Friday, September 5, 2014

DAY 769 [ Kennywood Amusement Park ]

Kennywood Amusement Park
4800 Kennywood Boulevard
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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The Thunderbolt.  A wooden roller coaster, it was a renovation of the Pippin. It was ranked the Ultimate Roller Coaster and King of Coasters by the New York Times in 1974. The coaster is unusual in that the lift hill isn't immediately out of the station. Instead, the lift hill is in the middle of the ride.

A Carousel Horse on the Grand Carousel in Kennywood. 
Although it is referred to as the Merry-Go-Round, "Grand Carousel" remains its official name. The ride is a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark and is Kennywood's third and largest carousel. It is also the last carousel that was ever built by William Dentzel, and much like many other of Kennywood's vintage rides, has an immense history.
The two notable non-horse animals featured on the ride are the tiger and the lion. It is one of three rides at Kennywood with a ride start/stop bell that dates back to the origin of the ride.
Music is provided by a 1916 Wurlitzer Style #153 Military Band Organ, which is the oldest of its kind in existence, and possibly the first of more than 140 style #153 organs built between 1916 and 1936.




Another Carousel Horse on the Grand Carousel in Kennywood.

A wooden racing roller coaster with a track that is looped over on itself to create the appearance of two separate, parallel tracks; the ride in fact consists of one track referred to as a moebius track. The winning side is the one that passes the black and white checkered-flag finish line above the brake run just before the station, and is signaled by one of two red lights on either side of the operators' booth. This is one of 3 rides that uses a bell to signal its start and stop.

DAY 768 [ Ohiopyle ]



Walking Bridge at Ohiopyle State Park and Town





Some of the minor rapids/falls on the Youghiogheny River prior to the large falls.

The main waterfall on the Youghiogheny River in the town of Ohiopyle




DAY 767 [ Cucumber Falls ]


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Cucumber Falls in the summer. 10ft Crest and 40 ft fall. Located in a cucumber shaped canyon just off the Youghiogheny River.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

DAY 765

B-25 Michell
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Grumman TBF Avenger
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B-25 Michell
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Grumman TBF Avenger
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B-25 Michell
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

DAY 764

B-25 Michell
&
Grumman TBF Avenger
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

DAY 763

  Near Freedom Falls (Canonball Falls) is an old Iron Furnace.  Well preserved, this furnace is a treasure trove of history!  It is known by the locals and the internet community as Rockland Furnace.

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  Built in 1832 by Andrew McCaslin, the abandon Rockland Iron Blast Furnace is still very intact. We are looking at a very rare image, looking out and through the blast furnace. The walls of the furnace have melted rock from years of iron work. The top is slightly caving in from the 182+ years of Western Pennsylvania weather. It is very tight in the opening, but you can get one person in at a time. I had my #Canon6D with me with a fish eye (8mm) lens. 

  More on McCaslin from the
book History of Venango County

"
MCCASLIN was a man of influence in county affairs. He was elected sheriff in 1832, removed to Franklin, and subsequently engaged in the manufacture of iron. His house was a small log building, to which a frame and addition was made prior to 1834. It occupied the site of Flynn Brothers' woolen mill."  The Furnace was in operation until around 1854. It is situated just below Freedom Falls on Shulls Run in Rockland Township, Venango County.



    The Rockland Iron Furnace is one of the best preserved furnaces anywhere. The inner cupola is intact and you can crawl directly into the liner. This permits a complete view of the interior of the stack. There is a single tuyere on the LH side of the furnace and the access into the furnace can be clearly seen.
   The furnace was powered by a waterwheel. This site has one of the most complete mill races ever encountered. A small sub channel diverted water from the stream to a rock lined entrance channel. This in turn feeds a main mill race. The sub race is about 12 foot by 2-1/2 feet wide and 4-5 feet deep. The main race is 30 feet long and 3 feet wide. It starts out 5 feet deep and tapers to the wheel pit.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

DAY 762

Freedom Falls in Rockland Township, PA
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Freedom Falls in Rockland Township, PA
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DAY 761

Dotters Eddy (Rockland, PA) & Mill Creek


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Dotters Eddy (Rockland, PA) & Mill Creek


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

DAY 670 [ Levitation ]

Rebecca Elder adding to the levitation theme. 

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DAY 679

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DAY 678

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DAY 677 [Graphic Design]

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So let's update you all on the long story of my life and art.  In October 2014 I was installed as the senior pastor of Scotland Ave Church of God in Punxsutawney, PA. I have yet to put down the camera, but I have seen a decrease in clientele with the new full time job.  That's alright.  I will always continue to sell prints and make art.  But with the full time job, I am more selective with my weddings, and portraitures.  

Along with being a full time Pastor, I temporarily do the bulletins and graphic design work for the themes of the sermons.  I wanted to stop by and post this latest theme: Called to be Fishers of Men.  Fishing is something that is near and dear to me and I believe fishing speaks to many people in my region of the country.  Perhaps that is why Jesus called a few fishermen and told them that their new job, their new lifestyle would be capturing people's hearts for the kingdom of God.  It's a job they were called to, and it's a job we are called to, to be Fishers of Men.





Although the water horizon and bobber is not my design, the rest is all hand-graphic designed, including the lifesavers, hook, sea floor, and fishing line.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

DAY 315

 Crab-Apple Blossoms at the Walter-Dick Memorial Park in Brookville, PA.  These original photos were over-exposed.

DAY 548

Downtown Pittsburgh, PA
Motion Blur HDR
December 20, 2011

DAY 676

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Hog-Back Hill on PA-28
In Armstrong / Clarion County

DAY 675

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Abandon Railroad Tunnel in Clarion County

DAY 674

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Rapp Run Falls
May 2014

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Rapp Run Falls
May 2014


DAY 673

Trusal Bridge
Year Built: 1870
Truss Type: Town Lattice
Length: 41ft
Builder: Unknown
Stream: South Branch of Plum Creek
Number PA-32-03

Trusal Bridge (also known as Dice's Bridge) is the oldest of Indiana County's covered bridges.  At 41ft the Trusal Bridge is the shortest of Indiana County's covered bridges.  It was named after Robert Trusal a nearby property owner.  Trusal Bridge is located about one-half mile downstream of the Harmon Bridge.

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Harmon Bridge
Year Built: 1910
Truss Type: Town Lattice
Length: 45ft
Builder: John R. Carnahan
Stream: South Branch of Plum Creek
Number PA-32-04

Harmon Bridge was named after Civil War veteran J.S. Harmon.  The bridge was constructed in 1910 under contract with the County Engineer at the cost of $525.00

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DAY 672

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Panoramic View of  Brookville, PA from the Brookville Hospital
Natural Rainbow after the June 3rd Thunderstorm

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Panoramic View of  Brookville, PA from the Brookville Hospital
Natural Rainbow after the June 3rd Thunderstorm