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A peek at Pennsylvania: The Keystone State

As I mentioned previously, Neil and I went to Pennsylvania to be with his family over the holidays. Since I now take pictures as a job, I tend to not bring my camera around with me as much. But I do love taking photos, and sometimes, I just need to take photos for myself to keep the passion going so it doesn’t feel like work. 

Neil and I drove around Latrobe, one kinda-sunny day. It was unusually warm for a Pennsylvania winter day… upper 40s. Here are a few images I got…before Neil and I got lost trying to take a scenic route through the backwoods. haha

The image I actually am opening with is my favorite from the set. I love its urban vintage feel.
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I know it’s a steeling town, but this image beckoned gold tones.

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A view the opposite way… of the small town.
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What’s that? A train overhead?
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We then took a road up the hill to overlook the town…but the lookout spot is actually in the middle of the cemetery. Burial grounds can be sorta cool.
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A full 180 degree turn and this is what I saw:
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Ain’t it cute?:)

Then, as cliche it might be for the locals, we headed down the highway that skirted the grounds of St. Vincent college. 

It is a camera tease though, in all its grandeur. 
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A little closer:
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Then, like I said, we got lost…and because Neil didn’t bring his glasses and it was getting dark, I had to take the driver’s seat and therefore put the camera aside.:(

But the next day, we went into Pittsburgh, about 45 miles away from Latrobe. Neil’s brother, Steve, was kind enough to chauffeur… our destination was the museum of natural history. To be honest, it’s not really my bag. But on the way I saw pretty buildings and such.

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How I would love to shoot a couple in front of this door…or maybe even a bride… sigh.

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Then we headed to Lawrenceville for dinner and bowling. Again, I was entertained on the walk there. In Penn, all the buildings are so close together. And wires galore! I find a sort of charm in it though.
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We ate yummy kabobs at this place:
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And then it got dark.:(
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Anyway, I’ll post again about this later, but in other news… I have all my artist original prints for sale now on my gallery-viewing platform.

If you want to take a gander, feel free..I tried to organize them by theme, which can be difficult since some of them overlap. Anyway, click HERE.

And of course, also feel free to buy!!!:)

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  • Mark Hayes - Lovely stuff, I really like the bridge shots. I do think for those of us in the business of photography it’s vitally important to shoot like this as often as we can so as not to forget our passion for photography as well.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy Swales - Darb — WOW these are awesome! Nice!!ReplyCancel

  • Mamacita Chilena - The first one is my favorite as well. Did you pp with a gradient to get the purple tones? I LOVE the way it turned out!

    Glad I discovered your blog, will be subscribing :)

    ~KyleReplyCancel

  • Darbi G. Photography - Kyle,
    I used a variation of a preset in Lightroom that I made quite awhile ago. I called it Rusty Nail. :) it has some individual saturation tweaks…exposure tweaks…and then a bit of a split tone with highlights set at Hue of 72, Saturation at 26, balance at -19. And then the shadows set at H: 25, Saturation 11. Then I modified it from there…
    Thanks so much! :)ReplyCancel

  • Anthony - very nice. i agree its good to get out & shoot for yourself. it can be hard to find time during the busy season, but well worth it!
    I enjoy your work, keep it up :)ReplyCancel

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