HDR Photography and More by Dave DiCello

Archive for January, 2010

Pens 4, Rangers 2, and a GREAT win!!!

A big win last night against division rivals Rangers!

I figured I would post a few pictures from the playoffs two years ago where we ended the series by beating the Rangers in ovetime.

Sid in warm ups

~Geno in warm ups

~Sid slap shot in warm ups

~The celebration after the game winning goal in OT

And a little bonus for you…

~That’s me on TV!  I record all the games and then watch the highlights, and I happened to see myself with camera in hand!

The next game is on Thursday against the red hot Senators, and then a HUGE game on Sunday against the Red Wings, who we beat last year for the Cup!  I like this hockey theme, so I may continue this for a few days!

Thanks for the visit!

Let’s go Pens!

Ok, so the last time I posted a picture before the Pen’s game I went to they lost.  But, seeing as I don’t believe in superstition, I figured I would try it again!  This is a panorama of Mellon Arena from my iPhone, then put through the Tilt Sihift generator app to come up with this.  I thought it looked pretty cool!

Tonight we play the Caps for the first time since we destroyed them 6-1 in Game 7 of last year’s semis.  I have been looking forward to this game all year!!

We are riding a 6-4 win the other night against the Islanders, a great back and forth game.  The Devils have been on a bit of a slide as well, and since they are ahead of us, that’s a good thing!!!



So I thought that I should post a picture of me, since  I usually like to know about the person whose blog I am reading!  You can read more about me in the “About me” section, but just wanted to say hi to all of you who have visited!!

“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you’re just a reflection of him?”

Ok, ok, so everyone who lives in Pittsburgh has heard of Primanti’s, and probably some of you who haven’t been to the ‘Burgh have heard of it. But it is still work posting a shot of one! This is the one in the South Side of Pittsburgh, and it has a pretty nice bar attached to it as well. I have seen lines around the building on this place before! And for a steak, cole slaw and french fries sandwich! So well work it, hahah

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”

Ok, I guess I got a bit lazy with the blog these last few days. Been a bit busy with work, trying to get some new shots processed, watching the Cowboys destroy the Eagles! I’ll try to be more regular on it, and make it a bit different that my flickr page!

Anyways, this is a shot from Mt. Washington. I am usually standing on the outlook show hre to take pictures, however there was a couple who seemed to be having a romantic moment and I didn’t want to interrupt. I got the shots I wanted, and then a few extra, like this one!

Enjoy your weeks!

The showdown

Sid after the Flyers Series in 2008

So tonight we play the Flyers!!!  I haven’t been to a Flyers game yet this year, went last year, and saw the Pens win in OT.  I am pumped for the game, wearing my new Craig Adams jersey, and hopefully the Pens can stay out of the slide they were in (they lost 5 in a row, but won on Tuesday night!), and make it 2 in a row.

We have beat the Flyers 3 times already this year (5-4, 6-1, and 3-2 in a shootout with Sid getting the winner!), so let’s make it 4 in a row boys!!


“I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.”

So this is from the same night as my shot of the Hofbrauhaus. I had my tripod in my backseat, and thought that I would take a walk through the South Side and see what I could capture. It was a Monday night, so it wasn’t that crowded, which it made it kind of ideal for shooting the HDRs. I would like to go back eventually and take some shots on a Friday or Saturday night!

The shot is of Fat Heads, which is an AWESOME bar/restaurant. They have a TON of beers and sandwiches, and if you are ever in Pittsburgh, I HIGHLY recommend a visit!


“To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.”

I found it pretty amusing that the supposedly “upscale” S Bar in Pittsburgh was right next to a little family owned Christmas store, haha

I have never actually be here, but then again I am no much for the South Side anymore. It seems like it is just a bunch of 22 year olds running around, who can’t handle their liquor and are puking in the sidewalk!

Don’t get me wrong, when I was 22 I loved it down there!!!

You can read more about the S Bar at:

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

Took this shot at the South Side Works in Pittsburgh. They have a bunch of nice restaurants down there, Cheesecake Factory, a movie theatre, and $2,500 a month apartments (which is INSANE for Pittsburgh!) They also have a Hofbrauhaus, which I was on my way to when taking this shot!!

And today was a GREAT day, as the Cowboys won the division, and the Steelers OUT of the playoffs! Love it!!!!!!!!!

“The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

This is the front of my Maxima during the blizzard we had a few weeks ago. It was snowing so hard, I had just finished scraping my car off, and it was covered again!!!