MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog en-us (C)2021 Mason Dixon Photography. All rights reserved. info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:46:00 GMT Thu, 21 Oct 2021 18:46:00 GMT https://www.masondixonphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u471968989-o522253119-50.jpg MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY: Blog https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog 90 120 Forever Flowers https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/forever-flowers

I never want to give people flowers. If it's a living plant, the gift comes with the responsibility of watering and caring for it. If the gift is an arrangement of cut flowers, they will soon wither and die... which is hardly the sentiment one seeks to inspire with a gift of flowers!

Our new metal prints are attractive, durable, affordable and above all UNIQUE gifts, which spare the recipient any effort or unpleasantness - and which will continue to bring pleasure for many years to come!

They'll be available soon. Contact me if you just can't wait.

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) aluminium aluminum floral flower flowers gift gifts marigold metal print prints sunflower https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/forever-flowers Thu, 21 Oct 2021 16:23:13 GMT
Something Totally Different For Halloween! https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/something-totally-different-for-halloween 6x9 Aluminum Prints with Stands"Pariah" & "Partisan"6x9 Aluminum Prints with Stands

My wife LOVES Halloween and each year she usually starts decorating for it in August. This typically requires multiple trips to The Spirit Store, Halloween City and other assorted spooky shops, and our best Halloween decorations often find their way into my studio, to be used as photo props.

"Pariah" (left) and "Partisan" (right) are two such images, featuring a resin skull decoration and an eyeball made for film and makeup effects. After editing them, I've made these two images into matched 6" x 9" aluminum prints, each with a stand that has been handcrafted from recycled solid-surface material. Each print also includes a signed certificate of authenticity and a suede-microfiber cleaning cloth.

These collectible metal prints are being offered at a special introductory price which includes free Priority shipping with tracking included*. Order both prints together and you'll save even more!

Select your Print(s)

Have a Safe & Happy Halloween!

 

* We are very sorry to exclude anyone, but we are unable to accept international orders at this time.

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) aluminum eyeball halloween horror metal prints scary skull skulls spooky https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/something-totally-different-for-halloween Tue, 19 Oct 2021 20:16:01 GMT
Gettysburg Farm Panoramas You Can Fit In Your Hand https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/gettysburg-farm-panoramas-you-can-fit-in-your-hand The Samuel A. Cobean Farm at Gettysburg.The Samuel A. Cobean Farm at Gettysburg.4" x 12" metal print with handcrafted stand and certificate of authenticity.

The Daniel Klingel Farm at GettysburgThe Daniel Klingel Farm at Gettysburg4" x 12" metal print with handcrafted stand and certificate of authenticity.

The John & Sarah Rummel Farm at Gettysburg.4" x 12" aluminum print with stand & certificate of authenticity.

We're very pleased to introduce the first three of our panoramic Gettysburg Farms on Metal series of 4" x 12" collectible aluminum prints. These include the Samuel A. Cobean Farm, the Daniel Klingel farm and the John & Sarah Rummel Farm.

Each image is infused into the surface of a sheet of aluminum and given a glossy, highly protective finish. The end result is a beautiful, durable metal print with unsurpassed detail, rich contrast and vibrant colors. Our print stands are each handcrafted from recycled solid-surface materials which have a substantial heft and closely resemble stone. Each print also includes a signed certificate of authenticity and a suede-microfiber cloth for easy cleaning. The price for each of these unique metal prints is just $49.95, and as an introductory offer, this price includes free shipping!*

Cobean Farm Klingel Farm Rummel Farm If you love Gettysburg as we do, we hope these Gettysburg Farms on Metal will be welcome additions to your home or office, where they will be a constant reminder of this unique and special place. These are just the first, and we've got more coming soon!

Choose Your Print(s)
 

* Free shipping offer applies only within the continental United States. We are sorry, but we are unable to ship internationally at this time.
** The coffee mug in the photos is shown for scale and it is not included in this offer. If there is sufficient interest, we may make the Metal Vistas logo mugs available in the future.

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) aluminum battlefield civil farm farms gettysburg metal panoramic prints war https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/gettysburg-farm-panoramas-you-can-fit-in-your-hand Fri, 08 Oct 2021 20:19:02 GMT
Big Things In Little Packages https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/big-things-in-little-packages "Witness" 4x6 Metal Print with Stand, Certificate & Cloth.

