Perspectives of Pittsburgh

A Portfolio of Pittsburgh

This gallery of 24 large-scale prints of the images cataloged below was displayed at the Photo Forum in the Upper Lobby of the U. S. Steel Tower in downtown Pittsburgh Sept though Nov, 2010. You can still access this digital galley and explore any of the images. Simply scroll down this page and click on that image or the adjacent link!  Enjoy.

Prints of any images may be purchased in a range of sizes and formats. For information and ordering prints, click here.

For information about the exhibit or the Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project, click the links above.

The first Pittsburgh Gigapanorama – (October 19, 2009)

The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project *

1. The Point at night – (November 23, 2008)

John Cattley – Moon Township

2. Downtown from Grandview Park (October 12, 2008)

Tom Lauwers – CMU Create Lab

3. Fireworks over the Point (July 4, 2009)

Paul Heckbert, Randy Sargent, Goutham Mani – CMU Create Lab

4. Northside from the Hill (November 29, 2008)

Robert Duda – Pittsburgh

5. Oakland 1897

R. W. Johnston, photographer – photo scan courtesy of Miriam Meislik and Ed Galloway, Archives Service Center, University Library, University of Pittsburgh Insert Image

6. Oakland 2010 (March 17, 2010)

Paul Heckbert and Laura Tomokiyo – CMU Create Lab

7. Downtown about 1929 (photographer unknown), photo scan courtesy of Miriam Meislik and Ed Galloway, Archives Service Center, University Library, University of Pittsburgh

8. The Three Rivers (May 29, 2009)

Gregg Stone – Plum Borough

9. Pittsburgh Downtown #3 (September 12, 2009)

Roy Weil – Pittsburgh

10. View of the Mon from the Hot Metal Bridge (October 12, 2008)

Tom Lauwers – CMU Create Lab

11. Pittsburgh 4th of July fireworks I (July 4, 2008)

12. Pittsburgh – 4th of July Fireworks II (July 4, 2008)

Tom Lauwers – CMU Create Lab

13. The Point from Mount Washington (February 11, 2008)

Dror Yaron – CMU Create Lab

14. Pitt & Oakland from Cathedral of Learning (April 20, 2008)

Ben McMillen – Pittsburgh

15. CMU & Oakland from Cathedral of Learning (June 16, 2007)

Eileen Eick – Pittsburgh

16. Heinz Chapel & the Cathedral of Learning (October 25, 2009)

Steve Renich – Salina, Kansas

17. Oakland from Panther Hollow Bridge (October 12, 2008)

Tom Lauwers – CMU Create Lab

Test images for first Pittsburgh Gigapanorama (October 5, 2009)

18. View to the North Hills and Allegheny River Valley

Randy Sargent – CMU Create Lab

19. View to the west toward the Point and Ohio River Valley

Paul Heckbert – CMU Create Lab

* The first Pittsburgh Gigapanorama was conceived and produced by David Bear during a fellowship at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.

Photographers of the individual Gigapan images are credited below. Initial stitching of the four Gigapans constituting the first Pittsburgh Gigapanorama was done by Paul Heckbert. Ruthe Karlin managed the Photoshop artistry. Art Wetzel of Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center helped manage, adjust, and assemble the full image files. Gursimran Koonjul of CMU’s College of Fine Arts provided computer expertise. Fran Flaherty of CMU’s Digital Print Lab printed the Gigabanner.

The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project has received funding support from the Heinz Endowments and a Seed Award from the Sprout Fund.

Preprocessed segments of first Pittsburgh Gigapanorama (October 19, 2010)

20. Looking south – Paul Heckbert – CMU Create Lab21. Looking west – Randy Sargent – CMU Create Lab22. Looking north – Goutham Mani – CMU Create Lab23. Looking east – Dror Yaron – CMU Create Lab

Prints of all images may be purchased in a range of sizes and formats. For information and ordering, click or touch here.

Acknowledgments

This exhibition of themed gigapan panoramas was conceived and produced by David Bear as part of the Pittsburgh Gigapan project during a fellowship at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University.

The individual images on display were captured by the various gigapanners listed, and printed as part of the Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project.  The display is believed to be the world’s first exhibit of printed gigapans devoted to a single subject.  In addition to the printed images on display, each of the Gigapans can be accessed and explored on the touch screens at the two electronic kiosks.

 

“New Perspectives of Pittsburgh” has been made possible by the volunteer efforts of the following individuals and organizations, whose contributions are gratefully acknowledged.

Gallery presentation –  Eric Mendelson, curator Photo Forum at the U. S. Steel Tower

Exhibit producer and curator – David Bear, Carnegie Mellon University STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Gigapan curator and coordinator – Paul Heckbert, Carnegie Mellon University Create Lab

Gigabanner printing – Fran Flaherty, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

Digital imaging and printing – Gursimran Koonjul, Carnegie Mellon University School of Art

Web development – Riley Harmon, Carnegie Mellon University STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Graphic design – Ruthe Karlin

Electronic Kiosks – Jason Chase, Songwhale, Jamie Clemente, McKamish

Video documentation – Bob Bingham, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

Also thanks to:

STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University

College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University

The Create Lab, Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

Gigapan Systems

Winthrop Management

The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama project has received funding support from the Heinz Endowments and a Seed Award from the Sprout Fund.