DUNDALK, MD -

Stansbury Park in Dundalk used to be a quarry. Now, the area has been converted into a playground, pond, and walking path for area residents.

I have photographed Stansbury on a number of occasions, but January 18, 2017, was my first time visiting with snow on the ground.

There wasn't much snow on the ground - maybe an inch or two, tops - but thanks to weeks of sub-freezing temperatures, the pond itself was covered in a thick later of ice, which added nicely to the winter-like conditions.

Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I thought it would be a good idea to bring my adorably cute, but overly rambunctious pup along with me to take some photos of the quarry while we took a walk around the path. 

It was great exercise despite temperatures in the teens, and Pepper did her very best to be a good girl, but the dual task of walking a dog on a leash and setting up a tripod for landscape photographs proved difficult and I was only able to capture a handful of shots.

Still, it was a great morning to be outside, especially since the weather has been less than ideal for going on two months now. So despite my limited photographic output, I would consider my excursion a success.

Prints of my Stansbury Park adventure are on sale now beginning at $30 for an 11x14 lustre print and $100 for an 11x14 canvas gallery wrap. For more information on how to purchase your very own copy, contact your favorite Offbeat Photographer at JLB@offbeatphotographer.com.


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