End of December – Preparing a New Year

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“Yellow Skeletons on Distant Blue” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Standing on the side of a mountain… But not just any mountain… A man made mountain of industrial slag… Photograph of the trees… Trees strong enough to penetrate what is essentially a solid rock… The background blue is the opposing slag heap… A valley that would not even exist if not for the need to allow for drainage… My favorite shot of the weekend…

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“Shadows Bend for the Rolling Hills” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Photograph of an old mountain… Rounded in the rain… Trees standing naked… Shadows bend around the sleeping leaves…

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“It Takes a Valley to Reach a Peak” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Walking in the shadow of an aging mountain… Sounds of an urban brook… Water headed to the river… Eventually flowing out into the sea…

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“Memories of Parks Past” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Along the valley trail sits a rotting park bench… Condition is used… Moss now growing around the rotting bolts…

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“Handicapped Blue on Caution Yellow” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Not quite sure why anyone would paint a park bench… But I am sure of why they picked the colors… Leftovers from other departments maybe?.. Remnants… Commonly thought of as colors to warn… In this case… Colors that invite…

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“Under Hell” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – One of the few reminders that Frick is in fact an urban park… This is the entrance to the Squirrel Hill Tunnel from below…

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“Where Hell Connects to the Earth” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Urban cave drawings… Hieroglyphics… Art… At the foot of hell…

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“Red Berries and a Blue Sky” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – Berries growing along the side of the slag heap… Hanging on for dear life… Waste for now… But once winter sets in… Food for the forest…

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“Simple Life – Helping Hand” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – I like the depth winter affords me in my photography… I have to,really look for colors… I have to zone out and focus… Even the little things make for wonderful photographs…

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“Winter Goodnight” – Frick Park – Pittsburgh, PA – The winter sun is low… Much of the time it is simply hiding… Seek the sun when it is low… Magic happens in the moments between…

plant petunias and question everything – chriscondello

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2 thoughts on “End of December – Preparing a New Year

  1. I always enjoy your pictures of nature, but in this composition it’s the urban cave drawings that got me.

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  2. Tony Condello says:

    great photos – thanks for the inspiration.

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