Another in my ongoing project to visit and photograph all 50 US state capitol buildings. This series is from Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas.
The Arkansas State Capitol was completed in 1915, replacing an older capitol nearby. It sits atop a small hill in Little Rock, not far from Central High School, which I posted from recently. As you can see from the workshop I've posted, the capitol itself isn't particularly original, looking a great deal like both the US Capitol in Washington DC and several other state capitols; white, with two wings and a standard dome. It is among the more non-descript capitols I've visited - not without its charms, but lacking anything particularly noteworthy. Still, I did find a few good opportunities for photos, including this one of the moon rising over the dome itself, in late afternoon.
I fiddled with this in B&W as well, but I think I like the color version more; I've posted the B&W to workshop, so tell me which you prefer!
Larger version on Flickr, here.
Full Arkansas set on Flickr, here.
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lousat (72361) 2013-05-04 8:47
Hi Andrew,really beautiful,whit a lovely perspective and a very professional exposure to take so well the facade and the moon too,original composition whit fne details and great contrast whit the blue sky,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-05-04 9:20
superb and detailed shot of the State Capitol building.Also the juxtaposition with the Moon looks amazing.I agree also with you-the color version appeals to me much more in this case(maybe if the sky was overcast B&W would be a better choice).
I like also your last image from WS(by the way what kind of lens did you use to capture that image,was it also 18-105mm like in this case?)
Have a nice weekend
rogerl (1544) 2013-05-04 11:12
Andrew, beautifully detailed shot against a deep blue sky. Nice capture with the moon as well. I guess this is the week for us posting shots of the moon.
JFS (32459) 2013-05-05 0:30
This cut only could be yours!:) So effective, nice and Sharp! And the moon saying hello!
All the best
snunney (79659) 2013-05-05 3:57
Another successful asymmetrical composition featuring this State Capitol Building. The polarised blue tones of the sky make a good foil for the nuanced greys of the architecture. The moon is bonus. Very good clarity as always.
Noel_Byrne (20810) 2013-05-05 6:31
I know you mention in your note that there is nothing unique about this capitol, but from here in Ireland, its a pleasure to see them all. The architecture is quite grand, and I dont think you can beat a good dome! Love the colour of the sky in this, that particular tone that seems to be present when the moon is still visible. The building almost looks as if its nodding reverentially towards the moon!
Cool show, and thanks for the workshop. Alternate image number 1 is a spectacular view of this place, you really caught the sun perfectly.
All the best
marabu61 (7403) 2013-05-05 8:50
For a capitol lacking of any interesting details, you have managed a great shot. The close crop, the strong contrast between the white dome and the deep saturated sky and the superbly placed moon make for a truly great composition.
have a good sunday
npecanhuk (60960) 2013-05-05 17:49
Another very attractive picture where the highlights are the exposure, colors and, of course, composition! Those architectural details matched perfectly with the moon back there, far far away from where you where!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-19
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105 1:3.5-5.6 G ED VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Tennessee & Arkansas, February 2013
- Theme(s): US State Houses - West [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-04 8:34