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 thoughts on “Light Up Night 2011 Pittsburgh PA

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

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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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. 🙂

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