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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.

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Oregon Dairy Covered Bridge Over Shirks Run - Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

You Got It by Michael Mazaika

 

VA Country Roads - Humpback Covered Bridge Over Dunlap Creek No. 13A and Lovework - Alleghany County by Michael Mazaika

 

Md Country Roads - Outbuildings Along the Shore of Lake Merle at Lake Linganore Frederick County by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 10 - Lake Linganore Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 3 - Fire in the Woods - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - The Golden Gate Covered Bridge No. 3 Northwood / Mertz - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Keefers Station Covered Bridge Over Shamokin Creek No. 1A - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Keefers Station Covered Bridge Over Shamokin Creek No. 5A - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 2 - Colors and Lights Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - The Golden Gate Covered Bridge No. 2 Northwood / Mertz - Northumberland County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 1 - Along Fishing Creek Near Rupert Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Burkholder / Beechdale Covered Bridge Over Buffalo Creek No.1 Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads- Bartrams / Goshen Covered Bridge Over Crum Creek No.11 Chester / Delaware Counties by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Autumn Flourish - Harmony Hill Nature Area - Chester County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads- Bartrams / Goshen Covered Bridge Over Crum Creek No.11 Chester / Delaware Counties by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - New Germantown Covered Bridge Over Shermans Creek No. 5 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - New Germantown Covered Bridge Over Shermans Creek No. 3 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - New Germantown Covered Bridge Over Shermans Creek No. 1 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Bistline Covered Bridge Over Shermans Creek No. 4 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Knechts Covered Bridge Over Cooks Creek No. 3A-Alt - Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

PA Country Roads - Linton - Stevens Covered Bridge Over Big Elk Creek No. 4 - Chester County by Michael Mazaika

 

Red Light - Yellow Light - Green Light - Catoctin Mountain Park Big Hunting Creek - Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

Silhouette Sentinel - Pigeon Point Lighthouse - Central California Coast Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Enslow Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 2A-Alt - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Enslow Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 1B-Alt - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

PA Country Roads - For Want of Horse Drawn Buggies and Iron Horses - Rupert Covered Bridge No. 3-Alt by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Richards Covered Bridge Over Roaring Creek No. 6B-Alt - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Richards Covered Bridge Over Roaring Creek No. 1B-Alt - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Krickbaum Covered Bridge Over Roaring Creek No. 15B-Alt - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Krickbaum Covered Bridge Over Roaring Creek No. 14A-Alt - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Enslow Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 4A-Alt - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 13 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Geiger Covered Bridge Portal Over Jordan Creek No. 3B-Alt - Lehigh County by Michael Mazaika

 

Family Trees - Muir Woods National Monument Late Winter Early Afternoon by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Geiger Covered Bridge Portal Over Jordan Creek No. 2A-Alt Close - Lehigh County by Michael Mazaika

 

Yet Another Killing Frost - Barn Window and Vine Close1 - Bedford PA by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Mercers Mill Covered Bridge No. 2A - Chester - Lancaster Counties by Michael Mazaika

 

Yet Another Killing Frost - Barn Window and Vine - Bedford PA by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Geiger Covered Bridge Over Jordan Creek No. 5A-Alt - Lehigh County by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

PA Country Roads - Knox Covered Bridge Over Valley Creek No. 1C - Valley Forge Park Chester County by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

PA Country Roads - Larkin Covered Bridge at Eagle Near Milford Mills No. 9A Chester County by Michael Mazaika

 

Michigan at Gettysburg - 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantry - In the Rose Woods Near the Wheatfield by Michael Mazaika