This past weekend a dream came true as I headed to Pittsburgh for some PLAYOFF baseball. I knew the energy in the city would be incredible for the first home game of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals, but I wasn’t prepared for just how incredible it was. One big goal, other than being there as a fan, was to try to relay that energy through some photos. Enjoy.
Sun, blue skies, fall foliage…October baseball in Pittsburgh!
A few months ago, I was able to go home and visit friends and family in Pittsburgh. I have been sitting on the images I shot for a while now, and being that it’s the All Star break and my beloved Pirates are in great position to get themselves into the playoffs, I thought this would be a great time to share a collection from the Opening Series that I attended back in April. Go Bucs!
Facebook Timeline Cover Photos | Pittsburgh Edition
For a while now, I have been keeping a regularly updated album on my Facebook page containing optimized photos to fit in the Facebook Timeline Cover. Users are welcome to download, use and enjoy them. I recently returned from a trip to Pittsburgh, so I decided I’d highlight a few of the newer ones here today. Remember, the album on Facebook is updated regularly, so check there for the latest and greatest if you find this page somewhere in the near future! Also, a lot of different locations over in the main album.
The Steel City | Pittsburgh, PA from Mt. Washington
A few times each year, I take a trip home to the Pittsburgh, PA area to visit friends and family and usually end up spending a couple of days shooting the picturesque skyline of the city. For the first time in a few years, I shot from one of the most shot vantage points in the area, Mount Washington. There are several overlooks up there, high above the city, giving viewers a great view of the three rivers and downtown. Since it is shot by literally almost every visitor to the city, it’s tough to get a unique shot that hasn’t been replicated a gazillion times. Shooting with a fisheye lens, 50mm lens and a 10-stop ND filter, I was able to get some different shots from what I’ve done in the past. Here’s a quick collection from the top of Mt. Washington:
One of the first images I grabbed upon arrival. Moody clouds were thick over the city, but I could see that soon the sun would dip below them. (8mm f/3.5 Rokinon lens)
As the sun dipped closer to the horizon, the city lit up in brilliant orange and pink hues. It was pretty incredible. (18mm, 10-stop ND filter, 120 second exposure)
High res here- http://500px.com/photo/10313599
As the blue hour progressed and the lights came on, I got a little tighter for some long exposures. (Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens)
Finally, one of the last shots from the overlook. It’s a long exposure with my 8mm lens. I wanted to get much wider than the usual night time shots of the skyline that you see. A big goal of mine was to squeeze in the road below the overlook, on which you can see some cars streaming by. This is, in my humble opinion, the best skyline view of any city I’ve been to. I love Pittsburgh.
-Note- I’ll be posting a few of these individually in the next few days to enable full screen viewing.
Steel City | Pittsburgh, PA
What can I say, I love this city. Really looking forward to coming back home soon. I’m not looking at the world through black and gold glasses, but I really think that Pittsburgh might have the prettiest skyline out there.
This was shot during the morning blue hour, just before sunrise in December.