The "Witness Tree" at Devil's Den is an iconic presence on the Gettysburg battlefield. It is believed to have been standing in July of 1863, a living witness to the bloodiest battle in American history, and to what was undeniably a turning point for our nation. Today, people travel from all over the world to visit Gettysburg... and many of them make a point to visit this tree, which has become a symbol of something greater than itself.

Anyone who has followed my work knows I have an affinity for this particular tree, and it has been the subject of countless images over the years. This simple but colorful graphic layout has long been one of my favorites, so it seemed a fitting choice to inaugurate our newest line of collectible compact metal prints.

Each 4" x 6" aluminum print includes a custom stand that's handcrafted from recycled solid-surface material, a signed certificate of authenticity and a microfiber cloth for easy cleaning. The price is just $39.95, shipped to anywhere in the continental United States*.

Coffee mug not included.It's only in the photo for scale. Our unique Metal Vistas prints make a big visual impact but they all have a tiny footprint, and they are sized to fit the small spaces in every home and office. 

Sized for any home. Priced for any budget.

Metal Vistas aluminum prints are durable, affordable and they are made here in the U.S.A. Our assorted vendors are American companies and, wherever possible, even the tools and raw materials we use are sourced domestically. When you purchase our products you are not only supporting our small business, you are also supporting the American economy in other substantial ways... and we appreciate it!

Just $39.95
Free shipping is included.*

 

* We are truly sorry to exclude anyone, but we cannot ship internationally at this time.

** Please note: The coffee mug in the photos is not included in this offer. It is only in the photos to show scale.

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) aluminum battlefield Civil War Devil's Den Gettysburg metal print witness tree https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/10/big-things-in-little-packages Thu, 07 Oct 2021 20:33:10 GMT
Gettysburg - We love you. https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/9/gettysburg---we-love-you

For most people, Gettysburg is about the past. For us, Gettysburg is also our present and future. We're very fortunate to live here... and we're very hopeful for what the future holds.

Stay tuned.

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) battery bridge cannon cemetery civil fence general gettysburg hill howard love monument oliver pennsylvania sachs smith's war https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/9/gettysburg---we-love-you Thu, 16 Sep 2021 18:32:27 GMT
A few new images. https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/9/a-few-new-images I've been working on a 'side project' for more than a year, and as the 'side project' grew in scope until it has become an entirely new business, this website and blog have been sorely neglected. I'd like to say that's all over... but it's not. I've still got a heap of work ahead of me and an entirely new website to build and promote (once it's launched), so it will be some time before I can devote more attention to this site.

But I AM still a photographer, I DO still take and edit pictures, and even if they don't always make it onto this website in a timely fashion, I will always make time for my creative side. Here are a few I've taken or edited recently.

an-0082 - "Battlefield Birds, Redux"an-0082 - "Battlefield Birds, Redux"Many of my earlier images have low resolution by today's standards, so wherever possible, I am enlarging and re-formatting my favorites so they can be printed at larger sizes. This is one of them. ba-0766 - "Stopping Force"ba-0766 - "Stopping Force"Photographed in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. in-0063 - "Harpers Ferry Trestle"in-0063 - "Harpers Ferry Trestle"I love gritty industrial scenes like this! ob-0100 - "Three Rusty Milk Cans"ob-0100 - "Three Rusty Milk Cans" an-0085 - "Blackbird on a Worm Fence"an-0085 - "Blackbird on a Worm Fence"This a new version of one of my favorite older black and white images, reformatted and re-imagined in color.

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Gettysburg Artillery on Metal - Two Unique Sets https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/8/artillery-sets-on-metal Artillery on AluminumOur New 4" x 6" Metal Prints on Solid-Surface Stands

We're very pleased to share with you our newest line of Metal Vistas­™ prints. And we're introducing them by offering not one but TWO unique groupings of Gettysburg artillery images!

Each set includes:

  • Three matched aluminum prints sized 4" x 6".
  • Three custom stands made from recycled solid-surface material.
  • Three titled, signed and dated certificates of authenticity.
  • One microfiber cleaning cloth.
  • Instructions for easy care and cleaning.
  • A little something extra, just to make you smile!

Group A (below) includes the following "warm" toned images:

  1. Cemetery Hill
  2. Cushing's Battery
  3. Pitzer Woods

Group ACemetery Hill, Cushing's Battery & Pitzer Woods. Group B (below) contains the following 'cool' toned images:

  1. Wheatfield Road
  2. Rowan Artillery
  3. Clark's Battery

Group BWheatfilf Road, Rowan Artillery & Clark's Battery

Little details often matter most. Our prints have smooth edges and rounded corners to prevent injury. Our custom stands have a substantial heft, each one is sanded to a smooth, tactile finish and there are cork pads on the bottom to prevent damage to your furniture. All of our products are made in America, our vendors are American companies and wherever possible, even our raw materials and tooling are sourced from within the United States Attention To DetailsEach print includes a stand and signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Our new Metal Vistas™ prints are sized to fit the small spaces in your life, yet their crisp details and bold colors make a big impact... and they are available nowhere else. We hope you'll be as excited by these as we are to share them with you... and we are honored by your continued support of our small family business!

Each set is $99 + tax & shipping*.
Choose Set A, Set B or Set A & B below:

Choose Option
   

 

* Up to 2 sets (6 prints & 6 stands) can be shipped in the same box at no additional charge. Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail, with tracking and $50 postal insurance included. Additional insurance and/or shipping via UPS is available at customer's request (and expense). Please contact us before ordering if you wish to arrange custom shipping options.

* We don't want to exclude anyone, but we are unable to ship internationally at this time.

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) aluminum artillery cannon Gettysburg metal photography prints https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/8/artillery-sets-on-metal Fri, 27 Aug 2021 23:01:14 GMT
Another ARTifact to Own, Another Witness to History https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/8/another-artifact-to-own-another-witness-to-history A companion to our "Devil's Den Witness" print, this historic tree is located at the base of Culp's Hill in Gettysburg."Culp's Witness" Limited Edition of 8 Aluminum Print on Witness WoodA companion to our Devil's Den "Witness" print, this historic tree is located at the base of Culp's Hill in Gettysburg.

Greetings from Gettysburg!

I'm very pleased to share our newest offering, "Culp's Witness", which is an 8" aluminum print featuring the witness tree located at the base of Culp's Hill in Gettysburg. Each print is mounted, via a custom pewter bracket bearing our new Metal Vistas™ logo, to a slice of wood pruned (legally*) from the witness tree located atop Devil's Den, and only 8 of these limited edition prints with 'witness wood' stands were made in total.

Each print includes a signed, numbered and dated certificate of authenticity, care & cleaning instructions and a convenient microfiber cleaning cloth. The first print has already been claimed, so only 7 of these highly collectible prints are available on a first come, first served basis.**

The price is $199 plus tax & shipping.***

"Culp's Witness" is a companion piece to our recent limited-edition "Witness" print series and, likewise, only eight were made. Seven of those sold within 24 hours of notifying our mailing list, and the final print (8 of 8) could not be sold immediately because the base had been "borrowed" by the person who purchased the very first "Culp's Witness" print!

I've made a new base for it (pictured below), and that single remaining print of "Witness" with a 'witness wood' stand is also available to the first person who claims and pays for it.

"Witness" - The Witness Tree Located at Devil's Den in GettysburgThis is the last available print in this series (8 of 8), mounted to a slice of wood from the historical witness tree seen in the picture. To claim your print(s), email us to let us know which one(s) you want. Please be sure to include your shipping address. You'll be sent a PayPal invoice and once paid, your print will be shipped within 3 business days. Tracking numbers will be provided when they are available. Thanks!

* To learn the back-story on how the 'witness wood' was acquired, see our previous blog post.

** For the sake of fairness, these prints will be sold on a "first come, first served" basis, and this will be determined by the time-stamp on your email.

** You will be invoiced $199 + 6% PA sales tax + $15.50 for USPS Priority Mail, which includes tracking and $50 of Postal Insurance. Additional insurance or UPS shipping is available upon request, for an additional fee.

We truly appreciate your interest, and we're sorry to exclude our international friends, but we are unable to offer international shipping at this time.

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) Civil collectible edition Gettysburg historic limited metal print tree War witness wood https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/8/another-artifact-to-own-another-witness-to-history Sun, 15 Aug 2021 23:34:55 GMT
ARTifact: A Piece of History You Can Own https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/7/artifact-history-to-own "Witness Tree" - Limited Edition of 8."Witness Tree" - Limited Edition of 8.8" aluminum print on a pedestal made from Devil's Den 'witness tree' wood with pewter.

