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Category: Pittsburgh Photos
Along the Allegheny River
Three Rivers Heritage Trail along the Allegheny River. Saw this chair today, while I was walking with a friend.
Pittsburgh City Lights on the Allegheny
Becky B’s Square Light Challenge continues to inspire January’s photographs.
Apollo 11 Command Module Hatch Window
Laura and Charlie are in from Ohio so we returned to see the Destination Moon Exhibit at the Heinz History Center. Charlie ( 3 1/2) loves all things SPACE.
Today I captured them from the other side of the hatch, looking though. Of course it is protected under glass/plexiglass.
You can see the other side of the hatch here
Throwing Coins in the Wishing Well
We drove from Columbus this afternoon and pulled into Pittsburgh and went straight to the Phipps Conservatory Botanical Garden to see the train exhibit before they change exhibits after Sunday.
Do you ever throw a coin in a wishing well or a fountain and make a wish?
Here is Michael making his coin splash, thinking about his wish.
He told me to wait to take the picture as he was thinking about his wishes carefully. I was scrounging around in the bottom of my purse pockets for coins.
Charlie made a splash, too.
I was trying to get the moment of impact on the water.
Here are the trains.
Dinner Out Coincides with Millvale Days Once Again
It was Thursday night. Steve and I met our friend V at Grant Avenue Bar in Millvale for a casual dinner and saw the road was blocked off and a banner overhead announced MILLVALE DAYS 2015. We were there!
This exact experience has happened to me and Steve before, three years ago (see post). But there wasn’t any wrestling going on this evening.
After dinner we walked down Grant Avenue, listened to a couple of live bands, checked out the vintage cars and ate a piece of Yetter’s chocolate. Unexpected fun. Of course, I’d left my camera at home!
And there’s a to-go container of tapioca in the fridge downstairs. Looking forward to breakfast.
Pittsburgh Skyline, Incline and Sea of Fog
Made the decision to turn right at the mouth of the Liberty Tunnel, go to Mount Washington and photograph the city in fog on the way to school this morning.
I thought the above shot was best with the gift of light on the incline car, as it prepared to head down the mountain. No tripod although there was a man with one. I stabilized my camera on the iron fence.
Of course, the light changes every moment as the sunrises in the east. All shots taken with 24-70 lens on the Canon 5D Mark ii
One vertical shot. Light and dark/ Cloud and shadow.
Trying to get the best view in the frame.
Being there. looking at the city in the fog, was a magnificent experience. The limits of photography.
It felt like being in a plane but you’re standing on a concrete platform by the incline, looking at the city disappear in a foggy sea. Wasn’t it just last week I was photographing the icy river and the barge lane? Today felt like early Spring.
Three young men agreed to let me capture their silhouettes. Thanks guys. I’ll email them the blog post link today.
Ohio River Fog Before Sunrise, Then Clear Reflections
Sunday morning I met my friend and her son to photograph his senior pictures at the boathouse where he rows.
It was foggy and felt like fall.
I could hear a tugboat chugging along the river but could just make out the lights. Not even an outline.
Then as the time passed the bridge was visible and the fog burned off. It was a beautiful morning.
Getting down to the river.
Pretty thick fog.
You can see the lights of the boat.
Can’t see the bridge
Front row seating on the Ohio River
Like a mirror, barely a ripple
Sun and light, reflections.
Ohio River Reflections
What I saw when I drove home. Holy Family Wishing Well.
Polish Hill Skateboard Spot
When I saw what I thought was a wading pool filled with graffiti, I thought I’d return another day and photograph it.
Sunday after coffee, Steve and I drove over to the park in Polish HIll and as I walked closer, I realized it was NOT a wading pool that was decorated with urban art but a place for kids to skateboard.
Here’s a list of skateboarding terms and info about the physics of it but not sure if I am properly labeling this pit a half- pipe or not.
Alas, not a skateboarder in sight on Sunday morning so no action shots.
just few satellite dishes for reception