Steely view

deconstruction of the civic arena and CONSOL energy center from the steel building hdr

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.

  • Jimi Jones - March 28, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Awesome work, Dave. Man, what a view. I also like the building’s shadow (lower left) which adds to the drama.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Nitz - March 28, 2012 - 7:42 am

    That is a crazy view. I like all the red brick buildings clustered together in the middle of the frame. Those do a great job of separating old from new.ReplyCancel

  • Steven Perlmutter - March 28, 2012 - 8:50 am

    Great pano Dave. It works really well looking down across the city.ReplyCancel

  • Chris Frailey - March 28, 2012 - 8:56 am

    Nice shot Dave. I almost got vertigo when I first saw the image. Great perspective.ReplyCancel

  • Edith levy - March 28, 2012 - 8:58 am

    You’re becoming a master at these panos. This is an awesome view. Really well done.ReplyCancel

  • Jim Nix - March 28, 2012 - 12:55 pm

    cool shot Dave and incredible view! enjoy NYC, sounds awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Rick Louie - March 28, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    Awesome view! Have fun in NYC!ReplyCancel

  • Rich McPeek - March 28, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Great shot Dave! Awesome view man!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - March 28, 2012 - 3:48 pm

    Nice one Dave!ReplyCancel

  • chantal - March 29, 2012 - 5:49 am

    Great shot, nice overview, where were you standing while taking it?ReplyCancel

  • Kim Beck - April 8, 2012 - 9:09 am

    That shot is so interesting. It makes me wonder what is going on in those buildings and with the people in the city. Very nice shot!ReplyCancel

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