This is the St. Augustine City hall. Sharing this historic structure is the Lightner Museum.
The building was originally built as the Alcazar Hotel by Henry Flagler in 1888, as a companion to the majestic Ponce de Leon Hotel across the street. It closed as a Hotel in 1932 and was vacant until 1947. At that time O. C. Lightner bought the building to house his collection of victorian art and deeded it to the city. In 1969 a massive renovation was started and in 1973, it was dedicated as City Hall, with the museum opening in 1974.
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venki (83) 2006-03-03 21:30
Impressive shot. The framing is good. The cloudless blue sky and the red top of the structure provide good contrast. The green bushes with the trees give a pleasant feeling. The fluttering flags add a punch to the picture. The time you shot the image is apt. Sunlight is not flat. Good!.
singuanti (15250) 2006-03-03 23:41
Hi Ned. I admire your attempt at shooting into the sun with this tough situation to handle. The lens flare is actually well behaved and is almost hiding up there in the palm tree. The shot is definitely crooked and needs about a degree of rotation. You could probably play with the perspective but I don't think it needs that much work. Nice one Ned.
Naherty (0) 2006-03-04 0:08
Nice composition! You´ve chosen a very good angle. The POV and FOV are perfect! Good colors, brightness, light and definition too. The blue sky is awesome, such as the vivid green on the gardens. Very impressive. A superb capture, which you´ve made even better with a nice informative note. Congratulations and thanks for sharing
digi-mom (1064) 2006-03-04 17:33
This is so pretty - I love the warm, bright colours. Very different from a northern style government building. I like the angle, and the fact that the wind was blowing the flags. And I like the sun flare - it emphasises the fact that this is the Sunshine State. ;)
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor 24-85 MM f/2.8-4D IF AF Zoom, RAW @ ISO 200, UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-03 21:14