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:

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 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.

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

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Thank you once again. All these images are available for Print.

Carrie Furnace, U.S. Steel’s Homestead Works

Carrie Furnace is one of the abandoned blast furnace that had been in use back when Pittsburgh was at the center of the world’s iron and steel production. Carrie Furnaces 6 and 7 are extremely rare examples of pre World War II iron-making technology. Since the collapse of the region’s steel industry in the 1970s and 1980s, these are the only non-operative blast furnaces in the Pittsburgh District to remain standing. A Pittsburgh based non-profit organization, Rivers Of Steel, is actively working to restore what remains and make it an historic landmark of Western Pennsylvania.

It was in my “must see places” list and accordingly I have booked my reservation prior the tour. The Furnace is located along the Monongahela River in the Pittsburgh area industrial town of Rankin. Before the trip I did some self study about the place and its location. Because the location information was not available on GPS. So I searched the route on map and make a print of It. Its very important to know the route else you will dump in some unidentified location.

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Before the start of the Tour, Tour Guide Mr. Ron Gault gave us a nice briefing about the History of the Carrie Furnace and also “Things to Do”. Tours take visitors through the iron-making processs and includes the famous 45′ x 35′ “Deer Head” crafted entirely of materials found on the site.

Constructed in 1906, the blast furnaces stood at the heart of U.S. Steel’s Homestead Works until 1979. At one time, the furnaces and the steelworkers who labored in them produced more than 1,000 tons of iron a day. Now, these 92-foot-tall structures stand as sentinels to Pittsburgh’s steel heritage.

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In 1978, after 97 years of service, the Carrie Furnace, which at one time had produced up to 1250 tons of iron daily, was permanently closed.