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Hidden Gems

Mar 05, 2012 12:01PM ● By Anonymous

Nearly every photograph submitted featured outdoor scenes (from all four seasons) of peaceful, gentle, and probably quiet locations; each somewhat hidden and most certainly a gem. Enjoy this crop of images, deemed by our editors as the best of the almost 75 total entries.

Our Three Overall Winners



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Ken Schroeder
Photo is of an early April spring morning at Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, Maryland. Shot with a Nikon D300 on auto exposure using a Nikon 18–200mm lens.

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Cathy Carlsson
This photo is titled Wicked Trees and was shot this past fall at Whitehall Estate, just outside of Annapolis. Shot with a Fuji Finepix HS20 EXR in automatic mode.

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Jane Critchley
This was taken at Terrapin Park in Stevensville, along the beach facing the Bay Bridge, this past December. It was very foggy this day and it settled on the Bay throughout the day and evening. Shot with a Canon Rebel T2i with ISO 100, exposure at 2.5 seconds, and an ND8 filter.

Honorable Mentions

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Randy Loftus
Titled Weems Creek Mist, this is a shot of the drawbridge over Weems Creek in Annapolis from this past December. The fog tends to lift the horizon and the stillness makes mirror like reflections. Shot with a Nikon D80 at f/4.8, 1/200 second, and ISO 200.


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Terry Cardillino
Photograph of Old Trinity Church in Woolford, Maryland (Dorchester County). Shot with a Nikon D70 with AF-S Nikkor 18–200mm lens.

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James Halvis
Photograph of the Piney Point Light House in southern Maryland (Piney Point in St. Mary’s County), taken in July 2011. The lighthouse is located in a six acre park along the Potomac River and was constructed in 1836. Shot with a Cannon SX20 in automatic mode.

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Kelly Karwacki
Dawn on Pearce Creek in Cecilton, Maryland, photographed this past September. Shot with a Nikon D60, f/4.2, exposure 1/200 second, ISO 200, and a focal length of 62 mm.

Next Photo Contest: Sunrises & Sunsets

There’s beauty in simplicity and for our next installment of the What’s Up? Photo Contest, we are asking for your best photographs of sunsets and sunrises in the Chesapeake Bay region. Over the river or through the woods, we would love to see your best shots…and from all seasons within the past year.

Please submit high-resolution digital photographs to and include “Photo Contest” in the subject line. Or send prints to 929 West St., Ste. 208A, Annapolis, MD 21401, marked “Attn. Editorial Photo Contest.” (We regret that we cannot return prints.)

Include information about where the photograph was taken and when, as well as what type of camera and specifications you used to take the photograph. Camera phone photographs are accepted!

Entry deadline is April 30th, 2012.

First-, second-, and third-place winners will receive a prize to be determined. Good luck!