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Kat and Kevin Tie the Knot (Literally) Aboard Three Rivers Queen at Sunset

August 28, 2015.  A beautiful August evening for a happy wedding celebration. Here’s the first peek at some highlights of the photographs from the wedding.  Congratulations to Kevin and Kat!

Here are the bride Kathleen (Kat) and Kevin. He is watching her come down the aisle of the top deck of the Three Rivers Queen (Gateway Clipper Line)

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Tying the knot

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2163Roberto Clemente Bridge closed due to the Baseball Game (Pittsburgh Pirates 5- Colorado Rockies 3)

The sun was sinking fast.

 

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On the way back to the Three Rivers QueenIMG_2233

Reboarding on the gang plank

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Their two dogs are important to them although they didn’t attend the wedding they were featured in the cake topper silhouette.

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Working together to get the wedding cake’s first piece out and onto a plate. It’s more difficult than it looks!

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Their rings in the bride’s bouquet

Three Rivers Queen Crew

A full moon over the city of Pittsburgh

 

IMG_2950The ship’s captain Andy,flanked by the crew, navigated the Three Rivers Queen expertly, going up and down all three rivers- Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio.


Heinz Stacks and Moon in the Clouds from Troy Hill Road

Left the Rehearsal Dinner at Penn Brewery to go across the street to my car.  This is what I saw.

The scene was elusive in camera, not wanting to focus, but a spectacular view. I really enjoy night photography and need to make a point to get out more at night.

 

Heinz Stacks

 

 

and below a cropped view with more of the city proper

Heinz Stacks and the Moon in Clouds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Seating for Five

When you drive past and the scene sticks in your mind –

you make a turn at the light and swing into the gas station to drive back and photograph –

   with the iPhone as camera at home 


Jeremy and Melissa’s Wedding 7-25-2015

A beautiful summer day for a joyous wedding.

Congratulations to Jeremy and Melissa.

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Ceremony: St.Paul’s United Methodist Church- Allison Park

Reception: Four Seasons Banquet House

Hair and Make Up:  by Indigenous Hair Designs and Boutique


Wing Chair Garden

After breakfast with my friend Donna, we saw this pink chair in the front garden.

I shot it through the windshield.  We were stopped at the end of the alley where it was time to turn into the street.

The wing chair didn’t look as if it was put out for the trash?

Wing Chair Garden

A bit of reflection in the street puddle.


‘Twas The Night Before Picklesburgh – 35 Foot Pickle Balloon Tethered to Ninth Street Bridge- Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is Picklesburgh this weekend. It starts Friday.

There will be a pickle juice drinking contest. Mmmmm.  Maybe I can get down there and photograph some of the festivities. Heinz Pickles production

Here’s a Pittsburgh Post Gazette article about it for more info.  Or a video from CBS with a ton more photos of the pickle balloon.

When I saw Picklesburgh listed in the news on the computer tonight, I got in the car (about 10:15) drove downtown and put the flashers on.  You couldn’t go on the main part of the bridge itself said the nice security man but I walked along the walkway and took a few photos of the giant pickle balloon at night.  I just thought there it would be some “fresh content” and a new topic. I hear there will be pickle cookies to eat.  All kinds of pickly treat to sample.

We can discuss dill, spears, sandwich slices, chips, bread and butter or sweet pickles another time.

I like pickle relish in tuna salad. Dill spears.

One summer I made pickles when I visited my brother David in Okanogan WA and they were delicious.

My grandmother’s handwritten pickle recipe is in a wooden box in my kitchen.

Two days of Picklesburgh and celebrating all things pickled.

Pickle Balloon UPMC Gulf Bldg

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City at Night Ninth Street Bridge

The city at night is always magical to me.

Ninth Street Bridge.

Pickle City at Night Ninth Street Bridge Patrol

City at Night Ninth Street Bridge Patrol

Security on patrol.


Pittsburgh Plunge and The Slide at the Pool

Saw these two photos on the desktop and they seemed similar in shape

But here’s what happens with the Pittsburgh Plunge at Kennywood


Hats in the Air- Congrats Class of 2015

A lot of excitement in the air, in addition to the tossed hats.

Looked up mortarboard and yes, it’s named after the bricklayers/plasterer’s tool – the hawk.

I was thinking it was my last official photography gig for the school as I retire this week but then I remembered that Monday night is COMMUNITY DAY.  One more official gig.

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On to the future.   You can see the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning in the distance.  A beautiful day.IMG_0145

Amber selling bouquets for the graduates. She doesn’t really enjoy having her photo taken but was very gracious. Thank you Amber.

 

 


Varied Architecture Downtown

Pittsburgh PA    Standard Life


You Write the Caption

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(Across street from Giant Eagle parking lot- Shadyside. From the archives)


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