“Each year, photographers around the world gather on the same day to explore, photograph, share photos with one another, make new friends, and be a part of a great cause. The Worldwide Photo Walk supports The Springs Of Hope Kenya Orphanage, an organization that feeds, houses, educates and empowers young orphans so that they can grow up to not just survive but succeed.”
This was the intro to Scott Kelby’s 2016 Worldwide Photowalk. Instead of organizing a walk this year, (and because of my recent transition) I decide to participate as just a walker this year. I chose Ellicott City, MD because it was some place I had never visited before (even in my younger days of living in MD) and because of their recent tragedy happening just under 2 months prior to my visit.
“Ellicott city has recently gone through a devastation of a flash-flood. We will be exploring the aftermath and the recovery of the city. Currently, the main street is not fully open. The tentative schedule is to start the walking tour from the Railroad museum and finish at the same place.” A route of the walk was provided even though we had to take a little impromptu change due to limited access to some of the roads. In rereading the group sign up, there may even be an exhibition to raise money to help the city (honored if this will actually happen-hopefully blog update forthcoming). I did what I could to regain my lost affection for humanity, once again with camera in hand. Take a look: