Fireworks Friday Night

Steve and went down to the North Side Friday night. The Pirates game had started at 7:00 but we went to dinner at Atria’s watching the game against St. Louis Cardinals on the TV and then we walked around, did some serious people watching and checked the score on my phone. St, Louis won the game 4-3.IMG_0784.JPG

 

 

IMG_0822.JPGIMG_0829.JPGA couple of dedicated Pirates fans who let me take a photo of them sporting their Pirates Parrot Hats.

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The Barges on the Allegheny River from where the fireworks were launched.

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Solar Power Dragonflies and the Moon

IMG_2248IMG_2255IMG_2298IMG_2312IMG_2301Solar Powered Dragonflies. They keep changing colors.

A dot of moon on the right.

Night time view at Aunt Linda and Uncle Frank’s. You can see two of Uncle Frank’s vintage cars he’s restored.

When we pulled up to the stop sign, we saw Kennywood  Fireworks at seemingly eye level because their street is up so high.

 

Green Things

 

Green things.

It’s been a fun week of colorful collages.

Once I got started it was hard to stop.

A lot of response was generated by the different colors and it’s made me see the trend in my photography, color wise, what I’m drawn to….besides the human element.  The clothes we choose, our dishes, the bed linens and artwork which surround us in our lives. Many have commented on which color is their favorite.

Right now everywhere I look it is green green green   We’ve had a lot of rain.

 

 

 

July 4th Celebration

Good to be alive at sixty-five.

Happy Medicare card to me.  I can get that free bus pass now.

My sister and I are in Columbus OH on the big birthday eve after our family gatherings and driving over 1700 miles.

Laura and James hosting a July 4th birthday celebration for me tomorrow.

Here’s a photo collage with some of my favorite things- my family, pignoli, fireworks, coffee ice cream, raspberries, Zeke’s coffee, reading books,  teapots, knitting and sock monkeys. Oh yes, a few shots of me throughout the years.

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Fireworks After the Ballgame and the Furries are Back in Town

After the baseball game, the Zambelli family Fireworks were beautiful.

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We crossed the Roberto Clemente Bridge

 

The Furries are in the Burgh

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I got the thumbs up through the pizza shop window that it was okay to take the photo

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Oh say can you see

Maura watched the rockets red glare-

A fireworks show at The Lakes.

Fireworks fit the theme Transient perfectly.

My brother and sister and I drove 484 miles from Rockford Illinois to Columbus Ohio. Plenty of time until it got dark enough.

Local:What Feels Like Home

img_9880Jen H at WordPress has created the weekly Photo Challenge: Local.

What feels familiar, home. The places you know by heart. Local diner, local playground, local neighborhood, local church,local streets-I live in the city by a park.

I notice I shoot a lot of local coffee, too.

Here’s my iPhone local gallery.  Pittsburgh.

 

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Burning Basket – Homer, Alaska

Artist Mavis Muller Art Click for link to artist’s website ( see excerpt below )

Our friends drove us down to the beach on the Spit.

No ones spirit was dampened by the rain.

Earlier people had clipped notes and intentions to the woven basket. There were some fireworks that illuminated the sky, sh0t out from the basket.

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“2004 Mavis began the Burning Basket Project as an experience of interactive, impermanent art. Gathered from her background in creating baskets and woven with the desire to engage the public in a unique, living art form, Mavis has facilitated burning baskets in many communities. The large, intricate basket is given as a gft to the people, infused with decoration and spirit by willing participants, and finally burned, dramatically and upwardly releasing positive messages and heartfelt sentiments.”- From the artist’s website 

Two different short videos (with the same name) A jumpy little phone video I shot during the Burning Basket ceremony and after the basket their were individuals who lit hula hoops and twirled fire around

 

Bride and Groom Watch Fourth of July Fireworks

What a perfect day for a celebration.  Doreen and Marty chose this wedding date as her grandfather was born on July 4th, 1910. Although he has passed, Doreen’s grandmother was dancing up a storm and enjoying the wedding.

Here they are watching the fireworks being shot from a barge on the river.  The reception was at Station Square Sheraton Hotel in Pittsburgh.  

Illuminated but Not By The Dawn’s Early Light

 

 

 

 

 

A few years ago I got a nice shot of the family looking up at the fireworks. Thought I would try again to improve on it. Some of the shots are strangers Some family.

The canisters sure get launched quickly.  I tried to work fast.

Fireworks Illumination 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fireworks Illumination 6

Fireworks Illumination 5

Family

Fireworks Illumination 2

Strangers

erika and maura

 

 

 

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