Tuesday Morning T

Yesterday morning, it was a whopping 18 degrees out. While I was waiting for the T to take me to downtown Pittsburgh, I noticed the sun was starting to come up and a hint of possible color in the sky. At first I didn’t think there was going to be much to this sunrise, but since I was early, I grabbed my camera out of my backpack anyways.

Within less than a minute of me thinking that, the sky blew up with color! It was gorgeous and only lasted about 5 minutes total, so I was just hand shooting 3 shot brackets and firing away.

All the people on the train platform must have thought I was nuts because of my mumbling and cussing under my breath due to the crappy vantage points I had. I’m not thrilled with this shot, but wanted to share something because it was so cool at how quickly the sky exploded with color then went away.

Today, the weather forecast states it’s going to be 65 degrees and sunny in the Burgh. I’m going to be sticking around downtown after work and hopefully will have some new shots of the city to share.

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by.


Clemente Bridge

Just a quick post for Tuesday. Today we’re back in the Burgh. I shot this on a quiet Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago on my way back home after doing some shots up north of the city. I figured why not stop downtown while driving home.

Sunday’s are not bad for standing in the middle of the street to get a shot. At least since baseball season hasn’t started yet. Once that happens though, good luck catching this bridge empty on game days!

The weather is going to warm up here by tomorrow and I’m going to stick around downtown after work so I’m sure I’ll have plenty of new shots of the Burgh to share in the near future.

Down on the Farm

Good Monday morning everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was extremely busy. In a good way. I was busy out taking pics for the entire day Saturday. A new client of mine is a bit anxious for more pics of their buildings after I delivered the first batch last Monday, so I was out the door before sunrise Saturday morning. The tough part about this job is that the buildings are all over Western Pennsylvania. So getting shots of their buildings involves a lot of time driving. It does, however, offer a lot of photo opportunities of places and things I would not normally see while en route to those buildings. Sunday, of course, I was processing ALL day.

Today’s shot was taken when I took a wrong turn and realized I was on what became a dirt road in the middle of a farm. The sky was gorgeous all day with beautiful clouds and blues and I saw this while turning the car around.

Once turned around, I hopped out of the car and got a few brackets. It was a great opportunity to try out my new Tamron 10-24mm lens as well. The only thing missing are the green colors of Spring!

I hope everyone has a great week.

Sunset on the Lake

I was out shooting a couple buildings for a client last evening when I noticed the sun starting to set. I have a couple local spots I like to hit, but thought I’d try somewhere new. I intended to go near the spot I took these photos, but when I looked to my left and saw this, I almost locked the brakes up on my truck.

I parked, grabbed my camera and tripod, and walked across the road. I was going to shoot from near a bridge over the lake when I spotted a small path down towards the water. Well, I didn’t fall in, but did get a bit muddy as I slid down instead of walking!

I got a bunch of really good shots of this sunset but I think these two are my favorites. My question for my friends who visit my blog here is which do you prefer? The one with the log in the foreground or without? Let me know what you think. All your input and comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by today! TGIF! I hope everyone has a great weekend!