A happy accident. That’s how this week’s shot for the photo challenge came about. I brought along my camera when I went to Saturday’s hockey game – not because I had a grand idea for this week’s theme of ‘curves’. But when we pulled into the parking lot, I looked up and there she was: the curviest building I almost forgot I’ve ever seen. And, as of just this year, the former home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Civic Arena, aka “the Igloo”. Built in 1961 for the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, the roof actually retracted. The Penguins played here from 1967 – 2010. But this is now their home:
The fate of the Civic Arena is unknown. So what a great time to capture the building on film. A quick look at my PhotoCaddy app had me adjust my camera settings to aperture priority with an f-stop of 11 and ISO of 100. I stood on the bumper of my Forester and aimed my camera up at the building. Found myself wishing I had a wide angle lens, but tried to do the building justice with my kit lens.
Even after the photo shoot, we arrived early and I was able to snap some pictures of warm-ups again. Here’s some favorites:
Despite the glare, I like the detail on this one
Hey Tanger turn around, she’s legal…
And finally the infamous cotton candy man, hard at work
Despite the loss the Penguins suffered (guess my camera is not good luck after all), my husband and I had an excellent time at this game. And I learned I want a better lens. Or two …