A Photographic Moment | The Bridges of Preble County Ohio

Discussing the regaining of creative momentum, positive energy, covered bridges and the Canon 5DS. I also mention my two upcoming workshops – “Find Your Creative Zone” on Saturday, August 27 2016 at Cox Arboretum and the “Shoot the Stars/Night Sky” workshop on November 4-5 at The Inn at Cedar Falls in Hocking Hills, Ohio.

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Seasons of Light | My Best of 2014

Presenting my “Best of 2014” slideshow/video, highlighting what I think are my personal favorite nature and landscape images taken throughout the previous year. The images are presented in order, from January through the end of December, showing the progression of the seasons and the change in light.

 This particular slideshow carries even more personal meaning due to the fact that soon I will be leaving my home on “Raptor Ridge” in Greene County, Ohio. I’ve sold the eight acre farmhouse and property recently and will be exploring other opportunities for my photography and photography instruction by staying somewhat flexible and free from the responsibilities of caring for a property of that size, for the time being.
For a few weeks beginning in mid-March I will be offering field photography instruction in New Mexico, working in conjunction with New Mexico Jeep Tours. I will still maintain Picture Ohio LLC in Dayton. This endeavor is exploratory in nature. I do plan to present spring workshops in Ohio, in possibly April and May.
I will always be thankful for my home and photographic experiences on Raptor Ridge. Part of me will always linger on those sunsets and with those sunrises overlooking the Beavercreek Wetlands as well as some wonderful memories shared with my kids.
Life and photography are ever-changing and I know with me there have been more than the usual amount of changes and moves over the last few years! However one thing will always be constant and that is my passion for photography and my love of sharing my photographic discoveries with others. I am blessed and thankful to have the art of photography to serve as my main channel for expression and connection.

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Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo. theweekmagazin

Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.


Using a special video camera capable of capturing sharp images even in low light, a crew of astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently shot beautiful footage of the Earth, featuring glittering cities, the northern lights, and flashing lightning storms.

Mesmerizing. Humbled. What’s even more amazing than th

Humbled. What’s even more amazing than the advancements in medical care for our military is the courage and determination of these young men and women.


On today’s show: What happens to severely injured troops when they return home from Iraq and Afghanistan? We talk with veteran combat reporter David Wood about the endless struggle for the severely wounded.

Dayton is blessed to be able to call the Estevez (Sheen) family one its own. Putting political opini

Dayton is blessed to be able to call the Estevez (Sheen) family one its own. Putting political opinions (which when comes down to it gets in the way for all of us) and Charlie’s recent antics (which I have no doubt he’ll recover) aside there is no denying the depth and scope of their talent, on screen and behind the camera. There’s also no denying the passion they have for what they do and the love they have for each other. I’m a fan of the their family and I like to think everyone who’s enjoyed their work is just a little bit better of a person because of what they do and share with the world.


A Dream Come True…

As a little girl, I always knew that I wanted to do something with the film industry. My entire family is full of movie buffs and clearly, they taught me well. I enjoy a wide range of films, new and old. Recently, I was invited to attend a screening at the Dayton Art Institute to see The Way, a film by Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen.

My first was reaction was, “No doubt in my mind am I missing the chance to screen a movie by Emilio Estevez!” Excitement overcame me. The screening wasn’t even the best part. It was also knowing that after the film, there would be time for an interview between them and the audience. I was freaking out knowing they would be within several feet of me.

 When the night came, I couldn’t contain my excitement. The film was amazing. It had comedy, drama, and enough substance to leave you thinking of the message it delivered. Then the Q & A had arrived. My entire body was shaking. In minutes, one of the members of The Brat Pack (The Breakfast Club reference) would be in front of me.

I raised my hand to be called on for a question but my time never came. I didn’t care. And I still don’t. This privilege was a dream come true. And to think that someday, hopefully, my films will make people as excited as I was, and still am, is an inspiration in itself.

I guess you could say I am still on a high from the emotions of going to my very first movie screening. Maybe this will happen the next time? If you are a film buff like me, go to a screening. Be in the presence of Hollywood greats and you will know what I’m talking about!

Maria Delgado is a Communications: Electronic Media major from Rockledge, FL. She enjoys writing about films and music, as well as original songs and scripts. She is an employee at ArtStreet as well as the Director of Multimedia for Flyer News. Email: [email protected]