The Crown Jewel of the Summer Garden

In Spring the highlight of the garden are the Tulips and Daffodils. In Fall Mums are my favorite showy flower. There are so many flowers in summer that offer color and beauty it is hard to pick a favorite but if I had to I would pick the Lily. The flowers are large, last a long time and come in a variety of beautiful colors. This one of the best from 2013 in a deep orange or umber color. You can buy prints of this one and see others at my commercial gallery.

The Jewel of the Garden

The Jewel of the Garden

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Um, We Are Sharing…Right?

When you walk across the Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh to go to PNC Park it is closed to traffic during baseball games. These two provide a nice walking cadence but drumming is hard work on a hot and humid July evening. See more photojournalism and buy scenic prints and apparel at my commercial site.

Were sharing right?

Were sharing right?

A Night at the Ball Park

When I went to see the Pirates play in Pittsburgh, I only had my 50mm- 300mm zoom lens so I was unable to take the “definitive scenic shot” of PNC park. I did get a few shots that provide a little bit of the feel of being in this wonderful baseball park. I grew up with Forbes Field and hated it when the Pirates didn’t have their own field and had to share with the Steelers. This ballpark provides the same kind of feel that Forbes Field except of course with more modern conveniences and better food. See more images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial site.

The Bleachers

The Bleachers

Cut it...Ay Me Matey!

Cut it…Ay Me Matey!

Hoist it!

Hoist it!

Bubblegum

When I took this picture I was focusing on the action at second base. Only during post production did I notice the bubble being blown by the center fielder. At first I thought there were two balls in the frame. Imagine if the ball was coming to the outfielder and the bubble exploded in his face as he was making the catch. You can see other images and buy a print of this one on my commercial gallery.

Bubblegum

Bubblegum

Seventh Inning Sleep

Maybe it was because the White Sox were loosing or the hotdogs. Maybe it was because of the warm humid afternoon or the promise of Independence Day fireworks later tonight. In any case, by the middle of the seventh he had lost the battle. See more images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial website.

7th Inning Sleep

Don’t Wanna Discuss it!

I said earlier this week that a Photographer had to give themselves permission to observe people. My wife said this shot was intruding and, yes it is but it honestly captures a moment of human expression. As a photojournalist your image should capture a decisive moment, a human expression or a moment of action. That is the way Henri Cartier Bresson teaches and who can argue with that?
This one is not for sale but you can see other images and buy prints and apparel at my commercial gallery.

Don't Wanna Discuss It!

Don’t Wanna Discuss It!

Face of Chicago-2

Earlier this week I published Face of Chicago-1 and felt I had a few other shots to share from my recent visit to the Windy City. I will have to go through the archives because I am sure I have enough from previous trips to create a short photo essay. So here are a few more from the most recent trip, none are for sale but you can see others and buy apparel and prints on my commercial site.

Face of Chicago 3

Face 4

Face of Chicago 2