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Photograph by SG Atkinson: Owl

The first weekend in October was the Harry Potter Festival in my hometown, Chestertown. I saw many owls there, but not a live one. I’m not saying there wasn’t any there, just that I didn’t see any.

The 2nd weekend of October brought the annual FallFest in Rock Hall. In attendance was the MD Department of Natural Resources (DNR) with their wildlfe display. This owl was a member of the display.

Old Barn in the Country

It’s been awhile since I added any photos.

I just completed putting together two Calendar of Photos for 2017. This one is the March Photo for the Delmarva Scenes Calendar.


B&W: High Water after Sandy

Photograph by SG Atkinson: Sandy's High Water
I don’t often do much with Black and White photography. Guess it’s mostly due to my photojournalist view that real life photographs should be natural.

I was asked a while ago to do a 5 day posting challenge on Facebook doing B&W photos. I took a shot I did in 2013 of the flooding aftermath of Super Storm Sandy of the Chester River high water at Wilmer Park in Chestertown.

I’m not sure how successful I was of trying to make it appear more like a sepia photograph of an age gone.

Rainbow over the Cemetery

Photo by SG Atkinson: Rainbow over the Cemetery
It’s not often that I get to catch a rainbow and even less often to catch a full one. This one I saw as I was heading from Rock Hall to Chestertown. I knew that Wesley Chapel was just ahead (I have a few relatives buried there) and hoped that it would stay long enough to get a shot.

Rock Hall’s Beauty Contest Winners

Photo by SG Atkinson: Rock Hall Beauty
One of the features of Rock Hall’s 4th of July Weekend is their annual Miss Rock Hall Beauty Contest. This year’s winners in the annual 4th of July Parade are Miss Rock Hall Rachael Nelson, Little Miss Keyasia Newman and Junior Miss Phoebe Smith.

To see more photos from the Parade and the Annual Festival goto

Flag Decommissioning Ceremony

Photo by SG Atkinson: Flag Decommissioning Ceremony
The U. S. Flag Code says, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

In many communities this is done on or near Flag Day, June 14th and often with assistance of the Boy Scouts. This past Saturday June 12, 2016 the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post 36 in Chestertown, MD with the assistance of Boy Scout Troup 175 from Sudlersville, MD held such a ceremony.

Chestertown Tea Party

Photo by SG Atkinson: Chestertown Tea Party
Memorial Day Weekend was a busy one for me as I spent the weekend photographing the Chestertown Tea Party Festival in Chestertown. The day was capped with the re-enactment of the Townsfolk of Chestertown throwing tea (and an effigy of King George) into the river in protest.

A slideshow of Photos from the Weekend can be seen at

Journey into the Foggy Mist

Project-A Year in Photographs: Lost in the Fog by SG Atkinson,
One advantage of living in an area that is surrounded by water is that there’s always a chance to catch an unusual sight. On Tuesday June 2, 2015 an eerie type if fog was coming off of the Chester River. The ship Sultana, which does educational school trips for students had a class that morning. They left docks for their class and this is what it looked like. Much simpler than the title, but not as thought provoking. One comment I have received about this photo is it reminds them of Captain Hook’s ship from Peter Pan floating in the clouds.

Troy and the Kent County High School Class of ’15

Project-A Year in Photographs: Troy and the Class of 2015 by SG Atkinson,
Troy, the Trojan, is the mascot of Kent County High School. Troy is a recent addition to the school. The family of a graduate of KCHS Class of ’15 discover Troy at an auction. The school was able to take ownership of Troy and the students have made hi welcomed. Painted him Blue and Gold to match the school’s colors and made him a cape. May 30, 2015 was Graduation Day for the Class of 2015. Congratulations to the newest Alumni of Kent County High.

Taps – Memorial Day

Project-A Year in Photographs: Taps - Memorial Day by SG Atkinson,
For the past few years I have gone to the Memorial Day morning In Memoriam service. One of the most touching part of the service is the playing of Taps.