My oldest son, Taylor, entered his school's photography contest earlier this month. I think it was a great experience for him (and I also think it can count toward a boy scout merit badge).
While we were out geocaching one Saturday afternoon, we came upon this old stone bridge. It crosses the Monocacy River. It had rained prior to our visit and the water was moving so rapidly, that it was scary. (It also gave us the opportunity to talk to the boys about water safety and to never, ever! enter water like that.)
Joe and Taylor climbed down the steep embankment and Taylor took some pictures. This is the one Taylor entered into the contest. The Monocacy. He won second place. Good job, Taylor!
(I want to go back to this bridge. There was a very cool antique cast-iron sink dumped by the river. It was too heavy for us to drag it up the hill.)