Thoughts and Photographs

This is where I’ll be publishing my thoughts, although probably what you’ll see here will mainly be photographs. Photographs of works in progress, photojournalist shots or just something I shot and want to share.

If you would like a print of one of my photos and it’s not available in the store, please contact me. Thanks – SG (Steven G) Atkinson –


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

Hebe and the Harpist

Photo by SG Atkinson: Hebe and the Harpist
During the National Music Festival in Chestertown there were performances held during the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays. One of these performances was by a fantastic harpist.

I don’t know if she set up in such a location that the figure on the top of the fountain (The water carrier of the Gods, the Goddess Hebe) was looking down on her. For a little background, Hebe was just recently announced as being the figure head of the new logo for Chestertown’s Art and Entertainment District.

This photo will soon be available as a Delmarva Scenes Print.

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

Centreville, Maryland Court House Square

Photograph by SG Atkinson: Court House Square, Centreville Maryland
In the little of Centreville in Queen Anne’s County sits one of the oldest Court Houses still in use in the United States. A Statue of Queen Anne, the county’s namesake, adorns the center of the square.