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Late Afternoon at U of Pitt Campus

 

Friday afternoon  I was photographing senior portraits of two young women by the Cathedral of Learning at Pitt. ( no one actually says “University of Pittsburgh”)

In between their outfit changes, I photographed the tall tower in different lights.

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see how the sun changes the color of the Indiana limestoneMagic

 

Then a bride and groom walked by, just married!

I asked if I might photograph them and they said,  sure!

I even asked the groom to move a bit so his mouth wasn’t hidden. Sweet.

Those were some killer heels (in blue)

 

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And then a woman walked by with balloons.

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There was a beautiful tree

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It was fun to see some different sights.  And capture them, too.

All in all it was a magical afternoon, especially with the unexpected barefoot bride and the balloon woman.

Magic is the weekly photo challenge.


Playing Catch in Sinking Light

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On Top of the World

The city of Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington (elevation 6,289) just before sunset, Monday evening.

Inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge 

and a big nod to  Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen sculpture Spoonbridge and Cherry in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the sculpture garden- Walker Art Center   The spoon weighs 5,800 pounds the cherry 1,200 pounds. I saw this sculpture when we visited Matthew when he was a student at Macalester College in St. Paul. It came to mind when I was thinking about photographing a cherry on top for the weekly photo challenge.

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And the cell phone shots below to compare which I thought looked better than the good camera.

Cherry on a spike and one of my gray hairs and the Duquesne Incline


Without the spoon, the city in focus


Front Porch Still-Life at Dusk

Reblogged From March 2010 -if you’ve followed since the start, you remember this photograph 
Old seltzer bottles, a birdcage, the texture of the wicker, some stained glass at dusk.
J’s front porch with the sun sinking behind. Condensation inside the old glass, the metal tops. Artists usually arrange inanimate objects to create a still-life to paint or draw. This was already there, waiting.

But then it is an artist’s house.
Still Life, a grouping of inanimate objects arranged in a pleasing composition
  
Setting sun through old turquoise and plain glass seltzer bottles


(Extra)ordinary: Weekly Photo Challenge

(Extra)ordinary  “Things or settings we might overlook at first glance. Whether in a new or familiar place, I try to keep my eyes open — to look for beauty or interestingness where I least expect it.” Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Not an ordinary puddle.

After a week of constant rain, the sun came out just before sunset.

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With the ripple. A passerby hit the water.

 

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Did I mention I left my camera in the apartment?  Shot with the iPhone camera.

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Rest Stop in Ohio- I had to pull in and get out and photograph

 

Sunday Night.  Along Route 70 Eastbound. The sunset.

It was the end of a beautiful day.

 

Ohio sunsetEven using the real camera cannot capture the beauty of the sunset. The pair of cars helps give perspective.  When you don’t live where it’s flat, you really notice the sky and the immensity.


Elusive Light, How it Changes Everything

New York City- Christopher Street at Greenwich Street

Formerly the Federal Archives Building  built in 1899-  for the history click here

 

 


A Man and his Dog, Long Island Selfie-Stick Girls, a Food Line and Sunset on Hudson

A man and his dog. Central Park  Sunday. He was calling and waving to his family. Before the Greek Parade on Fifth.

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Is this a Basenji? no, says Dog Expert Juilia. Thanks   She sent this pic of an Ibizan Hound

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selfie stick girls

I asked these girls if they would pose with their selfie stick so I could show my high school students in photography class next week.  Later I asked where they were from….. Long Island!

FOOD LINE ON SIXTH AVE

Food line on Sixth Avenue with reflection in the fountain some birds are using as a bird bath

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Silhouettes of another man and his dog at sunset – New Jersey across the Hudson River


Peaceful, Calm, Untroubled- all sound good to me

Serenity – continued.  Finding photos to go with this week’s theme has been satisfying. Thanks for looking at today’s gallery of images that feel peaceful in a variety of ways.


Top Commenter Shares Link about the Serenity Prayer

If you follow the blog, you’ve seen Stef’s smiling gravatar and you’ve read her thoughtful comments.

She’s the author of Three Daily Delights blog.

This week’s theme is SERENITY and after looking at the gallery of photographs, Stef was prompted  to add this link in the comments yesterday. Although I’d heard and seen the prayer many times over the years, I learned a lot about the Serenity Prayer from reading it, I thought it was good to share. I always liked the line about the ‘wisdom to know the difference” Here is the link to the article 5 Timeless Truths From The Serenity Prayer That Offer Wisdom In The Modern Age 

And the article is correct about almost everyone knowing the beginning of the prayer, but not the second part so much-

“Whether or not you believe in God or an afterlife, and whether or not the prayer’s ending — a vision of being “supremely happy with Him forever in the next” — appeals to you or not, there’s something universal in the prayer’s quiet celebration of understanding our own potential, our own limits, and our capacity for transcendence.”

Thanks Stef for sharing.