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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.

 

Sky Fire - The Flames of War - 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg - Sunset Close3 by Michael Mazaika

 

Sky Fire - The Flames of War - 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Gettysburg - Sunset Close1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Vintage Drink Coca Cola Wall Mural - Front Royal VA by Michael Mazaika

 

Emerald and Sapphire - Big Sur Central California Coast Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Take the High Road - Sachs Covered Bridge Over Marsh Creek by Michael Mazaika

 

Chevrolet - Tough Like a Brick Too by Michael Mazaika

 

Zion National Park - Waning Colors in the Canyon Near Days End - Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Civil War Correspondents Arch Detail C - South Mountain Battlefield - Gathland State Park MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Civil War Correspondents Arch Detail B - South Mountain Battlefield - Gathland State Park MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Civil War Correspondents Arch Detail A-Close - South Mountain Battlefield - Gathland State Park MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Civil War Correspondents Arch Detail A - South Mountain Battlefield - Gathland State Park Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Here Comes the Sun No. 1 - The Haupt - Schultz House West Confederate Avenue Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Churches - Fairview Chapel-1A Spring - Established 1847 Near New Market Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Mary Dixon Memorial Chapel - Close2 at Linden Hall Lititz PA by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Churches - Eylers Valley Chapel - Built 1857 - Frederick County Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Mary Dixon Memorial Chapel-Close2 at Linden Hall - Lititz by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Mary Dixon Memorial Chapel-Close1 at Linden Hall - Lititz by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Sachs Covered Bridge Over Marsh Creek-3B - Shade of Spring Adams County by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Sachs Covered Bridge Over Marsh Creek-1 - Adams County Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Loys Station Covered Bridge 1B - Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Loys Station Covered Bridge 11C - Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Peaceful Crossing - Loys Station Covered Bridge 3A Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

The Key to Heaven Was Nailed to a Tree - Based on Isaiah 53.5 and Deuteronomy 21.22 by Michael Mazaika

 

Pirates Cove in Waiting - Mc Way Falls Julia Pfeiffer State Park - Big Sur Central California Coast by Michael Mazaika

 

Poor Is The Nation That Has No Heroes. Shameful Is The One That Having Them Forgets - Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Poor Is The Nation That Has No Heroes. Shameful Is The One That Having Them Forgets. Antietam 2014 by Michael Mazaika

 

Tattered Torn . . . . . Never Broken - Memorial Day 2014 Antietam National Battlefield by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Farm Fields Springtime - No. 1 - Layers and Colors by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Farm Fields Springtime - No. 2 by Michael Mazaika

 

Great is the Lord ... His Greatness No One Can Fathom - from Psalm 145.3 - Grand Canyon Wonders-1A by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Flying the Colors 1A by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - A Blaze Without Fire by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - The Doubleday Inn Bed and Breakfast - Harvest Time Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

The Mountains and Hills Will Burst Into Song Before You - from Isaiah 55.12 - Big Sur California by Michael Mazaika

 

Light and Mist Along the Monterey Peninsula - No. 1 Spring Mid-Afternoon by Michael Mazaika

 

Lone Cypress on the Monterey Peninsula - No. 1 Looking Across Carmel Bay Spring Mid-Afternoon by Michael Mazaika

 

Ground Bouquet No. 2 - Cunningham Falls State Park Frederick County Maryland - Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Falling From the Shadows - Glade Creek Babcock State Park West Virginia - Autumn Late Afternoon by Michael Mazaika

 

Idyllic Cove-1a. Mc Way Falls Julia Pfeiffer State Park - Big Sur Central California Coast Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Dwell in the Land and Enjoy Safe Pasture .... Take Delight in the Lord - From Psalm 37.3-4 by Michael Mazaika

 

Night Approaches-1a Sunset at the Gettysburg Battlefield by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads. The Haupt - Schultz House - View 1a - West Confederate Avenue Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

1st PA Cavalry Regiment Cemetery Ridge Near the Copse of Trees Evening 3rd Day of Battle Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Night Approaches-1b - Gettysburg Battlefield by Michael Mazaika

 

Friend to Friend - A Brotherhood Undivided - The Masonic Memorial at Gettysburg Close-2a by Michael Mazaika

 

You Are My Strong Tower - from Psalm 61 Verses 2 and 3 -12th / 44th NY Infantry Regiments Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Friend to Friend - A Brotherhood Undivided - The Masonic Memorial at Gettysburg Close-2b by Michael Mazaika

 

...And By His Wounds We Are Healed - Isaiah 53.5 by Michael Mazaika