Pennsylvania Shuffle…The Burgh

A quick trip to the east coast to meet our new nephew, Joey, see friends and family and generally get away is always a perfect chance to visit local locations to find photographic opportunities.  I had never photographed Pittsburgh at night so, Frank took me up to Mount Washington with a view of the city.  We parked near a circular overlook that was straight across from downtown Pittsburgh and I made a few images with the reflections in the water…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR ISO 200 f8 @ 6 sec

 

While I liked the composition, it just didn’t say Pittsburgh to me.  Yes, there are a few iconic buildings that let the viewer know it is Pittsburgh but, something was missing.  I grabbed my camera and tripod and moved on up the road, past the end of the “viewing” area and beyond.  After several blocks I found what I was looking for; the junction of the three rivers (the Allegheny, the Monongahela join up to form the Ohio) that meet in downtown Pittsburgh and some of the bridges that cross over them.  The famous joining of rivers gave me the landmark that was missing in the first images…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR ISO 200 f8 @ 8 sec

 

Whenever we visit downtown Pittsburgh I am drawn to the PPG building with its acres of glass.  I could get lost in the reflections for hours…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR ISO 200 f8 @ 1/500

I am drawn to the vibrant colors…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR ISO 400 f8 @ 1/125

 

And the graphic patterns…

Nikon D4, AF-S 28-300mm 3.5-5.6 VR ISO 400 f8 @ 1/250

Not a lot of time to do much shooting but, what time I did manage to squeeze in was fun.  After a few days in “The Burgh” our next stop “Philly”.  Stay tuned.