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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.

 

John Browns Fort - Harpers Ferry West Virginia - Modern Day Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

Sanctuary in the Basilica of the Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo - Carmel by the Sea Calif by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Doors of Libertytown-1A by Michael Mazaika

 

Statue of Saint Junipero Serra in the Gardens of the Carmel Mission Forecourt - Close Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

Statue of Saint Junipero Serra in the Gardens of the Carmel Mission Forecourt - Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

Statue of Saint Junipero Serra in the Gardens of the Carmel Mission Forecourt by Michael Mazaika

 

Statue of Saint Francis in the Gardens of the Carmel Mission Forecourt Carmel-by-the-Sea California by Michael Mazaika

 

Shout With Joy to God All the Earth - Psalm 66. 1-2 by Michael Mazaika

 

Like a Spring Whose Water Never Fails - Isaiah 58. 11 by Michael Mazaika

 

On the Third Day God Separated the Water from the Land - Genesis 1. 9-10 by Michael Mazaika

 

Ground Bouquet - Near Big Hunting Creek Catoctin Mountain Park Maryland Autumn Mid-Morning by Michael Mazaika

 

Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty - Psalm 91.1 - From Sunlight Beams Into the Grove at Muir Woods by Michael Mazaika

 

New York at Gettysburg - 42nd NY Volunteer Infantry Tammany Regiment Close-1 Spring Hancock Avenue by Michael Mazaika

 

Make a Joyful Noise - Psalm 100.1-2 - From Pickin 'n Driftin by Michael Mazaika

 

Roadside Hoodoos - The Monks 10A - Monterey Peninsula California Highway 1 Early Evening by Michael Mazaika

 

Who May Live on Your Holy Hill - Psalm 15.1-2 - From Alpenglow at Days End Seneca Rocks WV by Michael Mazaika

 

Beside Still Waters Psalm 23.1-3 - From Fire in the Creek B1 - Owens Creek Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Stacked Musketry No. 1A - Monument to the 151st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Mississippi at Gettysburg - Defending the Fallen Colors No. 2 by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lord on High is Mighty Psalm 93.4 - Incoming - Monterey Peninsula Central CA Coast Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Keep Us in Perfect Peace Isaiah 26.3 - Loys Station Covered Bridge - Frederick County MD Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

The Grass is Always Greener - Loys Station Covered Bridge - Frederick County Maryland Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Layers and Lines - Farm Fields-D by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Disappearing Into Gold - Farm Fields-C by Michael Mazaika

 

Three Roadside Crosses - Mount Airy MD Winter by Michael Mazaika

 

War Horses - 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Pleasonton Avenue Sunset Autumn Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania at Gettysburg - 23rd PA Volunteer Infantry Birneys Zouaves - Close A by Michael Mazaika

 

Glade Creek Grist Mill - Autumn Late Afternoon Babcock State Park WV - Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

Glade Creek Grist Mill 1B - Autumn Late Afternoon Babcock State Park WV Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

Glade Creek Grist Mill 1A - Autumn Late Afternoon Babcock State Park WV by Michael Mazaika

 

Fire in the Creek - Roddy Run Covered Bridge Over Owens Creek Autumn Frederick County Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Fire in the Creek B1 - Owens Creek Near Loys Station Covered Bridge - Autumn Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania at Gettysburg - The Rush to Battle 23rd PA Volunteer Infantry Birneys Zouaves - Close B by Michael Mazaika

 

Fire in the Creek A1 - Owens Creek Near Loys Station Covered Bridge - Autumn Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Flight from Alcatraz - San Francisco Bay California by Michael Mazaika

 

War Horses - Fields That Once Ran Red - Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade Commander Army of the Potomac by Michael Mazaika

 

Gettysburg In the Camp - Counting the Losses by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - Confederate Battery-C1 Along West Confederate Ave Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

A Place of Prayer and Contemplation 3A - Carmel Mission Basilica - Mission San Carlos Borromeo by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - 4th New York Independent Battery 1A - In the Slaughter Pen Near Devils Den Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - 4th New York Independent Battery 2A - In the Slaughter Pen Near Devils Den Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Statue of St Francis Holding Crucifix 1A - Gardens of Carmel Mission Forecourt - Carmel by the Sea by Michael Mazaika

 

Statue of St Francis Holding Crucifix 2A - Gardens of Carmel Mission Forecourt - Carmel by the Se by Michael Mazaika

 

Hold Fast the Cross - Statue of St Francis in the Gardens of Carmel Mission - Carmel-by-the-Sea by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia to Her Sons at Gettysburg - War Fighters - Band of Brothers 1B by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia to Her Sons at Gettysburg - War Fighters - Band of Brothers 1A by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania at Gettysburg 2A - State Monument - Hancock Ave at Pleasonton Ave Late Afternoon Winter by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania at Gettysburg 1A - State Monument - Hancock Ave at Pleasonton Ave Late Afternoon Winter by Michael Mazaika