Birds of a Feather

Well once agin the temperature in in the teens and tomorrow will be no exception.  So I got to thinking what can one do to feel like its warm and tropical yet not spend a small fortune on a plane ticket to Fiji?  Well in Pittsburgh (current temperature 16 degrees F) you could visit the National Aviary.  It’s a really cool place to visit and see some really amazing birds up close and personal.  I visit the aviary every year in the winter months as it is fairy warm and it gives you a chance to get out and take some photos on one of those cold winter days.

Below are a few of the photos I have taken at the aviary.  Hope you enjoy!

Eagle Flamingo Taking Off Yellow Bird

Fast Ferris Wheel

 

Today my post is about something fun to do in the summer time. As it is around six degrees right now I thought it would be nice to think about better weather. I enjoy heading out to the state fairs and photographing the lights. One of my favorite things to photograph is rides that move fast in a circle. I use a slow shutter speed and come up with some really interesting looks for the rides.

 

Due to some technical difficulties tonight I haven’t been able to upload the photograph as my Internet is out this evening. As soon as I can I will add the photo. Check back later to see the fast moving lights.

Fast Lights

Reflection in the Window

Tonights post is a reflection shot that I took while ago in Pittsburgh.  One of the things that I like to look for is what you would normally walk right by and never notice.  This particular photo is a reflection in an area where literally thousands of people walk by.  I wonder how many have stopped to take a look?

In your personal travels I highly recommend stopping and taking a look at what the world has to offer.  You might just be amazed.

reflection

Portrait of an Orchid

So yesterday the photography club I belong to took a trip to Phipps Conservatory in Pittsburgh, Pa.  This is always a nice trip for those that go and we had a great time.  And on a side note we always go as a group out for a late lunch and yesterday we went to the Spaghetti Wearhouse, another one of my favorite places to go.

Hope you enjoy the flower portraits:

Orchid Tounge Orchid Purple Orchid