Friday afternoon I was photographing senior portraits of two young women by the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt. ( no one actually says “University of Pittsburgh”)
In between their outfit changes, I photographed the tall tower in different lights.
see how the sun changes the color of the Indiana limestone? Magic
Then a bride and groom walked by, just married!
I asked if I might photograph them and they said, sure!
I even asked the groom to move a bit so his mouth wasn’t hidden. Sweet.
Those were some killer heels (in blue)
And then a woman walked by with balloons.
There was a beautiful tree
It was fun to see some different sights. And capture them, too.
All in all it was a magical afternoon, especially with the unexpected barefoot bride and the balloon woman.
Magic is the weekly photo challenge.
Laura and Charlie enjoying the crunch of the leaves at the playground this morning.
I tried to be an observer, not a participant. Watched them play together. Just kept shooting, trying to be unobtrusive.
Kept my distance and sorry I didn’t have a zoom lens.
It was a happy time. A joy to watch Charlie have fun in the leaves.
The bear hat doesn’t quite fit right but old grandma will knit another one.
Big slide, the swings, finding a shadow, mommy hide behind the tree trunk, throw the leaves, kick the leaves, stomp and crunch pick up a big stick.
No shortage of games and activities.
He was trying to master the balance beam, figure it out. Too hard but the fact he was trying was something to watch.
One direct smile at old Froo Froo Ruthie.
Yes he knew I was there! Hard not to notice that sock monkey who sits on the 24-70 lens.
Back to the car. Good bye playground. See you soon.
These ginkgos are the most wonderful color.
But look how the light changes the very same trees.
My friend, blog follower and frequent commenter, Sue R, told me she saw some Chrysanthemums that looked like Cauliflower. I said, WHERE?
She couldn’t remember exactly but I know she sent me here somehow. I found them.
There they were right on a front lawn. I couldn’t believe it. Thanks Sue!
and I did get out of the car for the second shot. Are these the ones you were referring to. Sue?
You see lots of bugs on the gas pump- they look like fireflies but with a red chevron..need to identify them later……
You see the trees reflected in the iPad surface as you sit on the front porch.
You go get in the car and see a puddle with leaves. Puddle reflections are a favorite thing to capture.
You see the shopping cart corral reflected in a parking lot.
The maple has finally turned yellow in about four days time. The leaves in the garage gutter need to be cleaned out.
You drive by the neighbors, put the car in reverse and put a blinker on, consider getting out of the car but don’t –
shoot the flaming ivy from the driver’s seat. Later you are filled with regret that you’ve gotten so lazy.
You see a throne-like chair at the mall
for Santa Claus -you think it can’t be
it’s November 3rd.
Ailanthus and asters amongst the weeds.
In fact the tree is a weed tree.
The asters pushed up and survived despite neglect. As the sun was setting the colors called to me through the kitchen window and I went out and caught them.
outside the Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library