New York City Rooftops by Night Light

New York City Rooftops 4-4-09
New York City Rooftops 4-4-09

New York City Rooftops by Day & Night Light-2 photos

How does light affect an image? Time of day. Time of year. Direction. Intensity. Source. Pollution. Weather conditions. Thinking about the quality of light. Taken from E’s mother’s apartment window4/4/09 in New York City looking North.

New York City Rooftops by Day 4-4-09
New York City Rooftops by Day 4-4-09New York City Rooftops Night 4-4-09

Frank’s Barber Shop on Penn Ave. Pittsburgh

One of Pittsburgh’s Barber Shops near Children’s Hospital, across from Tram’s Vietnamese Restaurant where we ate Saigon Soup and  Spring Rolls. Shot through the reflection on the front window, the barber pole position is deceptive.

Frank's Barber Shop Penn Ave. Pittsburgh PA
Frank's Barber Shop Penn Ave. Pittsburgh PA

Barber Shop on 12th St Pittsburgh

Driving by at night I noticed this scene that looked like a movie set for another time period. Pittsburgh has so many Barber Shops and my friend Bill thought it would make a good photo project.  Frank’s on Penn Ave is another one. I photographed a few of them and believe they need to be documented.

Barber Shop on 12th Street on the South Side
Barber Shop on 12th Street on the South Side

Meyer the Hatter on St. Charles Street- Men’s Hats(2 photos)

The South’s largest hat store-Meyer the Hatter.  Every time I walked by I was drawn to it.  The display of hats triggered memories of my grandfather, my father, all sporting hats. And women wore hats, too, a little net veil with velvet dots, a pillbox with combs, a wide brim.  Just thinking about hats and who buys them, wears them now.  Hat boxes with a twisted thick cord to carry, stored high on a  closet shelf.  Who remembers hat-wearing?http://www.meyerthehatter.com/meyer/

Meyer the Hatter Exterior at Night New Orleans
Meyer the Hatter Exterior at Night New Orleans
Hats on display at Meyer the Hatter
Hats on display at Meyer the Hatter

Cafe du Monde Beignets New Orleans (click 2 c pic)

Sunday morning in New Orleans.  Worth the short wait in a line for a seat at a table.  One order is three warm beignets.  Accompanied by Cafe au Lait.  It is traditional.  It is delicious.  Everyone is ordering and eating them, piled on a tiny plate, covered with powdered sugar.  You start your day in New Orleans honoring the necessary tourist ritual and are fortunate you are with a New Orleansean who knows where to park!CafeauLaitBeignets

Smoking Spot for Children’s Hospital

When I drive by this corner at Penn Ave  I see Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital employees on their break. They sit all along this high stone curb.  Read the sign behind.  I thought about taking photos of them smoking but seemed too intrusive.  Better to just see the location- unpeopled

Unpeopled Smoker's Lounge for Employees
Unpeopled Smoker's Lounge for Employees

What G-20 Attendees will see upon arrival–

You drive out of the tunnel, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, fivefourthreetwo, ONE– PITTSBURGH!  The cityscape welcomes you.  Dramatic entrance after the darkness.  The day you get back it is blue sky! The bridge almost gold. Your camera’s right there on the passenger seat.  This is what you see. rutheh.wordpress.com

What G-20 attendees will see first upon arrival
What G-20 attendees will see first upon arrival

Fresh Bread and Early Girls for Lunch

My friend Dorothy baked bread last week.  She sliced some, added her homegrown lettuce and Early Girl tomatoes from her garden.  On top a piece of Muenster cheese. Into the toaster oven to “top brown” the cheese.  Each part of the sandwich enhanced the other.  But the key was the warm, freshly baked bread.  I had to photograph the loaves.  Delicious.

Early Girl Tomatoes and Home Baked Bread
Early Girl Tomatoes and Home Baked Bread