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CLOSE TO HOME - Photos of Western Pennsylvania by Bob Bickers

 

CLOSE TO HOME

Photographs of Western Pennsylvania by Bob Bickers

Elaine Biondi Gallery Space | Monroeville, Pennsylvania | February 2016

 

This exhibition of photographs was open to the public throughout the month of February, 2016 at the Monroeville Public Library.

 

Below are the photographs that were on display.

Winter in Duff Park - by Bob Bickeers, photo
Fallow Field - by Bob Bickers, photo

Winter in Duff Park

Murrysville

Turtle Creek almost frozen over.  

Fallow Field                          

Hempfield Township

Farmland near old Highway 66.

White Line                          

Conemaugh River Lake

I saw this nearly mystical line of white bark trees that really stood out on the Conemaugh flood plain.

Fire and Ice - by Bob Bickers, photo

Fire and Ice                          

Westmoreland County

Taken just after a winter ice storm with the sun streaming through the ice.

 

Mud Cracks

Conemaugh River Lake

This Corps of Engineers facility behind the Conemaugh Dam is an endless source of beauty and fascination.

Murrysville V.F.D. Carnival - by Bob Bickers, photo

Murrysville V.F.D. Carnival

Murrysville

This carnival was an annual event in Murrysville until 2015.

Rocks of Color - by Bob Bickers, photo

Rocks of Color

Murrysville

Face of a cliff in Duff Park.

House on the Horizon - by Bob Bickers, photo

House on the Horizon                          

East of Beaver Run Reservoir

This photo was juried into the Westmoreland Museum of American Art Biennial in 2006 in Greensburg, PA.  I’ve watched this once beautiful house slowly fall apart for over a decade now.

Winter Sojourn - by Bob Bickers, photo

Winter Sojourn                          

Duff Park, Murrysville

When an inconvenient tree threatened to divide my image, I used the approaching figure (modeled by my wife, Diane) to tie together the two parts.

Fire in the Darkness - by Bob Bickers, photo
Mud Cracks - by Bob Bickers, photo

Fire Before the Darkness

Murrysville

Such a dreary day for such brilliant colors.

Looking Up Looking Down - by Bob Bickers, photo

Looking Up Looking Down                          

Ohiopyle State Park

Are you really seeing trees made of rocks?

This Old House - by Bob Bickers, photo

This Old House

Coudersport, PA

This is one of only two images in this show taken in north central Pennsylvania.

Clear Signal - by Bob Bickers, photo

Clear Signal                          

Highway 22 in Blairsville

Besides the lighting, I love the appearance of cell towers.

Misdirection - by Bob Bickers, photo

Misdirection                       

West of Ebensburg

This was taken early morning when the fog was still filling the valleys.

Around the Bend - by Bob Bickers, photo

Around the Bend                         

Conemaugh River Lake

Late autumn afternoon on the Conemaugh River Lake.

Conemaugh Bridge                         

Conemaugh River Lake

Bridge No. 4 on the West Penn Trail.

Conemaugh Bridge - by Bob Bickers, photo
Beyond the Bend - by Bob Bickers, photo

Beyond the Bend                          

Livermore Road

This tree near the Conemaugh River had a hollow trunk and was a source of inspiration for me for many years.

Turtle Creek - by Bob Bickers, photo

Turtle Creek Gold                         

Murrysville

Autumn in Duff Park.

Kayaks on Slippery Rock Creek - by Bob Bickers, photo

Kayaks on Slippery Rock Creek                        

McConnell’s Mills State Park

Rivers and kayaks naturally go together...

Red Barn in Winters - by Bob Bickers, photo

Red Barn in Winter

Murrysville

This iconic old barn off of Cherry Road has been fading over the years until just after a snowstorm when its colors suddenly became vibrant once again. In that spirit of renewal, I adopted this image to represent this show and a new phase in my own life.

Winter Fences - by Bob Bickers, photo

Winter Fences                        

Export, PA

Bad weather sometimes make for great pictures.

Pine Creek Autumn                         

Pine Creek River

This is the river that winds through the “Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania” in northern PA.

Ice Harvest - by Bob Bickers, photo
Bridge Over Calm Waters - by Bob Bickers, photo

Bridge Over Calm Waters                         

Murrysville

Favorite bridge in Duff Park. This image received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Murrysville Photo Contest.

Ice Harvest                      

Westmoreland County

Area east of Greensburg the morning after a winter storm.

Conemaugh River Lake - by Bob Bickers, photo

Conemaugh River Lake                       

Conemaugh River

In summer, from a favorite high point.

Autumn Falls - by Bob Bickers, photo

Autumn Falls                         

Ohiopyle State Park

Cucumber Falls in November. This photo was juried into the Westmoreland Museum of American Art Biennial in 2006 in Greensburg, PA.

Fresh Water - by Bob Bickers, photo
White Pole Reflections - by Bob Bickers, photo

Fresh Water                          

Ohiopyle State Park

Youghiogheny River.

White Pole Reflections                         

Conemaugh River

This is downstream from the Conemaugh Dam.

Duff Park Winter - by Bob Bickers, photo
Pennsylvania Pasture - by Bob Bickers, photo
Yellow World - by Bob Bickers, photo

Yellow World                         

Conemaugh Dam

Surrounded by one color in a largely single-species forest.

Duff Park Winter                          

Murrysville

Turtle Creek. This image won Third Place for Landscapes in the 2011 Murrysville Photo Contest.

Pennsylvania Pasture                          

Salem Township

A dairy farm in Autumn.

Downstream - by Bob Bickers, photo

Downstream                        

Ohiopyle State Park

Reflections downstream from Cucumber Falls.

Fire It Up Wildcats - by Bob Bickers, photo
Snow Stream - by Bob Bickers, photo
Cloudy Day - by Bob Bickers, photo
Intellectual Honesty - by Bob Bickers, photo

Snow Stream                        

Duff Park, Murrysville

Beauty can be found anywhere, even right next to the parking lot.

Fire It Up Wildcats                          

Latrobe

Football field on one side, factory on the other.

Westmoreland Vista - by Bob Bickers, photo

Cloudy Day                       

Westmoreland County

This is an area east of Greensburg, PA.

Westmoreland Vista                          

Westmoreland County

A favorite hilltop east of Beaver Run Reservoir.

Close to Home (Poster) - by Bob Bickers

Intellectual Honesty                          

Murrysville

Interpretative self-portrait.

Close to Home                        

Murrysville

Exhibition Art Poster.

Pine Creek Autumn - by Bob Bickers, photo
White Line - by Bob Bickers, photo
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