Bird of Many Colors

We seem to visit the National Aviary a few times a year. You get to know the cast of characters. The Penguins even have name tags! This is one little bird I had never seen before. You can find him in The Grassland exhibit.

The docent told us what kind of bird it was but I cant remember. It is one of the most colorful birds I have ever seen. The variety of colors make its special.

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The National Aviary

The National Aviary

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Eagle Eye

For Valentines Day, my wife and I decided to visit our avian friends at The National Aviary. We love visiting every few weeks to see the progress of the babies and as members it costs us nothing to drop in. We got to see the baby penguins for the first time and they were very cute.

I thought the eagles in the aviary were bald eagles but they are actually Stellers Sea Eagles. Bigger than bald eagles but with the same colorations. They have a wingspan of up to 8.2 ft and are found primarily in Australia.

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Ragle Eye

Eagle Eye

“Moment#6–Stop The World

Last week Dale Schmitt and I opened our photo exhibition, Moments and Souls at the Percolate Gallery in Pittsburgh. I realize that many of you can not make it in to the gallery so over the next few weeks I will be publishing “the moments” that were my contribution to the show.
This image was taken in 1976 on the north side in Pittsburgh PA. A little too much drink but he was not hurt in the making of this image.

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Stop The World

Moment#5–Southside Mugging

Last week Dale Schmitt and I opened our photo exhibition, Moments and Souls at the Percolate Gallery in Pittsburgh. I realize that many of you can not make it in to the gallery so over the next few weeks I will be publishing “the moments” that were my contribution to the show.
This image was taken in 1974 on the south side in Pittsburgh PA. Little sister trailing behind her sister and girlfriend.

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Southside Mugging

Moment#4–Caught in The Act

Last week Dale Schmitt and I opened our photo exhibition, Moments and Souls at the Percolate Gallery in Pittsburgh. I realize that many of you can not make it in to the gallery so over the next few weeks I will be publishing “the moments” that were my contribution to the show.

This image was taken in 1972 at The One World Festival of Music at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh PA. Gary Duncan and Gino Vannelli of Quicksilver Messenger Service were waiting their turn on stage. Gary Duncan is watching Billy Preston while Dino is otherwise occupied.

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Caught in The Act

Moment and Souls Opens Tomorrow

Moments and Souls opens tomorrow at the Percolate Art Space and Gallery located at 317 S. Trenton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. The exhibition runs from November 8, 2017 through December 2nd. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the gallery

Moments and Souls features the work of Richard Burke and Dale Schmitt. The two met as teacher and student at the Ivy School of Professional Art. Both are eclectic photographers, but the show focuses on their passion for photographing people. They approach their work of capturing people in very different ways.

Richard’s inspiration has often come the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who defined the concept of the decisive photographic moment. Richard uses a technique of taking pictures without looking through the viewfinder to get more honest expressions.

Dale’s inspiration has come from the revealing portraits of Yousuf Karsh. Dale’s portraits capture a person’s soul. These photographs show both the carefully crafted and deliberate portrait style of Karsh and the split second timing of a life moment àla Bresson.

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Moments and Souls

Didn’t Make the Cut #1–Steel City Flyer

Working with a curator means that not all the images submitted will be used. Galleries can only hold so many pieces so some of my images didn’t make the cut for the Moment and Souls Exhibition. This one is entitled Steel City Flyer and was taken at the 2016 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta.

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Steel City Flyer