This week’s challenge was just that- a challenge.
A Face in the Crowd. Or two or three or four……..
Austin TXPNC Park tailgate/ Wedding
Wedding -Fredericksburg TX
Zion Apostolic McKeesport PA
Panza Gallery, Millvale PALion Dance Strip District Pittsburgh Marathon
First Communion Columbus OH
Below-Kennywood Amusement Park Pittsburgh Plunge
New York City
Swim Meet Columbus OH
Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Something there is that does love a bridge
The Pittsburgh Bridges galleries from the past two days have evoked a tremendous response from blog viewers. The views today add more weather and some are taken from the river while on the Ducky Tour or the wedding below.
Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress really unleashed so many of the BRIDGE photos I’ve taken. And finding so many images with bridges makes me realize I have taken bridges for granted.
And my friend V is right about the photos- people respond to the the bridge structures, NOT the sunsets taken from a bridge.
Smithfield Bridge in the snow
SINGER SONGWRITER-Sue Gartland (Ford Fairlaine link)
Ready to lace up the panels for Knit the Bridge
Kevin and Kat were married on the Three Rivers Queen and there are numerous shots with various bridges in their wedding highlights.
A gallery of wedding cakes with bows, words, flowers, birds and leaves
for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop
This one was featured at the NYTimes Your One-of-a-Kind Cake Toppers Slide Show
My grandparents Kay and Matt Walsh were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942 and this cute couple adorned their cake. Within a few months my grandfather, who owned Jimmy Ryan’s Dixieland Jazz Club on West 54th Street, was in uniform and heading overseas. These little bisque lovebirds made an appearance at each of their four daughters’ weddings and the third generation of granddaughters continued the tradition. I’ve always thought the groom looked like a dapper New Yorker, like my grandfather. My husband, Joel, and I were delighted that it was present at our own Valentine’s Day wedding in 2010.
Joe and Maura in Philadelphia
Love birds and flowers atop Laura and James’ Wedding Cake
You’ve seen many of these cake photos when the Weekly Challenge was Layers
Celeste and Shawn’s Reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium
Dan and Ann Crystal Tearoom in Philadelphia
Melissa and Jeremy cut their cake
Autumn Leaves and Buckeyes atop Jacklyn and Mike’s cake with Maura watching
Kevin and Kat’s Wedding Cake
Prudence and Jordan in Somerset
Donna and John DAbruzzo Cake Topper
Jarrod and Lauren James at the Rivers Club downtown Pittsburgh
Berries atop cupcakes Jessica and Matthew’s Wedding at the Aviary
Alaska Honeymoon Bound- Kevin and Erica Acklin’s wedding in Iowa.
Marti and Ilde’s Cake Topper
Weekly Photo Challenge- The Road Taken
from the wedding and anniversary archives
A valentine collage of some of the couples I’ve had the privilege to photograph on their special days, capturing them loving one another.
Saturday afternoon, my sister and I were walking back from Battery Park with three of the grandchildren.
The kids were running ahead on the Dog Free Zone boardwalk.
We bumped into this wedding party taking photos so we doubled back to the concrete walk along the Hudson River where I took a quick picture.
The female attendants had to be freezing.
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.
see how the sun changes the color of the Indiana limestone? Magic
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)
And then a woman walked by with balloons.
There was a beautiful tree
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.
People at Work Series.
From the April wedding in Austin, Texas.
David Lujan co-owner(with his wife) & curator of Black Lagoon: art+ yoga and artist. He tended the bar at the wedding celebration and made the little fairy chairs out of the champagne tops. He was sketching a tree house for his daughter, as I remember. I must carry a reporter’s notebook to write down the details.
Available light portrait of David Lujan
The Fairy Chairs he created from the champagne bottle tops.