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It’s Been A While

Wow…It’s been almost 5 months since my last post.

While I can’t say that my only reason for not posting is being busy, it has been a big part. During my summer, I worked a lot and at one point was working over 40 hours a week (which was new to me). It was a rewarding experience.

Since my last post, not only have I started a new semester, but just under two weeks ago I proposed to my beautiful girlfriend, Ashley, in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and she said yes!

Here are some pictures to recap what has gone on since my last appearance in the blogosphere.

Engagement pictures by H.J. Photography.

iPhone Photo of the Week (Week 12)

It’s been a busy week and I have not been blogging as much as I would like, but I have enough time to do a quick iPhone Photo of the Week post. This picture comes from a bike ride I took with my parents last week around Pittsburgh. A wedding ceremony had just then taken place and you can see the bride in the bottom of the picture. I chose this as the photo of the week because of the church and I tried to use the HDR setting on my phone as well.

Saint Stainislaus Church at the end of Pittsburgh’s Strip District


My Kind of Town

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.

Spring Break 2014…a look back

Okay, it has been way too long since Spring Break, but at least I am finally getting around to writing a post about it!

Ashley and I took a train to Washington D.C. and my brother picked us up and drove us to Pittsburgh! Going north is not exactly the ideal thing to do during Spring Break, but Ashley and I both like Pittsburgh so braving the cold was worth it! I’m actually tempted to just post links to Ashley’s post(s) about Spring Break, but I feel like I should tell it from my own perspective.

We arrived in Pittsburgh Saturday Evening and just relaxed after the long day of traveling. On Sunday, we went to church with my family and then to lunch at The Grandview Saloon on Mount Washington. Mount Washington has a beautiful view of the Pittsburgh skyline and the restaurant was on the hillside with large glass windows to give a grand view of Pittsburgh. Ashley and I brought our camera of course and I actually used my Nikon Coolpix L100 for the first time this year. In the gallery later, refer to the metadata to see which pictures were taken with the Coolpix and which were taken with the D3200. So while we waited for our food I messed around with the camera(s).

A picture of Pittsburgh with my Vivitar Wide-Angle Lens attached.
A picture of Pittsburgh with my Vivitar Wide-Angle Lens attached.
A picture of my Nikon Coolpix L100.
A picture of my Nikon Coolpix L100.

After lunch, we headed over to the top of the Duquesne Incline and took pictures from the observation deck.

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Spring Break (Part 1)

It has been a while since I have posted on here and that is because Spring Break 2014 is going on. Last week I was busy writing three papers for my classes and was not able to sit down to publish a post. Now, after half a week back at home in Pittsburgh, I’m back at school, working a baseball game and I have some time to write.

Ashley and I had a great time back in Pittsburgh. We enjoyed a couple of 60+ degree days and got to stay inside on the cold and rainy ones. More to come in the next posts!

The Austrian Room

On the University of Pittsburgh campus, it is impossible to not notice the Cathedral of learning, a 35 (or so) story building that houses a popular attraction called the Nationality Rooms. These rooms showcase the cultures of dozens of different nationalities and are a joy to visit. These pictures were taken in the Austrian room. This room was filled with red (my favorite color) and I noticed the chandeliers in particular. So I zoomed in and captured one of the ball shaped crystals on the chandelier and snapped the picture. It ended up being my girlfriend and mine’s favorite picture of the day.
A wide angle view of the Austrian Room in the Cathedral of Learning.
A wide angle view of the Austrian Room in the Cathedral of Learning.

Austrian Room Chandelier