A few times a year I take a trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo to do a little photography. And recently I made another trip with a great group of friends from the Westmoreland Photographers Society. The difference and challenge I faced this year is that I have decided to only produce photos in black and white. So instead of looking for the colorful birds I was paying more attention to highlights and shadows. I’ve decided to work only in black and white to help myself look for the light and composition that will bring impact to the subject and photograph.
I hope you enjoy the Pittsburgh Zoo in black and white.
If you ha the opportunity to step back in time how far back would you go? Maybe you would choose to visit the 50’s or maybe a little further back, like say the 1800’s? Personally I would like to step back in time just a bit more and visit the 16th century. A time filled with kings, queens, knights, and jesters. A time when players entertained on the stage with music, song, stories of amazing feats, and manipulation of fire. And for the next few weekends you can do just that at the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival.
For those of you that personally know me you know this is one of my favorite festivals of the year. On Sunday I took my first journey into the past for this year and below are some of the players and merchants from the festival. Over the next few weeks I’ll be visiting the festival and posting some of my photos, I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy taking them. Who knows maybe my photos will inspire you to step back in time and visit the festival.
As always the South Side of Pittsburgh proved to be interesting. And this past weekend was no exception. A group of photographers from the Westmoreland Photographers Society spent the afternoon walking the street and photographing anything and everything. I found these two motorcycle groups to be interesting.
How about a blast from the past? Recently a couple of my friends and myself took a trip to the Heinz History Center and they had an amazing display of old toys covering many years and I’m betting that many of you will enjoy this trip down memory lane. So over the next few post I’ll show you some of my favorite toys growing up, How many of them will be your old favorites as well. So today we’re going to move a little dirt Tonka style.
Leave a comment on any of the post sharing your favorite memory of the toy.
Well it’s been a while since my last post. I had to take a little time to deal with a few personal things and just had to put the 365 project on hold. I’ve got things a little under control and should be able to get back on track now. So for today I’ll just post a quick shot from a drive through a tunnel in Pittsburgh.
The city can be a scary place for some but from the right perspective it can also be magnificent. I have the great fortune to live near a city that has a most beautiful skyline and last night the weather was warm and the rivers were calm, so I just had to take a little time and take a few photos. Now, the city I live near is settled just below Mt. Washington which allows for a unique view from above the city, which really makes for some great photos of the skyline. The city I’m referring to is none other than Pittsburgh, Pa. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit I would recommend taking the time to stop by. While your there stop on Mt. Washington and take in the view of the city, oh and by the way you have to stop by Primanti Brothers for one of their world famous sandwiches.
I hope you enjoy the views from Mt. Washington as much as I do.