Hip Shots

February 24, 2012

The Viewing

By Whyndham Standing

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The “Hip Shots” series of photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly,” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method the more frames exposed, the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting — a related series that may be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own images, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below. This feature will appear most Fridays.

Copyright © 2012 Whyndham Standing.

Hip Shots

January 27, 2012

Flag Change VI

By Jim Sizemore

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The “Hip Shots” series of photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly,” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method the more frames exposed, the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting — a related series that may be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own images, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below. This feature will appear most Fridays.

Copyright © 2012 Jim Sizemore.

Hip Shots

June 3, 2011

Flag Change II

By Jim Sizemore

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The “Hip Shots” series of Doodlemeister.com photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method the more frames  exposed, the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting—a related series that can be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own pictures, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below. Meanwhile, click the “Hip Shots” tag above for more examples. And for another post in the series, check in next Friday.

Copyright © 2011 Jim Sizemore.

Hip Shots

May 27, 2011

Flag Change

By Jim Sizemore

 (Click images for larger views.)

The “Hip Shots” series of Doodlemeister.com photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method the more frames  exposed, the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting—a related series that can be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own pictures, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below. Meanwhile, click the “Hip Shots” tag above for more examples. And for another post in the series, check in next Friday.

Copyright © 2011 Jim Sizemore.

Moving George

March 2, 2011

This is the first in a series of occasional Wednesday posts designed to document the construction of the new Fort McHenry Visitor Center. Early in the process, the statue of George Armistead, which stood on the east side of the old visitor center, pictured directly below, was dismantled and moved to a location just south and east of the new building’s site.

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Dismantle

Born on April 10, 1780, in Caroline County, Virginia, George Armistead was one of five brothers, all of whom later served in the War of 1812. On May 18, 1813, while serving as an artillery officer at Fort Niagara, New York, he took an active part in the American attack on Fort George across the Niagara River in upper Canada and was accorded the honor of delivering the captured British flags to President James Madison. On his taking command of Fort McHenry in June 1813, Armistead ordered a flag made “so large that the British will have no difficulty in seeing it from a distance.” He earned his enduring place in American history under that flag at Fort McHenry whose stalwart defense of Baltimore against British attack in 1814 inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Armistead remained in command of the fort until his untimely death at age 38 on April 25, 1818. He is buried in Old St. Paul’s Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.

Move

The company contracted for the complicated task of moving the George Armistead statue, Lorton Stone, of Springfield, Virginia, is family owned and operated, with a history in the stone business that runs back several generations. It was obvious they took extreme care — and pride — in the project. Their work history involves everything from the renovation of the Washington Monument to construction of marble lobbies in commercial buildings. They have the experience and skill to tackle any project related to stone masonry, from historical restoration to marble mosaics. For more information about Lorton Stone, click on the sidebar link under the “Business” tab.

Reassemble Base

Place Statue

Complete Move

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Photo Quote

May 21, 2010

“The subject matter is so much more

important than the photographer.”

Gordon Parks, 1912-2006


Fort McHenry

March 17, 2010

August 20, 2009

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