Couples Photography - Patapsco Valley State Park

Alas, this weekend in Maryland has been too rainy for a hike. I love exploring the trails around here, and that's where I get to find a few nice outdoor locations for on-location photography! Here's an example of a couple that I photographed in Patapsco Valley State Park.

Outdoor couples photo session at Patapsco Valley State Park

Outdoor couples photo session at Patapsco Valley State Park

Where would you like to be photographed? And do you know of any good hiking trails in the Maryland area? I'm always looking for a new place to explore!

Family photo - Patapsco State Park

I really love photographing in nearby Patapsco Valley State Park. There's something about being out in nature that lifts the spirits and brings people closer together.

Family reunion photo, Patapsco State Park, MD.

Family reunion photo, Patapsco State Park, MD.

Of course, the weather's gotten a little colder now, but there's always my studio for portraits!

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.

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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