Rising of the Fountain

This week kicked off the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh.  With it, came the long awaited return of the Fountain in Point State Park, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Mongahela Rivers.  It had been closed for maintenance, repair and upgrade over the last four years, but now the 150 foot, one million gallon an hour fountain is back up and running!  It truly is one of the icons of Pittsburgh and provides one more incredible landmark to the Steel City.

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Of course, I wasn’t going to let this opportunity to capture the fountain on opening weekend!  While I wasn’t able to make it down until Saturday night, I was able to grab some pretty cool shots.  Unfortunately, by the time that I got to Mt. Washington on Saturday the fountain was off, but the laser lights that went from the spot where the fountain stands to the top of PPG Place were still illuminated, which was really cool to see!  The next morning I dragged myself out of bed at sunrise, however they didn’t end up turning the fountain on until about 7:30.  Still, the long exposure seen below was one of many shots that I took.  Stay tuned for more!fountain at the point, pittsburgh fountain, point state park, three rivers arts festival, fountain, pittsburgh steel city

  • Len Saltiel - June 10, 2013 - 8:17 am

    Great to see you back Dave. Love that shot with the laser.ReplyCancel

  • Michael Criswell - July 26, 2013 - 11:52 am

    Great post Dave, I got to get over there and shoot again, how have you been? Have a great weekend!ReplyCancel

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