Bicentennial Star-Spangled Banner & the Battle of Baltimore

Fort McHenry - Unfurling the Stars and Stripes

Fort McHenry - Unfurling the Stars and Stripes

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Fort McHenry - Unfurling the Stars and Stripes

Fort McHenry - Unfurling the Stars and Stripes

Bicentennial Celebration - What are you shooting this week?
The two year commemoration of the events surrounding the War of 1812, the Battle of Baltimore - Defense of Fort McHenry and the Star-spangled Banner culminate this week with an amazing array of reenactments, displays, living history, parades and the Blue Angels. As I complete this entry, thousands of primary and middle school students from across the state formed a huge living flag at Fort McHenry. The Star-Spangled Spectacular is in full swing.

Here's a brief summary:

Are you photographing events this weekend? Send an email to info@4riversphoto.com if you want to find shooting buddies. We'll do our best to connect you. We'll be out there, too.

As always, please share this entry with friends, family and photographers everywhere.


See you out shooting!
Chris and Laurie

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Lauren Brice

Laurie grew up in the Annapolis area enjoying all that its rivers, woods, historic setting and strong community provide. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology, she returned home to the banks of the Severn River. An early career as a biologist for The Johns Hopkins University soon transitioned to positions in the emerging field of Information Technology. Laurie designed and taught countless computer application courses and developed strong programming, data analysis and management skills. Through it all, Laurie captured her love of nature, landscape and animal portraiture - especially birds in photography. Her photographs are featured in Field Guide on Insects of the Cloud Forest, author Paul Beck, Illustrator Ryan Hobson; the Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas, TX; the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's website All About Birds; and the travel website Schmap.com. Her awards include Best in Show and several category prizes in the 2011 Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of the 500th Annual Annual Competition; Honorable Mention in the Nature Conservancy's 5th Annual Photography contest and several exhibition awards from the Digital Photography Club of Annapolis.