Jen 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.
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.
Bumper stickers have been around a long time but I haven’t seen them on too many cars lately. Until I drove home from school.
This is for people who don’t live in Pittsburgh. You know we have lots of bridges here. But today I am highlighting the driving through one of our tunnels.
Experience the Liberty Tunnel as I did last Tuesday night. First opened in 1924.
At first the radio is playing. Then static as reception is lost.
The Liberty Tunnel is 5889 feet long. The tunnel was empty except for me. One car whizzes by towards the end. I put the iPhone on the top of the steering wheel and just drove without looking at it. Not too fast. Next week the Ft Pitt tunnel so you can see the city at the mouth of the tunnel.
Just had the urge to document the emptiness and the movement as I traveled through. The sound of a motorcycle can be heard too. And then the radio reception returns. Disclaimer- may cause motion sickness? Steve said it seems like he was traveling through the atmospheres of Jupiter. What an imagination.