Diary from Pittsburgh – Point of View Park

We had some amazing sunrise and sunset during July 4th Weekend. I must say after such a long time I have seen such a great sunrise. I reach the Point of View Park which is on the edge of Mt. Washington (Grandview Avenue at Sweetbriar Street) one hour prior to sunrise. I also use my GoPro to capture the sunrise on timelapse. All these images are digitally blended from multi-exposure images. I used Canon EOS 6D body, Canon EF 16-35mm 2.8L lens and Cokin Graduated Neutral Density Filter to capture these images.

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Some more images from this spot on some other day:

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you can see the timelapse version on my YouTube Channel:

Diary from Ohiopyle – Baughman Rock Overlook

One of the most famous place for hikers, bikers and surfers in South West Pennsylvania is OhioPyle. It’s the Summer paradise. I always love going to ohiopyle, doesn’t matter whether it summer or frozen winter. It’s about 90 minutes drive from Pittsburgh. I started at 4:30 AM from Pittsburgh so that I could be at Baughman Rock Overlook before sunrise. Baughman Rock overlook is situated just outside of Ohiopyle on Sugarloaf Road. This scenic overlook provides a stunning view of the Youghiogheny River Gorge above Ohiopyle. It was nice to see some photographers from Greensburg, PA in the early morning on this isolated place. For few moments, I thought coming up early here is going to be in vein because of overcast. The fellow photographers from Greenburgh they left early thinking that the sun show up. But I decided to wait for few minutes, I know Sun will definitely show up behind the clouds. So the bottom line is “You need a patience”.

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Baughman Rock Overlook
Baughman Rock Overlook
Baughman Rock Overlook

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Diary from Hocking Hills, OH

I was planning to make a trip to Hocking Hill’s since long time. There is so much that makes Hocking Hills State Park unique. Cascading waterfalls, breathtaking cliffs, deep recess caves and forestland as far as the eye can see are just a few distinctive features of the region. There are six major hiking areas in Hocking Hills State Park – Ash Cave, Old Man’s Cave, Rock House, Conkle’s Hollow, Cedar Falls and Cantwell Cliffs. I started my hiking from Old Man’s cave. Old Man’s Cave is a grand display of nature’s beauty with its covering of Eastern Hemlocks, sheer cliffs and waterfalls. As there was less rains so the amount of water was less on the creek. The Upper falls is pretty close to the parking place. Before I start my hiking I stopped for a while on the guided map area and try to figure out the trail map. As I reached pretty early in the morning I could barely see anyone out there. But as I keep walking I started seeing people in the trail. Here are some of the images that I captured during my trip to Old man’s cave in Hocking Hills state park. Upper Falls, Old Man’s Cave

Upper Falls, Old Man’s cave
Upper Falls, Old Man’s Cave
Trail to Lower falls, Old Man’s Cave
Davil’s Bathtub, Hocking Hills
Lower Falls, Old Man’s Cave

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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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