I took advantage of the long Labor Day weekend to try and get out and do a bit of photography. Unfortunately, the Photography Gods weren’t playing along. The clear skies were great for picnics and parties, but bad for photography. To spend time with my family, I took Tuesday off from work and got up for sunrise in hopes that my last day off would have good photography weather. Even though sunrise was a bust, blue hour was great and did not disappoint. This spot is probably my favorite vantage of the city that not many people seem to know about.
It has been quite some time since I have shared a photo from an abandoned location. I took this while exploring some abandoned buildings in the East End of Pittsburgh with Mike “Theaterwiz” Criswell back in November of 2014. We explored 4 different abandoned sites that day and it ended up being a pretty great day for photography. Mike and I walked around this building, looking for a way in with no open windows or side doors. As a last-ditch effort to explore this church, I walked up to the front door and discovered that it opened with ease, hence the title. How cool! I think the abandoned buildings in this area are heavily patrolled now since their heightened popularity. I haven’t tried going back, despite it being just 5 minutes from my house.
I had a difficult time deciding what to post this week. I initially wanted to share a grimy, abandoned image, but settled on continuing the theme of Pittsburgh scenes. I started editing this at 10:00 last night while a bit tired and worn out from the day so I fear it’s not some of my best work.
As I indicated in previous posts, I really like this perspective of the city. I will most definitely stop here again for future photos.
I haven’t had the chance to do much photography these past couple of weeks. I hope to change that and get out soon. Fall is creeping up on us rather quickly and I anticipate getting out a few times to shoot the foliage. Here is an image from Point of View park a few weeks ago during sunrise. I zoomed in on the city to get the different patterns of light on the buildings. I like how the sunlight is hitting some of the buildings on the left side while the right side remains dark from the lack of sun.
My dad and I met up on a pleasant Sunday evening a few weeks ago and headed down to Washington’s Landing and the 31st Street Bridge for sunset. It’s only a 7 minute drive from my house and offers some nice views of the city. We didn’t stay as long as I would have liked because I didn’t want to leave Jacquie home too long by herself with Grace. As we were walking back to my car from the bridge, I took this photo as the light was fading.
As I mentioned in my previous post, I got up for sunrise last Sunday morning and was treated to a beautiful display of light. It wasn’t the sunrise I was hoping for, but I wasn’t disappointed either. This was my first time at Point of View Park and not only did I not know this view existed, I think this is my new favorite view of the city. It’s only a couple hundred feet down from the Duquesne Incline Overlook but it offers a much different perspective.
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