210 Sixth Ave.

210 Sixth Avenue

210 Sixth Ave. Pittsburgh

Looking up

I try to remember when looking for a picture to look every where.  Don’t remember to do it often but this time I actually looked up.

Aliens of Pittsburgh

 

Walks …

Finally able to post a picture I took a while back of the Alcoa building in Pittsburgh , this time from across the Allegheny river

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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.

Convention on the roof of the convention center

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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

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Along the Rivers

Alcoa building

Alcoa building

Architects of new buildings along Pittsburgh’s rivers are designing them to reflect those rivers and I think the Alcoa headquarters building  is a beautiful example

Lunch Walks

I like to get out on my lunch hour ( haven’t started to count how many more of these I got!) .  It always takes so long to get my mind off of work that its almost time to head back before I start to really see whats around me.

These used to be so common that you didn’t notice them , now they hardly exist and blend into the background.   I’m sure there are still phone booths around, wonder if I can find one?

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Pay Phone