A view from the second floor up to the dome of the Michigan Senate building.
The legislative power of the State of Michigan is vested in a bicameral (2-chamber) body comprised of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The Senate consists of 38 members who are elected by the qualified electors of districts having approximately 212,400 to 263,500 residents.
Senators are elected at the same time as the governor and serve 4-year terms concurrent with the governor's term of office. Terms for senators begin on January 1, following the November general election.
The House of Representatives consists of 110 members who are elected by the qualified electors of districts having approximately 77,000 to 91,000 residents. Representatives are elected in even-numbered years to 2-year terms. Legislative districts are drawn on the basis of population figures obtained through the federal decennial census.
The state legislature enacts the laws of Michigan; levies taxes and appropriates funds from money collected for the support of public institutions and the administration of the affairs of state government; proposes amendments to the state constitution, which must be approved by a majority vote of the electors; and considers legislation proposed by initiatory petitions. The legislature also provides oversight of the executive branch of government through the administrative rules and audit processes, committees, and the budget process; advises and consents, through the Senate, on gubernatorial appointments; and considers proposed amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The majority of the legislature's work, however, entails lawmaking. Through a process defined by the state constitution, statute, and legislative rules, the legislature considers thousands of bills (proposed laws) during each 2-year session.
Michigan State'de, Senato binasının üçüncü katından, kubbeye doğru bir bakış.
Michigan eyaletinin senatosu iki'li bir organdan oluşur ; Millet Meclisi ve Sanato. Millet Meclisi'nin 110 üyesi olmasına karşın, senatonun 38 üyesi vardır.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2013-01-21 6:37
You beat me to this state capitol, Mesut! Beautiful shot of the dome in Lansing, the capital of Michigan. The bright light from outside illuminates the scene nicely, and the warm colors of the dome itself are expertly rendered here. Nice angle to capture the majesty of the building. Thanks!
PS - I hope you don't mind my adding this to my State Capitol theme!
amaryllis (34827) 2013-01-21 6:41
superbe photo pas facile à réaliser sur cette coupole et plafond, belle architecture et peintures, une bonne lumière
Silvio1953 (122315) 2013-01-21 7:29
Ciao Mesut, great POV on fantastic dome, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (49372) 2013-01-21 7:49
Very fine capture of the impressive interior. I like the POV and the contrasts. Well taken!
JFS (32459) 2013-01-21 8:35
I love nice domes, and this one is magnificent, well seen and very well presented, thanks a lot Mesut!
Cricri (106327) 2013-01-21 10:00
Très jolie décorations, détails et couleurs du dôme, une lumière bien gérée, un peu de surexposition sur le coin droit mais cela n'enlève en rien a sa beauté, bravo
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-01-21 10:54
this dome is stunning beautiful with so many beautiful detail. Great job. Well done and well seen. Like it.
All the best,
macjake (56632) 2013-01-21 19:22
so all of a sudden you've become an accomplished architectural photographer! haha! :)
I wish I had taken this photo!
its wonderful how the scene seems to 'rise' up the frame, and gain height/depth.
lots of details, and attractive mixture of shadow/brightness.
keep it going
jjcordier (76400) 2013-01-21 23:44
Joli cadrage légèrement décentré de ce beau dôme. Très bonne gestion de l'exposition.
npecanhuk (65566) 2013-01-22 2:07
That dome is also wonderful!
I love this interior picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me here as well!
TFS - congrats,
fabianoleite (9551) 2013-01-22 4:56
Greeat view of the dome above, with good framing and light management, which is hard for this kind of picture. Congratulations!
ourania (31117) 2013-01-22 8:10
Hello dear Mesut,
a beautiful architectural shot with great dynamism and elegance, wonderful light and well considered framing. I like very much the perspective of the dome and the recurrent architectural and decorative patterns that you have captured so well. The play of light and the harmonious colours are most delightful and make the image very vivid. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
carlo62 (32881) 2013-01-22 15:38
bella prospettiva di questa elegante cupola.
Ottima esposizione e colori molto naturali.
chawax (19392) 2013-01-23 12:42
A nice POV on this impressive dome. Your POV makes us feel how grandiose this piece of architecture is. Good sharpness, excellent exposure, nice details. Interesting note too.
Have a nice day,
jacquest (18673) 2013-01-24 4:37
This is a very good and well done capture of this dome. The well controlled light gives good colors and the deatils of this architecture are quite sharp.
siudzi (33621) 2013-01-25 11:35
You have found a really great way to photographed this amazing ceiling. Like it a lot! Taken with a great attention on details. Well done.
adores (37125) 2013-01-26 17:52
I really like the way you framed the dome! The details are very nice - I like the dof, the colours and the light inside! Seems a really interesting building!
mumek (20202) 2013-01-27 12:11
Great capture of the dome.NIce light, sharp architectural details. Thanks for interesting note
ikeharel (57256) 2013-02-01 6:38
Your short series about domes is interesting, and this one is most impressive picture.
Fine view upwards, good clear details and fine outside light gave the place it's grandeur.
serp2000 (40036) 2013-12-01 3:29
Superb! Excellent result, although f/2.9 is not the best setting for a good DoF. But I like this result, well done, Mesut! Perfect quality!
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (84402)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/2.9, 1/75 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): DOMES, SPIRES AND MINARETS, US State Houses - Northeast [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-21 5:44