It’s been 50 years since I-95 opened between Baltimore and Wilmington. The highway transformed interstate commerce on the East Coast, creating a fast road link between the Northeast and the MidAtlantic. It also opened rural Harford County for suburban development.
Elevated Element, Baltimore’s pioneering drone photography duo, is flying high. Terry and Belinda Kilby — the husband and wife team behind some of the most breathtaking and unique aerial images of Baltimore and the surrounding region — have released their first book (Drone Art: Baltimore) just as an art exhibit showcasing their work opened high above the Inner Harbor, at the World Trade Center’s Top of the World observation level.
The Kilbys, who actually design and build the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) they use in their photography, shared some of their images with The Darkroom and recently took part in a wide-ranging Q&A on their techniques, equipment, what it’s like to be contacted by the FBI and much more.
A week into autumn, the cider and pumpkin beer have already begun to flow at the first of the area’s harvest-time events. Before the taste of summer is completely washed away, here’s a salute to the warm weather festival season for making the year’s lazy days a little bit livelier.
Clip, clop, jingle, jingle. Next comes the sing-song holler: pe-eee-aches and ca-aaa-ntalopes, wa-aaa-termelon, su-uuu-gar bananas and swe-eee-et grapes…” This musical rhythm section cuts through the humdrum sounds of traffic, turning a routine city scene into something special. An Arabber, no longer a common sight on Baltimore’s streets, has arrived. Leading this musical band is Yusuf Abdullah, known as B.J., followed by his horse Tony, decked out in bells and a red feather plume and harnessed to a vintage wagon laden with fruit.
Local photographer capturing portraits of everyday Baltimore with aspirations of one day becoming a wire photojournalist: Meet Noah Scialom aka NoahCalm on Instagram.
The summer violence in Baltimore has turned husbands into single parents, transformed rookie cops into veterans, left missing verses in half-finished rap songs, forced politicians to personally confront the city’s crime problems, and sent longtime residents to new places and new lives.
After seven long months, college football finally returns to our lives tonight with 17 Football Bowl Subdivision games on the schedule.
When photographing anything with speed, the main thing to remember is your photos should relay motion to the viewer when possible. If your photos show a race car with tires static and the car and tires tack sharp, the car might as well be in a showroom standing still.