Pittsburgh Diary – Fireworks

Hope my friends in USA had a great time on last week. There was so many fireworks everywhere. If I would say there is a fireworks in every month in Pittsburgh that wouldn’t be wrong. If you miss one fireworks then I am pretty sure you can be able to see fireworks on next month in Pittsburgh. So my new blog is on fireworks. I am going to share some of amazing fireworks pictures I have taken on Yinzburgh i.e. Pittsburgh which is also known as Steelcity.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; Amazing fireworks in Pittsburgh from West End Bridge

Undoubtedly Pittsburgh has some amazing spot from where we can take great fireworks pictures along with the Skyline. For below image I choose a parking place in downtown and I waited more than an hour to get this picture. So this is one of my favourite image.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash;

For next images I went to Schenley park. I was thinking to get shots of fireworks from this place since long time. I wasn’t sure if i will get good shots. But I think my decision wasn’t wrong. I really got some great shots from this place too.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; Fireworks After Pirates Game

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; Fireworks After Pirates Game

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; Fireworks After Pirates Game

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; Fireworks After Pirates Game

So for the last set of fireworks images, I am posting from last week 4th of July celebration. There are few great view points in Pittsburgh from where we can see great fireworks. One of them is West End Bridge. I reach West End Bridge well ahead of time so that I can get nice place to stand and get the shots. Couple of years back when I went to West End Bridge to shot the 4th of July Fireworks there were more crowds and less photog. but this time I have seen its just reverse. That good.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; firework on Steel city
Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; Happy 4th of July
Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; Amazing fireworks from West End Bridge
Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; 4th of July fireworks in Pittsburgh
Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash; 4th of July fireworks in Pittsburgh
Ziaur Rahman Photography: Fireworks &emdash;

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Pittsburgh Diary – Point of View Park

Pittsburgh has some great sunrise point. One of my favourite view point is “Point of View Park”. It sits on the edge of Mt. Washington (Grandview Avenue at Sweetbriar Street) on the westernmost end of Grand View Scenic Byway Park. The park is named for a landmark public sculpture in bronze by James A. West, “Point of View”. The piece depicts George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta, with their weapons down, in a face-to-face meeting in October 1770, when the two men met while Washington was in the area examining land for future settlement along the Ohio River. When I reached at 5 AM at Point of View Park, the sky was slowly changing its color. Below Two shots are just before sun was getting rise above the horizon.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

I spent more then an hour before and after sunrise and got some really incredible shots. These two shots I took while sun was just above the horizon.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

I was about to leave the place when I did see the wave of clouds was travelling to the Pittsburgh Skyline. I can’t stop myself to capture them on my camera.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;
Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

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Pittsburgh Diary – Point State Park

Thank you very much to all who like my last post about McConnells Mill State Park . I always try to capture the view of Pittsburgh and its skyline from DIfferent perspective. Point at Point state Park is always a favourite place for me to take photos of skyline during early morning. Here are some of the photos I took during sunrise and sunset at Point.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Pittsburgh &emdash;

Last but not the least and my favourite shot from Point state park.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Panoramas &emdash;

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Diary from McConnell’s Mill

McConnells Mill State Park is located about 55 miles from Pittsburgh. The park features a deep scenic gorge with the restored watermill and a covered bridge at the bottom. There are several trails in the park, including a pair that lead to a waterfall. Its been a while I haven’t to hiking and thought of going to McConnells Mill with my camera bag.

The first waterfall is Alpha falls. I park in the Alpha pass and follow the trail sign. There are some stairs to go down to the falls.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Landscape &emdash;

After spending an hour on the Alpha falls I headed to the picnic area where I parked my and follow the trail to get down the watermill. The mill has a dam area that has a man made waterfall. So my next water falls is Kildoo Trail, It begins and ends at the McConnells Mill Covered Bridge and follows the banks of Slippery Rock Creek.

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Landscape &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Landscape &emdash;
Ziaur Rahman Photography: Landscape &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Landscape &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Landscape &emdash;

Ziaur Rahman Photography: Landscape &emdash;

Winter Diary – Ohio Pyle, Falling water and Cucumber Falls

Well we are still getting snow and I always love to go out when its snowing. But it’s not so easy to go out and explore places. Last weekend we have got enough snow. I was planning to go to Ohio Pyle in South West Pennsylvania, from long time during the snow. But finally i made it there. While driving to ohio pyle we have got plenty of snow which makes driving very hard. But Toyota FJ Cruiser made everything easy. I was wondering how its looking today and stunt by seeing it on its live cam. So did a quick stop at falling water. When we reached falling water may be 5 or 6 visitors were there and probably we were the last.

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After spending an hour in Falling headed to Ohio pyle. The snow stopped and weather was getting clear thats means COLD. Yes when we reached ohio Pyle state park area it was freezing cold but couldn’t stop us to get out of our car. IMG_6233_s

Before the weather gets more cold we headed to Cumcumber falls. I have seen few photos of snow covered cucumber falls from fellow photographers but looking with own naked eyes was gorgeous. I had to very careful while walking down to the fall as its was so slippery and icy condition. IMG_6298_299_300_s

Though weather was not good, it was snowy, windy and not a ideal condition to walk but happy with the results. I have got some really amazing photos. Thank you all for you kind visit and comments.

Pittsburgh Diary – Winter

Hello Friends, Its been a while i was off from my blog. I was busy with my work and didn’t get much time to go out and take photos. Now I am back and hope i will regularly update on my blog. Its cold here in Pittsburgh. Couple of weeks back we got lot of snow falls infect we are still getting snow. I got some free time and decided to go out to get some snowscapes. It was not a good idea to go out during extreme but it was fun and lot of lesson learn. it was a good experience.
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Incredible India Series – Humayun’s Tomb

During my stays in New Delhi, one fine day I thought of going to visit Humayun’s Tomb. Located near the crossing of Mathura road and Lodhi road, this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India. Being an Indian I paid Rs.10 but for foreigners they charge Rs.250. Well there is no charge for camera but they don’t allow tripod. I had really hard time with the security guy. Finally they allow me to bring tripod inside after convincing them that I won’t use inside.

Humayun's cenotaph stands alone in the main chamber
Humayun’s cenotaph stands alone in the main chamber

It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

Char Bagh garden
Char Bagh garden