Daily Photo – Yellow and Blue in Pittsburgh
While we were staying in Pittsburgh the team and I took a wander down the river to capture some footage for a video we were working on. That of course also means time for some photos. It was a fun walk and I love how the yellow of the bridges plays nicely with the blues of the night…
Daily Photo – Bridges in Pittsburgh
I don’t know if I ever would have visited Pittsburgh if it wasn’t part of the USA tour, and that’s a shame because it’s a really cool city. The city is great to shoot and the bridges always make for a good subject matter. It’s also a great walking city where you can just criss-cross the river as many times as you need to find some interesting shots.
Daily Photo – Philadelphia in the Night
Right before I took this photo, I went over to Paddy’s Pub, which you may know from the show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I don’t know if that pub started AFTER the show got popular or before. It didn’t look exactly the same, but it was still pretty cool and I’d recommend it!
This is a great video from The Economist. If you look more into it, you don’t even need to have severe PTSD to benefit from these molecules.
Daily Photo – Heading to the Pirates Game in Pittsburgh
I don’t really like watching baseball on TV, but I do enjoy going to the games. I can imagine how especially awesome it was in the olden days before TV and technology and everything. People must have been basically totally bored and starved for entertainment, so going to a baseball game must have been a big deal.
Daily Photo – Pittsburg from the Funicular
I’ve always thought that the word “funicular” was a strange one. I looked it up to see the origin, hoping to find something really interesting, but it’s not. It comes from the Latin word for rope. Anyway, I guess none of that matters, because if you use the funicular in Pittsburg, you get this incredible view. There’s not a great viewing area up there because most of the hill is used up by private homes and restaurants. We sort of sneaked into an apartment lobby and went out to the balcony to get this particular view.
Daily Photo – Pittsburg from Above
When people ask me which city I was most surprised by during my trip to the US, I always say Pittsburg! I had no idea how beautiful it was. Anyway, it gave me another chance to experiment with a new technique, which you can see in today’s photo. Now, when I take cityscape shots, I purposefully cut off the top of the buildings so you can’t quite tell what city it is. From sharing travel photos from so many places around the world, I notice people really enjoy trying to guess where a place is. Showing the whole skyline, therefore, makes the photo a bit more predictable and boring!
Daily Photo – Night View of Philadelphia
What a great city Philly is! On my first night here, I was staying over there on the left at the Ritz-Carlton, and then I went out to take some night time photos. Usually, when I arrive in a new city, I have an unexplained high level of energy. I love to use this energy to go out and get lost in the city and take photos. The whole city felt very safe to me, so I had no problem roaming around and finding scenes like this. That’s the giant City Hall right there in the middle. It’s a well laid out city because there are four long roads that all lead right to that iconic building.
Daily Photo – Trey in Action in Pittsburgh
Here’s a fun photo captured by Curtis while we were in Pittsburgh together. I don’t normally climb stuff, but in this case, I climbed up one of those bright yellow bridges there! We spent the day with our Brazilian photographer friends Rodrigo and Ricardo Polesso… navigating our way all through the city throughout the day and the night.