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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.

 

Into the Mist - Mc Way Falls Julia Pfeiffer State Park - Big Sur Central California Coast Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 16 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 17 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Old Sherwood Distillery Logo on Former Bonded Warehouse - Westminster Carroll County Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Heikes Covered Bridge Over Bermudian Creek - Adams County Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Shadows in the Snow - No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Sachs Covered Bridge Over Marsh Creek - Adams County Winter by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Rice Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 4B - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland County Roads - Weathered Memories - Thurmont Frederick County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Rice Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 5B - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland County Roads - Stone Outbuilding With Betsy Ross American Flag - Thurmont Frederick County by Michael Mazaika

 

Dare To Be Different - Poster No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland County Roads - Standing Apart from The Crowd by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Everhart Covered Bridge at Fort Hunter - Dauphin County Poster No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek Poster No. 3 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Churches - Heckton Church at Fort Hunter Autumn - Dauphin County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 6B - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Heroes of the Pizza Universe No. 1 - No Anchovies Pizza - Taneytown Carroll County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek No. 10B - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pa Country Roads - Corn Crib Adjacent to the Centennial Barn - Fort Hunter Park - Dauphin County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek Poster No. 1 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - The Centennial Barn - Fort Hunter Park - Dauphin County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Dellville Covered Bridge Poster No. 2 Close1 - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Shuttered - Fort Hunter Park Outbuilding - Dauphin County by Michael Mazaika

 

The Rugged and Beautiful Mountains and Hills in the Big Sur Region of the Central California Coast by Michael Mazaika

 

Dickinson College - Archway to the Grounds Close1 - Carlisle PA by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Adairs Covered Bridge Over Sherman Creek - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Churches - Heckton Church at Fort Hunter Close1 Autumn - Dauphin County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Saville Covered Bridge Over Big Buffalo Creek - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Churches - Heckton Church at Fort Hunter Autumn - Dauphin County by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - The Pond at Stronghold - Sugarloaf Mountain Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Everhart Covered Bridge at Fort Hunter - Harrisburg Dauphin County by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Respite No. 2 - Stronghold Sugarloaf Mountain Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Wagoners Covered Bridge Over Bixlers Run - Perry County by Michael Mazaika

 

God - Our Refuge and Strength Though the Mountains Fall Into the Sea - from Psalm 46.1-2 - Big Sur by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Sachs Covered Bridge - Marsh Creek - Adams County Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Filling Station No. 3 by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Oldsmobile Service Globe No. 1 Close View by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Vintage Lube Center by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - American Gasoline Co. Gas Pump Globe No. 1 Close View by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Filling Station No. 2 by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Gas for Cheap by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Atlantic Oil Company Gas Pump Globe No. 1 Close View by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Vintage Inland Tires and Tubes Sign by Michael Mazaika

 

The Lincoln Highway in Bedford County PA - Filling Station No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Halls Mill Covered Bridge - Hopewell Township Bedford County Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - This Creek Runs Through It - Yellow Creek-B Hopewell Township Bedford County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Sachs Covered Bridge - The Red Carpet in Marsh Creek - Adams County Autumn by Michael Mazaika