October 28, 2004
Pittsburgh in the Fall
I am in Pittsburgh, PA this week spending time with many of my closest friends. We are members of a very fine group of Internet Entrepreneurs who meet twice a year to network and have lots of fun.
Pittsburgh is only 280 miles from my home in Cincinnati, OH and although both cities are located on the Ohio River and both are roughly the same size, Pittsburgh rocks! In many ways Pittsburgh reminds me of a miniature Chicago, IL. The architecture of the buildings talks to you that this is a real city, not an imposter.
I am staying at the Hilton Hotel that is part of the Gateway Center complex of buildings in downtown Pittsburgh. Walk out the front door of the Hilton, cross the street and you are instantly in Point State Park. This park is an inviting green space in a sea of concrete and steel that honors the origin of the Ohio River and the Fort Pitt Museum. Stand at the right place near the fountain and you can dip your toes in waters from the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers all at once!
If your travels take you near Pittsburgh, PA, I highly recommend you stop by for several days. I can tell you for a fact I will come back to explore the city to a much greater degree.
Posted by Tim Carter at 9:21 AM
October 12, 2004
Spectacular Autumn Photographs
I tried my best to take a great photo of this glorious maple tree. The trouble is I am not yet totally familiar with my new Fujifilm S7000 digital camera. But one thing I do know is I took the photo at the right time of day. It was 20 minutes after sunrise and the color temperature was perfect.
Color temperature refers to the color of a source of light. In the morning the color temperature of the sun is low becasue it is trying to blast the white light rays through the atmosphere at a low angle. The light that makes it through is rich in the orange/red spectrum. The green and blue light rays get absorbed by the atmosphere.
Becasue of this, things that are naturally orange and red like autumn leaves or the rocks at the Grand Canyon, photogrpah best early in the morning and late in the afternoon. As the sun gets higher in the sky, the color temperature rises and blue and green things have richer color.
So take your fall photos in the morning and afternoon if you want to capture Mother Nature at her best!
Posted by Tim Carter at 8:08 PM