365-184 Three Rivers Regatta

Pittsburgh has an annual regatta around the 4th of July holiday.  There are various events each year varying between high wire acts to hot air balloons. Every year they have powerboat races on the rivers. I haven’t visited the regatta in quite a few years since I was usually working and couldn’t go if I wanted. This year I am not working and my wife and I were in the area so I thought we would swing by to see if we’ve been missing anything. From what we saw, not much.  Like most “festivals” there is plenty of food and music, although there weren’t any bands playing when we were there. I don’t have a boat or know of anyone that does, so I can’t participate in the “hanging around in a boat” thing. So we walked through and managed to catch a few boats racing, which was somewhat cool.  Other than that it was really hot out (see squirrel picture below). The main land attraction was a large sand sculpture that was constructed over the weekend. It was impressive, I must say. I am a fan of artistic things so I guess I would be attracted to something like that. As I usually do, I took a few detail pictures but never bothered to shoot the overall sculpture! I always do stuff like that. So, here you go. Sand sculptures, speedboats, a big guy,  a squirrel and a pigeon! None of this is really the type of photography I like to do but a change once in a while is always nice. Pentax K20D, DA17-70 and DA 55-300.

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Sand Artist

© David Guidas

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