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

Light Up Night 2011 Pittsburgh PA

On the way home from school I wound around and up Sycamore Street to Mount Washington.  Parked and pulled out the sweater and blazer in the back of the car and layered as best I could.  No tripod, no cable remote.  Took this with the Self-Timer and propped the camera on an iron fence on the Duquesne Incline platform.  Watched the sky grow dark.  Met people from Dallas, Las Vegas,  a couple of Pitt students  and New York City and photographed them with the light up night behind them. An Art Institute Special Effects major was shooting a time lapse exposure and we chatted.  Did I mention it was in the low thirties?  With a wind chill factor that made it seem really chilly.

A week ago we were in the Columbus Athletic Club bowling and preparing for the wedding celebration.  Didn’t feel like driving right home after school and had stayed late to get ready for next week.  An art room always needs attention.

My blog header is Light Up Night 2010 shot from the Monongahela Incline.

22 responses

  1. River Watcher

    Love the contrast , so crisp and clear….can almost feel the cold air. Fabulous shots.

    November 19, 2011 at 12:52 am

    • What are you doing up so late? Wrapping more Christmas gifts? Thanks for stopping by and writing a nice comment. It was COLD!!

      November 19, 2011 at 12:53 am

  2. Brrrr, just looking makes me chilly. But these are wonderful!

    November 19, 2011 at 1:58 am

  3. Light Up Night 2011 Pittsburgh – a great event – and you took a master photo again …

    November 19, 2011 at 2:15 am

  4. Kristin

    Beautiful shot Ruth! I agree, it looks cold.

    November 19, 2011 at 6:18 am

  5. Lara

    Wow! Beautiful! I have a photo similar to the first one hanging on my wall!! The only difference is mine has the working fountain.

    November 19, 2011 at 7:27 am

  6. Marlene

    Great shots Ruthie.

    November 19, 2011 at 7:40 am

  7. Vincie

    Gorgeous photos!

    November 19, 2011 at 7:41 am

  8. Sue Reinfeld

    Well, obviously Ruth E the wait was worth it. I love when you do scenes of the city.

    November 19, 2011 at 8:02 am

  9. Wow. Really nice!

    November 19, 2011 at 8:27 am

  10. Rob

    Love the photo. No tripod off cable or cable remote? Impressive. Makes me want to move to Pittsburgh…except it IS cold there too!

    November 19, 2011 at 8:34 am

  11. I’ve always liked your blog’s header photo but these are every bit as nice. All 3 could be used to in an ad campaign promote Pittsburgh.

    November 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

  12. Susan Sailer

    Ruth, these two photographs are spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with me.

    November 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

  13. Gail Radley

    Fabulous

    November 19, 2011 at 3:10 pm

  14. Beautiful pictures.

    November 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  15. Joyce

    What a great photographer! What a great city!

    November 19, 2011 at 7:37 pm

  16. Erica Wells

    Going to forward these to Marian, Ruth. Just this week, I heard on local news {Radio} that work is to start soon on Point State Park Fountain.

    November 19, 2011 at 10:18 pm

  17. thirdhandart

    Amazing photos!

    November 19, 2011 at 10:53 pm

  18. Beth Piraino

    Fabulous….

    November 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

  19. I always love your night shots! The second is breathtaking!

    November 21, 2011 at 10:36 am

  20. Wow, you second shot is fantastic! (As is your first shot, and blog header.) :) And to stick it out in the cold shows the deep dedication you have to your craft. Very admirable.

    November 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm

  21. I felt the chill go right to my bones….I love night shots of the city! Thank you for the experience and thank you for the Follow. :)

    November 27, 2011 at 12:38 am

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