Tour Guide

Krista Stevens at WordPress creates some interesting photo challenges. This week we’re to show where we live with the theme Tour Guide,   

Here’s a Pittsburgh montage.  Knowing when to stop digging in the archives is the problem but it’s one AM so we’ll start with this gallery tonight.

If you enter the city from the south- Ft Pitt Tunnel and Bridge this is the view when you emerge from the tunnel,

Duquesne Incline and a view of the city


Statue of beloved Mayor Caliguiri on the steps of the City-County Building


Andy Warhol Museum Detail and the old Lobby



East Liberty Carnegie Library and Presbyterian Church


Mr Rogers Sweater and sneakersMr. Rogers Sweater and Sneakers at the Airport Display

The Point and the fountain. Where the three rivers meet, Allegheny and Monongahela form the Ohio River,

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Incline in the Snow



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Carnegie Museum of Natural History\


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Carnegie Museum of Art



Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden Courtyard


Above-Forbes Field Wall and Bill Mazeroski Statue with Fireworks.  1960 World SeriesBill Mazeroski


Immaculate REception



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Ritter’s Diner

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St Paul Cathedral

St Paul Cathedral at Night


Heinz Field at Night

Heinz Hall

Heinz Hall at Night


Prantl’s Bakery-Home of the World Famous Burnt Almond Torte



Heinz Chapel


Keeping Tabs- Holocaust Memorial- Squirrel Hill


University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning


From the Norhside- Fineview


Carrie Furnace on the Monongahela River


Got Bridges?  Why yes, we do!



Lost Kennywood- Kennywood Amusement Park


North Side- Cloud Arbor by the Children’s Museum


Southside Club Cafe   Live Music VenueSt. Paul Cathedral in Oakland


AMTRAK station downtown



Carnegie Library- Oakland

East Liberty- Motor Square Garden and the Presbyterian Church

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Guard rails, hills, and retaining walls.



Phipps Conservatory

Lawrenceville Neighborhood- Arsenal Lanes


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Art Rooney Statue in the Snow


Shadyside Variety Store

Kaufmann’s Clock Downtown.


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Kennywood Amusement Park- Racer


Night Game Review

Grove City HS beat Pittsburgh Carrick HS 34-12 but it was a good game. The Pittsburgh Carrick team is under new leadership and the whole effort and spirit is respectable and positive.  Last year the score for the same first non-conference game was Grove City 40 and Carrick 0.  This year it was a real game and Carrick scored first and last.  Nice job, guys, coaches.

Several of my photography students are on the team and some of the students I’ve met in another capacity.  The Spanish teacher and his three teenage kids were in attendance as well and we were happy to be there.

It was about 65 miles north of the city and I was glad Steve went with me, especially for the long, dark ride back home.  The gentleman in the concession stand was giving away the leftover hot dogs after the game and wouldn’t take any $.  Nice hosts!    (Shot with Canon 5D Mark ii and a 70-200 L series Lens, steadied on a chain link fence top)

after the night game

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

Vertical horizontal vertical horizontal     Sorry I could not get them into two columns to compare the two shots.


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One shot, two ways.  I didn’t realize I do this challenge without thinking about doing it.  The WordPress post said shoot a vertical and a horizontal.  And although I  did not go out and reshoot for this challenge, here is what I discovered on Tuesday night I shot vertical, horizontal naturally without too much thought. Shoot, turn the camera,shoot, turn the camera,  Shoot and turn the camera –  shoot.  I was surprised how many times I did this exact thing without knowing about the challenge that came out today.

Night Game Christmas Tree at Heinz Field

On the way back home, after a weekend with the family, I drove by the night game.

We’re not talking about who won.  It’s been a rough season.  Not looking so good.

I didn’t post it on the Monday after due to the  disappointing outcome for the Steelers.  But I like the scene. And it was exciting to hear the roar of the crowd.

Shot with a 50mm lens, ISO 200, f/1.8 and a slow shutter 40- propped on the  rolled down driver’s window- without a remote cable release but managed without  camera shake. Canon 5D Mark ll

Night Game

and the row of houses on the road above the stadium intrigued me. It was homecoming. This is the other side in the stands- Perry HS.

The view from the home side is so different. No city skyline and the church with the gold dome. A totally different view.

A lovely night weather-wise and 12 points on the scoreboard but not enough to win.

Today I wore blue and gold for school spirit and I won the faculty raffle for being dressed in school colors.

I won a navy fleece on Thursday -with the school insignia.  I took it to the game tonight but no chill so lugged it around instead of getting to wear it. Morning is going to come early tomorrow. Night now.


On the way home on Carson Street


Night Game- Pirates 5 – Mets 4 – PNC Park – Pittsburgh PA


It was a beautiful night, capturing the sunlight as the sun went down.  And it ended up being an exciting game with a win by the Pirates.  A few fireworks.  Perfect weather. They close the Roberto Clemente Bridge for pedestrians to walk across to the Park. Reggie Howze is the saxophonist standing on the bridge.

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