Hiking Wincopin Trail - Howard County, MD

Oh my gosh! I think spring might finally be coming to Maryland!

Okay, so temperatures dropped again on Sunday, but on Saturday, I decided to take a hike along a new trail in Howard County. Photos were taken with my One Plus 2 phone.

Woods and stream. Howard County, MD.Woods and stream, Howard County, MD.

Stream. Howard County, MD.Stream, Howard County, MD.

Ruined wall. Howard County, MD.Ruined wall, Howard County, MD.

Moss growing on the wall. Howard County, MD.Moss growing on the wall, Howard County, MD.

Or is it lichen growing on the wall? Howard County, MD.Or is it lichen growing on the wall? Howard County, MD.

A window view. Howard County, MD.A window view. Howard County, MD.

Fallen tree. Howard County, MD.Fallen tree. Howard County, MD.

Stairway to nowhere. Howard County, MD.Stairway to nowhere. Howard County, MD.

Raindrops in the stream. Howard County, MD.Raindrops in the stream. Howard County, MD.

Abandoned bench. Howard County, MD.Abandoned bench. Howard County, MD.

Angela Ferguson, Baltimore/Annapolis photographer
Angela Ferguson is a professional photographer in the Baltimore-Annapolis, specializing in headshot photography. She runs her own photography studio, Angela Ferguson Photography.

Stream and woods photo, Howard County, MD.

Stream. Howard County, MD.

Ruined wall. Howard County, MD.

Moss growing on the wall. Howard County, MD.

Or is it lichen growing on the wall? Howard County, MD.

A window view. Howard County, MD.

Fallen tree. Howard County, MD.

Stairway to nowhere. Howard County, MD.

Raindrops in the stream. Howard County, MD.

Abandoned bench. Howard County, MD.

Hiking photographs. Wincopin trail, Howard County, Maryland.

Hiking and Landscape Photos at Cromwell Valley Park

And now for something a little bit different. Yesterday, Angela and I took a day off and went hiking along some of the trails at Cromwell Valley Park (with Loch Raven add-on). For fun, she took a few landscape pictures with our new phones.

These are some of the results! What do you think?


Cottage on the hiking trail, Baltimore, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Trail hiking, Baltimore, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)Stream, Baltimore, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Dennis Ferguson
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Cottage on the hiking trail, Baltimore, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Trail hiking, Baltimore, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Stream, Baltimore, MD. (Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography)

Landscape photos, Baltimore, Maryland. Taken after hiking at Cromwell Valley Park and Loch Raven.

Alaska - Mendenhall Glacier

While in Juneau, I signed up for a tour with Gastineau Guiding and it involved a hike along the Glacier Trail to Mendenhall Lake. Not surprisingly, on one side of the lake is Mendenhall Glacier. Seeing some glaciers was one of the goals of my Alaska trip, and being able to photograph a glacier close-up was definitely a highlight. Our guide told us that in 20 years, the warming temperatures will cause the glacier to recede past the point where it can be seen from the lake. While the melting glaciers is hardly news anymore, the time span -- only 20 years? -- made it tragic in a whole new way. A tangible way.
I felt truly blessed to have been able to see this before it was too late.
Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska. Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography, 2014.Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska. Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography, 2014.

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Alaska - Railroad Tracks

During the gold rush in Alaska and Canada, railroads such as the Yukon Railway from Skagway to Whitehorse were a vital key to expanding up through the Yukon Territory.  This stretch of track extending off into the unknown, unseen distance really struck me.
Railroad Tracks, Alaska. Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography, 2014.Railroad Tracks, Alaska. Copyright Angela Ferguson Photography, 2014.