These are metal prints on slices of wood belonging to the "Witness Tree" at Devil's Den. It is so-called because it is believed to have been standing at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, a living witness to that pivotal event in our nation's history.

The wood was given to me by Mr. Wayne Elliott, the professional arborist who pruned the branch (with Park Service approval), and I have been hoarding these pieces for years. Ultimately, I decided they would make attractive pedestals for these 8" round aluminum prints of the iconic tree... and three have already been claimed by friends.

That leaves the five pictured here, which will each include a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, and a soft microfiber cleaning cloth. If you'd like one of these unique artifacts, they're available for $199 each* (plus $15.50 for postage and 6% Pennsylvania sales tax).

These collectibles will be sold to the first 5 people who email us to claim (and pay for) them. You can use the contact form on this website or you can email us directly: info@masondixonphotography.com

* Multiple payment options available. Shipping is via USPS Priority Mail to addresses within the continental United States. Postage includes $50 insurance, and additional coverage can be purchased at customer's request. Sorry, but we do not offer international shipping at this time.

Each print includes a signed and numbered Certificate of Authenticity and a soft microfiber cleaning cloth. This is Wayne Elliot, an arborist from Ontario who, along with his late wife, Donna, is largely responsible for this tree being so healthy and attractive:

This is Wayne's wife, Donna. She was my customer, then she was my friend... and then she was gone. A smart, funny, wonderful woman, and I miss her:

These are just a few of the dedicated volunteers who, year after year, travel to Gettysburg from far and wide, specifically to care for THIS tree and beautify the surrounding area. A debt of gratitude is owed to them all:

A group of dedicated volunteers at Devil's Den in Gettysburg, circa 2015.

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Coming Back From Calamity - A Series of Promotions! https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/2/coming-back-from-calamity

 

Last week I suffered a computer hard-drive failure. By itself this would be bad, but it was compounded by a mistake I had made when formatting my backups. As a result, nearly 17,000 edited and unedited images were lost, and the cost of recovering them will likely be substantial... if they can be recovered at all.

Several people have suggested starting a Go Fund Me campaign, but times are tough for everyone right now and it would be inappropriate to ask for a hand-out. So, to raise the required money to (try to) recover my files, and to shore up my computer so this never happens again, I am having a series of special promotions. We'll raise the money the way we have ALWAYS done it - by offering unique products, value and savings to our loyal customers!

The first promotion is a sale, and our customers can save 20% off all print orders by using the coupon code "ouch" during checkout. The sale runs through the end of February 2021, and free shipping* is included with your print purchases. This includes our traditional archival photo-prints AND our framed and unframed canvas-wrap prints.

Our second promotion is something special - we're auctioning an artist's proof of the aluminum print pictured below. This unique metal print features the view from Little Round Top in Gettysburg and the Civil War monument to Union General Warren. It includes a hand-made stand, a signed and dated certificate of authenticity and a microfiber cleaning cloth.

The auction is on eBay and the opening bid for this item is $99. There is a 'BUY NOW' price for anyone who REALLY wants to show their support and skip the auction altogether. The auction begins at 8 pm Eastern time on Saturday, February 20, 2021, and it ends at 8 pm on the following Saturday (2/27). There is more information about the print on the auction page.

You can view the auction HERE, and if you would like to purchase the print for the 'BUY NOW' price without going through eBay, you can email us and we'll be glad to send you a PayPal invoice. We'll end the auction once it has been paid, but because this is a singular item it will be sold to the first person to claim and then pay for it.

The loss of so much hard work was gut-wrenching, but discovering the loss of pictures of friends and family who have passed is the worst part. Your help is greatly appreciated, and we'll be having more sales, auctions and other promotions coming up soon. If you'd like to be informed about them, be sure you're on our mailing list. And if you have friends or family who might appreciate our work, please share this with them. Word of mouth is as good as gold to a small business. Thank you!!

 

* Free shipping offer applies only within the continental United States. We do not offer international shipping at this time.

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) alumimum auction battlefield civil dixon gettysburg metal photography print round sale top warren https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/2/coming-back-from-calamity Sat, 20 Feb 2021 20:03:20 GMT
"Grazing at Gettysburg" https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/1/grazing-at-gettysburg

These lovely horses were photographed on a foggy January day at Gettysburg National Military Park. Their riders were sitting nearby, enjoying a snack and surreptitiously watching me taking pictures.

