Hats in the Air- Congrats Class of 2015

A lot of excitement in the air, in addition to the tossed hats.

Looked up mortarboard and yes, it’s named after the bricklayers/plasterer’s tool – the hawk.

I was thinking it was my last official photography gig for the school as I retire this week but then I remembered that Monday night is COMMUNITY DAY.  One more official gig.

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On to the future.   You can see the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning in the distance.  A beautiful day.IMG_0145

Amber selling bouquets for the graduates. She doesn’t really enjoy having her photo taken but was very gracious. Thank you Amber.

 

 

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

Waiting for a Ride to Commencement

 

 

 

Saturday at 12:30 PM, Pittsburgh Carrick High School’s Class of 2013 will graduate.

Friday morning, the Timpani were waiting for a truck to take them to Petersen Events Center at University of Pittsburgh.  Ready for their part in  Sir Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance as the seniors walk in the processional.

The bowl of the drum seemed to glow on this overcast day. And yes, there’s a snare drum peeking from behind.

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