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Michael Mazaika

Michael Mazaika

Mount Airy, MD

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I am a seat-of-the-pants photographer: with not the best of equipment but not the worst either; possessing good timing but no stranger to poor; with camera gear in tow and at other times without; witness to incredible light and often not so; there at the right moment and frequently just a few minutes too late. Maybe a lot like you.

I am a lover of history and of our country; privileged to have seen a few other lands and their people; grateful for the sight that I have been given on loan; blessed by the scenes before me and the vision to see what they may look like at another hour and in another season.

When I gave my life to Christ it was the fulfillment of the faithful prayers of many others on my behalf. There was no resounding Alleluia Chorus to be heard, the sky did not open up. Only two voices: one clearly saying to the young man frozen in his seat, able only to raise his hand - “if it is war you choose, then war it shall be”, and the Other saying more quietly “Welcome son; I am with you”.

Since that day, we have been together in the fields and forests, at the mountains and along the rivers, in the morning mist, the evening’s twilight, and all times in between, through the heat and cold of the day and the seasons, in golden and silver light and surrounded by shadows.

My perspective on His relationship with my photography came into greater focus a few years ago as I thought over a quote attributed to the photographer Minor White, as explained by National Geographic photographer Dewitt Jones, who related that Minor White would never say ‘what will I take today’, but rather would ask ‘what will I be given today’ - 180-degrees out of phase of our natural tendency. My hope is that you will be blessed by the images, the gifts, that I have received.

 

Monocacy National Battlefield at Rest - Fields That Once Ran Red - The Best Farm, Frederick, MD by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Josiah Hess Covered Bridge Over Huntington Creek No. 13 - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

... And The Steel Rails Still Ain't Heard the News No. 4 - Near Rupert, Columbia County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

... And The Steel Rails Still Ain't Heard the News No. 3 - Near Rupert, Columbia County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

... And The Steel Rails Still Ain't Heard the News No. 2 - Near Rupert, Columbia County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

... Look, He's Coming With the Clouds - from Revelation 1.7 by Michael Mazaika

 

Gettysburg at Rest - We'll Be Home Before Dark - Phillip Synder Farm, Winter by Michael Mazaika

 

War Horses - Clouds of War - Maj Gen George Gordon Meade Commander Army of the Potomac Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Willow Hill Covered Bridge Over Miller's Run #4S Close - Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Petroasis at the Big Bright Star #5 Close - Cruiser's Cafe - Mt. Pleasant Mills by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Petroasis at the Big Bright Star No. 5 - Cruiser's Cafe - Mt. Pleasant Mills by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Larkin Covered Bridge, Village of Eagle Near Milford Mills No. 9AS - Chester Co. by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Roof Top Pop - Vintage Pepsi Bottle Cap Sign - Cruiser's Cafe Mt. Pleasant Mills by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - St. Mary's Covered Bridge Over Shade Creek No. 4 - Huntingdon County by Michael Mazaika

 

North Carolina to Her Sons at Gettysburg - Their Valorous Deeds Will Be Enshrined - July 1863 by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Loux Covered Bridge Over Cabin Run Creek No. 2AS - Autumn Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - State Road Covered Bridge Over Conneaut Creek No. 11 - Ashtabula County by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 1 - Near Middle Road Covered Bridge, Ashtabula County by Michael Mazaika

 

Gettysburg at Rest - Fields, at Times, That Still Run Red - View From Mc Pherson Ridge Adams County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest in the Creek No. 1 - Buffalo Creek, Washington County by Michael Mazaika

 

Rustic by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 1 - Harvest Time - Laurel Highlands, Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

For Now I Prefer This Quiet Tidepool - 17-Mile Drive, Monterey Peninsula - Central California Coast by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 12 - Eylers Valley Catoctin Mountains Frederick County by Michael Mazaika

 

When the Sky Growls by Michael Mazaika

 

D I N E R - ' Dis Is Not Elegant Repast, But It Do The Belly Much Nice - Lincoln Highway, Lancaster by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Esther Furnace Covered Bridge Over Roaring Creek No. 6AS-Alt - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Kennedy Covered Bridge Over French Creek No. 1S - Chester County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Knox Covered Bridge Over Valley Creek No. 2AS - Valley Forge Park Chester County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Quiet Moments - Near Weaver's Mill Covered Bridge Spring Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Huntington Creek at West - East Paden Covered Bridges - Autumn Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Kochenderfer Covered Bridge Over Big Buffalo Creek No. 1AS-Alt - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Kellers Mill Covered Bridge Over Cocalico Creek No. 3 - Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

There'll Be A Light in the Windows Until You're Back Home - Poole Forge - Lancaster County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

A Tale of Two Pallettes - South Denmark Road Covered Bridge and Barn Quilt - Ashtabula County, Ohio by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - South Denmark Road Covered Bridge Over Mill Creek - Ashtabula County by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - Benetka Road Covered Bridge Over the Ashtabula River - Ashtabula County by Michael Mazaika

 

Natural Abstract - Refections of a Sycamore Tree in Licking Creek, Franklin County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

Bridge to the Past - Roddy Road Covered Bridge Over Owens Creek-A1 Sepia Frederick County Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

The Triumvirate - Bobby, Bernie, and Billy - Vintage Philadelphia Flyers by Michael Mazaika

 

Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination - Fallen Along Richardson Avenue and Sunken Road by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - Peaceful Waters - Lake Loretta at Alley Park, Lancaster Fairfield County by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - Roadside Beach Grass in Early Morning Light - Ashtabula County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - St. Mary's Covered Bridge Over Shade Creek No. 10 - Huntingdon County by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Historic Rose Hill Manor No. 1 - Frederick Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest in the Creek No. 8 - Shade Creek Huntingdon County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Enslow Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 7BS-Alt - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Poole Forge Covered Bridge Over Conestoga Creek No. 3BS-Alt - Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika