A Lily Found

I haven’t been able to shoot much this summer being hobbled by a bad back. I have been spending my time instead editing and reimagining old images. I shot this lily years ago at our house in the Pocono Mountains. I remember thinking when I took it that I was treating this like a portrait with a key light. The shadows on the leaves of the stamen create a certain drama to the image.

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A Lily Found

Pittsburgh Party Deck

The empty party deck of the Gateway Party Liner provides a colorful frame for a view of Pittsburgh from the SouthSide across the Monongahela River.

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Pittsburgh Party Deck

The Best Block in Pittsburgh

Three years ago we began having block parties on the Sunday after Run Around The Square. Since our block is along the race route we already have barricades available so it easy to do. Of course we have a wonderful neighborhood with children and parents of all ages.

The kids play on one side of the street and the parents hang out in the center of the block and listen to the sounds of our resident poet and songwriter. I encourage you to check out the poignant and humorous melodies of Matt Aquiline and the Dead End Streets.

If you don’t have a block party consider it. It is a great way to get to know your neighbors. This is Pittsburgh and we are all about neighborhoods and community.

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Run Around The Square 2019

Each year near the end of August Pittsburgh has one of its best 5k races. There are a number of things that make Run around The Square</em> different. The race goes through the cobblestone streets of Pittsburgh’s Regent Square Neighborhood and then through Frick Park ending in Fern Hollow in the midst of the park.

At the end of the race Regent Square’s famous Hot Dog Shop serves up free hot dogs and beer to the crowd in the park and other local business also offer water, snacks and free merchandise to entrants.

I couldn’t”t participate this year or volunteer much because of my back but since the race comes down or street I could still cheer and take pictures.

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Run Around The Square 2019

Run Around The Square 2019

Pittsburgh’s Most Musical 5K Race

Each year near the end of August Pittsburgh has one of its best 5k races. There are a number of things that make Run around The Square</em> different. The race goes through the cobblestone streets of Pittsburgh’s Regent Square Neighborhood and then through Frick Park ending in Fern Hollow in the midst of the park.

At the end of the race Regent Square’s famous Hot Dog Shop serves up free hot dogs and beer to the crowd in the park and other local business also offer water, snacks and free merchandise to entrants.

However what really makes the race unique is the music. Along the route and near each water stop you will find different musicians. A tuba player, a rock band, a salsa band are just a few entertaining the runners and walkers. Of course I am prejudiced because I live across the street from singer/songwriter Matt Aquiline of Matt Aquiline and The Dead End Streets. I recommend you give them a listen.

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Matt Aquiline

Newly Discovered DOD Behind The Scenes Photographs #5

I was recently searching my archives for a project I am working on and found some images from Zombie Nights that have never been published. I will not publish a new version of the book but will publish low resolution images here for fans and eventually high resolution versions on my commercial sites for purchase.

A lot of these images were not published because I don’t think they are very good. I probably never published this one because it is not framed properly. I am posting them all on my blog because there seems to be an appetite by fans to see all these images.

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Behind the Scenes on DOD

The Monster of Kennywood 1977

I haven’t been to Kennywood since the late 1970’s. I took some of my students from Ivy School of Professional Art on a field trip there and we all had a great time taking photos. I have always been fond of this picture, the ride is long gone ut it reminds me of simpler times.

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The Monster