Story Behind the Image: 2

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Image: Duquesne Incline Sunrise
Where: Pittsburgh, PA
Year: 2017
Camera: Nikon D750, 24-70 2.8

This image is from the Duquesne Incline from Mount Washington in Pittsburgh, PA. I had been wanting to take this image for awhile before I finally went to capture it. I figured sunrise would be the best time to go. Watching the sun rise behind the city is one of the most beautiful things. The sun had just had a dramatic rise before this morning clear white sky sprung into action. This light brought the leaves a glow and a highlight on the side of the Cable Car moving up and down the hill. When noticing this light began to show I quickly changed my settings to accommodate the possibility of a sun flare shooting across the frame. What I like most about this image is the simplicity of how the city looks and the light casting across the sky hitting the summer leaves. I could not have asked for better conditions, and will be for sure back up here when the fall leaves settle in. 

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A country full of culture, history, great food, and beautiful view points of it's cities. Venice, Florence, Siena, and Rome are the cities I was able to visit on this trip to Europe. Having going to Europe my first time I was quickly amazed by the 1,000s + years of history and architecture. My favorite destination was probably Venice for how easy to get around and the culture of no cars. The city was very small and relaxing. Florence was my second favorite, it was a good in-between of cars and walking/biking. 





Going to Italy was sure a life experience that I will never forgot and these images will motivated me to continue pushing for my dreams and aspirations. 

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