Point Of View

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.

Point Of View

Light And Shadow

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.

Light And Shadow

Evening Glow

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.

Evening Glow

Golden Sunrise

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.

On a side note, my old domain, www.somethinghdr.com will be expiring next week. After that, it will no longer auto redirect you to my new domain, www.bradtruxellphotography.com. So if you are a regular visitor to my site, be sure to update your bookmarks and links!

Golden Sunrise

The Slow Wait

I’m not the type of person that defines myself as “a morning person” or “not a morning person.” I’m not one to jump up and down at the prospect of waking before the sun rises, but it doesn’t bother me either. Over the last month and a half as a new father, I have discovered that I can function surprisingly very well on little sleep. When I make the decision to wake early for sunrise, I do however, get excited at the idea of bringing home great imagery.

There is something magical about being out-and-about before dawn. Even in a bustling downtown city, all is quiet and peaceful in the morning. When I arrived at Point of View Park on Mount Washington Sunday morning, I was the only person there. Barely any cars made their way down Grandview Avenue and all was quiet and still. As the sun started to peak through the hillside, slowly others started making their way to the overlook; but not many. Even as the sun started filling the surrounding rivers with a warm glow, the peacefulness never went away. Being outside, photographing the sunrise is becoming my favorite thing to do. I encourage anyone to make the difficult morning journey to Mount Washington and observe a sunrise at least once. I promise, you will not leave disappointed. If it’s not your thing, leave me to the early morning wake up calls while you sit back and enjoy my imagery from the comfort of your home.

The Slow Wait

River Life

My Dad and I met up on Sunday evening for a quick sunset shoot on the 31st Street Bridge. The light was soft and nice, leaving a great yellow/red glow along the buildings. As we were walking towards a good spot on the bridge to shoot from, we spotted this barge slowly making its way up the river. We picked up our pace and quickly set up for the shot.

River Life

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