Naturally beautiful

Tri-State-area shutterbugs capture moments from their lives

Tri-State-area shutterbugs capture moments from their lives

November 30, 2008|By JULIE E. GREENE

A historic landing, a memory to treasure and a scene captured after a chance glance are among the subjects Tri-State-area photographers submitted to The Herald-Mail.

The Herald-Mail runs readers' best recent photographs taken in the Tri-State area on this page.

Quality is key. Sharp, large, color images look best. Close-up photos show detail better. If the subject is small, get close or use a telephoto lens to make the subject appear large in the photo. Digital photos must be sharp, at least 6 inches wide and have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Files should be in JPEG or TIF formats and sent as e-mail attachments.

We do not have space for family portraits, posed scenes or news photos that are published elsewhere in the newspaper.

There are three ways to submit a photo:

o Drop it off at The Herald-Mail office, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown.


o Mail it to The Herald-Mail Co., c/o Lifestyle, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

o E-mail it to with "submitted photo" in the subject line.

With the photo, give us your name, a daytime phone number and a brief description of the story behind the photo. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you mail us your photo and want it returned.


"While driving through Dolly Sods, we came upon this spot. I used my Kodak EasyShare to take the picture. It was beautiful how the trees silhouetted against the leaves," wrote Teresa Barron, 55, of Williamsport. She took the photo in the Elkins, W.Va., area in autumn 2007.

Bill Ford, 71, of Halfway, was about 30 yards away from these deer near Lake Linganore in Frederick County, Md., on Oct. 28 when he zoomed in on them with a Canon PowerShot A570IS. Ford said the deer were in rut and he saw a lot of deer that day.

"I was taking my bike for a ride and I happened to glance to my left there and I saw that real long lane back into the cornfield," said George Morgan, 52, of Williamsport. Morgan said he's taken to carrying a Nikon Nuvis 125i in his saddle bag during rides in case anything catches his eye.

Karl A. Shreiner is just a "guy who likes airplanes and trains and things like that," so he showed up Nov. 16 to watch the Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" touch down. The plane was donated to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum.

Shreiner, 69, of Chambersburg, Pa., used a Pentax K20D with a telephoto lens to photograph the plane as it landed at Hagerstown Regional Airport and as it taxied afterward.

Shreiner tracked the progress of the plane from Wyoming to Hagerstown online at

Karen Swan, 48, of Williamsport, found the odd-looking birdhouse, next to the feeder, at a yard sale and thought it looked cool.

Gage, left, and Blake Crampton, almost 7-month-old twins from Clear Spring, try on their Halloween baby duck costumes for mom, Wendy, and dad, Jeremy. Jeremy Crampton used a digital Nikon to take the photo, which was submitted by the twins' grandmother, Lou Ann Eichelberger of the Sharpsburg area.

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