I met up with my dad and Brook Ward last week for a little photo walk after work. Any time we meet up, it’s always a big discussion on where to go take photos. Since we couldn’t decided, we agreed on an old favorite, the North Shore. I wanted to get some different views of the city so we walked down from our usual spot to get these rocks in the foreground. This was taken using my 9 stop neutral density filter to get the streaks in the clouds and the smooth, milky water. I’ve had the filter for about a year now, and I am just learning how to properly use it. I think it is really making a difference in my images!
Sorry for missing Sunday night’s post. I was away for the weekend and got home late last night. This was taken from the North Shore at the beginning of September on my way into work one morning. The lighting is always so great in the fall and presents some great photo opportunities so I try to take my camera into work as much as I can for some quick morning shots.
I’m having this problem where I don’t feel like being on a computer. Has this ever happened to you? I sit in front of a computer 5 days a week at work and the last thing I want to do is come home and do the same thing. Even if it is editing photos. Hopefully this feeling will pass because I really do have a ton of great photos I want to share from recent photo walks.
This weekend in Pittsburgh got unexpectedly cold. The temperature wasn’t actually that cold. But, combine that with high winds and rain clouds, it feels a whole lot colder than it really is. Since I was cold all weekend, I wanted to post a sunny, warm image from our trip in June to Jamaica. I took my camera to the beach during the daytime (which I don’t normally do) to snap a few photos of the neat cloud formations over the beach.
I’ve been taking photos for a little over four years now and for as many times Pittsburgh displays fireworks on the river, I have never made it down to photograph them. I know, embarrassing. Since my wife was busy, I packed up my gear and drove up to Mount Washington for the last Pirates’ Sky Blast night of the season. I’m glad I got there over an hour early because by the time the fireworks started, the overlook was packed full of people.
The Cathedral of Learning is probably one of the coolest buildings in Pittsburgh. It has such an iconic and old-time look to it. There also so many different angles and PoV’s to photograph. I’ve never done this viewpoint before and finally got around to trying it on a photo walk with my Dad and Brook Ward last month. On another note, I added this to the wallpaper page on the site yesterday. Just navigate to the top menu under downloads and click on wallpapers. I have it available for iPhone, iPad, and desktops.
Yesterday, my wife had a wedding shower to attend out near my parent’s house and I had the whole afternoon to myself. I decided to take a ride out to McConnells Mill State Park which is about 45 minutes from there. It was the perfect late summer day for photography. When I got to the parking lot of the hiking trail, it was full of cars. I thought the waterfall was going to packed with people, leaving me with no photo opportunities. Boy I was wrong! I only saw a few different people along the way, all who had little kids who couldn’t get near the waterfall because of the slick rocks. For the most part, I was completely alone to galavant through the falls!