THIS. IS. HUGE. The Rubber Ducky art installation by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman left Hong Kong and landed in…PITTSBURGH!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, Pittsburgh! Needless to say, numerous U.S. cities are quite jealous that we are the first American city to get the Duck, but I like to think that we are just that awesome. Check out this link for more info: http://www.pifof.org/performance/the-rubber-duck-project/
It is a part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
Ducky is “docked” in the Allegheny River by Point State Park and was welcomed with a huge “Launch Party” (that, sadly, I had to work during and missed). He shall be our big yellow guest until the end of October.
Lets just say that this thing is so *ducking* cute that I purchased the small replica Ducky…and found a prime photo opp! DOUBLE DUCKS!
Clearly, it was a gorgeous autumn day in Pittsburgh and a perfect day to visit the Duck.
Taken with the Canon Powershot G12!
“And I’m free, free fallin’
Yeah I’m free, free fallin’.”
Well, I may not be free fallin’, but the water sure is! This is Swallow Falls at Swallow Falls Canyon in Garrett County, Maryland. Lovely, isn’t it? 53 feet of crashing, rushing water and the best part is that there are small stones at the top that you can walk along and peer over the edge of the falls, as the water rushes around you (WARNING; these rocks are wet and this is obviously not the *safest* thing to do, but if you’re adventurous with a solid pair of shoes and a lack of a fear of heights, GO FOR IT!)
The view can be seen below. I can hear my mom’s voice in my head as I’m posting this photo…”WHY?!?!? You could have fallen to your DEATH!!!!” 🙂 Love you Mom!! Thanks for putting me on this earth so I can go do crazy stuff like this!!!! 🙂
Apparently 22 years of schooling and seeing the aftermath of sheer stupidity daily in the ER has taught me nothing.
Anyhoo, the main photo was taken with the Canon Powershot G12. I used f/5.6, 1/5sec exposure with exposure bias of -1, ISO 80 and a neutral density filter to get the perfect combo of flowing water and non-overexposure. Stay tuned for a few more Swallow Falls Canyon photos!
It’s a dock! At dusk! Another snapshot from the infamous Deep Creek, Maryland weekend! For this shot, I left the shutter open for 15 seconds with ISO 100 and f/2.8. I love the placid look that those settings gave to the water!
Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12!
I found it! The exact place and time where Summer meets Autumn! Apparently, its in Deep Creek, Maryland in late September! I love how green the trees on the land in the background are, yet the maple leaves in front are at the peak of colorful autumn perfection! Two seasons, separated by the blue hue of the lake.
Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12. Stay tuned for more photos!
Another shot near the Intern Weekend 2012 Lake House in Deep Creek, Maryland! I decided to go with black and white for this shot because I was just loving what it did for the pattern on the stump and the shadows on the rocks!
Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12. Stay tuned, folks!
You can hear the lake water lapping at the floating dock. The gentle breeze rustles the tree leaves as it curls around your face. You shiver slightly and wrap your cardigan tighter around your shoulders. Autumn is in the air and approaching its arrival date. You take the hand of your sweetheart and head out to the Adirondack chairs awaiting you. Once perched upon the chair, you sip warm cider from mugs and gaze out upon the water reflecting the quickly-coming nightfall.
Taken with the Canon Powershot G12 at Deep Creek in Maryland. For our illustrious “intern weekend”, we rented out a fabulous lake house and, for lack of a better term, partied hard. But, Jay and I definitely found some quiet time to enjoy the simpler things…
Its a pretty blue shutter!
That is all.
Ok, ok. Just kidding. I’ll at least tell you where this pretty blue shutter is located. No joke, this is a small electrical “out house” sort of thing on Catalina Island. I’ve never seen one so pretty out this neck of the woods. Must be something about that sweet California air…it just makes everything a bit prettier and sunnier 😉 I just love the stark contrast between the intricate blue shutter and the cracked white stucco!
Of course, taken with the Canon Powershot G12.
Stay tuned! Only 3 California photos left! At least, I think. At the very least, only 3 more that will be posted for now so we can finally move on to something else!!!