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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.

 

PA Country Roads - Water and Wisps No. 1 - Brush Creek At Packsaddle Covered Bridge Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Willow Hill Covered Bridge Over Miller's Run No. 10 - Lancaster County Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

Maryland Country Churches - Eylers Valley Chapel - Built 1857 - Autumn No. 6 Frederick County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Churches - Coleman Memorial Chapel Exterior - Near Brickerville, Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

...The Steel Rails Still Ain't Heard the News No. 1 - Near Rupert, Columbia County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Trostletown Covered Bridge Over Stony Creek No. 5 - Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Trostletown Covered Bridge Over Stony Creek No. 6A Close1 - Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Pack Saddle / Doc Miller Covered Bridge Over Brush Creek No. 11 - Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Humpback Covered Bridge Over Dunlap Creek No. 6A - Alleghany County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Trostletown Covered Bridge Over Stony Creek No. 4A - Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 11 - Eylers Valley Catoctin Mountains Frederick County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Ebenezer Covered Bridge Over Mingo Creek No. 11B - Autumn Washington County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Himmel's Church Covered Bridge Over Schwaben Creek No. 2 - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Ebenezer Covered Bridge Over Mingo Creek No. 6A - Autumn Washington County by Michael Mazaika

 

The Burly Bear Cub Close1 - Muir Woods National Monument - Marin County California by Michael Mazaika

 

The Burly Bear Cub - Muir Woods National Monument - Marin County California by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Sam Wagner Covered Bridge Chillisquaque Creek #8 Northumberland Montour Counties by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Sam Wagner Covered Bridge Chillisquaque Creek #7 Northumberland Montour Counties by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Churches - Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church - Thurmont, Frederick County, MD by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Sam Wagner Covered Bridge Over Chillisquaque Creek No. 2 by Michael Mazaika

 

A Place of Prayer and Contemplation - Carmel Mission Basilica - Carmel-by-the-Sea California by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Keller's Mill Covered Bridge Over Cocalico Creek No. 1 - Sunset Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Mail Pouch No. 1 - Brickerville, Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

PA Country Roads - Ebenezer Covered Bridge Over Mingo Creek No. 8 - Autumn Washington County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest #4 - Ridge Road Near the Wright Covered Bridge Washington County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Henry Covered Bridge Over Mingo Creek No. 3A - Autumn Washington County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Ebenezer Covered Bridge Over Mingo Creek No. 2A - Autumn Washington County by Michael Mazaika

 

Casing the Joint #2 - Sherwood Distillery Bonded Warehouse - Great Whiskey Heist That Never Happened by Michael Mazaika

 

Casing the Joint #1 - Sherwood Distillery Bonded Warehouse - Great Whiskey Heist That Never Happened by Michael Mazaika

 

Oregon Coast - Cape Meares Lighthouse - The Little Iron Giant - Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

Oregon Coast - Cape Meares Lighthouse - The Little Iron Giant by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Rishel Covered Bridge Over Chillisquaque Creek No. 7A - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Rishel Covered Bridge Over Chillisquaque Creek No. 6 - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

The Oregon Coast - A View Near the Top From The Cape Meares Lighthouse - Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

The Oregon Coast - A View Near the Top From The Cape Meares Lighthouse by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Frankenfield Covered Bridge Over Tinicum Creek No. 8 - Autumn Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Frankenfield Covered Bridge Over Tinicum Creek No. 1 - Autumn Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pa Country Roads - Cabin Run Covered Bridge Over Cabin Run Creek No. 3A - Autumn Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Loux Covered Bridge Over Cabin Run Creek No. 5A - Autumn Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

PA Country Roads - Keefers Station Covered Bridge Over Shamokin Creek No. 9 - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Rupert Covered Bridge Over Fishing Creek No. 3 Autumn - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Cool Waters Brush Creek, Near the Packsaddle Covered Bridge - Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Packsaddle / Doc Miller Covered Bridge Over Brush Creek No.5 - Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Knechts Covered Bridge Over Cooks Creek No. 1 - Autumn Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - High Steppin Zebra Crossing by Michael Mazaika