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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.

 

In the German Village No. 3 - Scene on an Evening Walk - Columbus, OH by Michael Mazaika

 

the German Village - Post No. 2 - Columbus, Ohio by Michael Mazaika

 

In the German Village - Post No. 1 Enh - Columbus, Ohio by Michael Mazaika

 

In the German Village #2 - Original Max and Erma's - E. Frankfort and S. 3rd Streets - Columbus, OH by Michael Mazaika

 

In the German Village No. 1 - Mowhawk Street - The Old South End - Columbus, Ohio by Michael Mazaika

 

German Village Society Medallion No. 1 - The Old South End - Columbus, Ohio by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Barronvale Covered Bridge Over Laurel Hill Creek - Autumn, Somerset County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Bowmansdale-Stoner Covered Bridge Over Yellow Breeches Creek - Sepia by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

PA Covered Bridges - New Baltimore Covered Bridge Over Raystown Branch of Juniata River No. 5B by Michael Mazaika

 

VA Country Roads - Humpback Covered Bridge Over Dunlap Creek No. 18D - Sepia - Alleghany County by Michael Mazaika

 

In the Nick-el of Time No. 2 - Close-up from Vintage Uneeda Biscuit Wall Mural - Roanoke, VA by Michael Mazaika

 

In the Nick-el of Time No. 1- Close-up from Vintage Pepsi Cola Wall Mural - Roanoke, VA by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Vintage Coca Cola Wall Mural - South Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA by Michael Mazaika

 

VA Country Roads - Vintage Pepsi Cola Wall Mural - South Jefferson and Church Ave. SW, Roanoke, VA by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Historic Rose Hill Manor No. 12 - Frederick Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

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

 

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

 

VA Country Roads - Spring Has Sprung - On the Grounds of the Natural Bridge, Rockbridge County by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - Rock Mill Covered Bridge Over The Hocking River No. 4A - Fairfield County by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - Rock Mill Covered Bridge Over The Hocking River No. 2A - Fairfield County by Michael Mazaika

 

Ohio Country Roads - Autumn Colorfest No 2 - Lake Loretta at Alley Park #5, Lancaster, Fairfield Co by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Neshaminy Creek Near Schofield Ford Covered Bridge - Autumn Bucks County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Red Run Covered Bridge Near Muddy Creek No. 4A Sepia - Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - A Seat With a View - Autumn Colorfest No. 1 Near Mabry Mill - Floyd County by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Mabry Mill No. 23 Sepia - Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd County by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - When Pigs Fly - Lincoln Highway East, Ronks, Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

War Thunder - Investing the Town - Rockbridge, Va Artillery on Benner's Hill - Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

A Light in the Forest - Fair Hill Nature Center at Foxcatcher Farms - Cecil County, MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Three Lights by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania at Antietam - 32nd Regt. PA Vol. Infantry - 3rd Regt. PA Reserve Corps - Mansfield Ave. by Michael Mazaika

 

Vermont at Antietam - The Old Vermont Brigade - Mumma Lane, Antietam National Battlefield by Michael Mazaika

 

MD Covered Bridges - Foxcatcher Farms Covered Bridge Over Big Elk Creek No. 2A - Cecil County by Michael Mazaika

 

Frederick Maryland Historic District - Francis Scott Key Monument No. 8c - Mount Olivet Cemetery by Michael Mazaika

 

Frederick Maryland Historic District Series - Key Memorial Chapel No. 6, Mount Olivet Cemetery by Michael Mazaika

 

Frederick Maryland Historic District Series - The Evangelical Lutheran Church No. 9a, Church Street by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Mabry Mill, Autumn - Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd County by Michael Mazaika

 

Frederick Maryland Historic District Series - The Evangelical Lutheran Church No. 11b, Church Street by Michael Mazaika

 

Frederick Maryland Historic District Series - Entrance to the Evangelical Lutheran Church No. 15b by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Siegrists Mill Covered Bridge Over Big Chiques Creek No. 2 - Lancaster County by Michael Mazaika

 

The Clustered Spires Series - Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church No. 19b - Frederick Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Scott Covered Bridge Over Ten-Mile Creek No. 1 - Greene County by Michael Mazaika

 

Monocacy National Battlefield at Rest - Fields That Once Ran Red - The Best Farm, Frederick, MD by Michael Mazaika

 

PA Country Roads - Josiah Hess Covered Bridge Over Huntington Creek No. 13 - Columbia County by Michael Mazaika

 

... And The Steel Rails Still Ain't Heard the News No. 4 - Near Rupert, Columbia County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

... And The Steel Rails Still Ain't Heard the News No. 3 - Near Rupert, Columbia County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

... And The Steel Rails Still Ain't Heard the News No. 2 - Near Rupert, Columbia County PA by Michael Mazaika

 

... Look, He's Coming With the Clouds - from Revelation 1.7 by Michael Mazaika