A test request: Can you leave a word or two in the comment section today so I can see how EASY- Difficult or IMPOSSIBLE it is to leave a comment if you are not a WordPress Blogger. I have heard from at least two regular commenters that it is not easy to do so.
Nobody has time to experience a hassle.
Could be a six word Saturday too.
Guest blogger is portrait artist Sharon Weaver You’ve seen an example of Sharon’s portrait painting of my daughter Laura on a Dec 2010 blogpost Unexpected Gift Late Christmas Eve link
Laura’s brother Mark titled it Mona Laura
The monitor inscribed with the claim Low Radiation! Hope so. This looks like it has had some serious usage.
Found on the sidewalk as I parked my car Saturday morning.
Do you have one of these in the basement or the back of a closet? Or maybe you have a printer that no longer prints?
An old HP Pavilion model, not sure the year
You might have to strain your eyes to see it in the photo. The space station sighting on Sunday night. The little white dot to the left,over the neighbors house roof, is the space station. Traveling 4.7 miles per second. Erika’s dad knew what time to see it in the sky, thanks to an app he has.
It tells him where and when to see satellites and such in the night sky. It was really bright. Although it was over Sunset Beach Florida when we saw it, we were standing in Columbus, Ohio.
My iPhone was the camera.
People at Work. Meet Shillelagh maker, Mr. Patrick Byrne. Today I got invited to his workshop, Byrne Shillelaghs, to photograph him making a shillelagh. Irish Walking Sticks, right here in Pittsburgh. Made to order. I got to see a work in progress- A Thumb Stick. His custom designs are gorgeous. I saw an authentic thorn stick too, with the thorns still protruding from the column of wood.
We met because we both donated our artistic creations to the Kidney Gift of Life Gala.
Custom Branding, Embedded Coins, Gems, Nameplates are all a possibility when ordered your custom made shillelagh. Here is Pat Byrne holding one made of hard maple.
Here is Mr. Byrne, holding the shillelagh that was given to him by a man who said, “You’re Irish aren’t you?” and went into his house and brought this out and gave it to him as a gift. This first shillelagh started his thinking, I could make this! And he does, beautifully. His son does the art work and branding on the shillelaghs and made one with a Celtic knot carved design that was stunning.
The draw of the screen. There were more in use but could only capture these three surreptitiously. They weren’t paying any attention to me.
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 Sneakers at the Airport Display
The Point and the fountain. Where the three rivers meet, Allegheny and Monongahela form the Ohio River,
Incline in the Snow
Carnegie Museum of Natural History\
Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden Courtyard
Above-Forbes Field Wall and Bill Mazeroski Statue with Fireworks. 1960 World Series
St Paul Cathedral at Night
Heinz Field at Night
Heinz Hall at Night
Prantl’s Bakery-Home of the World Famous Burnt Almond Torte
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
St Mary on the Mount -Mount Washington
Guard rails, hills, and retaining walls.
Lawrenceville Neighborhood- Arsenal Lanes
Art Rooney Statue in the Snow
Shadyside Variety Store
Kaufmann’s Clock Downtown.
Kennywood Amusement Park- Racer
How fortunate my neighbors scheduled their trees to be trimmed,
The branches were growing into the side of their house.
After Steve moved the cars out of the garage and onto the street, I thought to myself- “hmmmm- People at Work, right in my driveway!” Perfect for an interesting photo shoot. Andrew agreed to allow me to photograph him working. You should see those spikes that help him climb up the tree. Takes a lot of skill and care. You have to know what you are doing. Ascend is the word of the week, showing upward movement.
Meet Andrew. I shot this with the 70-200 Lens.
Throwing down a branch he cut
Ben H. Challenged WordPress bloggers to show a photo that illustrates Temporary
The other day we walked by the Apple Store on Kurfürstendamm Straße in Berlin.
People camped out waiting for the release of the new iPhone X
Temporary living conditions