Get up, get out ... and go!

These people were captured enjoying the outdoors

These people were captured enjoying the outdoors

October 05, 2008|Text by TIFFANY ARNOLD

Whether it's by boat, by foot or under the shade of a flying kite, some people believe things are best done outdoors.

And sometimes, rain isn't enough to stop the urge to get up and go, as a Hagerstown dad learned when his sons decided on a whim to go outside and play during a downpour.

But if you have your camera ready, as these Tri-State-area readers did, you'll always be prepared to capture the moment - rain or shine.

The Herald-Mail is always looking for good, recent photos from the Tri-State area.

Quality is key. We do not have space for family portraits, posed shots or news photos published elsewhere in the newspaper.


You can submit photos for The Herald-Mail's Gallery page by e-mailing it to with "submitted photo" in the subject line; by mailing it to The Herald-Mail Co., c/o Lifestyle, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741; or by dropping it off in person at The Herald-Mail office, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.

Just be sure to include your name, a daytime phone number and the story behind the photo. Digital photos must be at least 6 inches wide with a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Files should be in JPEG or TIF formats and sent as e-mail attachments.


Joanne Hale, who lives north of Hagerstown, says she was in Williamsport this summer testing out her new camera, an Olympus EVolt E-510, when she saw a man and a boy fishing where Conococheague Creek and Potomac River meet. "The little boy just looked tickled to death," Hale said.

David Duffey, of Fairfield, Pa., photographed his grandson Cole Jessop, 7, as he helped harvest tomatoes from Duffey's garden in late July. Duffey said two of Cole's cousins were also in the garden that day. The photo is named "One of Pappy's Helpers."

Scott Nesmith used a Nikon to photograph this bike crash in Wiliamsport from his front porch in June. The athletes were participating in the Tour of Washington County Maryland race.

Kimberly Bryant Ciucci, of Greencastle, Pa., said she took this picture of her son, Zachary, 3, this summer during a family vacation in North Carolina. She said it was his first time flying a kite on his own. "I was so lucky to be able to capture his expression and emotions in this photo," Ciucci writes in an e-mail. "He was so proud to be able to do it himself."

Mario Sindaco, of Hagerstown, said his sons Andersen Sindaco, 10, on the left, and Jackson Sindaco, 7, center, decided on a whim to play in the rain with friend, Nathan Wisherd, in early September. "I try to catch as much of that spontaneous stuff as I can," Sindaco said.

Hobbyist photographer Sam Judge, of Warfordsburg, Pa., used a Nikon SLR to photograph this woman on the Potomac River in Hancock. "She just looked so royal, like she was Cleopatra or someone floating down the Nile," he said. Judge posts many of his photos at

Sam Judge, of Warfordsburg, Pa., said he photographed these teenagers in September at the C&O Canal in Hancock. "They are not jumping into the Potomac," Judge said. The teens were leaping into Tonoloway Creek - a less dangerous feat, but still not something Judge recommends.

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