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


Pittsburgh Autumn in a Bright Light

Yesterday I photographed a few scenes in the drizzly rain. I posted Pittsburgh Autumn in a Dull Light.

Today it was bright and so I returned to the same spots. You can’t see how windy it was.

Thinking about how light affects the mood, color and feel of a photograph.

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Carrie Furnace in a bright light today


Today’s shot of the Homestead Smokestacks

homestead smokestacks bright

homestead stacks autumnYesterday in the dull light.   The overcast day seems to make the colors more vibrant.

and Three Red Trees



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Homestead Grays Bridge from the other shore  The Monongahela river today.



and look what happened on my way home? CLOUDS! Lots of clouds arrived in about fifteen minutes time.

neighborhood autumn clouds

Pittsburgh Autumn in a Dull Light



Diffused light.

I was down in Homestead at the Waterfront, having been up the hill in West Mifflin.

Shopped for flannel sheets.  Readying for the cold weather.

And though the day was rainy, I thought I’d shoot to include the changing leaves, give a sense of time and place.

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Carrie Furnace on the Monongahela River

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Homestead Stacks

homestead bridge autumn
Homestead Grays Bridge from Below
Monongahela River autumn
Monongahela River View

Waterfront autumn

at the Red Light I saw this tree.

And just for fun, closer to home, the dog in the passenger seat signaling a right turn?

Dog Passenger autumn

Steel Making- Braddock PA

Edgar Thomson Plant  United States Steel    Mon Valley Works in Braddock, PA Shot less than two weeks ago

How does color or lack of it affect a photograph? What about cropping?

The five photos below are all from one master image.

Discovered the folklore of Joe Magarac, a legendary steel worker from Croatia  tried to find online if that statue of a steelworker is supposed to be legendary Joe Magarac. Check out the article Folklore or Fakelore?

And I found a cool driving tour of the mills video from 1988

or see the Steel making process in this video

Carrie Furnace Reflection in the Monongahela River

With the sun sinking as I was headed to Swissvale to deliver Girl Scout cookies for Anna, I saw Carrie Furnace and the river in a warm glow.  I pulled into the Rivers of Steel parking lot and got out of the car and photographed a few  shots of the reflection.  And then I saw the full moon in the frame!  Good to return to a location shot before and to try to capture a different light and scene. No barge today. A travel channel video on the history and a tour of Carrie Furnace is here.  The autumn view is here.