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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.

 

War Thunder - The Orange Artillery Fry's Battery - 1B Oak Hill Autumn Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - Hardaway Alabama Artillery - 3-Inch Whitworth Gun 2A Oak Hill Autumn Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - The Orange Artillery Fry's Battery - 1A Oak Hill Autumn Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - Hardaway Alabama Artillery - 3-Inch Whitworth Gun 1A Oak Hill Autumn Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

New York at Gettysburg - Monument to the 64th NY Volunteer Infantry in the Rose Woods by Michael Mazaika

 

Ziles Ice Cream Mural - Taneytown Carroll County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

West Virginia Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 1 - Germany Valley Pendleton County WV by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 8 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 7 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 6 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 5 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 4 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 3 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 2 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No. 1 - Catoctin Mountains Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Reflection Amidst the Colorful Noise No. 2 - Catoctin Mountains by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Reflection Amidst the Colorful Noise No. 1 - Catoctin Mountains by Michael Mazaika

 

Great Shelf Life - Dairy Maid Dairy - Frederick Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Moments for Reflection No. 2 - Cunningham Falls State Park Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Moments for Reflection No. 1 - Cunningham Falls State Park Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Church of the Abiding Presence 1A - Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

New Jersey at Gettysburg - 13th NJ Volunteer Infantry Near Culps Hill Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - An Early Kiss of Winter by Michael Mazaika

 

West Virginia Country Roads - Nearing the Threshold of Yet Another Winter by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Mail Pouch No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Grand Canyon - The Wonders of Light and Shadow - 1A by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - 5th United States Artillery Hazletts Battery - Little Round Top Gettysburg Spring by Michael Mazaika

 

Sky Fire - West Virginia at Gettysburg - 7th WV Volunteer Infantry Vigilance on East Cemetery Hill by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - The Clouds of War 2A - 4th New York Independent Battery Above Devils Den Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - The Clouds of War 1B - 4th New York Independent Battery Above Devils Den Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Camo Crabby 1A by Michael Mazaika

 

Greater Love Hath No Man John 15.13 - Roll of Honor - National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Sept 11 by Michael Mazaika

 

Though Your Sins Are Like Scarlet - They Shall Be White As Snow - from Isaiah 1.18 by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Some Things Just Go Together No. 1 - Rudys Welding and Cold Beer by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - What? by Michael Mazaika

 

War Eagles - New York State Auxiliary Monument Hancock Avenue Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

The Last Full Measure - Gettysburg National Military Park Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

When Light and Water Falls-4A Bouquet and Three Cascades Over Blackwater Falls State Park WV Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Lone Cypress Across Monterey Peninsula-1 Central California Coast Spring Mid-Afternoon by Michael Mazaika

 

Finished - Surrendered. State of Delaware Monument Detail-H Gettysburg Autumn Mid-Day. by Michael Mazaika

 

2nd Maine Light Artillery Battery B - Halls Detail-A Sepia Gettysburg Autumn Morning by Michael Mazaika

 

Ramming the Charge. Detail-C 1st New York Light Artillery Fitzhughs Battery K Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Tracking Color - Big Hunting Creek Catoctin Mountain Park Maryland Autumn Afternoon by Michael Mazaika

 

Sky Fire - 128th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry A1 Cornfield Avenue Sunset Antietam by Michael Mazaika

 

Behold. I Stand at the Door and Knock - Revelation 3.20 by Michael Mazaika

 

Emerald Lace by Michael Mazaika

 

Let the Morning Bring Me Word of Your Unfailing Love - Psalm 143.8 by Michael Mazaika

 

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