinley

18 photos, 1 Video

Army Sgt. Kirk Bauer lost most of his left leg in a firefight in Vietnam, but that hasn’t stopped him from tackling some the world’s greatest challenges with Disabled Sports USA – Warfighter Sports. He’s been with the organization for 42 years, and is now its executive director. Their goal is to help wounded veterans returning from war realize that they can still achieve great feats.

In June 2012, Bauer led four Iraq and Afghanistan veterans — two double-leg amputees, one single-leg amputee and one with muscle damage – up North America’s tallest mountain, Mt. McKinley in Alaska.

Their tagline: Five wounded warriors, four good legs, three wars, two generations, one mountain.

Disabled Sports USA – Warfighter Sports gave us some of the photos and video clips from the climb for a story Catonsville Times reporter Brian Conlin wrote this week about Kirk Bauer.
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Baltimore city, through the lens of Instagram

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Instagram has become one of the most popular ways for people to share their photos online. With more than 50 million users, it is also one of the most popular social networks. Since I started using Instagram last fall, I have taken many photos using the app in and around the city of Baltimore. I tried to use different filters and combinations of light adjustment and the blurring feature to make the pictures I take unique.

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