Every once in a while I walk the beautiful downtown of Frederick, Maryland – the city I call home – to create photography that is more personal, purely for enjoyment. Frederick is built for walking (must be due to it’s 277 year existence). The very first time I visited here, I was reminded of older European cities like Edinburgh, Lyon and Brussels. Montreal and Halifax in Canada also came to mind. All are walking cities I have enjoyed. When there, just as here, quality photography is the goal!
Anyway, out I went in the middle of a hot, sunny Monday in August. Photography with the sun high in the sky is not ideal for a number of reasons, but it was the time I had, so I’d deal with it.
My professional work is almost exclusively products – things like electronics, machinery, jewelry and food plus corporate headshots and executive portraits. This kind of ‘seeing’ is a refreshing artistic change. No matter what the subject or motivation, quality is the goal!
I found what I wanted on Second Street, in the vicinity of St John’s Church, near the intersection of Second and Maxwell. Very glad I live here now, much as I miss western Pennsylvania.