"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Red Sky in Morning from the Birmingham Bridge

Left the house a bit earlier to get to the other side of the city this morning. As I hit the Birmingham Bridge I saw the sunrise.  I pulled to the edge, hit the flashers again and sat quietly, and shot the sky over a few minutes time.  The other direction I could see cars on the Parkway with their headlights on.  A nice way to start the day. But the Red Sky,Sailors Take Warning turned out true as it is snowing (about 3 inches so far) and already they have called for a two hour delay at school.  The dark band along the bottom of the photo is the Jersey Barrier. Unretouched photograph!

Red Sky in Morning, Sailors Take Warning

Finding more beauty in winter.

13 responses

  1. W. Keith McManus

    Nice, Ruth

    January 21, 2011 at 12:07 am

  2. laura

    It is beautiful but I miss the green in the trees

    January 21, 2011 at 7:05 am

  3. Kristin

    Cool photo Ruth!

    January 21, 2011 at 7:34 am

  4. connie

    Spectacular start of the day. A wonderful view to share with your friends. Thanks.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:12 am

  5. Piraino

    A beauty.

    January 21, 2011 at 8:40 am

  6. Sue Reinfeld

    You always make the city look so beautiful.

    January 21, 2011 at 9:20 am

  7. Amazing sky – worth leaving early

    January 21, 2011 at 9:43 am

  8. erica

    Oh gosh — this is breathtaking!!!
    Why is it called the Jersey Barrier???

    January 21, 2011 at 10:38 am

  9. Joyce

    Great photo of a great city!

    January 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

  10. Sally

    I used to cross the Ohio River on my way to work in Louisville, Kentucky and saw many beautiful skies – never been a photographer so never got a picture. This one is just breathtaking – thanks for sharing!

    January 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

  11. Cj

    No one can showcase our city like you do. Thanks for sharing Ruth.

    January 21, 2011 at 11:14 am

  12. Amy

    WOW!

    January 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm

  13. Ken Klucsor

    Ruth – That’s a terrific photo. Thanks! I’ve subscribed to your blog and really enjoy seeing your Pittsburgh photos. I live in California now, however I spent the first 22 years of my life in Pittsburgh, and I really look forward to seeing your excellent photos every day. By the way, here’s the answer to the question about why it’s called a “Jersey barrier”:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_barrier

    Ken Klucsor
    Sunnyvale, CA

    January 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm

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