A quick stop in the South Side of Pittsburgh

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.

A motorcycle rides by in the South Side
A few motorcycles pull out in the South Side

It’s Finally Warm Out.. Now What

Well since the warmer weather has finally ascended upon us we might be a little overwhelmed with all the fun things we can finally do.  One of my favorite things to do is check out car shows and of course take along my trusty Nikon D300.  (Soon to be replaced with the Nikon D7100, but that’s another post).

When you photograph car shows one of the challenges is the people at the show.  It can be very challenging to photograph the cars and keep the people out of the photo.  I have, over the years, accomplished this by finding interesting angles, small parts of the cars, and of course reflections.  This makes photographing the cars a little more enjoyable and you are able to get around all those annoying people.

I’m adding several photos to this post to give you a better idea of what I like to photograph at car shows.  Hope you enjoy!

Out for a Ride

As I sit here and glance over at the thermometer it currently reads 25 degrees and falling.  So continuing with the “I wish it was warmer” theme.  I’m posting a photo I took this past summer in Ohiopyle State Park.  For this shot I used a D300 and a fisheye lens.  I then made adjustments in Lightroom 4 and Photoshop.

So here’s to warmer weather, bicycle rides, and relaxing in the sun.

Out for a Ride

Miniature Bee Keeper

Tonights post is photo from the Phipps Conservatory miniature railroad display.  In this scene you can see a bee keeper tending his bees as a Pennsylvania Railroad car speeds by in the background.  I really enjoy photographing miniatures and Phipps always puts together a nice show.

Bee Keeper

Fast Action Dirt Racing

Keeping with the “think warmer” theme I going to post a couple of photos from a few years ago when I was a track photographer at a local race track.  These were shot with a Nikon D100 and the cars were traveling approximately 120 miles per hour.  As the track photographer I had access to the infield and was able to get very close to the action. Although some would say to close, I was never worried.  I was standing  a mere 15 feet away from these cars for most of the photos I did that summer.

Now I’m really thinking about summer and the fun I had at the race tracks over the years.  If you ever have a chance to go to a dirt race I highly recommend going.

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Three Generations of the Amazing Batmobile

Todays post might take some of you back in time to the days of the caped crusaders fighting evil in Gotham City.  If you remember back to the the TV show and the cartoon blips with “BANG!!”, and “POW!!!” in them you will definitely remember the first of the three generations.  The second came many years later and the third is from the last two movies.

To the Batcave Robin

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