Dorchester County, Maryland - 12.31.2017

A quick trip - less than 24-hours - down to lower Dorchester County, Maryland to photograph landscapes with light from the sunset, full moon and sunrise. Heavy Winds and temperatures in the low 20's after sunset made for difficult conditions.

  Ice has started to form in the creeks and along the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay. With sub-freezing temperatures in the forecast for the first week of 2018, expect to see more 'hard-water' in the bay. 

 St. Thomas Church Hall. Bishops Head, Maryland 

St. Thomas Church Hall. Bishops Head, Maryland 

 Pritchett's Grocery - the last store on the Bishops Head peninsula. Crocheron, Maryland 

Pritchett's Grocery - the last store on the Bishops Head peninsula. Crocheron, Maryland 

 Caskets washing into the Chesapeake Bay reveal bones and coffin handles. Hoopersville, Maryland

Caskets washing into the Chesapeake Bay reveal bones and coffin handles. Hoopersville, Maryland

 Workboats, illuminated by the moon, tied up in Farm Creek. Toddville, Maryland 

Workboats, illuminated by the moon, tied up in Farm Creek. Toddville, Maryland 

 A workboat breaks ice on Farm Creek, a tributary to Fishing Bay. Toddville, Maryland 

A workboat breaks ice on Farm Creek, a tributary to Fishing Bay. Toddville, Maryland 

 North winds and temperatures in the 20's resulted in ice covering north facing shorelines. 

North winds and temperatures in the 20's resulted in ice covering north facing shorelines. 

 Loblolly Pines reflected on ice in a shallow tidal pond in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Near Golden Hill, Maryland 

Loblolly Pines reflected on ice in a shallow tidal pond in Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Near Golden Hill, Maryland 

 Sunset over an ice covered marsh creek. Hoopersville, Maryland 

Sunset over an ice covered marsh creek. Hoopersville, Maryland