Larry Fitzgerald

What a great person, football player and humanitarian.  I’ve enjoyed watching him play for years and it was nice getting to meet him last season.  After watching some of the NFL Draft last night, it had me longing for the 2016 season to start.  And that got me posting this photo tonight of the great #11.

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East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Last weekend, I got a chance to photograph the inside of this wonderful church with a few other photogs.  This great facility is an architectural wonder.  If you’re in East Liberty, it is worth a visit regardless of your religious beliefs.

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Abstract - Glow Lights

Tonight I have something very different for you.  Brad, Dave, Blair and I spent some time yesterday in an abandoned building playing with light.  I created this photo with a couple of large glow sticks.  I hope you like this abstract photo.

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Wynwood Walls

If you ever get a chance to visit the Wynwood Walls area of Miami, don’t miss it.  The outside public gallery of graffiti art is amazing.  Wall after wall of great artist have contributed their talents to make this a wonderful outdoor exhibit.  Good stuff.

 

Here is a link to the official website for Wynwood Walls:  http://thewynwoodwalls.com/

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Sedona

Here is a photo from our Arizona trip last spring.  It is hard to believe it’s been a year since that wonderful trip with our former Neighbors.  I’m ready for another Neighbor trip to a fun location.

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Breeze Bar

Tonight’s blog post is from the lobby of the Carnival Breeze cruise ship.  We had a wonderful time on this cruise a while back.  What a wonderful ship.  All the new Carnival ships are designed with a milder interior design vs. the older ships, which had a louder style.  I like both styles, but the new ships are in line with today’s taste.  

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Plaza de Armas - Cusco Peru

This is a wonderful Plaza in the heart of Cusco Peru.  My dad, MJ and I explored this area and many other parts of the city.  I’d highly recommend it if you get a chance.  Friendly people, clean, safe, great architecture and history, and cheap.  Great combination!!

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Looking Into The Light

Dave, Brad, Dan, Blair and I did a little abandonment photo walk earlier this week.  Blair posed as a model for me in this shot.  Something about this chair in this little room with Blair looking away from the camera, just speaks to me.  We had a good time photographing this structure until the police ran us off.  The police were very nice about it, but they didn’t like the fact we were exploring this urban ruin.

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Shallow End

At times, everyone needs the shallow end.  Maybe something isn’t going as planned in your life.  That’s when you need the shallow end….  We all do from time to time.  Of course, when life is in full swing, then you can risk the deep end.  Just don’t spend your entire time in the deep end….remember the shallow end is your friend.    

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NYC Public Library

I’ve been to NYC a few times in the past and each time my hotel was about a block from this amazing building.  Every time I went, I said that I have to get inside and just ran out of time.  So on the last trip, MJ and I took a few hours out of our day to walk around this great facility.  Of the dozens, maybe hundreds of people in the building with us, I had to have been the only person who entered just to photograph the architecture.  What a great location!!!  And it’s free to enter.  Good times.

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Fisher Body Plant - Detroit

Here is another photo from Blair and my exploration of this old beauty.  We spent a few hours wandering around this place.  It was a wonderful experience.  What we didn’t expect to find was a ton of other photographers there doing the same thing.

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Fulton Street Subway Station

Tonight’s blog post is from the Fulton Street Subway Station in lower Manhattan.  I’m not really which Manhattan neighborhood this is located within, since there are so many of them and I haven’t found a good source on where one neighborhood stops and another starts…. 

This subway station is amazing.  The architecture of this structure is great inside and outside.  Unfortunately, when I was there, photographing the outside wasn’t possible due to construction vehicles parked right in front of it.  

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Something Different

I rarely take photographs of people, except for NFL football games.  So tonight’s photo is a rare thing for me.  I took this photo (kind of…I’ll explain that in a second) of Dan, Blair and I at the end of our time exploring an abandoned YWCA.  When I say I “kind of” took this photo, what I mean is that I had help.  I set the camera up my tripod and had it already to go.  Then I got the guys into position.  My last step was to have our tour guide press my exposure button…..  Then of course, I processed the photo.  But as I processed the photo, I realized that it was begging to be a black and white photo, which I also don’t produce very often.  So you’re getting a double dose of “Something Different” from me today.  

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The Burgh At Night

Planning for this post, I wanted to use a photo different from my recent posts.  So I went into my archives to find something from last summer.  I took this photo while showing Michael Shilo Luzano around Pittsburgh.  We had a nice day exploring different parts of the city.  

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Baker Hall Stairwell

Here is another photo from our photo walk around Carnegie Mellon University.  The stairwell inside Baker Hall is very interesting and made for a great photo.  I must have taken photos of this stairwell from 25 different angles.  Anyway, I hope you have a great week.

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St. Maarten Rooftopping

When we visited St. Maartin, we stayed at the Simpson Bay Resort and Marina.  The resort has a wonderful roof access that allows for a beautiful 180 degree view of the famous Simpson Bay.  So I took advantage of this and took a ton of photos of the bay.  But to be honest, this photo I took looking straight down at the resort pool was one of my favorites from this location.

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Overholt Distillery 2

Tonight’s post will be short, due to the late hour.  I took this photo last fall on a photo walk with a few of the guys.  This is an abandoned rye distillery outside of Pittsburgh.  I love the framing of the door and windows with the Monongahela River in the background.  I also like the contrast of the old decaying building with the beautiful nature behind it.  

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CMU - College of Fine Arts

Back in January, Brad, Dave and I complete a photo walk around CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh.  What a great college campus.  We took a number of photos inside some of their amazing buildings.  This is the lobby of their College of Fine Arts.  How cool is this place?  My opinion…. Super Cool.

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