Abandoned Lonaconing – Day Two

Terry and I greeted the sunrise (and moon set) this morning….. lovely and COLD though it was… quite well below freezing when we stepped out of the door of our hotel…

blog_07a-dec_2014Our aim was to check out a few of the old buildings in Lonaconing before heading to shoot the mill for a few more hours… we were not disappointed.  Plenty of backwater grunge, trembling structures and timeworn paint…

blog_07b-dec_2014Loved this old house… the coat hanger on the outside of the door a bit of a question mark…..and some early morning steam percolating off the top of the copper flashed roof as the sun came up…. lent lots of atmosphere…

Then back to the Mill…. and more time spent discovering it’s myriad treasures…

blog_07c-dec_2014Loads of great pix from this wonderful old Mill… many more to edit and work with… along with the back log of images shot earlier this week…

My thanks to my wonderful traveling companion Terry, without whom the weekend would not have been quite so much fun!

nancy donaldson - I love them all!! you’ve inspired me to get out and take more photos!!

Joanne Thieme Huffman - What great shots. How lucky you are to have such great photography locations to explore with friends!

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The Abandoned – Lonaconing Silk Mill, Maryland

blog_06-dec_2014I’m spending a few days photographing the fabulous Lonaconing Silk Mill in Maryland (not Lanaconing as above, sorry!) with my friend Terry who was kind enough to do the ferrying from DC across to here :-)!

The Lonaconing Silk Mill, also referred to as the Klotz Throwing Company, is the last intact silk mill in the United States. It is located in Lonaconing, Maryland, the site was nominated for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

You can read more about it HERE.

I’ve snapped some amazing photos despite the fact that it is absolutely FREEZING cold and even colder inside the building than out!  I didn’t bring my tripod as I’ve just been traveling with a carry-on so have had to get a bit creative with lighting using my flash…..

Tomorrow we head back for a few more hours of shooting… it’s supposed to be sunny at least but COLDER…… ewwwwwww….

Alison - How very interesting. OXOX M

joanne thieme huffman - Such great photos! I particularly like the spool with silk wrapped around it.

Chris - That spool of silk…

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The Balloon Lady

blog_3-dec-2014A little creative editing tonight from a Photoshoot on the Weekend with Whitney Mears MUA and Taylor Rhodes Model.
Photography and digital post processing by Marie Otero © 2014.

Alison - You are having fun, keep it up. OXOX M

Joanne Thieme Huffman - This reminds me of the ee cummings poem, “in just spring” where there is a red and yellow balloon man.

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Magical Moments

It’s rather nice when a model solicits YOU to take their picture….

It’s even more wonderful when your camera starts to SING and you KNOW that you have captured some of those unequivocal “moments” where it all connects…..


Today was one of “those” days……

You can view a few more of todays pix on Tumblr.… if you are not a Facebook afficionado!

joanne thieme huffman - Love the drama of both these photos.

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Dancing With Light

I had a little fun at Studio 51 today with one of the other partner photogs, Mike.  He is a terrific light painter and together with Dakota Fox and Amber Mulder we cooked up some cool looking stuff!

blog_30_novb_2014Crazy thing about this kind of photography… is that you do it in the pitch black …. no fumbling with your camera allowed!!

There’s a few more pix to see on my Marie Otero Photography Page on FB.

joanne thieme huffman - Very cool looking stuff, indeed!

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