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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.

 

The Old Eveready Bottle Capper Company - Eveready Square - Shab Row - Frederick Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Five of Ten - Ground Clock - Cunningham Falls State Park Frederick County Maryland - Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Walls of Color Walls of Stone - Carroll County Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - The Other Barn Door No. 2A - Carroll County Maryland by Michael Mazaika

 

Vintage Coca Cola Bottling Plant Portal - Frederick MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Mesmerizing Edge - Along the Central California Coast - Near Big Sur by Michael Mazaika

 

The Rugged Mountains and Hills of the Big Sur Along the Central California Coast - No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

We Have Reached the Mill - Glade Creek Grist Mill Babcock State Park West Virginia - Autumn by Michael Mazaika

 

Civil War Correspondents Arch Detail B Close-A1 South Mountain Battlefield - Gathland State Park MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Gettysburg at Rest - Fire on the Ground Late Afternoon Autumn - J. Weikert Farm by Michael Mazaika

 

Submit Yourselves Then to God - Resist the devil and he Will Flee From You - James 4.7 by Michael Mazaika

 

Gettysburg at Rest - Autumn Colors in the Rose Woods Along Sickles Avenue - Autumn Early Afternoon by Michael Mazaika

 

The Harvest is Plentiful but the Workers Are Few - From Matthew 9.37 - Autumn Shenandoah Valley by Michael Mazaika

 

Made of Steel Not of Wood - The Willys - Overland Jeep Station Wagon by Michael Mazaika

 

The Willys - Overland Jeep Station Wagon by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Hippie Parking Only - Near Sperryville Rappahannock County VA by Michael Mazaika

 

Maryland Country Roads - Color Guard - Cunningham Falls State Park Frederick County MD by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley - No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Sky Fire - Pennsylvania at Antietam - 132nd PA Volunteer Infantry July 4th 2014 - 1B by Michael Mazaika

 

Virginia Country Roads - Why They Are Called the Blue Ridge Mountains - Shenandoah Valley VA by Michael Mazaika

 

From the Rising of the Sun...The Name of the Lord is to be Praised - Psalm 113.3 - Grand Canyon by Michael Mazaika

 

Grand Canyon - Sunrise Adagio - 1B by Michael Mazaika

 

Sky Fire - Pennsylvania Light Artillery Independent - Hampton's Battery F - Peach Orchard Gettysburg by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Forry's Mill Covered Bridge - Lancaster County Spring No. 2 by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania Country Roads - Forry's Mill Covered Bridge - Lancaster County Spring No. 1 by Michael Mazaika

 

Pennsylvania County Roads - Remembering the Distelfink Drive-In Restaurant Near Gettysburg PA by Michael Mazaika

 

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