Harvesting memories

November 16, 2008|By JULIE E. GREENE

Several Tri-State-area residents shared their images of recent autumns.

Do you have anything to share? Captured a spontaneous moment or an eye-catching scene?

The Herald-Mail runs readers' best recent photographs taken in the Tri-State area on this page. And since we have autumn scenes here, send us photos of other subjects.

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"We had those jack-o'-lanterns on the back porch on the patio. There were some seeds left in them. We just looked out there one day and there's the darn squirrel," said Robert L. Rothen, 67, who lives east of Hagerstown. His family named the photo "Jack's Revenge."

These jack-o'-lanterns were carved by Skip Black, 24, and JR Black, 26, said Larry Black, their father and the photographer. The pumpkins were set on the kitchen table, the candles inside were lit and the kitchen lights and camera flash were turned off, said Black, 59, of Hagerstown.

"Some friends and I had gone camping at Sleepy Creek in West Virginia this past October. It was freezing that night, but the next morning it was beautiful -- misty with rays of sun striking the autumn leaves across from where we slept," wrote Kristen Trevey, 23, of Keedysville.

From his front yard east of Hagerstown, Bob Carder noticed the lights at the Village at Robinwood at sunrise on Oct. 26. So Carder, 65, aimed his Panasonic DMC-TZ3 toward the scene.

Nathaniel Laye, 12, who lives southwest of Smithsburg, used a Vivitar digital camera in October 2007 to take this photo of autumn foliage along Ritchie Road near Cascade.

"After a jog around the development in the morning, a rainbow appeared through the drizzling rain," wrote Joseph Novack Jr. of Falling Waters, W.Va. He used a Kodak EasyShare C340 to take the photo.

Bill Ford took this photo with a Canon PowerShot A570IS on Oct. 28 in the Lake Linganore area in Frederick County, Md. "I was on my way to visit my son and spotted this waterway with the beautiful fall colors in the background. The colors came through nicely even though it was a cloudy day," Ford, 71, wrote in an e-mail.

Emily Boward, 19, of Hagerstown, used an Asahi Pentax K1000 SLR to take this photo on the streets of Harpers Ferry, W.Va. "My friend and I went there to take pictures one day. The pumpkins were set up outside one of the store fronts for fall decor," Boward wrote in an e-mail.

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