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Early Morning Pittsburgh

Good Morning Pittsburgh

I love a good sunrise, and really who doesn’t? Okay, maybe those who sleep in. Sleeping in, isn’t something i’m used too. I’m always getting up early, mostly to go to work. So with the recent US holiday, I got some much needed time away from the cubicle.

I love a good sunrise, and really who doesn’t? Okay, maybe those who sleep in. Sleeping in, isn’t something i’m used too. I’m always getting up early. So with the recent US holiday, I got some much needed time away from the cubicle. I’m always saying to a buddy of mine, that every time I have to be up early to come into work…there is a beautiful sunrise. So I was happy to get not one, but two beautiful sunrises over the vacation. I enjoyed the first one merely to myself. Sometimes it’s best just to take it in and not shoot. But yesterday morning I made sure to shoot it. I knew it would be good when I saw the beginning of a bright orange strip in the sky. That gave away to beautiful reds and pinks. The red reflected off of the buildings in downtown Pittsburgh. It really couldn’t have been better. The Christmas tree was up at Point State Park, and most of the buildings still had on their morning lights. The most noticeable is the Gulf Tower Beacon which used to forecast the weather for the next day. This morning it was all red, no forecasting the weather. However, the weather beacon is a part of Pittsburgh history and yes, it does still forecast the weather at a glance.

The shot was taken from the West End Overlook. One of my favorite places to catch a sunrise over the city. I spent at least an hour and a half out there, only seeing one other person well after the sun came up. He stopped for a friendly chat while walking his dog. He told me about the deer that sometimes roam around the park, early in the morning, only when it’s quiet.

This shot was taken with the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens that I rented from Borrowlenses. This was the third time I’ve rented this lens this year. It’s a great lens. Tack sharp. ISO was 200 and f/stop was 5.6 at 70mm, shutter speed was 1/3 of a second.

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