Streaks of light

Winter .. Blah.. Up until recently I haven’t been out during the day with work going on so night time has been it.  Years ago in my film days I took pictures by holding the camera on the dash of my car and leaving the shutter open for a few seconds and guessing an aperture.  Now i set the camera to full auto to see what it thinks the “normal”  exposure is then try to close the aperture and slow the shutter down. These are a few recent attempts which I like as it was raining while I took them.

Photography Podcasts

I listen to several photography podcasts (probably too many)  The first is The Digital Story by Derrick Story.  Derrick’s podcast is one I truly enjoy listening to, his enthusiasm for photography is readily apparent.  He covers all aspects of digital photography for professionals and amateurs.  His “Nimble Photographer”  philosophy is one that I’m embracing more every day , carry less gear and make more pictures.  Derricks also does workshops around the country and I look forward to attending one someday

Convention on the roof of the convention center

image

Lunch walks

It’s one the “three sisters” brIdges , now called the Clemente bridge

image

Morning walk to the office

I was hoping that this morning would turn out this way.. Lots of fog coming up off the river , created some nice opportunities  for the camera.  Sixth street bridge is one of my favorites with its view to the city

Clearing Storm

A storm was clearing just as I was heading home.

river trails

Instead of the steel mills of years ago,  walking/biking trails run up both sides of the rivers .  This one along the Allegheny

strip-district-trail