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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Aspinwall Railway

Every day when I go to work at my part time job at First Street and Brilliant Avenue in Aspinwall, PA, I pass under and over the Aspinwall Railway.  Some of you who are Facebook friends may be familiar with my train photos - I have photographed graffiti art on trains and train cars carrying fluids as I wait (mostly patiently) for trains to pass.

As a photographer who loves distressed items, I have been intrigued by the train bridge above the ground level rails and the walls that support it.  I also love the nature that grows on these walls, not allowing anything to get in its way.

I am always open for new opportunities to photograph what you would like to see on this blog or on your walls.  Thanks for looking and enjoy the late spring weather!

Be Ware

Last Year's Grasses

Generations on the Wall

Rails Above

Rails Above Two

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Pittsburgh's First Marathon in 1984

The 2015 Pittsburgh Marathon happened last Sunday with the biggest field ever!  Pittsburgh had beautiful weather and the city neighborhoods were out cheering.

I thought I would share these shots taken at the first Pittsburgh Marathon in 1984.  Love the snazzy jacket worn by our then mayor, Richard Caliguiri.

Crowd Scene


Winner's Escort


Does anyone know who the first winner was?  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Friday, October 3, 2014

Exhibitions in October, 2014

There's lots of great art out there, Pittsburgh!  Here are three exhibits I am pleased to be part of.

Bathroom Sink


Stove With a Smirk

Opening reception tonight!
7:00 to 10:00 pm
Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Artists IV

Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Avenue (15224)

Until December 5!!


Associated Artists of Pittsburgh:
A Group Art Exhibition

FrameHouse Gallery
100 43rd Street, Lawrenceville
Hours: M,W,Th and F  11-7
T and Sa 11-4

Until October 18!!


Black Chair

Pittsburgh Society of Artists:
49th Annual
October 4 - 28
Opening Reception October 11, 6-8:30 pm

Panza Gallery
115 Sedgwick Street, Millvale
Hours: W,Th and F 10-5
Sat 10-3

Call me if you wish to have an outing to one of these exhibits.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Stuff Seen While Trudging, Part 1


The Last Angel

Red Berries


This will be a continuing series of stuff I see when I trudge around the Marvelwood track.  Should have started it earlier in the season, but WTH, here we go!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Then and Now - Mellon Park

Mellon Park 1980's

Mellon Park was one of my first shoots back in the 1980's when I received my first SLR as a hand me down from my father.  Kodak Tri-X was always loaded and I used my meter and played with all of my dials.

Now we jump to last weekend in 2014.  A beautiful afternoon with a rejuvenated and beautiful Mellon Park!  My DSLR has no film and I haven't taken it off Auto since I bought it.  My teachers and photo friends are cringing, no doubt.  In this new summer season, I pledge to learn again the photography eye of my youthful enthusiasm.