Last week, Ashley, my parents and I went into downtown Pittsburgh. My parents were doing some genealogical research so Ashley and I did some more wandering around downtown. We walked over to the north side for a little bit and walked along the river. There was a chance of rain so the lighting was pretty good for pictures. Ashley and I really enjoy spending time together exploring and taking pictures so it was a really nice time. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures I was able to take during our most recent visit to Pittsburgh.
On Wednesday (May 14th), Ashley and I went for a walk down the boardwalk and in Ocean City to take some pictures. Since the beach season doesn’t start until Memorial Day, it was pretty quiet around town and the rides are only open on the weekend. Here are some of the pictures I took on our walk. Later in the week I will post some pictures of the rides when they were running during the day and at night.
Week 10 of Monochrome Madness was another amazing showcase of lots of awesome work done by so many people around the world. It really is cool to be able to participate in such a unique collaboration on a weekly basis.
My favorite picture this week was submitted by photographybykent. I’ve actually visited their blog multiple times in the past and even got a little bit of advice on my cherry blossom exploring and enjoyed seeing the progress of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC. I really like this picture because of the architecture of the bridge, I like pictures taken from this perspective because of how it emphasizes the size of the structure and I also like the use of monochrome on a masonry structure. Thank you for sharing Robin!
My runner-up this week was submitted by Lignum Draco of Etcetra Etcetera Etcetera. I really like this submission, not just for it’s composition, but because you can see that not all the windows are the same (at least, what is behind them). I like to imagine what’s going on behind those windows and all of the experiences that are occurring behind those glass barriers. Thank you for the submission Lignum. Continue reading Monochrome Monday: Week 3
Yes, if you are a follower of Leanne you may have noticed that I stole her title, but, I like it so I’m using it and giving her credit.
Last weekend (May 3rd), Ashley and I went to downtown Lynchburg just a few miles away from Liberty’s campus for our last date day of the semester. Compared to the other cities I’ve lived near, such as Kalamazoo, Michigan, Syracuse, New York, and now Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Lynchburg has a smaller metropolitan center. The city was founded in 1791 so it has lots of history and character and Ashley and I wanted to explore the main street and take some pictures of the city we go to school in but rarely explore.
We got to look at the clean-up of the oil train derailment from a few days before. After that, we headed over to see the “Love” sculpture that is on a trail just out from downtown. Ashley wrote a really good article about it for the school newspaper.
Week two of monochrome monday is here and week 8 of Leanne Cole and Laura Macky’s Monochrome Madness has past and I continue to be inspired and amazed by the talent of the bloggers’ work that is displayed in these posts. It’s so hard to pick favorites, but these week I really liked Leanne’s photo of an old abandoned car at a place called Pink Lakes. To read more about it, visit her blog!
Keeping with the alliteration this week as well, my subject for macro photography this week is animals, specifically furry (fuzzy) ones. I only have one pet, a cat named Chipotle: