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happy 4th

I hope those in the US are enjoying their celebration of the 4th. Here are some photos from our local parade in no particular order.  It was cloudy, so the contrast in the photos is pretty poor.

Mike Coleman from Forgotten Orchard Farm piloting a pair of fantastic Belgian heavy draft horses.

Forgotten Orchard Farm

Forgotten Orchard Farm

Uncle Sam

uncle sam

uncle sam

Me pixel peeping on my neighbors smart phone as the line of fire truck proceed.

screen peeping

screen peeping

An old John Deere with spiked wheels.

spiked wheel tractor

spiked wheel tractor

And the ever popular double-front car, which requires 2 drivers. . There are water jets mounted by the headlights, you can see a stream coming from the left side of the car.

double-fronted car

double-fronted car

a single drop

This uneventful photo inspired me to do try something a little different. The bottom photo is my contribution to Weekend Reflections # 301.

outdoor fireplace

outdoor fireplace

Using eyedropper, I placed a single drop on the stone ledge of this outdoor fireplace. I set up my tripod and took a bunch of photos from different angles before settling on this one. I then took a bunch of photos that were manually focused at slightly different points and I merged in Lightroom 6. This is a technique called ‘focus stacking’. This allowed me to get the flames in very sharp focus. The blue line is a reflection of the overhead LED lights we have on our back porch, shown here.

a single drop

a single drop

cathedral of learning

One stop on a tour of the University of Pittsburgh is the Cathedral of Learning.  It is a stunning work of art, inside and out.  This is my favorite shot and my contribution to The Weekend in Black and White 3-July-2015.  Monochrome and HDR processing done in HDR EFEX Pro.  I could spend days inside this building, let alone many of the other cool building on the campus.  You can see a closer view of the dual doorways in the lower left of this photo here.

cathedral of knowledge

cathedral of knowledge

left or right

Happy July! A pair of doorways from inside the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.  I will post a very cool shot of the interior on Friday, stop back.

left or right

left or right

big red door

This stunning red door is on the Stephen Foster Memorial building on the University of Pittsburgh campus.

big red door

big red door