Another in my ongoing project to visit and photograph all 50 US state capitol buildings. This series is from Columbus, the capital city of Ohio.
Different state and different snowfall from my recent shots, here. The building in lower left is the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio. One of the more unique state capitol buildings, Ohio lacks the traditional dome, and is instead topped by a cylindrical cupola. It's often criticized for the rather odd shape, and I generally agree that it's not the most beautiful of state capitols, but I do applaud Ohio for trying something a bit different than the standard.
Ohio was among the first states to be added to the United States after the Revolution; it joined the country as its 17th state in 1803. Columbus was chosen as the capital due to the desire to have a geographically central capital, rather than one which bordered one of the state's two main waterways, the Ohio River in the south or Lake Erie in the north.
This particular shot was taken from the observation deck of the James A. Rhodes Office tower, Columbus's tallest building.
Larger version on Flickr, here.
Ohio set on Flickr, here.
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rogerl (744) 2013-03-03 9:37
Interesting, almost geometric, shot of this building. I assume the angles didn't permit a view that captured more of the state house and less of the surrounding buildings (particularly the rather ugly ones on the right). I might have squared the camera to the streets, but again, I don't know what the restrictions imposed by the building you were standing in were. I do like the white snow against the brown walkways. They do a better job there of clearing snow than we do, it appears.
Nicou (97543) 2013-03-03 9:56
Fantastique vue plongeante superbe image quelle coupole et captage quelle vue avec la neige et ce dessin que cela fait.
Bravo et amitiť
JFS (32053) 2013-03-03 10:01
I love views from the air, and it appealed my attention suddently, white spots and powerful architecture, pity the light...
All the best
holmertz (26876) 2013-03-03 10:02
This time you found a different angle and the change of POV was quite successful. Although we don't get a full view of the captol building at least we get some idea of it. Furthermore we are presented with a fine view of a number of diagonals and a nice pattern created by white patches and brown lines.
lousat (57542) 2013-03-03 10:07
Hi Andrew,the choice of point of view make the difference another time,great forms and geometries made by the roofs and the snow,a perfect exposure for the best white and great details too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
mjw364 (3612) 2013-03-03 11:13
Nice aerial POV with a good idea using the shapes of the buildings and the roads/paths contrasting with snow as a way of creating shapes, lines and patterns. Creative.
Sonata11 (28235) 2013-03-03 16:06
interesting point of view which let us see so many details even is lot of snow. Beautiful architecture in winter scenery. Great photo job. Tfs.
chrisvek (5431) 2013-03-03 16:42
Very nice panoramic shot with awesome view.Great details and contrasts from the snow.Amazing POV and DOV.Very well done for your try!
Have a nice month
jcpix (3207) 2013-03-03 17:59
Uh oh, more snow...it won't be long before I'd welcome it here!? :) Neat perspective, what a plunging look down to the square giving me a bit of vertigo. This elevated vantage point combined with a smart composition has made for a very interesting look at the plaza below. The snow covered areas in contrast to the rest of the scene gives this a 'cut-out' kind of look and feel. That certainly is a different look for a capitol building, especially from this angle. Thanks for sharing another part of history, it's been a fun and informative series to follow. Have a terrific week.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-04 8:09
I like this high POV very much. It makes impression that the person who took the photo was flying above the scene. Nice contrasting colors and very well planned composition. I especially like all the geometrical shapes of this image.
Thanks for sharing
ourania (12287) 2013-03-04 14:18
your point of view and composition are fascinating, you've captured the wintry urban scenery in a lovely and comprehensive way. You've also focused on the features of the Ohio State House that make it unique and set it apart from the standard style. I love the depth and perspective as well as the moody colours and atmosphere and the way you've moderated the luminosity of the snow integrating it to the peaceful scenery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
SnapRJW (18674) 2013-03-05 6:35
Hello Andrew - A comprehensive view which gives a good feel for the location of the State Capitol and the geometric layout of the grounds. A pity the sky was overcast as the colours in the buildings look a little dull and uninspiring. I had a look at your Flickr set; the first one with the vertical presentation is really good. I get a feel for the extent of the urban development and I like the strong lines of perspective very much. Strangely, the colour palette works better for me in that shot. Warm regards Rosemary
marabu61 (3869) 2013-03-05 7:50
for once a other and rather unusual POV on this Capitol building. And for once one without a golden dome. There are a lot of geometrical lines in the composition that makes this one rather dynamic.
have a good day
jemaflor (68837) 2013-03-09 0:21
Good pov and result with the contast between buildings and snow, well framed with these two streets.
emka (58024) 2013-03-13 0:15
Obviously I missed this one. lately I am so lazy with writing, a bit disappointed with the slow pace on TE. Where you found such a good POV? The State House looks rather modest in this way. You have quite a lot of snow. Interesting composition with diagonal lines.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (5729)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-28
- Camera: Nikon D3100, AF-S NIKKOR 35 mm 1:1.8G
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): US State Houses - East [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-03 9:20