Maryland Photography Gallery

The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland, fine art, infrared color photography
The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland

 Fine Art Photography of Maryland

Feeling Something from Long Ago on the Eastern Shore of Maryland 

To the east of Washington D.C., across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, is the truly picturesque Eastern Shore of Maryland. While mainly a destination for beachgoers, there is living history in the small towns between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.  

Talbot County 

A land settled by Planters, Patriots, and Politicians 

Rivers wind through hamlets of land, leading to large, historic, gracious waterfront estates throughout Talbot County. Viewed from the road, these estates are recognizable by long, tree-lined private driveways. Some houses have a sign with the house’s original name. During the 1600, 1700, and early 1800s, many of these estates were plantations owned by early landowners of Maryland. The Lloyd, Tilghman, and Goldsborough families were a few of the early settlers in Talbot County. They were planters, patriots, and politicians. These families served in the American Revolution and the U.S. Civil War.   

Lloyd Family

The Lloyd family built Wye House, a stately antebellum plantation on the Miles Rivers. The famous enslaved Fredrick Douglass was born several miles away, across the fields at Tuckahoe plantation. Once he became of age, Frederick Douglass spent his first enslaved years during his early childhood at Wye House. Later in life, as a freeman, Frederick Douglass returned to visit the plantation and its then-owners. Fredrick Douglass writes about his experience at Wye House in his autobiography “My Bondage and My Freedom,” published in 1855. 

Early Families

The early families of Talbot County frequently intermarried, resulting in many grand estates that still exist today. I have been fortunate to visit these privately owned, remarkable properties by attending charity events that feature house tours.  

Tilghman Island 

Tilghman Island is a surprisingly small island in Talbot County surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Choptank River. Additionally it is a great destination to photograph commercial fishing boats, water views, and architecture. Indigenous Native American tribes initially inhabited Tilghman Island. You can still find arrowheads along the shoreline. British soldiers occupied the island during the winter of 1814. Today, watermen live and work on Tilghman Island fishing for oysters, crabs, and fish. Also, local boat captains offer fishing charters. You will see many photos from here in my Fine Art Photography of Maryland.

Saint Michaels  

Situated north of Tilghman Island is the historic town of St. Michaels. Local lore is that it was “the town that fooled the British” during the War of 1812. Residents hung lanterns in high places to misguide British gunfire from a water attack on the Chesapeake Bay. While some homes were damaged, the British withdrew, and the town survived. St. Michaels is also associated with Frederick Douglass. The St. Michaels Museum offers a Frederick Douglass Walking Tour to see the historical sites related to his time there. 

Dorchester County 

The Choptank River, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Underground Railroad 

Nearby Talbot County is Dorchester County, the largest county on the eastern shore. Dorchester was settled in 1669 by early landowners. The Chesapeake Bay and Choptank River border it. 

Harriet Tubman

Harriett Tubman was born, enslaved, and conducted the underground railroad in Dorchester County. The Harriett Tubman Museum and Educational Center provide visitors with information about not only Harriett’s enslaved life but also the famous underground railroad. Harriett navigated the swampy waters of Blackwater Refuge to guide the enslaved to escape northward to freedom on the underground railroad. Today, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, located in Cambridge, Maryland, is miles of picturesque wetlands and forests offering a refuge for migratory birds, waterfowl, Canadian geese, and bald eagles. An excellent destination for wildlife and nature photography.  

Cambridge

Within Dorchester County is historic Cambridge. The English settled in Cambridge in 1684, building large plantations. Downtown Cambridge is a contrast of loveliness and darkness. Beautiful, historic homes line the downtown streets of Cambridge towards the Choptank River. A few blocks away is the historic Dorchester County Court House. During the 1800s, the courthouse was the site of slave auctions and public hangings. Ultimately, during the 1960s, Cambridge was the site of civil rights marches ending racial segregation in the county. 

Hoopers Island

Further south in Dorchester County is Hoopers Island on the Chesapeake Bay. The Hooper family settled on the island in the 1600s. Hooper’s descendants were active in the American Revolution on the Eastern Shore. Hoopers Island is now home to commercial watermen and boating captains offering fishing charters. A beautiful, rustic area to photograph. 

