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.
The theme for the photo challenge this week was Half-light. I’m back in the Burgh after a Spring vacation to New York City and Ohio.
By the time I left the University Commons, I missed the half-light.
It was almost dark.
I titled this series a fourth-light.
I like the dark blue sky backdrop for a few of Pittsburgh’s iconic structures.
I’d enjoyed my friend Cj’s poetry reading at Carlow U. Tuesday night.
(All shot with the iPhone camera)
Grid gallery. From the archives. Once you start looking, it’s surprising to see how many grids present themselves. Seems I lean to shooting through chain link fencing.
City through a chain link fence. Arlington Ball Field.
Felix de la Concha Cathedral of Learning Paintings University of Pittsburgh Alumni Hall
Man on cell phone with statue at MOMA NYC
Andy Warhol Museum from the AGH Parking Lot
looking to Murray Avenue from the Suzanne, Linda and Pat’s Art Show
From my sister’s apartment window. You can see Freedom Tower under construction.
Steelers Garage in Arlington neighborhood.
Tonight I attended the Congressional Art Awards hosted by Congressman Mike Doyle at the William Pitt Student Union, University of Pittsburgh.
One of my students had an artwork in the exhibit. Because it’s a photograph showing herself I am unable to post her piece but I am very proud of her for participating.
On the way out of the Assembly Room, I photographed the beautiful (and very large) neon art installation by artist Jane Haskell. (See plaque below)
According to Wikipedia The Cathedral of Learning is 535 Feet High and 42 floors
With the addition of trees and lamp post
No school today on Veterans Day. Spent some time outside before the threatened polar vortex arrives.
Happy Third Anniversary Lala and James love Ma and MIL Ruthie
Making the theme last all week? I photograph a lot of windows.
St. John’s Chrysostom Byzantine – Columbus, Ohio- St. Olga Window
Merry Christmas Window Pittsburgh PA
Brooklyn Bridge from Jane’s Carousel Dumbo, Brooklyn NYC
Franklin Conservatory Columbus Ohio
University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning on the Horizon from Arlington
Freedom Tower from my sister’s apartment window
Graduation Party Window
Oakmont Bakery Oakmont PA
Bus Window on Field Trip
It’s happening all over the city. Across the state, throughout the country. I hear CMU freshman arrived on Monday and Tuesday it was the University of Pittsburgh (no one except out-of-towners call it University of Pittsburgh ) PITT is it! It’s the annual start of school. Freshmen arrive on campus and families assist, haul the stuff, then embrace and say,” good-bye!” You see them in the linens aisle at Target, waiting for a bus, walking down city sidewalks in a large group.
I pulled over to the curb and put the flashers on along with a line of cars with car-top carriers and U-Haul trucks and trailers. Got out and documented the occasion. Met a few nice and enthusiastic people on my way home from school. Mr. Vincent told of a little brother hugging his older sister and didn’t want to let go. You get teared up witnessing the partings. The unbelievable traffic and students arriving will be on television news, the wild moving-in scene. More than 7500 freshman I was told. That’s a lot of people! T-shirt sales were brisk on the corner. A beautiful day filled with mixed emotions. I dedicate this post to my dear friend G and her daughter S who’s a brand new freshman in another state!!! Laura told me today that she started college TEN years ago. I remember taking her like it was yesterday. And S.G. who used to babysit Mark and Matthew is taking two of her own kids back to school, dragging a futon and laundry baskets and who knows what. I love the carting off of the broken down boxes photo. And Michael starts his first day of KINDERGARTEN Wednesday morning, Anna the second grade. I am sure many of these parents were thinking about those milestones as they brought their children to college!
Alex and her mom, Dalia, from Philadelphia area (Newtown Square) graciously allowed me to document the moving process.
Mr. Mike Vincent, Pitt Class of 1977 (Criminal Justice) is now the guard of the Cathedral of Learning.