Sergeant Lynn Devault of the Pittsburgh Police Department carries a four year-old boy from a house that was the scene of a standoff on Sweetbriar in Mount Washington, Sunday, December 30, 2007. Does Black and White work for spot news?

Bored on a set break.

Some jazz players on a set break at Penn Brewery.

Seltzer Dancing

The Pennsylvanian Amtrak Station

The Blueman Group

Oreo Stacking Contest

Indiana Storm Clouds


Random stuff from Chicago

Is water the new commodity

This is for a story on how water will become more precious than oil in the future.
The first shot is from acid runoff from a mine in Harmarville. The second is from the city waste water treatment plant

Leaves feature (neither ran)

Lawrenceville's Rebekah Keating, Service Learning Coordinator with the Student Conservation Association and volunteer with Allegheny Greenways cleans up a section of the Greeenway near Vanucci Park in Beechview, Saturday, Novomber 3, 2007.

Blind Girl

Lexi Smith reads the Braille version "Peter Pan" in her home in Zelienople, Monday, October 29, 2007. Smith, who has been blind since birth, will be going to China for stem cell treatments that might enable her to see, at least partially.

So lately....

I've been feeling like I've been put in good situations and have not turned out anything good. You ever get like that? I don't know how to make myself see in a way that is different AND good. This is the best my work for the last few weeks. Am I wrong or is this stuff indeed very average (predictable)????

Just some encouraging words from a reader

Comments: I want to express sheer disgust with the paper for publishing a photo of a 60 year old NON ITALIAN to report on the Columbus day parade. How disgraceful!! There were plenty of other REAL ITALIANS that you could have taken a picture of and instead you insult Italians by putting a photo of an old wannabe in the paper. HOW PATHETIC!!! I know for a fact that your photographer (THATS ME!!!!!!) took quite a bit of photos of an adorable little girl dressed in the traditional Italian costume and where is that photo??? In the garbage where the photo of the old wannabe should be!! How does that make sense? I am grateful that I do not read or purchase your paper because it is run by individuals who do not have a clue what is newsworthy and what appeals to the public! GET A CLUE TRIBUNE REVIEW!!!

The Yough River