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

Yikes- You’ve Got to Pull Over, Get Out of Your Car and Shoot It!

In the distance you can see the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt.

The sparkly Christmas Tree caught my eye . St Patricks’s preparation?

And as I returned to my car, I saw the sidewalk/stairs in the shade.

20 responses

  1. secret urban sculptor? nice find!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:17 am

  2. Ahhh… I’ll lift a pint to that!

    March 14, 2012 at 12:50 am

  3. Whoever thought to put up that tree is deserving of some sort of civic award. Just think of all the smiles it’s generated since it was put there.

    March 14, 2012 at 1:16 am

  4. Sonel

    Stunning photo’s Ruth! Thanks for sharing. :)

    March 14, 2012 at 1:58 am

  5. Oh how well I know this feeling. Stopping has its rewards, when you are able to capture these amazing photos.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    March 14, 2012 at 5:51 am

  6. Kristin

    Merry Christmas!

    March 14, 2012 at 6:11 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    I think it adds a bit of joy.

    March 14, 2012 at 7:29 am

  8. I wonder what year its from. do you know any anthropologists?

    March 14, 2012 at 7:46 am

  9. Erica Wells

    First photo: 6 foot tree! Second: maybe not :-) ….. Third: small adorable tree from Xmas to St Pat’s!
    Love the color of the fence it’s on, too!

    March 14, 2012 at 7:51 am

  10. Ruth,

    Driving and photographing, not an easy thing to do. Giving oneself permission to stop and make photographs can be a struggle. During the run up to the Montreal Olympics Henri Cartier-Bresson was asked to photograph the city for an exhibition to run during the games. His solution was to hire a car and driver to take him around the city. He would jump out at moments notice and make a photograph.

    March 14, 2012 at 8:28 am

  11. Dear Ruth, you are so nice Thank you for visiting my blog. I have just visited your other website, what a beautiful photographer you are. Especially I loved your animals and kids photographs. Your photography made me excited, how beautiful to see the world from a beautiful eye of camera. Thank you, with my love, nia

    March 14, 2012 at 9:03 am

  12. Thank you for showing the art in the everyday.

    March 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

  13. Beth Piraino

    Wonderful, love this series of photos.

    March 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  14. Ruth, you are nominated for The Versatile Blogger award!
    Check here for details – http://theurgetowander.com/2012/03/15/its-raining-blog-love/

    March 14, 2012 at 3:42 pm

  15. I take pictures out of the car window, but the reflection screws them up. My husband would never pull over for me to take a picture and he is the one who is always driving. If I am driving, I will pull over, but that is rare.

    March 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm

  16. Nice! You’re right about how when you come across these types of unusual finds, you just have to stop and get a picture :)

    March 14, 2012 at 9:03 pm

  17. Somehow that little tree looks right at home there!

    March 15, 2012 at 8:02 am

  18. Nice captures!

    March 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

  19. This SO reminds me of when my parents lived in Pittsburg. Fun memories!

    March 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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