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Old Posted Oct 26, 2013, 2:28 AM
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Im currently making a book on Pittsburgh, waiting to get a full years worth of photos of Pittsburgh and the surrounding region, have 4 more months to go til its been a year. Heres what I have so far for my book that Im choosing from, enjoy. Some of this has been posted in previous threads, but oh well. Most of these photos were taken within a 100 mile radius of the city. Ive been to virtually every town and everything in between in this region, probably seen more of southwestern PA than people who've grown up here their whole lives.




Ohiopyle SP


Donora, PA


Historic Economy Village


Mexican War Street hood in Pittsburgh.


Fort Necessity National Historic Battlefield where the 7 years war basically started in the 1750's.


Downtown


1830's Toll House in Addison, PA


Abandoned "Dogma" church in East Liberty, Pittsburgh.


Abandoned downtown Brownsville, PA


McConnels Mill SP


Downtown




Millvale, the white trash town Im living in across from Pittsburgh.


Lawrencville hood.


Waterfall near Apollo, PA


Fallingwater


Southern burbs of Pittsburgh


Ohio River Valley from Mt. Washington






The Strip District


Ohiopyle SP


Abandoned 1860s home in McKeesport


Mexican War Streets hood


Destroyed streets in McKeesport


McConnels Mill SP


1870s covered bridge at McConnells Mill


Zelionople, PA


Ohiopyle


Cucumber Falls at Ohiopyle


1850s or 40s Greek Revival home in West Overton, PA


The Hill hood


Claysville, PA along the national road near WV


Cathedral of Learning


Carson St in the Southside hood


View towards the southside from the Cathedral of Learning


Carnegie Mellon University.


Uptown, one of these row homes is now gone and destroyed since I took this photo.


Carrie Furnace near Homestead


Carrie Furnace


View from the Northside


Mexican War Streets


Manchester hood




Apollo, PA


Manchester hood


Beaver, PA


Northside










Near Monongahela, PA


Donora, PA


Brownsville


East Deutschtown


Cathedral of Learning




Rankin




Turtle Crick


Duquesne


Out in the middle of nowhere in Washington County


Southside


Wheeling, WV


Wheeling, WV


Wheeling, WV


Strip District


Now torn down 1860s row home in the Manchester hood


Butler, PA


Southside Flats


Carson St in the Southside


The old train station downtown.


Abandoned and half town down glassworks in Jeanette, PA


Jeanette, PA


Now torn down row homes in Manchester


Old train tunnel, now road near Perryopolis


1840s house in West Overton, PA


Same house from a previous photo in West Overton


Larwnecville hood




Church in the Oakland hood


1920s train station at Station Square


Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill hood


Heinz Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh


Mars, PA train station


Gettysburg, PA


Mexican War Streets




Monaca, PA


Deutschtown hood


Manchester hood


Manchester


Meadowcroft Rock Shelter, one of the oldest North American paleo Indian sites, disproves the Clovis first model of migration; near Avella PA


Braddock


Larwnecville hood


Near Washington, PA


1830s house in Bethel Park


Weirton, WV


Butler, PA


Ligonier, PA






I think this was somewhere near Scottdale, PA




Abandoned church in the East Liberty hood


View from Carnegie Mellons central lawn


First train tunnel in the US near Johnstown, PA


Looking down on Johnstown from their historic incline


Jollytown, PA


Washington, PA



ALSO NOTE THAT IF ANYONE STEALS MY PHOTOS AND CALLS THEM THEIR OWN OR SELLS THEM; I WILL FIND YOU AND KILL YOU OR SUE THE EVERLIVING CRAP OUT OF YOU, thank you. SERIOUSLY. This is basically my lives work and took whole tons of time and money to achieve.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2013, 2:46 AM
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2013, 3:15 AM
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Thanks man, hopefully I get to photo the shit out of STL again someday soon.
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Solid. Keep them coming.
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Every single one of these are absolutely amazing.
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Incredibly, there are people living in that old railroad inn in Apollo, I see them out on the balcony occasionally when I drive by.

P.S. the church like stricture "near scottsdale" is St Vincent College's main chapel in Latrobe, PA.
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Great photos. What type of camera are you using? Thanks.
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Holy cow - some of those look like they are out of a science fiction film. Amazing photography.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2013, 9:58 AM
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Great photos. What type of camera are you using? Thanks.
I really don't like that question, implying that the camera is the thing doing the photography. Anyone can take great photos with any camera, even an iPhone camera.

Sorry if I came off as an ass in this comment. It's just that a lot of the people I show my photos to say wow your camera takes great pictures. I don't know if that's what you were implying, but in any case I use a d700. A camera that came out in 2007.
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Outstanding compilation of pictures of Pittsburgh and its surroundings! Thanks for sharing.

Good luck with your book! I appreciate a lot the effort of taking pictures so much time. Of course, I agree with you, the camera is not the most important in photography, but talent.

You´ve got a pretty scenery there around Pittsburgh and in the city.

Congrats and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Excellent job as always Photolith. Stunning light throughout.
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Holy cow - some of those look like they are out of a science fiction film. Amazing photography.
Interesting take on that... Which ones look Psyfi to you?
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weird coincidence–i'm working on a book of your photos too!

no, seriously, these are beautiful. how long do you have to expose the water shots to get that smoothed-out look?
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Incredible work. I am a fan in particular, of your ultra-wide shots. You really know how to use that field of view to your advantage emphasizing a clear subject in your foreground.. just amazing composition and processing overall.

As a fellow photog, I am curious about which ultra-wide lens you are using. I've got a Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 (on a crop sensor) and I feel like yours are wider than what I can produce.
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Bravo! Amazing.
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Goddamn I love you + Pittsburgh.


I may just have to buy that book when it comes out.
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Absolutely beautiful pictures.

Pittsburgh looks like it has a natural photogenic charm, but you made it smile and glow - as it was meant to.
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One of the most exceptional threads ever posted on this site, DAM GOOD.....And I thought I saw good before......Plus you took us to Mars and Jollytown that was a bonus, thanx!!..
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