It has been a while since I posted here but we've been busy behind the scenes, working on an entirely new product line. Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, progress has been excruciatingly slow - but steady - and we now project a launch date of March or April 2021. In the elapsed time since we began this, our new product line has already undergone several revisions and improvements, and we have big plans for where we're going with this product line far beyond the initial launch. Stay tuned!

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) battlefield equine fog foggy gettysburg horse horses riding https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2021/1/grazing-at-gettysburg Sat, 16 Jan 2021 17:24:59 GMT
"Caisson with Meade Monument" https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/10/caisson-with-meade-monument ba-0759 - "Caisson with Meade Monument"ba-0759 - "Caisson with Meade Monument"Photographed at Gettysburg National Military Park.

It has been a while since I posted, but that's not because I have been idle. I've been spending my days working on a new business, a new product line and a new website to compliment this one. There are only so many hours in the day, and at 54 I am not as productive as I was at 34, so unfortunately this blog has been neglected, along with my photography and editing! Today I decided I HAD to edit a photo, if only to keep in practice, and this is the resulting image. It is available here for paper or canvas prints (on mobile devices, when you click the BUY button the canvas-wraps are in HOME DECOR) in sizes up to 24" x 36".

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Don't Worry, Be Happy! https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/9/dont-worry-be-happy

 

Things have been quiet here, but that's because we've been busy working on something new and very different. There are a lot of moving pieces to this new venture, and we want everything right before we make it public. But we're taking the extra time because we know you're going to like it! Stay tuned... and if you're on our mailing list, you'll be among the first to know when it's ready!

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) list mailing new venture https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/9/dont-worry-be-happy Mon, 21 Sep 2020 01:25:08 GMT
"Guardian of the Eternal Light" https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/8/guardian-of-the-eternal-light

 

A silhouette of a cannon flanking the Eternal Light Peace Memorial at Gettysburg National Military Park. This was taken recently, following a fast moving storm, and I love the way the damp ground reflected the tinted light of the sun from behind the clouds.

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) cannon eternal gettysburg light mason dixon photography memorial military national peace silhouette sunset https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/8/guardian-of-the-eternal-light Sun, 09 Aug 2020 22:20:35 GMT
"Witness Tree at Devil's Den" https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/8/witness-tree-at-devils-den mvc-0002 - "Witness Tree at Devil's Den"mvc-0002 - "Witness Tree at Devil's Den"The 'witness tree' at Devil's Den in Gettysburg National Military Park.

The 'witness tree' at Devil's Den in Gettysburg is reputed to have been standing at the time of the 1863 Civil War battle, a living 'witness' to that pivotal historic event. This image is not available for purchase in this format, but the original version can be found here.

 

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"Witness" https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/8/witness mvc-0001_witness-2048mvc-0001_witness-2048

 

This one isn't available for purchase (yet) but it's different and I have definite plans for it, so I figured I'd share it with those of you who love the Devil's Den "Witness Tree" as much as my wife and I do.

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) cannon devil's den dixon gettysburg mason photography tree witness https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/8/witness Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:05:00 GMT
"Sharpshooters Nest" Panorama https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/8/sharpshooters-nest-panorama pa-0161_sharpshooters-nestpa-0161 - "Sharpshooters Nest"Photographed at Devil's Den in Gettysburg National Military Park. This site was made famous when it appeared in a photo entitled "Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter", in the 1865 book, "Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook of the War" by Alexander Gardner.

 

Photographed at Devil's Den in Gettysburg National Military Park. This site was made famous when it appeared in a photo entitled "Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter", in the 1865 book, "Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook of the War" by Alexander Gardner.

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) alexander belgrad civil den devil's dixon gardner gettysburg mason pennsylvania photography rebel sharpshooter https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/8/sharpshooters-nest-panorama Sun, 02 Aug 2020 19:06:44 GMT
"Mead Mounted in the Inferno" https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/7/mead-mounted-in-the-inferno mo-0409 - "Mead Mounted in the Inferno"mo-0409 - "Mead Mounted in the Inferno"The monument to Union General George Gordon Meade at Gettysburg National Military Park.

 

This is the monument to Union General George Gordon Meade at Gettysburg National Military Park. You can click the image for the available print options.

 

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) civil dixon equestrian general gettysburg historical history inferno mason meade military monuments mounted national park photography silhouette sunset union war https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/7/mead-mounted-in-the-inferno Fri, 31 Jul 2020 14:33:46 GMT
A New Image and Getting Back Up to Speed https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/7/a-new-image-and-getting-back-up-to-speed
pe-0175 - "Union Infantry Advance"pe-0175 - "Union Infantry Advance"Photographed in 2016 at Gettysburg National Military Park.

