Headed for the Big Drop

After photographing family in West Mifflin Sunday afternoon, I drove a couple blocks to the Free Parking lot at Kennywood. Sat in the car with the 70-200 lens and watched a few loads of Phantom’s Revenge Riders speed by at different angles. It would be a long two minutes and fifteen seconds for me.  People love the thrill of roller coaster rides.  How about Rob and Bradley in Illinois going from park to park on tour?  Will fill you in on their stats when I receive them.   A new coaster is going to be on the site of the Turnpike Ride (my speed) and the numbers they tout are zero to fifty in three seconds, 90 degree drop. Any mention of G force and I am opting out!  WOW.

Phantom's Revenge Roller Coaster at Kennywood Park West Mifflin PA
Sunday early evening roller coaster ride.

Mill on the Monongahela at Night

If you had to guess what year this photo was taken, you could pick many previous decades.  Saturday night (3-6-2010) the active smokestacks and lights shone through the bare trees.  I was winding down Vistaview Street, West Mifflin. I’ve heard lots of stories about the men in friends’ families who all worked in the mills. I plan to go back with a tripod some night.

Pittsburgh Steel Mill at Night
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