I don’t think that I’ve ever posted back to back panoramas, so this is a first! Yesterday I had the opportunity to revisit the Steel Building in downtown Pittsburgh and head up the 58th floor, just a few floors below the roof, where I shot a month or so back. From there I was able to get some awesome shots out one side of the building, looks towards the deconstruction of the Civic Arena and CONSOL Energy Center. The weather was a little bit better since the last time I was up this high, as my previous visit gave me a view of dark cloudy skies. I really like how you can see the shadow fro the Steel Building on the left hand side of the frame.
A little walk through the frame. You can see the deconstruction of the Civic Arena and CONSOL Energy Center right in the middle of the frame and since there was a game last night, you can see the parking lots above and around the old Igloo filled with cars. In the middle on the right hand side of the frame is Duquesne University, one of several colleges within the city limits of Pittsburgh. The river that you see snaking through the scene is the Monongahela, half of the two rivers that meet to form the Ohio, the other being the Allegheny. Off in the distance, the tower of the Cathedral of Learning is visible, which you’ve see featured here a couple times over the last few months. You can even see the top of a parking garage in the lower right hand corner.
While this may look like a single shot, it is actually a combination of 4 portrait shots stitched together that I took with the Nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens that I rented for my trip to New York this week. I have heard many good things about this lens and after just shooting with it for a day I can see that they are probably all true! The lens is tack sharp and produces wonderul shots. Can’t wait to use it in NYC!
Thanks for swinging by today folks. See you all tomorrow.