This is the first picture I have edited in weeks and I was feeling pretty rusty when I started, but I ended up happy with the final result. I've been busy trying to get the website back online, but also devoting much of my time to a new project. I can't reveal its nature just yet, but I'm looking forward to sharing it with you when it is ready. As always, our mailing list subscribers will be the first to know!

Until then, I hope you'll enjoy "Union Infantry Advance", which was photographed in 2016 at Gettysburg National Military Park and finally edited today. It is formatted for prints up to 24" x 36" and its soft palette and painterly editorial style make it an ideal candidate for our new canvas-wrap prints. You can click the image to see all of the different print sizes and options.

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info@masondixonphotography.com (MASON DIXON PHOTOGRAPHY) advance army bayonets Belgrad canvas Civil War Gettysburg infantry Mason Dixon Photography New potomac prints soldiers union wrap York https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/7/a-new-image-and-getting-back-up-to-speed Thu, 30 Jul 2020 20:11:04 GMT
A NEW LOOK, A NEW BLOG! https://www.masondixonphotography.com/blog/2020/7/a-new-look-a-new-blog "Conflagration on the Horizon""Conflagration on the Horizon"

It has been a long time coming, but the Mason Dixon Photography website has finally undergone a much-needed overhaul. We've archived our older images and added a ton of new images. We've expanded to include some exciting new print options and we've created this blog to present our newest work as soon as it is completed. Hopefully that will give you a reason to visit us often... and we've got a few surprises coming that you will not want to miss!

In addition to the high-quality archival photographic prints we've been creating since 2011, we are now very pleased to offer a line of high quality, solid-face canvas-wrap prints. Our new canvas-wraps are competitively priced with traditional paper prints and they completely remove the need for expensive mounting, matting or framing! They arrive ready to hang, right out of the box... and for those who are seeking the additional strength and the classic elegance of real wood, we also offer our canvas-wrap prints with sturdy, attractive wooden float-mount frames.

Our new 20" x 60" canvas-wrap panoramic prints look great!Our new 20" x 60" canvas-wrap panoramic prints look great!Available unframed or with genuine wood frames. We've got a lot more coming very soon, including contests, give-aways, new products... and one BIG surprise that will explain why we've been so quiet lately. Here's a hint - it's not because of this website, and we're expanding our business in a completely new direction! (But that's a story for another day. If you'd like to be among the first to know about that, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list.)

For today, we hope you will enjoy the new look and layout of this website, and we are very excited to finally offer a way for our customers to easily, affordably and securely order beautiful canvas-wrap prints of our images. Our customers have told us how impressed they've been by these canvas prints, and now we're pleased to offer them - as well as all of our OTHER products - with the shipping INCLUDED in their prices.

We know how annoying it is to add items to your cart at the posted price, only to see the ACTUAL cost is much higher after the shipping has been added! And we know, in the age of Amazon and other large online retailers, most people have come to expect free shipping. As a small (2 person) business, obviously we cannot afford to pay all of the shipping costs for every print we sell... however what we CAN DO is be up-front with our customers about the true cost of our prints, so there are no unpleasant surprises during check-out*!

* (Pennsylvania state sales tax will be automatically calculated and added during checkout. There's no avoiding death and taxes!)

Like many of you, Covid-19 has forced us to reevaluate how we do things. Our former business plans had to scrapped and a new path forward had to be plotted. Getting this website updated and back online was just one step, and another important step has been adapting the way we will be processing and fulfilling orders for the foreseeable future. For now, most orders will be drop-shipped to our customers directly from our labs. Each of our labs has taken steps to avoid the spread of Covid-19, and we will do the same - masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, cleaned and sanitized work areas, etc. We want our customers to remain healthy and happy!

So take a look through our most recent images, or if you'd like to see some of our past images you can browse (and still order prints) from our image archives. We hope you'll enjoy your time here and if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you!

Stay safe, healthy and productive,

Robert (& Kendra) Belgrad
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

pa-0080 - "Bovine Inquisition"pa-0080 - "Bovine Inquisition"Absolutely one of my all-time favorites. Something about her posture and expression... I just love this cow in a way that does not involve condiments or cutlery.

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