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Time lapse: Setting up the rides at the Howard County Fair

Time lapse: Setting up the rides at the Howard County Fair

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The Howard County Fair is returning for its 70th year next week, and the Howard County Times wanted to give readers a look into how crews get the fairgrounds ready for the event. Photographer Jen Rynda spent six hours over two days as workers meticulously set up the rides. More from her below the time lapse.

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Historic elm tree at Belmont Manor comes down

Historic elm tree at Belmont Manor comes down

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Climbers with chain saws cut down what was believed to be one of the oldest trees in Maryland at Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge on Monday, as limbs and sections of the trunk lowered by cranes lay scattered below.

“A lot of stories are in that tree that we’ll never hear. They will be gone,” said Fred Dorsey, a local preservationist and a descendant of Caleb and Priscilla Dorsey, original owners of the Howard County manor house. Read more

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Wayne Johnson, Baltimore Street Photographer

Wayne Johnson, Baltimore Street Photographer

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Wayne Johnson is all about candid. The Baltimore street photographer, who spends his spare time mostly shooting in Fells Point, came to that realization not long after he started. Johnson is drawn to the active and the interesting. Street performers are among his favorites.

Take a look at the first in our series on Baltimore Street Photographers.

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How to time lapse, featuring the Artscape set-up

How to time lapse, featuring the Artscape set-up

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So you want to make a time lapse. That’s great. Time lapses usually make for very compelling video. Just look at this 4K time lapse of scenes in Norway. Beautiful, right?

Yours may not look quite that good, but I’m offering some tips on how to most effectively time lapse with a DSLR camera. See below the video.

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David MacCubbin’s hand-made acoustic guitars

David MacCubbin’s hand-made acoustic guitars

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David MacCubbin has been hand-making steel string acoustic guitars for nearly 15 years in the basements and garage of his Cockeysville home. MacCubbin spends more than 100 hours on each guitar, meticulously poring over each detail. On a recent afternoon, he let me spend some time with him as he worked on the back struts and the sides of a guitar. More below…

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Hammond basketball player to be honored at Ed Block Courage Awards

Hammond basketball player to be honored at Ed Block Courage Awards

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To hear him tell it, Essien Ture loves basketball more than most things. That’s why it was devastating when the Hammond High School junior found out last spring that he would have to have part of his right leg amputated due to blood clots.

But his love for the game led him forward, and despite needing a prosthetic, he still made Hammond’s varsity team in the fall. Ture’s perseverance has led him to be honored at the Ed Block Courage Awards on Monday, March 16.

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Mt. Hebron break dancers step it up for halftime shows

Mt. Hebron break dancers step it up for halftime shows

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Every Tuesday and Friday after school at Mt. Hebron, a small group of students gathers in the cafeteria. The lunch tables are sidelined and the floor is covered in rubber tarp. It’s Mt. Hebron Break Dance practice.

The team has been getting more attention lately for performing during halftime at school sporting events, surprising many of their classmates with their impressive movements and routines.

But as the great LeVar Burton often said, “You don’t have to take my word for it…”

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River Hill wrestling, all-access

River Hill wrestling, all-access

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In the past year, Howard County Times Sports has profiled four high school teams in an all-access documentary series. And this winter, River Hill’s wrestling team — helmed by alumnus coach Brandon Lauer, who was undefeated through 111 matches and three state championships in high school — was the focus of the latest piece.

We followed the team through a practice and preparations for one of their biggest matches of the year, a rivalry dual bout with Glenelg. More on the production below.

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