In Lieu of Opening Day

The topic of today’s newsletter is PNC Park. Designed by Populous (previously HOK Sport) this iconic ballpark opened in 2001 on the banks of the Allegheny River and enjoys wide views of Downtown Pittsburgh. My 30 years of experience as an architectural photographer is grounded in the rigors of large format photography and for this project capturing the size, location, and relationship of the ballpark to the Pittsburgh skyline was essential.

Pittsburgh, PA

PNC Park

To capture the magnificence of the park I used my experience with large format film photography and knowledge of mixed lighting conditions to show the energetic presence of the ballpark. This photo was captured on May 8th, 2001, a sold out game with a standing-room only crowd. Other sports venues I have photographed include the Houston Texan’s NRG StadiumNew Jersey Devil’s Prudential Arena, and the Pittsburgh Steeler’s Heinz Field.

Field Notes

Perspectives, photographs, and notes from my photography studio. 

West End Village, Pittsburgh 

No, this isn’t a quaint college campus set in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania. It’s the West End Village, located less than a mile down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh city center. The community of West End is located in a narrow valley surrounded by Mt. Washington, the hills of Elliott, and the Ohio river. 

This post first appeared on Facebook on April 17. For more daily snapshots follow Massery Photography on Facebook. 

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