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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colorful

As part of the WordPress postaday 2011 challenge (I am a participant) there’s the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge.  I have read the emails with the themes of the week and thought about them but haven’t posted to one before today.   This week the theme is COLORFUL. Most of my photos of the day are in real time and what I encounter as I go about my daily routine.  I did a stretch of iPhone photography when it was difficult to wield the heavy camera and lens and I have posted from the archives but most photos are from the day itself or a day or two on either side. I guess some are after the fact.

Some readers love the city views, others enjoy the  food shots, the varied locations, others get a kick out of the dogs and the family shots and catching the action during movement. Others like architectural details.   You know how I am attracted to all things nostalgic and also what people put in the trash- the pink toilet shot, the console televisions, the aquarium.  I started the People at Work series and am always trying to improve my portrait photography. I enjoy hearing from readers who tell me they saw something and I came to mind and if I were there I would have photographed it!  Sometimes friends send a photo on the phone to show me. I haven’t run out of things to notice and shoot-

but today it’s a simple red pick-up truck parked behind a house on a clear blue sky day!

Some of the past themes of the WordPress Challengeshadow, one, old fashioned, light, hot, sky, water, Spring, boundaries, refreshing…… Not sure why I haven’t shot and posted to the weekly challenge before but here’s my first response to Colorful.

What I liked about the photo is the tension of the parked truck behind the back of the house.  I didn’t see a cement block or a guard rail to stop the truck from going over the hill.   Pittsburgh topography; hills and valleys, rivers and steep streets, stairs for sidewalks.  You’ve seen these features in many of my city photographs.

Pittsburgh topography illustrated

Red truck, gold house, burnt orange roof, blue sky, green grass= COLORFUL!

6 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    The color is great. The topography is unique. Aaah Pittsburgh, ya gotta love her.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:56 am

  2. Laura

    so many colors

    July 26, 2011 at 8:10 am

  3. What a great picture. I love how the truck is almost as big as the house and how the house is high up on a hill.

    July 26, 2011 at 10:53 am

  4. D. B,

    I love the shine on the truck, mirror like.

    July 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm

  5. The scene definitely looks ‘tense'; and I adore your eye, and your capturing of all things ‘common’-yet-lovely. :)

    July 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

  6. red car, blue sky – all we need :-)

    August 1, 2011 at 8:03 am

Thanks for visiting the blog today. Comments are always nice to receive but just looking is great, too.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,958 other followers