Pittsburgh City Lights on the Allegheny

Becky B’s Square Light Challenge continues to inspire January’s photographs.

A bit of fog added to the mood on the swollen river, seeping over the wall.

Bridge Lights on the Allegheny River

Here’s my Square Light Challenge response today. Bridge Lights reflected in the foggy Allegheny River and lights along the River Walk.

West End Bridge and foggy Allegheny River

See Becky’s stunning starlights on her January challenge blog post. 

Tower Viewer and Fog on the Allegheny River

This is the view from Butler Street, towards the Highland Park Bridge.  One of the 445 bridges of Pittsburgh.

You can’t see the Allegheny River due to the fog.

The metal view finder is reflecting the street lights.

Did you know the swiveling sightseeing view finder is actually called  TOWER VIEWER – coin operated binoculars ?

Toddler in the Mist

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Toddler in the mist.

Charlie (2) joins cousins Maura and Michael in the cloudy mist.

The first time it started and hissed and the air got foggy, he ran out, not knowing what to expect.

Wasn’t long before he joined them in the Cloud Arbor by Artist Ned Kahn.
When we finish our time at the Children’s Museum the kids always run to the tall metal pipes and eagerly wait for the start of the misty foggy cloud.

You should hear the happy squeals.

The Cloud Arbor.

 

Pittsburgh Skyline, Incline and Sea of Fog

Pittsburgh in 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.

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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

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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.

IMG_9358Three young men agreed to let me capture their silhouettes. Thanks guys.  I’ll email them  the blog post link today.

The city is there, I swear

On the way to school, I drove up McArdle Roadway to Mount Washington.

This is shot from the Duquesne Incline Platform.   A blanket of October 1st fog.

Almost a Wordless Wednesday.

Pittsburgh in fog