Tonight I got the opportunity to photography the brand new Red Hole #3 at Valley Brook Country Club. It’s so new that it won’t even be open until spring of 2017. As you can see, it is a beautiful setting. What a great opportunity, wonderful location and beautiful photo!!
This building is usually very restrictive when it comes to photographers. But a few weeks back, the “Open Doors Pittsburgh” event allowed the public to have access to buildings that are normally off limits. So I took advantage of that situation and captured some great photos all over downtown Pittsburgh.
This building used to be the train and bus station back in the day. Today is has a number of executive apartments inside it and some of the larger common spaces are used as event locations. So this former bus/train terminal is now a wedding reception venue. I love it.
Tonight, Blair and I went into the city to meet Brad for a photo walk. Except we really didn’t walk anywhere. We met at the Duquesne Incline to photograph the city with the super moon rising over the city. It seems like a waste of time because there were to many clouds. But all of a sudden, it popped out and we got a brief show.
MJ, Blair and I went down to southern West Virginia to see this mill in Babcock State Park. We were hoping for some good fall foliage and got a little of it. But not full peak color. We were probably a week to early. Regardless, we had a good time and I enjoyed seeing this spot.
This former bank vault is now a dinning room for 12 people inside the Pittsburgh Engineer’s Building in the downtown area. A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh held an event called “Open Door Pittsburgh”. Basically this meant that there were around 30 buildings that are not normally open to the public, open to the public on this day. Some of the buildings had guided tours and others were just self-guided tours of the spaces. The Vault caught my eye on the marketing material, so I made sure we hit that spot first.
Today’s blog post is of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Sammie Coates. Sammie is in his 2nd NFL season as a wide receiver after leaving Auburn University to enter the draft. He has a ton of potential, but needs to consistently catch the ball. Regardless, I liked this photo of him from last Sunday’s game against the New York Jets.
Today’s picture is from last Sunday’s game (Steelers vs. Bengals). This is Daryl Richardson, the backup running back. He’ll have a hard time getting any playing time behind Williams and Bell. Regardless, I liked this photo of him I captured. Have a great Saturday.
Unfortunately like many popular spots, there were tourists all over the place. So I aimed the camera up a little to avoid all the people standing between the Cathedral and I. By the way, this Cathedral is located in Florence Italy. This is a great spot with a nice courtyard in front of the church. They started building this facility in 1296 and finished it in 1436. As you can tell, it was a small construction project since it took them 140 to complete it.
I took this photo of Antonio Brown last Sunday during the game against the Chiefs. I liked how this turned out with the 3D type appearance and the intense look of concentration on his face. I don’t know about you, but he’s the best thing on the Steelers team.
The weather was terrible at the Steelers vs. Chiefs game last Sunday night. It rained and rained all night long. The good news is that it didn’t rain as hard as the last home game. So there was that.
Anyway, tonight’s photo is of Kansas City Chief’s Tyreek Hill as he dove for the touchdown. I’ll probably be the only person who likes it, but that’s okay. Well, I bet Tyreek Hill will like it as well.
Today’s photo is from Puno Peru on the coast of Lake Titicaca. There are handmade by a local tribe who live out on the lake. They had a number of different handcrafts for sale. These caught my eye, thus we have this photo today. Have a great Sunday.
I’ve never met Josh and Lacey, but they have a great future together. They’re getting married on June 27, 2017 in Pittsburgh. They wanted to use a couple of my photos for their wedding website. It was an honor communicating with Josh about their big day and being able to help them. You can see the website here: https://laceyandjoshwed.squarespace.com/when-where/#june-24-2017
Josh and Lacey, good luck and enjoy the ride!
Blair and I went into the city (Pittsburgh) before sunrise last Sunday to capture some images. Unfortunately, it wasn’t the best day for it since the sky was completely free of clouds. It’s a tricky thing. There is a fine line between the right amount of clouds and to many clouds. But on this morning, we didn’t get any clouds. So I made the best of it with the pre-sunrise color in the sky.
I captured this photo of DeAngelo two weekends ago prior to the Steelers vs. Bengals game. It rained all day, which kept some people under cover. But I got this wonderful action shot of him catching a pass during the warm up.
Dave, Blair and I went up to Mt. Washington a week ago to capture some photos after work. Today’s photo is from that outing. I liked the blue color of the sky just before sunset.
Today’s photo is from our trip to Sedona. While we were there, we went on an amazing hot air balloon ride over the area. It was a super fun way to spend the morning. I took this photo of the inside of the balloon as the pilot was filling it up with air. The balloon was still lying on its side about ¾ full, but not yet standing erect.
Here is something different for you today. I captured this helmet last Sunday at Heinz Field prior to the game. It was raining all day and I liked how this turned out with the water on the helmet.
I’ve got a great relationship with Washington Financial bank. They’ve been a good client and have used my photos for years. I captured this photo (with my iPhone) after using the ATM machine last weekend. It’s always great seeing my photos put to good use and I love what they did with this photo that I took a few years ago.
I covered the Steelers vs. Bengals game today. Wow!! It was wet, wet, wet. In my five years of photographing the Steelers games, I’ve never had a game where it rained that hard or that often. I was soaked even with my rain gear.
Before every game, there is usually a celebrity of some sort on the sideline before the game. Some times I recognize them, some times I don’t. Today it was Ariana Grande and her boyfriend Mac Miller. It was a little weird because she’s a celebrity, who volunteers to be on the sideline of an Steelers game to start the Terrible Towel twirl and she’s in an environment with more cameras than you can probably count, but she didn’t want anyone to take her picture. Just weird, every celebrity I’ve seen do this signs autographs, takes pictures with the fans, etc… They soak it all in and are a good sport. Ariana…wasn’t happy about it and yet she seemed to pose for me.
I was out two nights ago on a photo walk with Dave Truxell and Blair Ward. We spent some time at the top of Mount Washington looking down at the city of Pittsburgh. This status is of George Washington looking directly into the eyes of a Native American. I honestly don’t know the history of this statue. But I can appreciate it and its location.