Under the Bridge

Been a while since I’ve posted anything due to the BS health issues I’m dealing with. I want to thank everyone for all their well wishes and kind words. I’ll hopefully be getting some relief soon.

Today just a quick post as I’m running late. This is a shot from under the 6th Street (Roberto Clemente) bridge that I took a few weeks ago. I wanted to try it out in Black and White and I’m pretty happy with the results.

Have a great day everyone!

Almost here

Baseball season is almost officially here in the Burgh! As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, it is kind of difficult to get really excited about our home team Pirates after the seasons they’ve had for the last 20 years, but they’re still my home team! Here’s a quick post for Saturday of the Roberto Clemente Statue outside of PNC Park in Pittsburgh.

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

 

Roberto Clemente played 18 seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 through 1972. He was awarded the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 1966. He was on the NL All-Star team 15 times, received 12 Gold Glove Awards, and led the NL in batting average four times. He died in a plane crash December 31, 1972, while en route to deliver aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.

A New Day

Hi Everyone! Thank you for stopping by today! I have been down and out since last week due to ongoing health issues I’ve been dealing with. Hopefully the doctors will be able to provide some relief within the next week. Sorry I’ve missed so many of my friends blogs and wonderful work you all post but I just haven’t been able to get on my computer or go out and get any new shots. It’s making me a bit nuts!

Enough about me. Hopefully everyone is doing well. Today’s post is a sunrise shot from a while back that I took from the fields behind my house. This was a simple 3 shot hand held bracket that I ran through Photomatix and then just a bit of touch up in PS.

Have a great Thursday!

Blue Hour

I seem to be stuck on a “North Shore” kick lately, and this will be my last post from that area of the Burgh for a while. After today, time to change things up a bit. This was from my solo photo walk a little over a week ago when I was heading back towards PNC Park and eventually to the T and home.

The weather was awesome. The “River walk” seemed to be virtually empty of people by now. It was amazing how quiet it was. How alone with the city I felt. It was pretty cool, yet a bit creepy too. Then again, when I saw this and was setting up the shot, I was thinking this is gonna “Rock”! I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Have a great Thursday everyone! Thanks for stopping by.

Early Spring

An early spring? Well, I don’t know about that. The weather the last few days has felt a lot more like Summer! Crazy warm weather we’ve been having in the Burgh this week. I know it can’t last, but I can still hope! It’s got me motivated to get out and walk around the city as often as I can.

Today’s shot is from the North Shore of Pittsburgh where we’ve all seen a very similar shot from many photographers. What grabbed me this time and made me take the shot was the reflection of the sun as it was starting to set off of the K&L Gates building across the river. Have a great Wednesday everyone!

River Safety

Feeling a little under the weather the last couple days, so a quick post and shot for Tuesday. This is the Pittsburgh River Safety Center located on the North Shore at PNC Park next to the Clemente Bridge, which you can see behind it. This is where the Pittsburgh River Rescue is based.

I shot this while walking on the North Shore about a week ago. The warm weather we’ve been having in the Burgh is amazing! I have a feeling there will be a lot of boats on the river early this year.

Have a great Tuesday!

 

Three Rivers

A quick weekend post for this Saturday. I shot this while on a solo photowalk last week from the North Shore of Pittsburgh. It was such a gorgeous day, I keep finding myself back in the folder containing the 300+ shots I took! You can see the Allegheny River on the left coming from under the Fort Duquesne Bridge and the Monongahela River on the right coming from under the Fort Pitt Bridge and where this is shot from is where they converge to become the beginning of the Ohio River.

 

Heading out in a few minutes hoping for a good sunrise shot on this frigid 22 degree morning. Have a terrific weekend everyone!

Childhood

Growing up in Buffalo, New York, we didn’t have a Major League Baseball team in our home city. I can remember, when I was 10 years old, the 1979 World Series though. I remember always wanting one of those cool looking Pirates baseball hats. I remember most of my friends all being Yankee fans, since they were from New York. I also remember being picked on a bit because I loved the Pirates. I remember my favorite player being Willie Stargell as well. That was a really great time to be a kid.

Fast forward 33 years. I still get excited every spring for baseball season. I’ve lived in the Burgh now 27 years. I’m not as “big” a fan as I once was, but I still follow my favorite baseball team. Even through the “let downs” all these years. This is the time, however, every spring that we all think “Maybe this is the Year”. We can only hope. Let’s Go Bucs!

Today’s photo is of the Willie Stargell statue outside PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. I was walking by earlier this week when the sun shot through the gate as it was starting to set. I set up and ripped a few brackets off and was very pleased with the results!

Have a Great Weekend everyone!

Fort Duquesne Bridge

Just a quick post today because I didn’t sleep much after a great night shooting the Burgh from the North Shore and being up way too late processing. I hiked quite a way today from near the Steel Building all the way to Heinz Field prior to sunset and then worked my way back.

This is a shot of the Fort Duquesne Bridge right after sunset taken from the North Shore. The blue’s were amazing and the reflections were just starting to “kick”. I’m really excited about some of the shots I got and will be sharing more of them in the near future.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping. One more day ’till Friday!