Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Taking the backroads to Gettysburg

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Mumford and Sons - Awake my soul

While I had the chance I took the backroads to Gettysburg with Murray, who is my photography coach.

I used to love going down Old Bachmans Valley Road. On this trip I was able to stop, get out and take several pictures of one of my favorite great big old, rustic farm.

The day ended by photographing the sunset over the battle fields in Gettysburg, PA.

Bixler Family Cemetery (Manchester, MD)

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music: A time for us

Was wandering around with a friend taking the backroads to Gettysburg, when we found this old Cemetery dating back to the late 1700s. There's even a marker of someone who died fighting during the civil war.

The cemetery is located off of Bachman Valley Road, next to the Bixler's United Methodist Church.

There are different spellings of the surname, some "Bixfler" or "Bipler" or "Buscher" or  "Bichsler" or "Bipher" with most families settling on the "Bixler" spelling in the 19th century.  One suggested original meaning for the surname was "box maker".

Come and Go Farm (Maryland)

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Simon and Garfunkel - America

I went wandering the back roads between Baltimore and Gettysburg with a friend when we came across this magnificent farm with long horn steer.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Quick Drive Through Hunt Valley

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz

Back in July I spent a few weeks in the Baltimore area.  I was fortunate enough to be able to take one more ride through Hunt Valley.  At one point during this short trip, I looked down at a riverbed and saw a stream of butterflies.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Birds of Lake Redman (York, PA)

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Bob Dylan - The times are a changing

During my trip back to Baltimore I had the opportunity to go out one more time with a dear friend, who also happens to be my photography coach.  He brought me out to Lake Redman to capture what ever nature we could.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Falls Road and Beyond (Baltimore County, MD)

© (2013) Photographs by Vicki Polin
Music by Paul Simon - American Tune

During my trip back to Baltimore, MD I had the opportunity to take a ride down Falls Road and beyond.  I truly miss being so close to this absolutely breathtaking part of the United States.