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

Pittsburgh Sunset

from the archives

Words can fall short
to describe a feeling
or experience.
A camera can catch
the colors, light
but being
there in person
looking up to the sky
watching the sun set
the camera feels insufficient.

12 responses

  1. Rob

    Beautiful sunset. Reminding me of the past 2 months in our lives which is now “setting” and we are awaiting the “sunrise” as Mary and I head back home to begin our retirment lives together. Thanks Ruth…for just being you and bringing these fabulous thought provoking photos everyday.


    May 16, 2011 at 7:15 am

    • Thanks Rob. My sister said
      “i believe you photoshopped Hawaii”
      but it is Pittsburgh. I am glad you enjoy looking at the photos. Thanks for writing.


      May 16, 2011 at 8:44 am

  2. Hootie

    WOW!!! Magnificent-a present from God.


    May 16, 2011 at 7:15 am

  3. laura

    oh wow


    May 16, 2011 at 7:18 am

  4. Sue Reinfeld

    I love your views of the city. On this one you have outdone yourself. The sunset and the reflection – awesome!


    May 16, 2011 at 7:45 am

  5. Breathtaking


    May 16, 2011 at 8:02 am

  6. D. B,

    Like a beautiful painting..love the clouds so perfectly placed.


    May 16, 2011 at 9:05 am

  7. Kristin

    We are enjoying the beautiful moon over the water on St George Island.
    Wish you were here!


    May 16, 2011 at 9:52 am

  8. Sally


    I actually think this particular shot could win all kinds of awards! I think it’s great that you are always the right place at the right time to get these gorgeous photos!


    May 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

  9. josie

    That is an awesome shot!


    May 16, 2011 at 9:38 pm

  10. erica

    So glad you go back to “the archives” from time to time!
    I especially appreciated your remembering Dorothy Holley yesterday with your photo essay….. I was not in Pgh. when she died last year so it was lovely to have access again to her both here and in NYC! Her poems with your Andy Warhol photo cover are still available at the Calvary Church Bookstore!XOXOX


    May 16, 2011 at 9:41 pm

  11. Beth Piraino

    Spectacular!! I often use your pictures for my desk-top, I hope you don’t mind.


    May 17, 2011 at 4:12 pm

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