Assateague Island 

Eastward to the Atlantic Ocean is Assateague Island. Assateague is a barrier island between the Delmarva Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean. First home to the Assateague Native Americans, it was later conquered by the British in the 1660 and 1700s, overtaking the Assateague Native American Tribes. The island now attracts visitors for its rustic beaches, feral horses, and lighthouse. Overall, the Eastern Shore of Maryland holds fascinating places worth exploring and photographing. 

Please enjoy my

Fine Art Photography of Maryland.

Assateague Island Footprints, Maryland, fine-art photography
Assateague Island Footprints, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Unionville Church Ruin, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Unionville Church Ruins, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tilghman Island Willow Trees, Eastern Shore, Maryland, infrared photography
Tilghman Island Willow Trees, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Sun over Blackwater, Eastern Shore, Maryland, infrared photography
Sun over Blackwater, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Snow Geese On Blackwater Refuge, Eastern Shore, Maryland, landscape photography
Snow Geese On Blackwater Refuge, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Hoopers Island, Eastern Shore, Maryland, landscape photography
Hoopers Island, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Fishing Boat In Winter, Eastern Shore, Maryland, infrared photography
Fishing Boat In Winter, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Black Walnut Point, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Black Walnut Point, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Baltimore at Night,  Maryland
Baltimore At Night, Maryland
Adirondack Bench, Black Walnut Point, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Adirondack Bench Black Walnut Point, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tred Avon River, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tred Avon River, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Lady Patty Sailboat, Tilghman Island, Maryland
Lady Patty Sailboat, Tilghman Island, Maryland
Hammock on Black Walnut Point, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Hammock on Black Walnut Point, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Deck of Lady Patty, Tilghman Island, Maryland
Deck of Lady Patty, Tilghman Island, Maryland
Clouds over Blackwater Refuge, Eastern Shore, Maryland, infrared photography
Clouds over Blackwater Refuge, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Bench on Blackwater Refuge, Eastern Shore, Maryland, infrared photography
Bench on Blackwater Refuge, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Assateague Island Sand, eastern Shore, Maryland, fine-art photography
Assateague Island Sand, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Ruins of Unionville Church, Eastern Shore, Maryland, black and white photography
Ruins of Unionville Church, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tilghman Island Tree, Eastern Shore, Maryland, infrared photography
Tilghman Island Tree, Eastern Shore, Maryland
The Lady Patty, Eastern Shore, Maryland
The Lady Patty, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Watermen Mural, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Watermen Mural, Oxford, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tred Avon River, Oxford, Maryland
Tred Avon River-2, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Tred Avon River, Oxford, Maryland,  infrared photography
Tred Avon River, Eastern Shore, Maryland
The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Maryland, infrared color photography
The Robert Morris Inn, Oxford, Maryland
The Academy House, Oxford,  Maryland, infrared color photography
The Academy House, Oxford, Maryland
Tench Tilghman Gravesite, Oxford, Maryland, infrared
Tench Tilghman Gravesite, Oxford, Maryland
Strand Beach, Oxford, Maryland, infrared
Strand Beach, Oxford, Maryland
Painted Fence, Oxford, Maryland
Painted Fence, Oxford, Maryland
John Wesley Church, Oxford, Maryland, infrared color photography
John Wesley Church, Oxford, Maryland
Historic home in Oxford. Maryland
Historic home in Oxford, Maryland
Artist Studio, Oxford, Maryland, fine-art photography
Artist Studio, Oxford, Maryland
American Flag, Tilghman Island, Eastern Shore, Maryland,
American Flag, Tilghman Island, Eastern Shore, Maryland
Chesapeake Bay, Tilghman Island, Maryland
Chesapeake Bay, Tilghman Island, Maryland
Birds Nest, Tilghman Island, Maryland, black and white photography
Birds Nest, Tilghman Island, Maryland
Abandoned House on Tilghman Island, Maryland, infrared, black and white photography
Abandoned House on Tilghman Island, Maryland

 

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